Take a look at these lovely images from a 1957 Ladies Home Journal magazine. The fashion spread is titled “Pretty Daughters of Famous Fathers” and features celebrity daughters modelling summer party dresses.
Of course, I got curious as to who the mothers were of these gorgeous girls, so I did a little digging.
The amazingly talented Fred Astaire, without a doubt one of the most famous dancer/actor/singer/choregraphers of all time, married Phyllis Potter, a Boston socialite, in 1933. They had two children, Fred Jr. and Ava (pictured below).
Norman Foster was a movie director in the 40s and 50s. After his first marriage to Claudette Colbert, he married actress Sally Blaine, an elder sister of Loretta Young. They had two children. Gretchen (pictured below) and Robert.
Though her dad’s acting career continued right into his seventies, I was horrified to discover her mother, after many bouts with mental illness, commited suicide when she was only 42, by cutting her throat with a razor.
Jane Fonda was born in 1937, making her only 20 years old when this photo was taken.
Walt Disney married Lillian Bounds in 1925 after meeting her where she worked in the “ink and paint” department at Disney Studios. They had two daughters, Diane and Sharon(pictured below).
Lillian Bounds Disney is credited with giving the world famous cartoon character, Mickey Mouse, his name. She died exactly 31 years to the day after the death of her husband.