Celebrity Moms & Famous Mothers

As children, our moms are the biggest celebrities in our universe. There’s nothing better than being gifted with their love and attention, or getting their extra special autographed hugs and kisses. On a larger scale, there are 2 billion moms on our little planet - and they’re mega stars and celebrities within each of their families.

But some moms are more famous than others, and it’s “mother nature” to be curious about all the celebrity Moms out there. So, in celebration of Mother’s Day, we take a tour of moms that have found Hollywood fame.

Master Celeb Mommy List

Christina AguileraFaith HillHeidi KlumDebbie Rowe
Victoria BeckhamGoldie HawnJennifer LopezBrooke Shields
Halle BerryKatie HolmesReba McEntireBritney Spears
Dixie ChicksKate HudsonDemi MooreJamie Lynn Spears
Celine DionAngelina (Voight) JolieGwyneth PaltrowShania Twain
Shirley DouglasTawny KitaenJulia RobertsShannon Tweed

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Angelina (Voight) Jolieangelina jolie

Famous for: Being cited as one of the most beautiful women today in the media as well as being an internationally famous actress staring in blockbuster flicks such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. She is also known for being the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Angelina is also a Goodwill ambassador for UN refugee agency. With her mega sized lips, we're sure she's an expert boo boo kisser as well to her many kids.
Children: Maddox (b.2001), Pax (b.2003), Zahara (b.2005), Shiloh (b.2006) & more on the way
Today: We constantly hear about Angelina’s relationship with actor Brad Pitt as well as her many adoptions. She's currently pregnant with biological child no.2. - leaving the media salivating for her stardom and baby gossip.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Famous for: Being an internationally famous actress and daughter of actress Blythe Danner and the late producer/director Bruce Paltrow. She has starred in blockbuster flicks such as Hook, Shallow Hal, and Shakespeare in Love. In the latter film, Paltrow dressed as a boy and almost pulled it off, but this Mommy is no she-male. She's had blitzes of media frenzy as a result of her marriage to Chris Martin of Coldplay, and the naming of her first child, Apple, turned the baby-naming world upside down. 
Children: Apple (b.2004), Moses (b.2006)
Today:  Gwyneth is known for being a style icon as well as giving her children unusual names.

Reba McEntirereba mcentire

Famous for: Being one of the most successful female recording artists in country music – so much so that she’s sometimes referred to as “the queen of country”. She is also well known as an actress and her self titled TV show captured high ratings from 2001-2007. While she’s played mom to a number of people on the tube, in real life she has only one son.
Children: Shelby Steven (b.1990)
Today: Reba continues to record music and has recently completed a tour called 2 Worlds; 2 Voices with Kelly Clarkson. She's a fan of momisms too...

Tawny Kitaen

Famous for: Being an 80s rock video vixen as well as an actress starring in the blockbuster flick The Bachelor Party with Tom Hanks. She is also known for marrying men in the lime light like Whitesnake front man David Coverdale and baseball player Chuck Finley. Mother of two, it's unknown whether the children were conceived on the hood of a hot car, a la Whitesnake's Here I go Again.
Children: Wynter (b. 1993), Raine (b.1996)
Today: She appeared in reality TV show The Surreal Life. She is not often heard about in the news, but made a re-entrance into "stardom" when she charged with spousal abuse against husband Chuck Finlay. Her drug addictions are often heard about as well. Sex, drugs and rock and roll + momhood = pregnancy, children's Tylenol and nursery rhymes!

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera

Famous for: Having an incredibly powerful voice that’s measured in the same realm as Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. She hit stardom with the song Reflection for the Disney movie Mulan. She is also known for being a part of the Mickey Mouse Club with fellow mousketeers Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake. She has sold over 37 million records worldwide.  M-I-C-K-E-Y...M-O-M!
Children: Max (b.2008)
Today: Media buzz has strenthened her more mature celeb status, with the birth of her newborn son, as well as her marriage to music executive Jordan Bratman. Today she is compared to Madonna because of her constant changing looks and personalities, most recently “Baby Jane”.

Brooke Shields

Famous for: Being a successful model and starring in movies such as The Blue Lagoon & Endless Love. She also played the lead role in Suddenly Susan, a TV series than aired from 1996-2000. She gets our vote for best eye-browed Mom, too.
Children: Rowan (b.2004), Grier (b.2006)
Today: Brooke is not often heard about in the media but has been seen in skin care commercials as well as making many TV guest appearances. Her adventures in Public Mom Land include speaking about her battles with postpartum depression, which has led to another battle… with actor Tom Cruise, who has publicly criticized her use of anti-depressants. (On that note, see Katie Holmes below for a chuckle) When technology allows for men to give birth, we're certain Tom will be the first in line.

Demi Moore demi moore

Famous for: Being an internationally famous actress starring in some of the more classic blockbusters such as Ghost, G.I Jane, Now & Then and A Few Good Men just to name a few. She was also the first woman to photograph on the cover of a popular magazine “Vanity Fair” while seven months pregnant. She was previously married to actor Bruce Willis.
Children: Rumer (b.1988), Scout (b.1991), Tallulah (b.1994)
Today: Demi continues to act in films such as Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. She is also constantly heard about in the media for her controversial marriage to actor Ashton Kutcher, who is fifteen years younger than she.

Shania Twain

Famous for: Being a very successful singer with the biggest-selling album in country music history. She’s also the first country singer to constantly expose her midriff and play off her sex appeal, which caused a lot of controversy when she was starting out. Her venture into Mom Land may have reduced the midriff sightings, but this buff mum still rocks the country world.
Children: Eja D’Angelo (b. 2001)
Today: Shania is currently working on a new album, to be released in 2008.

Jennifer Lopezjennifer lopez

Famous for: Being a dancer on the show In Living Color and Janet Jackson’s back-up dancer. She hit stardom when she was filmed in the autobiographical flick Selena. Her singing career began with the album On the 6. She is also known for her multiple marriages and relationships to Ojani Noa, Christopher Judd, Sean Combs, Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony.  She's recently settled down and has started a family with her currency husband, and fellow cantante Marc Anthony.  With a natural set of incredible birthing hips, conceiving twins seemed inevitable.
Children:  Fraternal twins Max and Emme (b.2008)
Today: She has become less talked about in the media but the newest wave of buzz evolved from her marriage to Marc Anthony and the birth of her twins.

Shirley Douglas

Famous for: Being a television, film and stage actress as well as an activist. Starring in movies such as Lolita, Singin’ in the Rain and the Wizard of Oz (she played a young munchkin!). Some of her activism relates to the American Civil Rights Movement and The Friends of the Black Panthers Group. She’s also been actively pursing a publicly funded U.S. health care system… not entirely surprising, as she’s the daughter of Tommy Douglas, a famous Canadian statesman that helped bring publicly-funded health care to Canada.
Children: Thomas (b.?), twins Rachel & Kiefer Sutherland (b.1966)
Today: She is not often heard about, but her last film appearance was in 2006 when she played Secretary of State Madeline Albright in The Path to 9/11. She continues to make TV guest appearances, and is politically active.

Britney Spears britney spears

Famous for: Initially being one of the youngest internationally famous pop stars in recent years; has sold over 83 million records worldwide. She also got her singing and dancing start at a young age with the Mickey Mouse Club.
Children: Sean Preston (b.2005), Jayden James (b.2006)
Today: We hear about her in the news due to her custody battles with ex-husband Kevin Federline and her battles with her mental health.  Britney's rockin' body has also been criticized post-pregnancy, despite the battles and pressures faced by all moms to get back into ship-shape.

Faith Hill

Famous for: Being one of the most successful country singers to pave the path to pop music crossovers for other country singers. She is well known for her marriage to fellow country singer Tim McGraw, creating country's hottest couple.
Children: Gracie (b.1997), Maggie (b.1998), Audrey (b.2001)
Today: Post baby making, Faith continues to write, sing and record. She is releasing a new album in 2008 and has collaborated with other artists. 

Jamie Lynn Spearsjamie lynn spears

Famous for: Being Britney Spears’ younger sister and becoming a popular actress on her show Zoey 101. Jamie Lynn notes that she doesn't desire to follow in her older sister’s footsteps as a singing star, she prefers being an actress.
Children:  Not a mom quite yet (she’s currently pregnant).
Today: We hear about her because she’s sixteen and is about to become a teen mom, which has caused controversy in the media. People assume she either wants to be like her sister or in the future will be exactly like her. Time will tell how this teen mommy-to-be fairs with momhood.

Katie Holmes

Famous for: Playing Joey Potter on the teen drama Dawson’s Creek. She has filmed many hit blockbusters since then, but her relationship with Tom Cruise and the "TomCat" phenomenon trump her Dawson's Creek fame.
Children: Suri (b.2006)
Today: She is constantly talked about in the media because of her marriage to Tom Cruise, the father of Suri. Everyone remembers Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah Winfrey’s couch and declaring his love for Katie to all of North America. She’s also been battling depression due to relationship problems with husband Tom Cruise. (see Brooke Shields above for the magically ironic twist!)

Julia Robertsjulia roberts

Famous for: Making her career explode with the movie Pretty Woman. She has since starred in an abundance of blockbusters such as Erin Brockovich, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Notting Hill, Step-mom, and Mona Lisa’s Smile. She constantly appears in the “most-beautiful people” lists and has been tied with Halle Berry eleven times. During the filming of super sexified Closer, Roberts was pregnant (and showing) so clothing and camera angles had to be chosen carefully to hide her mini-belly.
Children: Fraternal twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus “Finn” (b. 2004), Henry Daniel (b.2007)
Today: She is now taking her time being a mommy to three. However, she will be seen in a new movie later this year called Fireflies in the Garden.

Shannon Tweed

Famous for: Her long-term relationship with Gene Simmons of KISS. She’s a Canadian actress and Playboy model, and one of the most successful actresses of mainstream erotica.
Children: Nicholas (b.1989), Sophie (b.1992)
Today: You are most likely to spot her on the A&E channel starring in her family based reality TV show, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels. As a "hot mommy", her beautiful children seem to have acquired their mother's looks, rather than daddy's.

Goldie Hawngoldie hawn

Famous for: Starring in some of the most well known comedies such as Overboard, Death Becomes Her, The First Wives Club and The Banger Sisters.
Children: Oliver (b.1976), Kate (b.1979), Wyatt (b.1986)
Today: She has not filmed a movie since 2002 but is busy being a grandmother to Kate Hudson’s son and Oliver Hudson’s son. As a hot grandma, Hawn's managed to set the standards high for would-be grammies.

Celine Dion

Famous for: Having one of the most powerful voices in music as well as making the famous single My heart will go on for the hit blockbuster Titanic. Dion has sold over 200 million albums worldwide. She has been talked about in the media for her extremely controversial marriage to her producer Rene Angelil who is approx. 20 years older than she.
Children: Rene Charles (b.2001)
Today: She’s been headlining in Las Vegas, and just came out with a new album in 2008 that has not yet been met with the same success as her previous efforts.

Kate Hudsonkate hudson

Famous for: Winning hearts over her complex role in Almost Famous. Now that she's established herself in Hollywood on her own (apart from her status as Goldie Hawn's daughter) she has starred in How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days, The Skeleton Key, You, Me, & Dupree, and Fool’s Gold. Her relationship with rocker Chris Robinson also scored her some celeb cred.
Children: Ryder (b.2004)
Today:  She has recently been seen in the blockbuster flick Fool’s Gold but is not talked about in the media currently, leaving her and her babe to stay out of the lime light, for the most part.

Dixie Chicks

Famous for: Being one of the most successful female bands country, or in any musical genre. Also known for their vocal protests of President Bush and the Iraq War.
Natalie Maines: Jackson (b. 2001), Beckett (b.2004)
Martie Maguire: Twins Eva & Kathleen (b.2004), currently pregnant with no.3
Emily Robison: Charles (b.2002), Twins Julianna & Henry (b.2005)
Today: The Dixie Chicks are not often heard about in the media but continue writing and making music. Today, we associate the Dixie Chicks mainly with anti-Bush comments, and their autobiographical film on the same topic, Shut up and Sing.

Heidi Klumheidi klum

Famous for:  Being an internationally known German model and actress, who has worked extensively with Victoria Secret. She has made several guest appearances on TV and in film, and is also known for her marriage to musician/singer Seal. This beauty got a kiss from a rose in 2004, with the birth of her first child.
Children: Leni (b.2004), Henry (b.2005), Johan (b.2006)
Today: She continues to make guest appearances in movies and TV shows as well as modeling. Today, you are able to see Heidi as a hostess for Project Runway and Germany’s Next Top Model. Next up: Runway Mommies? You never know...

Debbie Rowe

Famous for: Being the birth mother of 2 of Michael Jackson’s 3 children. Originally she was his dermatologist’s assistant, and later agreed to be the mother of his children. When she divorced Jackson in 2000, Debbie filed to terminate her parental rights as well. 
Children:  Prince Michael (b.1996), Paris Michael Katherine (b.1998) (Yes, both of these children are named Michael...)
Today: In 2006 Debbie petitioned the court to overturn her earlier decision to ditch the kiddies, and now has visitation rights with her children. She’s not heard about often in the media, except when her children are brought up in terms of Michael Jackson’s scandals.

Victoria Beckhamvictoria beckham

Famous for:  Being in the internationally known British pop girl group Spice girls. Becoming famous has allowed to her write her own book, become a fashion designer, an occasional actress as well as beginning her own solo career.
Children: Brooklyn (b.1999), Romeo (b.2002), Cruz (b.2005)
Today: She has become a style icon helping with design of jeans for Rock & Republic and earlier this year presenting her own creations in the DVB clothing line. She was talked about in the media because her and her hubby (star soccer player David Beckham) have moved to the United States, which propelled a new reality TV show. The super stardom of this couple, combined with tabloid accounts of Posh's "crazy breasts", puts her on this list of mommies in the public eye.

Halle Berry

Famous for: Being a successful American actress and a former model/beauty queen. Some of her films include Jungle Fever, The Flintstones, X-men & Catwoman. 
Children: Nahla (b.2008)
Today: She recently gave birth to her daughter and has since put her acting career has been on hold.

facts about moms

*Interested in mommy movies? Take a peak at our film reel starring Mom herself.
*Prefer moms in music? Find out who's singing in salute of mom.
*Ready for the ultimate TV mom quiz? Tune in...

* Known a celeb moms worthy of a starring role on this page? Send them to heidi (at) happyworker (dot) com

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