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Whoever once (so famously) stated that 'behind every successful man there's a woman', was probably referring to his mother. It's more probable than the wife who married him, divorced him and left him dangerously emasculated and penniless at the very least. So on this great day, the only one of its kind, which dedicates itself solely and entirely to that wonderfully warm matriarchal figure that kept our noses warm and our bellys full, we bring to you 5 Famous mothers throughout history. Why? Because celebrities and mommas is the new peanut butter and jelly.
She's the only real 'Hollywooder' on our list. And that's because she's got like 20 of 'em kids, not all her own either. This mommy sacrificed and worked terribly hard to adopt 3 children (to whom it made a tremendous difference in their quality of life, we might add). To top it all off she raises them with superstar husband Brad Pitt and has 3 of her own to add to never-ending lis--twins and a baby Shiloh. She pretty much forced us to coin the word 'rainbow family' and just to add a little depth she's got a seriously sexy tattoo on her arm which comprises of the co-ordinates of all her childrens' places of birth, respectively. The famous brood seems to have had Jolie do an about turn from a drug-fuelled, i'll-try-anything-once-mentality to a loving nurturing family woman. She was recently quoted saying, "I'm lucky to have so many children who can keep me very, very grounded." Just another feather to her many-feathered cap we say.
JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS:
Ah, the lone matriarchal figure behind the Kennedy political family. This list would be severely undernourished without her presence, not to mention her kids. She conducted life first as a political wife and then a political mother with immense grace and support through very trying times indeed. She was well known for her unwavering devotion towards her children and managed to leave a distinct mark on American politics and the White House just by being so.
This famous Indian Prime Minister was the picture of power, grace and strong lineage. Her being the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, set her up for a life of political involvement and intrigue. She was also rather infamous. What with her declarations of an emergency state, a ploy she used to sterilize half the male population of India in the 70s (her attempt to control the out-of-control population), she received a well-deserved reputation for being a real Iron Lady. Despite all these flaws, she was a strong and visible influence on her son Rajiv Gandhi's life, graciously accepted a foreigner (Sonia Gandhi) for a daughter-in-law all the while running a country with an iron fist. For all this and more, she finds an easy spot on this list.
So scientifically speaking, she never gave birth to her own children. But that's only because she was a nun and it's not to say she didn't cherish and love millions of ailing and unwanted people in ways even a real mother might be unable to do. In fact, she funded the Missionaries of Charity and focussed her life on serving the dying and suffering. She loved unconditionally and truly, so much so that she became one of the only women to be beatified by Pope John Paul 2 in 2003.
A famous Mother Teresa Quote: "We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty." - only a real mother, could have spoken with such wisdom.
Meet the Big momma. The mother of all mothers. The creator of all things. You get the drift. You may also argue that it's unfair to include something that's not really a person but you might as well concur right here because we can argue it back. Sure she can be a bit temperamental, what with her earthquakes and floods and massive destruction, but her soft side is softer and more beautiful than any other mother's we've ever witnessed. And that puts her right up there on our list.
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