Vintage Photos of Celebrity Moms Being the Absolute Best
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These Hollywood actresses are better known for their glamorous red carpet looks and leading roles than for diaper changes and kissing boo-boos—but these photos are proof that they managed to handle both jobs seamlessly. As a friendly reminder to call your mom (seriously, do it!), we rounded up the best vintage photographs of famous mothers with their children.
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After traveling for work, Josephine greets three of her adopted children at the airport in 1954. She and her husband, Jo Bouillon, adopted 12 children from various countries and ethnicities. Josephine coined her family the “Rainbow Tribe.”
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Elizabeth frequently brought her children to the set of her films. Here, she applies makeup for a scene in Cleopatra in 1962 as her son, Christopher Wilding, looks on.
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While taking a break from performing at the Palace Theater in 1976, Diana tackles mommy duty and entertains her three young children.
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To promote her film Roar, Tippi visits the London Zoo with her daughter, Melanie Griffith, and poses in front of the lions. We bet Melanie is reminded of her childhood pet lion, Neil.
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Bette not only took her daughter to set in the early ’50s, she put her to work. The actress’s three-year-old daughter, Barbara, appeared in Payment on Demand with her mother in 1951.
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Shirley gets a helping hand in the garden from her two youngest children, Lori and Charles, Jr., in 1957.
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Not long after her divorce from William McDonald, the singer plays with her three-year-old daughter, Kitt, at an airport in London.
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Jackie makes sure her daughter, Caroline, is dressed appropriately for a rainy day in 1960. The mother and daughter were at their family home in Washington, D.C., before relocating to the White House.
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Rita colors with her daughters, Rebecca and Yasmin, in 1953 at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
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Joan’s in full-on parenting mode as she cuts into her son Christopher’s cake at his birthday party in 1945.
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Lauren helps her son Stephen open presents in her Los Angeles home with Humphrey Bogart. The couple, who married in 1945, welcomed their eldest child in 1949.
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While looking chic (per usual) in a floral swimming cap, Grace shares a tender moment with her son, Prince Albert II, on vacation in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1967.
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Debbie takes a stroll around her Los Angeles neighborhood with in 1957 with her two young children, Carrie and Todd Fisher. She was still married to her first husband, Eddie Fisher, at the time.
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The Queen spends some much-deserved free time with her young family in 1951 on the grounds of Clarence House in London.
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Julie holds the hand of her toddler, Emma, as they walk around the airport in London in 1964. The actress even gave her daughter her handbag to play with.
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Ingrid tackles double diaper duty with her twin newborn daughters. The Swedish actress welcomed Isotta and Isabella with husband Roberto Rossellini in 1952.
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During a performance in 1957, Judy treats the audience to her daughter’s rendition of “Jingle Bells.” The singer-actress made sure her daughter was the perfect height for the mic.
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Janet gives her youngest daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, a hug as they spend a summer day together outside in 1967.
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Audrey keeps her son, Sean Ferrer, close at her wedding to Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti in 1969. The actress was married to actor Mel Ferrer when she welcomed their son in 1960.
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A stuffed giraffe towers over the Italian actress, while she plays with her newborn son, Carlo Ponti, Jr., in 1969. Sophia raised her son in a Roman countryside villa she shared with her husband, director Carlo Ponti.
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Maria looks polished in a chiffon blouse for the announcement of her daughter’s birth in 1946. The Dominican actress wed French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont in 1943, before the arrival of their child, Maria Christina Aumont.
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Maureen pulls off a matching moment with her daughter, Mia Farrow, in 1950. The Tarzan the Ape Man actress had a total of seven children, with Mia being her eldest daughter.
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Lena and her daughter, Gail Jones, hang out in the singer’s Manhattan apartment in 1960. The dancer had two children, both born during her seven-year marriage to Louis Jordan Jones.
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Lucille plants a massive kiss on her son Desi Arnaz, Jr.’s cheek in 1957. The comedian and actress was spending time with her youngest in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home in 1957.
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Catherine makes a telephone call from bed after the birth of her newborn son, Christian Vadim, in 1963. The French actress welcomed her firstborn with director, Roger Vadim.
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May cradles her four-month-old daughter, Tracey Davis, while arriving in Stockholm, Sweden, for a visit with her parents in 1961. It was the first time the actress’s parents met her child with singer Sammy Davis, Jr.
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The actress walks through an airport with her daughter, Natasha, strapped to her in a carrier. Natalie welcomed her firstborn with her second husband, Richard Gregson, in 1970.
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En route to a flight at Heathrow Airport in 1969, Merle smiles for the camera with her two children, Francesca and Bruno.
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Jayne catches some rays in her garden with her son Mickey and daughter Jayne Marie in 1959. The Hollywood actress had five children, including daughter Mariska Hargitay, before her death in 1967.
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New mother Jane Fonda spends the afternoon in the garden of her Paris home in 1968. The actress welcomed her daughter with husband Roger Vadim.
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