Celebrity Spanking, Corporal
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- On the American TV presenter`s show called, Ruby, she mentioned
during a discussion that she was spanked on her backside with the
bristled side of a hairbrush growing up. Also in her book, Ruby
Wax, How Do You Want Me? she mentions how her father would punish
her with a hairbrush or a belt when she misbehaved, but did
suggest that from her point of view those and other punishments
occasionally went beyond reasonable chastisement.
- On the Roseanne chat show, the American country singer talked
of her growing up years in southern USA, and she spoke about her
strict father, and that if you misbehaved you would "Get
your butt busted or reprimanded." Roseanne replied "You
were beaten with a bullwhip or something." Reba replied
"We had a buggy whip."
autobiography - Reba My Story - Reba explains on pages 26/27 how
her strict father, Clark Vincent McEntire, would get out a buggy
whip and lash her backside with it when she misbehaved.
Cameron - In her biography, Nineteen-Seventy-Nine -
A Big Year in a Small Town, the Scottish comedienne mentions
(page 19) being summoned to a local gang leader as a teenager for
"breaking a rule" and being whipped with a tree branch
stripped with a penknife. She also explains (page 50) that her
father was a believer in corporal punishment, and when she
misbehaved he would take her pants down, put her across his knee,
and spank her bare bottom hard with his hand, which she said left
pink welts and hand-prints on her "arse".
discussion about youth behaviour on Loose Women, ITV UK, August,
2005, Rhona spoke out in favour of corporal punishment at home
and school, and said she believed in teachers administering a
"Harsh caning" to pupils who misbehaved and believed in
the belt (tawse), which she recalled receiving. She said that
when she was at school in Scotland they were so scared of getting
the belt that they thought twice about misbehaving, and when you
did get it it was so sore you wouldn`t do it again.
- According to an interview on the website, retrojunk.com, the
British model, singer, tv presenter said she was
"caned" on her first day at her secondary RC school,
actually referring to being whacked on the back of the legs with
a meter ruler, for chewing gum.
- In the December 2002 issue of Redbook Magazine, the Canadian
singer talks about the discipline applied in her household when
she was growing up, and said it was not unusual to "get a
slap" or "get the belt". Shania expressed a
balanced view on the issue of physical punishment, and suggested
it`s the context of it that`s important.
Twain: The Biography
discipline was imposed in a rough and traditional manner by Jerry
and his belt. "In our house it was nothing to get a slap for
something," recalls Shania matter-of-factly.
"Personally, I don`t think there was anything wrong with it.
We all went back to our room crying, but we weren`t devestated;
we did not need therapy for having the belt." Sometimes
Jerry did overreact. "Parents can go out of control,"
she says. "There were times when my dad definately used too
many straps, too hard."
In her book, From This Moment On,
2011, Shania recalls her and her sisters getting "the belt
on the bum" from their father when they misbehaved growing
up, and the varying degrees of severity for more serious
misdemeanours, adding that she always regarded her father as a
She also mentions her mother
whipping her with a cord for misbehaviour.
Ellis-Bexter - In an article on the subject of
smacking - Daily Mirror, June 23 2004, pages 16/17 - the British
singer`s mother, Janet Ellis, said: "I have smacked Sophie
and my other two on rare occasions. If I did smack them, it would
be for the last in a long line of trivial things they`d done
Temple - The famous American child star actress
admitted in her biography that as a child she had to bend over
and bare her behind and her mother spanked her with a wooden
yardstick. She also commented: "That was the first spanking
she gave me but certainly not the last." Shirley also
recalls in the biography her spanking in the film, Wee Willie
Winkie. On the film set when the directors were wondering what to
do next, Shirley`s watching mother suggested: "Why don`t you
get her spanked? Even I`ve spanked Shirley."
- In her book called, Right Royal Bastard, the British actress
explains that she received regular spankings from her mother with
an antique silver hairbrush. She also mentions how it burned long
after the spanking had finished and that her mother once spanked
her so hard that she bent the handle of the hairbrush. After that
she said that her mother replaced that brush with a sturdier
Morton - In an article in The Sun, 29th June 2002,
the British actress mentioned being spanked by her father when
growing up, she said: "It hurt at first when I got the belt
or the slipper, but then I learnt to block it out, he was hitting
me but not hurting me. In an article in the Daily Mail, February
19th 2000, it stated that she grew up in various foster homes
from the age of 11 and she said: "There was a German family
that used to hit us with a wooden spoon if we didn`t say grace in
German correctly. I didn`t care about the spoon because my dad
used to give me the belt."
York - The British actress received corporal
punishment for misbehaviour at Marr College, Troon, Scotland in
the 1950s. In the Times Educational Supplement (TES - May 2005)
and an article in the Daily Mail (June 1 2005) she fondly recalls
her Latin Master, Mr. Gow, who chastised her on three occasions
with the strap. Susannah resents nothing about her punishments
and says she deserved them.
Serena Williams -
The American tennis star (World number 1, 2003) was spanked by
father/coach Richard when she misbehaved growing up. In an
article on the Sports
Illustrated Website, May 31, 1999, it mentioned a time when he
"Whipped her ass" after she confessed to doing
something he was none too impressed with.
Sarah Ferguson - In an
interview with Hello Magazine, April, 2007, The Duchess of York
recalled being smacked at home for misbehaviour growing up. She
said: "I was hit hard for being rude and my mother said my
temper was a sign of the devil so she gave me a wallop. I used to
be sent upstairs for being naughty."
Janus - In an interview in The Daily Record,
Scotland, Sept 9, 1996, the English actress, recalling her
schooldays in Edinburgh, Scotland, explained how she was once a
tomboy troublemaker and was often caned for misbehaviour. She
said: "I was the class troublemaker. I was always getting six
of the best with the cane."
Above: Samantha Janus was a self
confessed tomboy and troublemaker at school. Right: Her teachers
got to the bottom of it with frequent canings.
- On the website HK Celebrity Interviews (hkcelebinterviews.blogspot.com) an
article about the Chinese actress mentions her being caned by her
mother for misbehaviour growing up.
As a young kid, Tavia was quite
naughty. Besides fighting with her sister over toys, and getting
caned by her mom in the process, she also liked to play hide and
seek with her neighbours shoes. We would leave our
shoes outside the house, and I would hide one shoe. I also had my
shoes hidden, and until now, I still dont know who the
- The CBS News correspondent was spanked with a paddle in 1st
grade at school. At the end of a news item on the issue of
corporal punishment at school, which Tracy presented, she was
asked by her co-presenter if they paddled at her school? She
replied: "They paddled at my school, and not in private, in
front of the class." She added: "I got whacked in 1st
grade, and at the end I stood up and said it didn`t hurt!"
Her teacher replied: "It may not have hurt your buttocks
girl but it certainly hurt your pride." "I was a good
girl for the next ten years," Tracy added.
O`Neal - In her book, A Paper Life, Harper Collins,
2004, the American actress recalls the "Beatings" she
received when she misbehaved growing up, from her mother, who
used the belt, and her mother`s boyfriend, who administered a
switch. She also tells of a time when she was spanked with a
"Perforated" wooden paddle (a paddle with holes) at
boarding school in Tuscon, Arizona in the 1970s for stealing some
- The American country singer admitted in her biography, Stand By
Your Man, that when she was growing up she got spanked with a
belt on her behind at home. In the book she says that her mother
done most of the disciplining and that her father whipped her
only three times, but mentions that they were three whippings she
would never forget. She also describes the time when at Seventeen
her boyfriend returned her home from a date half an hour late.
Her mother told her to never see him again because he doesn`t
even have enough respect for you to return you home on time.
There was then an argument with Tammy saying that if you say I
can`t see him I will marry him. Her mother replied that`s the
stupidist thing I have ever heard and at that moment she picked
up a belt and hit tammy with the buckle end. Tammy then recalls
that her mother then gave her the whipping of her life which she
said at Seventeen hurt her pride as much as it did her backside.
- In her biography, Nickel Dreams, the American country singer
mentions being spanked by her parents. She mentions how she would
sometimes refuse to go to bed when told to and eventually her
father would end up having to spank her. She also recalls a time
when she covered herself with blood from the dog`s meat and ran
in and told her parents that the dog had bitten her, her father
panicked and suggested shooting the dog until he found out she
was playing a prank, Tanya explained in the book that "Mother
and dad thought it was about as funny as a heart attack, and they
whipped my butt for it."
Sursok - In an article in the Australian NW
Magazine, September 2nd 2002, the Australian actress said that
whenever she misbehaved growing up her father, Daryl Sursok,
would smack her bum and she wouldn`t do it again.
Harding - In a monthly sport magazine, The American
former ice-skater told of childhood spankings she received from
her mother - "She would hit me with anything that was in the
house. A hairbrush, ruler, wooden spoon, belt, you name it."
Shaw - During a TV chat show, on the subject of
smacking, the British actress recalled getting the slipper during
her days at a catholic school.
- In a newspaper article in May 1999, The American singer`s
former husband and manager Ike Turner recalled a time when he
spanked her with a coathanger for attempting to run away. It has
also been mentioned in the past that Ike spanked Tina with a shoe
and other implements.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey,
the American singer said she was often spanked by her strict
grandmother who she was sent to live with when her parents left
town to work.
Right: Tina Turner - spanked
regularly by grandmother growing up
The Oprah Magazine
Date: May 1, 2005
OPRAH: Let's start with
Nutbush. What carried you to the next point?
TINA: Fate. When my parents
went off to Knoxville to work, I lived with my father's mother.
She was strict--the kind who starched and ironed dresses. I had
to sit more than I played. Oh, I was miserable. I liked being out
with the animals. I'd come in the house with my hair pulled out,
sash off the dress, dirty as heck. I was always getting spanked.
Houston - The American singer/actress commented in
her biography that her father was basically a softy but did spank
her once for as she put it "Running off at the mouth."
An article on
the Classic Whitney website (www.classicwhitney.com),
explains how Whitney`s mother Cissy didn`t believe in sparing the
rod and spanked Whitney for misbehaviour up to the age of 16,
when Whitney received her last spanking for her rebelliousness -
and one to remember. `That was the first real spanking she got. A
real good one.` said mother Cissy.
Wallis Simpson - In
a book called, The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson, it was
mentioned that the former Duchess of Windsor was spanked by her
mother with a large silver hairbrush while growing up. And in
another book called, The Secret Lives of Wallis Simpson, it was
mentioned that she was also spanked with a hairbrush at her
private school, Arundell, because of her rebelious nature.
In the book, Secret Lives of the Duchess of
Windsor, it describes
Wallis` schooldays at Arundell, and the future Duchess`s habit of
using bad language, earning her a reputation for being
impertinant and haughty, which often got her into trouble with
her teachers, especially headmistress Miss Carroll, who would
spank the young Wallis with a hairbrush for her misbehaviour. It
was also mentioned how Wallis was very particular about her
appearance, knowing that she would earn herself a
"smacking" with the hairbrush if she wasn`t. (Picture)
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