Lucille Ball Playing with Son Desi

My Mom Is a Star

A timeless bond that transcends fame

To fans the world over, these celebrities may seem like untouchable figures, but to their kids, they’re just “mom.” Here, a look back at 14 precious moments in time between famous mothers and their adoring children.

Debbie Reynolds takes her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher, for a stroll, 1957 Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Debbie Reynolds takes her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher, for a stroll, 1957 Lauren Bacall with daughter Leslie on her lap, 1955 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Lauren Bacall with daughter Leslie on her lap, 1955 Rita Hayworth reading to her daughter Rebecca Welles, undated Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Rita Hayworth reading to her daughter Rebecca Welles, undated Princess Grace of Monaco relaxes by the pool with her son, Prince Albert, 1967 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Princess Grace of Monaco relaxes by the pool with her son, Prince Albert, 1967 Audrey Hepburn holding her baby son Sean, 1961 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Audrey Hepburn holding her baby son Sean, 1961 Judy Garland supports her young daughter Lorna Luft on stage, 1957 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Judy Garland supports her young daughter Lorna Luft on stage, 1957 Ingrid Bergman helps her twin daughters, Isabella and Isotta Rossellini, celebrate their first birthday, 1953 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Ingrid Bergman helps her twin daughters, Isabella and Isotta Rossellini, celebrate their first birthday, 1953 Lucille Ball playing with her son, Little Desi, 1954 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Lucille Ball playing with her son, Little Desi, 1954 Eartha Kitt welcomes her newborn daughter into the world, 1961 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Eartha Kitt welcomes her newborn daughter into the world, 1961 Vanessa Redgrave spends time with daughters Natasha and Joely Richardson, 1968 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Vanessa Redgrave spends time with daughters Natasha and Joely Richardson, 1968 Zsa Zsa Gabor shares a laugh and a smile with her daughter, Francesca, 1970 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Zsa Zsa Gabor shares a laugh and a smile with her daughter, Francesca, 1970 Julie Andrews holds onto her newborn daughter Emma, 1962 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Julie Andrews holds onto her newborn daughter Emma, 1962 Barbra Streisand comforts her son on the set of "Hello Dolly," 1968 Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Barbra Streisand comforts her son on the set of "Hello Dolly," 1968 Twiggy enjoys playtime with her daughter, Carly Lawson, 1983 Express Newspapers/Getty Images Twiggy enjoys playtime with her daughter, Carly Lawson, 1983