Actress Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday, her son said. She was 84. Reynolds’ daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, died Tuesday at age 60 after suffering a heart attack on a plane last week.
As we approach Mother’s Day weekend, I’ve compiled a collection of women whose motherhood has become a part of their celebrity, in addition to those who have become celebrities because they are mothers. This is by no means a definitive list of celebrity moms but merely an observation of motherhood and fame as seen through the collective eye of American pop culture.