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- (contributed by Cinndunc) - During an interview on the NYRock
website, the American singer said: "When we were little we
got spankings". (Confirmed)
Jane Fonda - (contributed by
Jim) - In Henry Fonda`s biography, Fonda, My Life, Daughter,
American actress Jane, says on page 186 that her mother spanked
her for getting out of bed when she was supposed to be taking a
nap, up through the 6th grade.
(contributed by RG) -
In an article about the actress in the National Enquirer (approx
1980), it was mentioned that she was spanked by her mother. Jane
said: `My mother spanked me but my father never had to. I was
terrified that I might bring disfavour to him. He frightened me
to death. Was that bad? I don`t think so. Discipline is extremely
important to children.`
by Jennie) - I heard that Henry Fonda used to give his wife and
Jane spankings whenever they needed them.
Janet Jackson - (contributed
by Mike) - The American singer admitted on VH1 that she was
spanked by her parents. The exact quote was this: Q: "Did
your parents spank you? because there have been rumors
circulating that they did." Janet: "Yes, they whipped
us. It wasn't abuse, it was just a whipping when we needed
(contributed by cinndunc) - In an interview
with Steve Pond in the December 1997 issue of US magazine, Janet
said: `My father whipped me one time when I was a kid. I`m sure I
deserved it.` In a seperate interview she said: "My father
whipped me one time, it was a spanking. My parents were very
strict, I`m happy my parents raised us like that."
(contributed by Cinndunc) - In an interview
in Rolling Stone Magazine in the early 1990`s, Janet said of her
upbringing: `We were whipped, yes, but never abused.`
Jaime Dudney - (contributed
by Jim) - The actress was spanked by her mother whenever she
`mouthed off` according to page 213 of Barbara Mandrell`s
biography, Get to the Heart.
(contributed by IP) Weather Channell's Jennifer Carfagno, a
Pennsylvania native, was paddled a couple of times during her
schooldays for talking and not paying attention in class. She
also had very strict parents who also did not spare the rod.
(Khan) - (contributed by Jack) - I recall reading an
article about the father of the British ex-wife of former
Pakistani cricket legend Imran Kahn, billionaire financier Sir
James Goldsmith. It commented that some people felt he spoiled
Jemima and treated her like a Princess, but these people failed
to realise that this was only one side to him. He could also be a
strict father who was not afraid to put her across his knee and
administer a well deserved smacking. (Enter for Picture)
Lopez - (contributed by Newgate) - The American
singer/actress it seems was spanked by former partner Sean Puffy
Combs. On the Howard Stern show, which neither were present, he
showed a picture of J-Lo`s famous rear and said: `There`s the ass
that Puffy Combs spanked.`
Joplin - (contributed by Cinndunc) - In a book about
the singer - Love Janice, by Laura Joplin (her sister) - she
mentions that Janice was occasionally spanked by her father, but
he probably hurt his hand more than he did her bottom.
Jones - (contributed by Michael) - The American chat
show host mentions in her book that when she was still at home
she got spanked with a belt while lying on the living room floor.
(contributed by Jack) - On an
episode of her talk show a mother was describing how badly
behaved her teenage daughter was when a member of the audience
asked: "Why don't you give her a good whipping?", the
mother replied: "I can't do that". Jenny then
interrupted to say: "Why not? if I had behaved like that my
parents would have gone right for their strap".
Dokic - (contributed by Robert) - The tennis star
was given over-the-knee spankings by her father at junior matches
in 1998 and possibly beyond that according to reports.
by John) - In a TV report from the WTA event in Hamburg, the
commentator talked about Dokic and her father. He said her father
took Jelena across his knee and spanked her with his hand or belt
after poor performances in junior tournements from 1995-98.
Walters - (contributed by Jimbo) - In a press
article the British actress recalled being caned on her backside
at school for walking on a piece of grass that was out of bounds.
Roberts - (contributed by Cinndunc) - Article about
the American actress, People Magazine, March 19, 2001,
"While The Mexican was shooting last summer, Roberts spent
just 10 days on location in Real de Catorce in central Mexico.
But that was enough to set the tone. When costar James Gandolfini
arrived in the tiny town, we all met to have a bite to
eat, Roberts recalls, and he grabbed me and threw me
over his shoulder and gave me a whack on the butt. Far from
being displeased, she says, I thought, And were
Lumley - (contributed by Daniel) - The British
actress writes in her memoirs (Stare Back And Smile),
"Felicity and I found a pair of scissors and cut our fringes
right off so we had tufts at the top of our foreheads, my bottom
was smacked but Felicity`s wasn`t." (Confirmed)
by John) - I read in an entertainment magazine
some time back about Joanna getting caned when she was in school.
She was about 16 at the time and she was called to the
headmistress' office for playing truant. It was not the first
time she did this and as a punishment she was caned three times
across her backside. It was the first time she got the cane and
she said it hurt like hell.
Bakewell - (contributed by Fozzy) - I saw on a
documentary, I think it was called Mothers and Daughters, the TV
presenter was talking about her mother and said: "She was a
smacker, I was smacked with a slipper, I was smacked with the
back of a hairbrush, you know, left marks." (Confirmed)
by PaulS) - There was an article about Joan in
our local paper last year which stated that Joan was regularly
beaten with a hairbrush by her mother.
Stevenson - (contributed by Sam) In the Sunday Times Magazine on 14th
December, 2003, on the Relative Values pages (p13) there was an
interview with British actress Juliet Stevenson and her brother.
In her interview she says she was furious with jealously of her
"angelic" brother and recalls a time when her father
spanked her and locked her in her room after she`d thrown
something at him and hurt him in the process.
McCarthy - (contributed by Magenta) - The American
model/tv celebrity administered a swat of the paddle each on tv
to 3 frat pledges, and she told them to "Thank sister Jenny
for each one." Frat pledges are young men
who have pledged a fraternity. That is, they are in the process
of being accepted into a university mens organization.
(contributed by RG) - Model/actress Jenny
McCarthy said in a biography that she got spanked hard for
drawing on the walls when she was little.
Jenny Maxwell - (contributed
by Paul) - In a book I saw several years ago about Elvis, Jenny
Maxwell was quoted fairly extensively, discussing her famous
over-the-knee, sea-side spanking in "Blue Hawaii." My
recollections here will have to be paraphrased. Ms.Maxwell noted
that Elvis "really hit hard!" because they wanted to
make sure the scene took on a certain validity or authenticity.
It was noted by the author that, in the scene where Jennie rides
on horseback, she was seen on the set "seated gingerly
slightly above the saddle," due to the spanking she'd just
endured from her leading man. What's more, I remember a passage
where the author pointed out that Jennie had, in fact, twisted
her ankle on the set of "Blue Hawaii," and was
temporarily hobbling around with the assistance of a cane. She
made a comment, the author reports, where she'd gotten it
"twice," in "two places" -- referring, of
course, to her bruised ankle AND her bruised behind!
(contributed by JD) - I
read a book about the scene (from Blue Hawaii) which actually
reprinted a press interview with Jennie Maxwell about the
spanking scene. The spanking scene took three different takes to
complete. Ms. Maxwell recalled her dress was wet because of her
character having tried to have drowned herself when Presley took
her over his knee. She also mentioned that because of the wet
clothing, it was like being spanked without clothes. She
mentioned her bottom was very red and sore for hours following
the spanking -- each take involved ten to twelve hard swats to
her bottom. She was 19 at the time and got along with Presley
during the filming of "Blue Hawaii"; she had no desire
to endure another spanking from Presley.
- (contributed by James) - During an interview in M8 magazine in
1998, the British model said: "I used to have my arse
spanked when I was a kid." (Confirmed)
Jennifer Ellison -
(contributed by Scom) - The young British actress who stars in
Brookside was asked in an interview in a TV magazine last year if
she got into trouble as a kid. She said: "Probably not as
much as I should have, I can only really remember getting one
proper hiding. I must have been ten or eleven, my mum bent me
over the side of the couch and smacked me with a slipper."
- (contributed by Jan) - The person is actress
Jennifer O'Neill. In her new book, titled "Surviving
Myself," she describes an incident when she was a young
child when she tried to manipulate her parents. After being
refused something from her mother, she asked her father for it
when he arrived home. She states that he gave her a mighty whack
across her bottom.
- (contributed by Jbruce) - In her biography,
Foster Child, the American actress mentions that while growing up
herself and her sisters got an "Ocassional strap across the
butt" from their mother. (Confirmed)
The book, Foster Child, was written by Jody`s brother, Buddy
(contributed by Ozman) - In a magazine or
newspaper article it was mentioned that Jodie got a spanking from
her mother during the making of Disney film 'Candleshoe' in 1976.
She had been misbehaving on set and was arguing with some of the
other child actors. After filming was over Jodie's mother took
her back to their hotel where she was made to lay across her bed
and was spanked with a leather belt.
- (contributed by Henry) - Judy Garland was
spanked by Mickey Rooney on a set - they may have still been
Judy Collins - (contributed
by Jan) - In her autobiography the American singer mentioned that
sometimes her mother would say: "Your father will have to
know that when he comes home." Referring to some trouble she
had gotten into. She then replied: "That might mean a
strapping, for we were disciplined, and that's the way it
Joey Lauren Adams -
(contributed by JohnF) - The cute American actress, who grew up
in Arkansas, recently said on a talk show that her mother spanked
her once as a child for being naughty to her piano teacher.
(contributed by Cinndunc) - During an
interview on the Jay Leno show, Joey said: `So I quit piano, and
my mom spanked me.`
Josie Maran - (contributed
by Michael) - David Blain admitted on the Howard Stern show that
he`s spanked model Josie Maran, as well as previous girlfriend
Fiona Apple. (Confirmed)
(contributed by A Source) - On the Howard
Stern Show, magician David Blaine explained that to relieve model
girlfriend Josie Maran`s stress after a heavy work schedule, he
took her across his lap, lowered her pants, and spanked her bare
bottom - it worked.
Newgate) - In an interview with David Blaine and
Josie Maran on The Howard Stern Show, Blaine admitted to spanking
his model girlfriend. Here is the text of the interview:
(Howard Stern speaking to
David Blaine): "David..you're into
spanking? (David Blaine - smiling):
"Yes." At this point Josie Maran is also
nodding her head and smiling. (Howard Stern
speaking to David Blaine): "I heard
that when she was on tour, you spanked Fiona Apple so hard
that she couldn't sit for several days...is that true?" (David
Blaine): "Yes" (Howard Stern
speaking to Josie Maran): "And you
Josie...have you been spanked? (Josie Maran
- nodding her head, smiling and looking at David Blain):
"Ooohhh yes...he likes to do it in public...in
resturants and places like that." (Confirmed)
Jada Pinkett Smith -
(contributed by anonymous) - In an interview the American actress
said: "My kids are so good,"I've got very well-behaved
children. I don't like out-of-control kids. I come from the old
school. I wasn't allowed to be out of control and I don't let my
kids. My kids are very well behaved, I mean, they're still kids,
but they know the boundaries. And once you've established those
boundaries it's very clear. You get spanked or punished or
whatever it takes."
Jayne Mansfield -
(contributed by RG) - The American actress was spanked with a
hairbrush and also spanked her own kids. This is mentioned in a
Jamie Gathing - (contributed
by A Source) - In an interview where the American womens`
basketball player for the Hoosier`s was asked, what`s the dumbest
thing that`s happened to you? She replied: `Probably getting a
spanking on my birthday. I did it a couple times, actually. I
don't remember what I did, but I remember getting a spanking on
my birthday when I was 10 or so and there I was getting spanked
in front of all my friends.`
- (contributed by Pete) - On RI:SE, Channel 4 UK, October 22nd,
2003, they were talking about some bad teenage behaviour in the
previous night's episode of "Wife Swap" when Kate said:
"If I had spoken to my mum like that, my dad would have
taken off his slipper and whacked my bum."
(contributed by Peter)
- On RI:SE, Channel 4 UK, October 22nd, 2003, after a clip of a
naughty teenage girl on the 'wife swap' programme the previous
night, Ian Lee immediately commented that the girl in question
needed 'a slap across the back of the legs.'
After Ian's comments, Kate stated that if she'd spoken to her
mother like that her dad would have got his slipper and whacked
her bum. (Kate
Hepburn - (contributed by Jan) - The American movie
star mentions in her biography that her parents weren`t shy to
apply physical chastisement. I can`t recall what implements they
used but it seems like a switch was mentioned.
Wark - (contributed by fiona) - The Scottish
Journalist & TV presenter was regularly belted at school
(Scotland on Sunday - Spectrum 2, April 2000).
- (contributed by Krystal) - The American actress admitted
recently to Jay Leno that her mother would chase her and her
siblings in the yard with a switch. She said she recieved a lot
of "Southern switchings."
(contributed by Paul) - Several
years ago, during the time Kim was attempting to buy an entire
town in the Southern U.S.A. (in Georgia, I think), her mother was
quoted in one of the tabloids (The Star or Globe, I believe) that
her daughter was "A spoiled brat," and that what she
needed was "A damn good paddling." Also, the cover of
the tabloid ran a headline, something like "Kim Basinger's
Mother Says Kim Needs A Good Spanking!
(contributed by anonymous)
- In the book, Kim Basinger: Longer than Forever,
written by Ron Britton with Ian Markham-Smith and Liz Hodgson,
Britton boasts of Basinger's predilection for oral sex (in his
Porsche) and spanking (on his shag carpet).
- (contributed by Daniel) - The actress was interviewed on the
tonight show in America and was asked if she was spanked while
growing up. She confirmed that she was.
Kathie Lee Gifford - (contributed by
Michael) - Kathie Lee said she was spanked with a fly swatter in
one of her books.
Koo Stark - (contributed by Karen) - A
few years ago, a Saturday edition of the Daily Mail carried an
interview with British model/actress Koo Stark's father, in which
he stated that he spanked the 14 year old Koo. He said he'd taken
her over his knee for a spanking, but no other details of the
punishment were given.
Kim Wilde -
(contributed by JD) - one of my friends mentioned
reading in one of the men's magazines from the late 80`s that the
British singer was spanked for being a bit defiant at home --- as
a child staying up late and later on as a teen for staying out
too late. At school, she was supposedly caned on a few occasions
for truancy or refusing to answer the questions put forth by the
Kirsten Dunst -
(contributed by Jack) - Around the time of the release of her
film 'Bring It On' I read an interview on a website with the
actress in which she spoke at length about her parents. Of her
father she said: "He was the strict one. He made all the
rules and would ground me or spank me when I broke them".
(contributed by anonymous) - During a Q&A, the
American actress was asked Q - When you were growing up, did you
ever get in trouble with your parents and get grounded or
spanked? A - "Are you kidding!? I got into trouble all the
time. I mean, nothing too serious, but I guess I liked to test
Kristen Davies -
(contributed by Jack) - The actress who plays Charlotte in 'Sex
and the City' was asked in an interview if their was any sexual
activity that she found a real turn-off, she said spanking. When
asked why she replied: "because my mom used to spank me with
a big wooden hairbrush and it was horrible".
Lauren & Ashley Bush - (contributed
by A Source) - Lauren (pictured), a model, and sister Ashley,
both the nieces of the American President, allegedly confessed to
reporters that they were still spanked by their parents when
required. Parents Neil & Sharon have allegedly confirmed this
and even recalled several memorable occasions, one being at a
swimming party when Lauren was 14 and got loud after being
refused permission to go out on a boat with some boys - Neil took
her to a private place, put her across his knee and tanned her
bottom. Other more recent incidents were when they arrived home
only to catch their daughters smoking in the house - both girls
were taken across each parents` laps individually and spanked on
the spot. Another was when Lauren was on a modelling assignment
in Italy with her mother, misbehaved - in her mother`s opinion -
at a party, and was taken across her mother`s lap and soundly
spanked with a hairbrush in their appartment afterwards.
LeAnn Rimes - (contributed by anonymous)
- In an article in the May 2001 issue of Texas Monthly magazine
there is an article by Skip Hollandsworth about American singer
Leann Rimes. Here is the quote: "Nor did the
rough-around-the edges Wilbur, who often would stop whatever he
was doing to shoot a stream of tobacco juice into a paper cup,
pamper his daughter the way other stage parents did. LeAnn has
told many people that he sometimes spanked
her with a belt if she tried to avoid rehearsing with him. He
heatedly denies this, telling me in his letter that he spanked
LeAnn only "for mouthing off and being
extremely disrespectful, mostly to her mother." (Confirmed)
Lisa Whelchel - (contributed by Jim) -
The American actress, Blair on "the facts of life" for
9 years, was spanked often as a child, according to her book
"creative correction" on page 170.
Actress Lisa Whelchel, known for her portrayal of the
rich spoiled Blair in the 70's tv show "Facts of life"
has written a pro-spanking child rearing book called
"Creative Correction" and a sequel called "Facts
of Life". In both books she mentions being spanked as child.
She also spanks her own kids now.
Lucille Ball - (contributed by RG) - In
her Biography, I love Lucy, the American actress tells of a time
when her father spanked her with a wooden spoon for arriving at
the table late for dinner.
- (contributed by Jan) - Lorna recalls in her memoirs being
spanked by her famous mother Judy Garland and her nanny mrs
Chapman. (Enter for Memoir Text) also
contributed by Jan.
(contributed by Henry) - Lorna Luft talking about her
mother, Judy Garland. Lorna was in trouble for beating up her
little brother and Judy told her she was in for a spanking. I
remember the exact words she used: "But I'm too old for a
spanking!" "Oh really? Get over my knee" Lorna
went on to say how humiliated she was because "I was already
- (contributed by A Source) - It`s rumoured that the American
actress was spanked on her bare bottom with a ruler as punishment
by the Principal when she was at catholic school.
by Jan) - On a TV show the actress mentioned that either she was
spanked at home or wasn`t much spanked at home, and also went on
to add: "But catholic school took care of that."
Boone - (contributed by RG) - American singer Pat
Boone`s daughter has said that she and her sisters often received
bare bottom spankings in their youth from both parents.
Lennon Sisters -
(contributed by RG) - The 60's singing group, who used to perform
on the popular Lawrence Welk show, were spanked by their dad with
a belt, and by their mom with a wooden spoon, and each carried on
the tradition with their own kids. this was mentioned in a tv
magazine many years ago.
Presley - (contributed by opctrs) -
From the book by her mother entitled Elvis and Me. Page 194
hardback edition: "He (Elvis) did discipline her (Lisa)
from time to time. Once He paddled her for writing all over a
beautiful velvet couch with crayons, wanting me (Priscilla) to
ensure him that he did the right thing. I told him: "if you
hadn't spanked her, I would have." The only other time
was when he repeatedly warned her not to go near the pool and she
did. Then it goes on to say she remembers this well and is
proudly pleased by her two paddlings.
by JS) - I remember a "People Magazine"
story about Lisa Marie Presley. When she was about 14, she
got in an argument with her mother, and Priscilla spanked her in
the back of a car.
(contributed by Jim) - In the book, Elvis
and Me, it was mentioned that Priscilla spanked Lisa Marie one
day in the back of a Caddilac for sneaking into a club
under-aged. Also in the book, Child Bride, (page 198) it quotes a
TV interview in which Priscilla said that she spanked Lisa Marie
when she misbehaved.
Liza Tarbuck - (contributed by
Jules) On the UK's Big Breakfast programme (17th April 2000)
Liza, one of the presenters and famous comedian Jimmy Tarbuck`s
daughter, spoke at some length about how she was punished with a
wooden spoon by her mother. She said that on one occasion she
went and hid in the utility room to escape her mother, only to be
caught out when she sneaked around to the back door. Liza said
that she really got it hard on that occasion, and rubbed her
bottom at the memory.
- (contributed by Ciscoman) - The American TV
presenter, co host of "The View" with Barbara Walters,
has said that when she was younger her father ruled their house
with an iron fist and that she got spanked a lot.
- (contributed by Jimbo) - In a press interview a few years back
the singer Lulu recalling her schooldays in Glasgow Scotland
said: "I was always giving cheek to my teachers and I
deserved all the beltings I got, and believe me I got my fair
share." Reffering to getting the tawse on the hands, a
popular Scottish school punishment at that time. She also hinted
that she had had her bottom spanked at home for being cheeky.
(contributed by Pamela) - The actress likes to play spanking
games at parties, the game involves having to bend over a sofa
and guess who is spanking your behind. (Confirmed) (Enter for Text From Article) also contributed by Pamela.
Fiorentino - (contributed by Jan) - In a newspaper
article about the American actress the following text was
featured. - Ms. Fiorentino, who grew up a middle class child
among eight siblings, wonders what the good sisters at her
catholic boarding school might make of all this. "If you
even whispered in class you got spanked with the big wooden
`board of education,` as they called it" she remembers.
"Maybe with roles like this I`m still rebelling against all
their efforts to turn me into a good little girl." (Confirmed)
Sexton - (contributed by Michael) - Linda said in
her novel, Searching For Mercy Street, that her mother (the poet
Anne Sexton) spanked her over the knee, bare bottom with a brush
and especially a shoe. She said her mother spanked her until she
was not angry anymore. Linda also mentions that her uncle Ed
spanked her across his lap, panties down with a belt.
Crook - (contributed by David) - On one of her
shows, Lori mentioned how she was once spanked all the way up the
stairs by her mother after an argument.
(contributed by Henry) - Lori Anne Crook of
Crook and Chase used to get spanked as a child.
- (contributed by Van Johnson) - The biography of
Linda Darnell, called "Hollywood Beauty", tells about
an event that happened during the shooting of the movie Summer
Storm. It seems miss Darnell was having a hard time getting
through a scene. Frustrated, director Douglas Sirk called to take
a break and sat down next to Linda. He told her to relax.
Suddenly, he threw her over his knees a gave her a good spanking
and then told her to go back and do the scene right. Being
spanked in front of the cast and crew angered Linda enough to do
the scene incredibly. She later joked that her and Sirk got along
great after that.
(contributed by Henry)
- Linda Darnell was spanked by her mother on a
studio set (not part of a movie).
Lucy Liu - (contributed by anonymous) - The American actress
revealed her predilection for spanking in an interview with US
Magazine in its September or October issue.
In the Calgary Sun on September 15, 1999 on
page 60 about Lucy Liu's fondness for being taken across
someone's knee. LIU LIKES 'A GOOD SPANKING' MCBEAL STAR KINDA
KINKY NEW YORK -- The actress talking of her fondness for being
spanked said: "I myself like a good spanking on occasion, if
it's done right," she said."It's got to have that right
Laura Sisk Wright
- (contributed by Jim) - The actress was quoted in a soap opera
magazine in the mid 1990`s that the worst trouble she ever got
into when growing up was when she pretended to lose a report
card. She said that both her parents spanked her for it.
- (contributed by Cinndunc) - In the American singer`s biography,
Latoya, she mentions her father spanked her with a belt for
getting a less than perfect report card.
Lillian Gish -
(contributed by PDW) - In the American silent movie star`s
biography she mentions being spanked by her mother growing up.
And also a time when her father spanked her with a hairbrush in
front of numerous visiting family members when she was behaving
Lauren Bacall -
(contributed by PDW) - In her biography, the American actress
recalls her father spanking her bottom with a strap.
Lana Turner -
(contributed by PDW) - In her biography, the American actress
recalls receiving a "switching" during a short stay
with a foster family. Her mother, who disapproved of this,
removed her from the home as soon as she found out.
Mia Farrow -
(contributed by PDW) - In her autobiography, What Falls Away, the
American actress tells how she was physically punished by her
father when she was growing up, and specifically a time when she
had to bend over a chair and was caned by him.
Mary Astor -
(contributed by RG) - The actress wrote in her biography, My
Story, that she was often soundly spanked by her father and that
handprints were left on her bottom.
Marilu Henner -
(contributed by RG) - The actress, star of the show Taxi from the
1970's, has written a book called, I refuse to raise a Brat, and
says that her mother often spanked her growing up, and that her
mother's weapon of choice was the dreaded hairbrush, which was
Margaret Truman -
(contributed by RG) - In her book on the life of her mother,
First Lady Bess Truman, the only child of the 33rd President of
the United States describes her mother`s use of the hairbrush. On
page 98 of the hardcover edition, she quotes from a letter her
mother wrote to her father who was away on military duty: `She
reported that she gave me a small paddling for taking my nighty
off.` This was my first but not my last encounter with my mother
as a disciplinarian. As an older sister who had spent a lot of
time making unruly brothers obey orders, her first instinct was
to reach for the hairbrush when I misbehaved.` On page 107 `My
father unceasingly defended, and in mother`s opinion spoiled me.
She was always ready to lay down the law, reinforced by the
hairbrush if necessary.`
Monroe - (contributed by MarkD) - In the biography
Joe and Marilyn, by Roger Kahn, it is mentioned that she spent
time as one of several foster children in the Albert Bolender
household. Kahn reports that "When a child became
boisterous, Albert went for his razor strap, bent the child over
his knees, pulled off the clothing, and whipped. Marilyn
said that she could always remember the feel of Albert's leather
on her bare buttocks."
also said that the Bolenders forbade games of playacting, which
Marilyn enjoyed. She did her playacting hiding in the woodshed,
and if she was caught there she might be strapped. On page 75
Kahn writes: "There is some reason to suspect that Albert
Bolender did not strap Marilyn purely to save her from a future
of brimstone. Amid all the noise of children, amid all the
repressions of fundamentalist religiosity, he may have enjoyed
having his way with the abandoned little blond girl." (SF&R Comment) I haven`t
read, Joe & Marilyn, but I have seen another reference which
suggests that Marilyn Monroe was spanked with a razor strop
across her bare backside while growing up. (Enter for
by JS) - Some years ago, one of Marilyn Monroe`s early
photographers told Entertainment Tonight that he once spanked her
with a hairbrush for being late for a shoot. She would have been
about 18 at the time.
by Douglas) - There was a story that I heard on a
documentary about Marilyn a number of years back, told by her
manager, an incident when she first started her career. There was
a group of reporters waiting to photograph and interview Marilyn
outside her door in the hot boiling sun. Inside, the teenage and
somewhat unknown Marilyn, was in a lazy mood; lounging about and
unconcerned. He managed, after several attempts to coax her to
get going, became angry, turned her across his knee and spanked
her with a hairbrush, hard. And, thus, according to him, a career
(contributed by A Source) - When the
American movie legend was a 19yo model and turned up a couple of
hours late for a shoot she was taken across her photographer`s
knee and spanked with a hairbrush. Also when she was in her early
20`s she was spanked over the knee of her movie producer with a
hairbrush for a no care attitude towards a movie promotion.
by Henry) - Marilyn Monroe was spanked by Joe Dimaggio.
Pierce - (contributed by Rambo) - Reffering to a
discussion board on the net. One knowledgable tennis fan
recounted how Mary Pierce was spanked by her father and then
coach. He had actual references for his story.
by John) - During a WTA event in Hamburg, the commentator
mentioned Pierce being spanked by her father after poor
performances during the 1990`s.
by Michael) - I heard that Mary Pierce got spanked by her father
by Ozman) - As I understand it Mary was regularly
spanked by her father right through her teens and into her early
Martina Hingis -
(contributed by Jack) - On a New Jersey radio station, during
last year`s (2001) U.S. Open Tournament, two commentators began
discussing 'rumours' about Swiss tennis star, Martina Hingis,
that had surfaced a few years previously. They seemed keen to
stress that these were only rumours and not confirmed facts, that
Martina was regularly spanked with a sandal or gymshoe by her
mother until around 1997, when she was 16. She would be spanked
either for not putting enough effort into her training, behaving
badly on court, or for giving up on a match without a fight.
After the 1999 French Open final, in which Martina lost to Steffi
Graf and was jeered by the crowd for her unsporting behaviour,
Martina and her mother had a major argument during which her
mother tried to spank her for the first time in around two years.
Martina did not take the spanking willingly. A few weeks later
Martina appeared at Wimbledon without her mother, apparently
still angry that her mother had spanked her.
by Melvin) - I read on a message board that during an interview
with the tennis star`s mother she mentioned that she spanked
Martina if she didn`t try hard enough.
by Rick) - It was reported on television at a
tennis match recently that part of the reason for the falling out
Martina Hingis had with her mother had to do with the fact that
her mother still insisted on using a switch on her when she
didn't feel Martina was doing her best.
(contributed by Henry) - I heard on tv that
tennis player Martina Hingis had a falling out with her mother
because she still insisted on taking the switch to her when she
felt Martina wasn't trying her best.
Mary Crosby - (contributed
by jan) - Years ago in an article in the Parade magazine, a
weekly insert in many Sunday newspapers in the U.S., There was a
story about one of the Crosbys, Bing, I think. Anyway, it
made reference to his children who were in the home at the time.
One was Mary, a daughter, who I think is somewhat well known
today. It noted that a hairbrush in the house was used for
spanking, and was well used. Even though Bing was known for
whacking his boys, I think the article said that the hairbrush
was used by his wife.
(contributed by Jim) - Bing`s Daughter and
TV actress from Dallas, mentioned in McCall`s in July 1980 that
she was spanked by her mother Kathryn. Kathryn confirmed this in
"Star" in 1983 by saying that she did the spanking in
Mary Tyler Moore -
(contributed by RG) - In her autobiography "After All",
the American actress mentions that her parents believed that
misbehaving kids should be spanked.
Maura Dhu Greaves -
(contributed by RG) - Actor Jack Albertson has said that he`d
spanked his actress daughter Maura a couple of times.
Osmond - (contributed by Tracey) - Marie recalls
being spanked in an early teenage biography.
by RG) - I can confirm the Marie Osmond reference on the site as
I have the book. (Enter for Biography Text)
O`Hara - (contibuted by no-name) - I
heard that during the filming of the western movie McLintock,
Maureen O'Hara taunted John Wayne for not being a better spanker,
this in turn led to a spanking realistic enough to leave her
shapely bottom bruised!
Angelou - (contributed by Jan) - In a biography
about the growing up years of the American author she mentions on
several occasions the threat of being whipped or actually being
whipped with a switch, she also mentions that her mother kept one
ready behind the door. She also recalls that her brother and
herself once got a switching for playing up in church, they were
taken to another room for the punishment and made so much noise
the pastor`s wife came and asked for quiet.
Merlene Ottey - (contributed
by Ozman) - The Jamaican sprinting legend mentioned in an
interview that she was often made to bend over to be caned on the
bottom while growing up in Jamaica.
Melanie Sykes - (contributed
by Paul H) - A year or two ago the tabloid press reported a radio
interview with the voluptuous Melanie Sykes. Mel had just
recently split up from a long term boyfriend and in an attempt to
cheer herself up had gone on a drinking binge which resulted in
her misbehaving with some Sunderland footballers that
she had met the same evening. Whilst recounting this tale, Miss
Sykes remarked I hope that my mum isnt listening to
this, because if she is she will smack my botty!.
- (contributed by RG) - The star of the 60`s sitcom, Petticoat
Junction, and daughter of singers, Gordon & Sheila MacRae,
has said that her sister Heather was spanked the most, but her
father did spank her once for turning on the stove.
Pfeiffer - (contributed by OTK999) - In a biography
by Douglas Thomson she is quoted as saying her father beat her
after she ran away to see the circus. The actual quote is: `My
father was very strict, I was very strong willed. My earliest
memory was going off to the circus when I wasn`t supposed to go.
I was about eight, I got whipped right in the front yard when I
Alexis) - I read a story in an american tabloid
about Michelle Pfeiffer. They reported that Michelle was spanked
while growing up in Southern California by her working class dad.
The report was that her Dad spanked her after she went to the
beach all day. No details of how he spanked her though. (Confirmed)
(contributed by Jack)
- I once read (source unstated) about Michelle Pfeiffer's last
spanking. She was 15 at the time. She had gone to see a movie
with friends and was supposed to go straight home afterwards.
They decided to go for a pizza, and thought if they were quick
she could make it home before curfew, but she didn`t. When she
got home her dad was furious, and sent her up to his bedroom
where he had the strap already laid out on the bed. She said it
was the last time he ever spanked her.
- (contributed by Jack) - In a school memories section in a
newspaper in the early 1990`s, the British TV presenter said that
she received corporal punishment twice at school. The first time
was when she was 8 or 9, she had forgotten her gym kit. The
punishment for this was having to do gym in your underwear, plus
having to bend over for four smacks with a plimsoll. The second
occasion was when she was 14, she broke her school's strict dress
code by wearing a skirt that was too short. She was sent to the
deputy Headmistress, who gave her three of the cane and sent her
home to change.
Martin - (contributed by Larry) - In her biography,
My Heart Belongs, Mary mentions that she once tried on her
sister`s persian princess` costume before she did, and as she was
doing so her sister walked in and she ended up being spanked hard
by her mother with the flat side of a wooden harbrush. She also
commented about her mother: `Whenever she brought herself to
whack me with the hairbrush i would refuse stubbornly to cry. She
would say, `Heartless child, why won`t you cry? Anybody else
McAleese - (contributed by UKfirm) - During her
Irish Presidential campaign, Mary said that things had changed
since she was a child. She said: "When I was at school
corporal punishment was very much the norm." And she
indicated that she had been punished with the strap on a few
Thomas - (contributed by Jan) - The following text
was posted on a newsgroup on the net. - Marlo was
spanked by Danny Thomas well into her late teens. He used to tell
the story of Marlo missing curfew and how he fell asleep in a
patio chair while trying to wait up for her. He was awakened by
the automatic sprinklers spraying him at 1 a.m. He was soaking
wet as he saw her boyfriend drive her to the door. He spanked her
all the way up the stairs but she was wearing several petticoats
(the style of the early sixties) and didn't do any real damage,
but she cried from the embarrassment and said "I'm too old
to spank!!!!" (Enter
for Biography Text) also contributed by Jan.
(contributed by Cindi) - Marlo`s father
Danny Thomas once told a funny story regarding Marlo's last
spanking. She was out on a date and late getting back, so a very
mad Danny waited for her out on the patio. He dozed off and woke
up soaking wet as the automatic sprinkler came on and saturated
him. Just then her boyfriend drove her home. Danny was so angry
that he spanked her all the way up the stairs while she cried and
said "I`M TOOOOO OLD TO SPANK!!!!"
by Douglas) - When Marlo was a teenager, it seems
she was out too late on a date. Her father, Danny Thomas, waited
on the front lawn for her. While there, the lawn sprinklers came
on, drenching him, adding to his anger. When Marlo got home, her
father was waiting, belt in hand, and madder than the proverbial
wet hen. According to the article I read, she got the spanking of
Margaret Mitchell -
(contributed by Henry) - In the American writer`s biography, The
Life of Margaret Mitchell, the following was mentioned.
Nothing Margaret did appeared to please her
mother, who was 'quick with the hairbrush whenever she thought
her daughter was acting spoiled or ill-mannered.
An impressionable, sensitive child reared to
believe children should be seen and not heard, she bore the
discomfort of those afternoons in respectful silence as she sat
"onbony knees, fat, slick taffeta laps, and soft, flowered
muslin laps," not daring to wriggle for fear "of
getting the flat side of a hairbrush where it would do the most
Returning from her first day at North
Boulevard School, Margaret told her mother that she hated
arithmetic and did not want to go back. Maybelle's response was
to bare her daughter's rear and give her a good whacking with a
(contributed by Peter) - In the writer`s
biography, I think, "The Road to Tara" it is stated
that margaret was frequently spanked by both parents.
Marcia Davenport -
(contributed by Helen) - In the memoirs of the American novelist,
political columnist and biographer of Mozart), entitled Too
Strong for Fantasy. Davenport describes receiving spankings from
her mother - the opera singer Alma Gluck - in some detail,
alluding also to maternal paddlings with a ruler and a shingle.
Dame Maggie Smith -
(contributed by Blubberboy) - In her biography, there`s a
reference to her skipping school to see a movie - being
disappointed with the movie - and was made worse when she was
`beaten` by her father when he found out. The book describes her
and her siblings strict upbringing by their father, Nat, and
says: "Bottoms were bared and Nat did his duty with a
- (contributed by A Source) - On an internet website Q&A, The
American singer was asked if she was spanked when growing up, and
she replied: "Yes I was spanked, and I was the type that
needed to be spanked, lol.
Michelle Williams -
(contributed by Viper) - The singer - Destiny`s Child - told of a
time at the 2001 MTV awards when she was caught by her mother
baring her backside to the kids next door during a visit to her
grandmother`s house when she was a child. She explained that her
annoyed mother told her something on the lines of - now you can
bare your backside for me - and gave her a spanking.
Minnie Pearl - (contributed
by Jan) - In the American country singer`s biography, Minnie
Pearl: An Autobiography by Minnie Pearl, the following was
I learned very emphatically when I was about
four that if I didnt act like a little lady around Mama
Id pay the consequences. (At a book club meeting at her
house after sitting very inappropriately by exposing her panties
in front of the ladies) I was wearing a new pair of ruffled
panties - we called them underdrawers - which I thought were
beautiful. Mama stood up quickly and said, "Will you excuse
me please?" Then she took me firmly by the hand and led me
from the room, where my underdrawers were exposed again, this
time to a switch! "I can still remember Mamas
whippings very clearly. She could make you dance with a peach
limb! Mama believed in the old adage, "Spare the rod and
spoil the child," and she always said no child of hers was
too old to get spanked. She was our disciplinarian and she was
wise about it. She never said, "Wait until your father hears
about this," or threatened us in any way with Daddy. She
dished out the punishment at the scene of the crime. I never
heard her tell him about having to spank any of us.
(After telling about her fear of the river)
"However, I did overcome my fear of the river long enough to
take a boat ride with a stranger one day. When I got home and
told Mama about it she was horrified. I got a whipping and a
"Dixie (her next older sister by 7
years) caused me to get more than one whipping, but even that was
alright." Minnie then goes on to tell about when she and
Dixie started to uncontrollably laugh at the dinner table with
guests present. Minnie was about 7 and Dixie 14. Both were later
whipped for it. Also, later she tells about Dixie getting her
last whipping at the age of 17. Minnie tried to stop it, and
after her mother finished with Dixie she turned the switch on
Naomi Judd - (contributed by
Jim) - On page 14 of "Love can build a bridge", Naomi
Judd writes that she got 2 spankings from her dad at age 14 for a
negative comment on a report card and then for her reaction to
the 1st spanking. Also on a website in mentioned that Naomi said
on an unspecified talk show that `without any daddy around it was
up to me to put the girls over my knee when it was needed`.
- (contributed by Jack) - In the early 1990's, in an article
about the legendary Romanian gymnast, it said that her coach
would take her over his knee and spank her with her own hairbrush
if he wasn't satisfied with her perfomance at training sessions.
by Anna) On page 11 of the
legendary Romanian gymnast`s book "Letters To A Young
Gymnast" (published December 2003) Nadia wrote: "My
father only spanked me one time in his life." "He
spanked me once with his belt on my behind". This was after
she came home late.
(Lady) Nancy Astor -
(contributed by RG) - Lady Nancy was a tomboy and was spanked by
her father. This is mentioned in the book "The life of Lady
Astor" by Christopher Sykes.
- (contributed by John) - In a Q&A on an internet website,
the American singer was asked if she was ever spanked while
growing up, and she said she was spanked a lot.
Pauline Quirke -
(contributed by Paul) - In the TV Times a couple of years ago -
on the subject of a school reunion - one of the memories the
British actress recalled from her days at Islington Green School
in London, was getting her bottom slippered at the age of 14.
- (contributed by LD) - The American actress who plays the mother
in "Everybody Loves Raymond" mentions, without details,
getting spanked at home on page 21 of her autobiography
"Motherhood and Hollywood".
Yates - (contributed by OTK999) - On a TV programme
she was on with Michael Aspel, there was a debate about animal
cruelty. Paula admitted that the only time she had her bottom
smacked as a child was when her mother caught her tying up her
Wilson - (contributed by Geezax) - Peta Wilson
(Australian actress) of the La Femme Nikita television series
mentioned on Conan O'Brien that the closest thing she has had to
an experience with S&M happened when she was about 13 years
old. She says she was a new kid at a school, and was sick on a
day that the school outlawed handstands. The next day, another
student challenged her to a handstand contest. The teacher caught
her. She was made to bend over in front of the entire school as a
nun whipped her as an example to the other students. (Confirmed)
Deidre) - Peta Wilson said in an interview that
she was once spanked at a school assembly to show the other
pupils that misbehaviour wasn`t tolerated. (Confirmed)
Picabo Street - (contributed
by Laddie) - In the American international skier`s autobiography
she mentions how her father used to make her bend over and touch
her toes for `whackings.` (Confirmed)
Smith - (contributed by Vic) - On GMTV during a
discussion about spanking, the British TV presenter commented: `A
good smack never did me any harm`.
Grace of Monaco - (contributed by Jan) - In a
biography it states that the Princess was spanked as a youngster
by her parents with a hairbrush. (Confirmed)
by Mike) - In a biography about Princess Grace it
mentions how her mother would spank her with a hairbrush. (Confirmed)
(contributed by Paul H) - On page 24 of
Grace, Robert Laceys biography of Grace Kelly,
it states that Graces mother would regularly spank Grace
and her sisters with a sharply wielded hairbrush or
the flat of her hand. I also saw a TV biography about Grace
Kelly in which one of her sisters remarked of their mother
she certainly didnt spare the rod and she didnt
spoil the child."
Caroline of Monaco - (contributed by Jan) - In a
newspaper article it was mentioned that when she was aged about
12 the Princess and her brother were spanked by Prince Ranier.
The same thing was also mentioned in a book.
by Bruce) - I read in a magazine Princess Caroline comment that
she would spank her children just as her parents had spanked her
and her sister Princess Stephanie.
by Mike) - I saw an interview with Princess Grace
years ago, in which she talked about how frequently she had to
spank Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie while they were
growing up. I saw Princess Caroline being interviewed by Barbara
Walters, and she confirmed these spanking facts, and said that
her own daughter is as resistant to spankings as she was when she
was a child.
(contributed by Jim) - On page 284 of
"Grace of Monaco", it was mentioned that Princess Grace
took daughter Princess Caroline over her knee more than once for
showing a stubborn streak.
(contributed by Jim) - In the book, Grace,
Story of a Princess, it states that Grace told friends she seemed
to be spanking her daughter Princess Caroline every time she
turned around. Also in the book, The Royal House of Monaco, it
states that both Princesses, Caroline and Stephanie, were spanked
by mother Grace while growing up.
(contributed by Jim) - In the book, Grace of
Monaco, (page 213) it quoted a 1957 NY Times interview with
Princess Grace in which she said that despite her daughter
Caroline`s Royal status she would be spanked whenever she
Stephanie of Monaco - (contributed by A Source) - In
an article on The Royal Flush Website, about spanking the
sometimes unruly young Princess, it quoted her mother, Princess
Grace, once saying: `I
could have beaten her like a gong without making her give way.`
Princess Ann - (contributed
by Ethos) - The Young Princess was given an over-the-knee
spanking from Prince Phillip for not putting on a cardigan when
told to. She then complied.
Louise - (contributed by Cinndunc) The daughter of
Queen Victoria of England was spanked by The Queen.
An excerpt from "Victoria's Daughters", by Jerrold M.
Packard, from page 55.
The royal children were not immune to physical punishment. while
Vicky rarely merited so much as a swat, Louise received more than
her share, her natural rebelliousness leading the queen or her
nursery substitutes to subject this daughter to routine spankings
Paula Fox -
(contributed by Cinndunc) The American Author recalls being
spanked growing up in her memoir, Borrowed Finery.
(Page 54) She walks in on her
father sleeping with another woman. He took her from the room,
then "He lighted on a chair, put me across his knees, and
began to spank me."
(Page 57) One summer day I was
riding in the open back of a camp truck and, egged on by the
older girls, I hit a child smaller than I was...Sophie (her camp
director) led me to the bathroom at the back, sat down and placed
me across her lap, all this without a word. She spanked me, and I
welcomed the punishment as much as I could. I had committed a
Priscilla Presley -
(contributed by A Source) - Priscilla was given over-the-knee
spankings when she was bad by former husband, rock legend Elvis
Presley. Priscilla was sometimes told to wear school uniform when
being punished. She was also punished sometimes in front of other
female visitors at their Gracelands home.
Peggy Fleming - (contributed
by Jim) - On page 129 of "the long program", the
Olympic skater said she `got enough spankings growing up`.
& Patsy Lynn - (contributed by
nobody) - A couple months ago I happened to be near a TV that was
showing the series Crook & Chase and the guests were The
Lynns (Loretta Lynn's daughters Peggy & Patsy). I wasn't
really paying any attention to it, but I did hear the phrase,
"We got more spankings for that growing up than for anything
else." Unfortunately, I don't know what it was they said
they got spanked for.
- (contributed by Henry) - Peggy Lee (1950's
singer) was spanked by her husband several times.
Pearl S. Buck -
(contributed by RG) - The author told in her book, My Several
Worlds, of a whipping she got from her father for telling a lie.
Phyllis Logan - (contributed
by ?) - In a newspaper interview before her debut on the school
based TV series Hope and Glory, the Scottish actress said:
"I am of a generation where schools were issued with leather
belts. One teacher belted the whole class of thirty. I was about
three quarters of the way down the queue and could see her
working herself into a lather as she hit everyone across the
hands. By the time she got to me I got a real thwack - I can
almost still feel it." She described some of the belts as
being very stiff and said: "they left a real welt on your
thanks to everyone who has sent information to me
has information about any female celebrities who have been
spanked, or if you have any questions, comments, or additional
information please contact me.