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Robinson - (contributed by Nigel) - I recall British
TV presenter Anne Robinson recalling her schooldays with regular
visits to her headmistress for the cane. She was educated at a
convent boarding school.
- (contributed by Jan) - The actress mentions in her biography
that she was spanked by her parents.
- (contributed by Bruce) - Film star and dancer
Ann Miller, on page 199 of her autobiography Miller's High Life,
recalled the conclusion of her divorce case against Arthur
Cameron. Once the terms had been agreed upon, she and Cameron
were back in the chambers of the judge, Edward R. Brand, an old
friend of hers and Cameron's. Her former husband suddenly swept
her off her feet and over his knee and spanked her while the
judge looked on.
Gillies - (contributed by Bruce) - The scottish
singer explains in her biography two occasions when she was told
to hold out her hand for the strap at school, once from a male
teacher and another from a female teacher.
- (contributed by Jan) - Life Magazine snapped a shot of the TV/Movie
actress` uncle giving her a spanking at a rehearsal or some such
that she was at when she was about 18-20. They publicised this
picture, so it should be something which can be looked up if an
archive copy of the magazine can be found. (Confirmed)
by Lonny) - Ann-Margret the stunning actress,
dancer and entertainer since the early 60's was taken otk by her
Uncle. The picture was captured and shown in the Jan 27th, 1961
issue of Life magazine. (Enter for Magazine Picture)
Ekberg - (contributed by nobody) - Some
years ago Time Magazine included a brief account of a spanking
that was administered to Anita Ekberg. While travelling with her
husband and staying at a hotel, Anita went out alone one evening
and returned very late. Upon her arrival, her furious husband put
her over his knee and began to administer a severe spanking. Miss
Ekberg's response was so spirited that it caused a commotion and
brought the hotel management to their door, at which point the
husband informed one and all that he was simply spanking his wife.
(contributed by Henry)
- Swedish actress Anita Ekberg was spanked by her
Anthea Turner - (contributed by Site
Visitor) - In The Times Education Supplement, December 2000, the
British TV presenter recalling one of her former schoolteachers
Mrs Moss said: "The atmosphere in her class was happy, but
we were disciplined. She was the sort of teacher who commanded
respect. You knew how far you could go and if you pushed her too
far you`d get a slap across the legs." "As a child I
never really got into serious trouble, I was too scared of my mum
- (contributed by Mike) - In Amy Fisher's
autobiography, she talks about a spanking she received from her
mother for hiding out at a friend's house when she was supposed
to go home.
I put on my galoshes and walked very fast to
Tracy's house. When I get there I tell her: "I never want to
go home again!" Tracy's closet is huge. She's even put a
pillow in there for me. I'm excited. I'm at peace. I'm happy with
my new life. Tracy will hide me in her room, bring me food, and
everything will be good. Three hours later, my mother has figured
it out. She isn't stupid, she knows I'm somewhere. She's called
Tracy's mother and Tracy's mother has come into her bedroom and -
well, there I am. Tracy's parent's drive me home. That was the
only time - ever - that my mother hit me. As soon as I got home,
she looked at me with a face lined by hours of worry on top of
two years of daily stress, turned me over her knee, and slapped
my butt till it was red. "Why did you do that? You had me
worried out of my mind," yelled this woman who never raised
her voice at me. All the frustration of the difficult juggling
act that was her life at twenty-six came out in that spanking,
& Paula Prentiss- (contributed by
Paul of Spring) - In a Summer (probably a June) 1967 issue of TV Guide
there was an article on Ann Prentiss, Paula Prentiss' sister, who
was an up and coming actress in her own right who never
gained the recognition of her sister.Ann was quoted as saying that
their father was a strict disciplinarian who required his young
daughters to bend over the bathtub while he whipped their
bare bottoms with his belt. Paula, the oldest, went first
and then it would be Ann's turn.Ann got her last paternal spanking in her late
teens or early 20's (I don't remember the exact age). She
was not bent over the bathtub but she didn't divulge her state of
her dress or the instrument of correction. She acknowledged
that if she had it coming, a spanking from a husband or boyfriend
would be good for her.
Ann Aubrey - (contributed
by frank) - about 25th
Jan 1973 The Daily Telegraph and Daily Express both carried
reports that 36year old actress Ann Aubrey was spanked on
her bare buttocks with a leather thong when she admitted to actor
husband Derren Nesbitt that she was having an affair.
- (contributed by Micah) - In an interview the actress said:
"I was like any other normal child. I was very, very naughty,
always up to some prank or the other. I was spanked often by my
mother and even by my grandmother who brought me up." (Confirmed)
- (contributed by Micah) - In an interview the author said:
"I have had good experiences of being spanked and with role
play, but that may just be because I had an authoritarian
parenting and I`m a failed actress."
Brigitte Bardot - (contributed
by George) - I recently read in Brigitte Bardot's biography,
initials BB, that she and her sister recieved 20 strokes with a
riding crop from their father for breaking the vase. (Confirmed) Bardot did
receive corporal punishment for the vase breaking incident. In
the biography I read it stated that she was given 50 strokes of
the cane. I have yet to read her biography titled BB.
by Peter) - During a TV interview the American singer commented:
"when I was young I always talked a lot, I
even got spanked at school for talking too much."
Billie Piper - (contributed by Derek) -
I heard on an interview once that although her mother supported
her singing, one time when she was about 8, Billie was singing
using a hairbrush as a microphone after being told to do her
homework, her mother caught her and took the hairbrush, took
Billie over her knee and gave her a spanking with it.
Mandrell - (contributed by James) - In her
autobiography, Get to the Heart: My Story, Barbara mentions about
her parents that "when I messed up they took out the switch,
and for that I thank them." She said that if she and her two
sisters violated a house rule they got a whipping. She told
a story about one whipping from her mother: " I said to
her, You can whip me if you want to, but it ain't gonna do me any
good." Well, she took me into the bedroom and started
whipping me, and after the third lick I started yelling, "It's
doing me some good, it's doing me some good."
by Jan) - The country singer mentions being spanked by her
parents in her biography.
by David) - Barbara received a spanking for throwing a $20 bill
out of a car window.
Ekland - (contributed by Carolina Jim) - From her
book, True Britt, the Swedish actress stated: "Several times
i collected a spanking from my father because of my rebellious
nature. Once for playing among the logs in the wood cellars from
which we were barred because of the dirt and the danger." (Confirmed)
In a magazine
called, The Spanking Scene, it included text from magazine and TV
interviews with Britt Ekland. It stated - In a magazine called
Aret Runt she (Ekland) said in 1985, "I know pictures of us
in newspapers showed a smiling and happy family but the truth is
I was always scared of my father, he held military drills with me
and my three brothers. He seemed to pick on me more and if he
felt we didn`t perform to his standards I was the one who was
punished, the boys were sent away and I was either taken across
his knee for a spanking, if I was lucky, or sent to get the
carpet beater. Sometimes I think the carpet beater knew my bare
bottom better than it knew the carpets."
On a one hour
talk show devoted entirely to Britt Ekland she spoke about it
more. (Interviewer) "I believe your father was very strict."
(Britt Ekland) "To say the least." (Int) "You`ve
said before he beat you frequently." (BE) "Yes, he
spanked me, not just with his hand in fact, he used whatever he
could get his hands on to bring me up properly, he used the
carpet beater, a shoe, a wooden spoon, a hairbrush, once even a
birch rod. I really dreaded the carpet beater, the march to get
it from the kitchen cupboard was very long especially when you
knew that this thing would soon whip your bare behind." (Int)
"You had to undress?" (BE) "Yes, always on the
bare, `To smart more` he said." (Int) "When was the
last time he punished you like that?" (BE) "I had just
turned Eighteen and had been to a party, I was late and he had
this system, he had a broomstick against the door and it didn`t
matter how hard I tried to sneak in the handle fell and woke him
up." (Int) "And what happened?" (BE) "I didn`t
see him that night but at seven the following morning he was in
my room with the carpet beater, he took the covers off and I had
to pull my pants down and lie across a pillow while he whipped me."
by Paul H) - In a Daily Mail article in 1997
there was a mention that Britt`s father beat her with a
coathanger and wiped the lipstick from her face.
Brooke Satchwell - (contributed by Dave
A) - The Australian actress, well known as Anne
from neighbours, said on a TV interview that she was brought up
in a strict family and received a few spankings when growing up.
Bush - (contributed by Jan) - The wife of the former
President of the United States mentions in her book that as a
child she was spanked with a hairbrush by her mother.
by Michael) - Barbara mentions in her biography that she was
spanked with a coat-hanger, and that her mother`s spankings were
Betty Friedan - (contributed
by Jan) - In her book, LIFE SO FAR-A MEMOIR, the American women`s
activist speaking about her childhood says "If I was
bad my parents discovered a spanking didnt have much effect
on me." She provides no other details than that, but it does
seem to confirm that she was spanked as a child.
Cleary - (contributed by Jan) - In her memoir, A
Girl From Yamhill, the American author recalls one day when she
and her brother were bored and wondering what to draw on a
blackboard their mother said: "Why don`t you see who can
draw the best bird." Eventually the two of them argued who
had drawn the best bird. Her brother had sat down on a chair to
argue his point. (memoir text) "Mine`s best." Winston
stolid and insistent was not going to give in. "It is not!"
Before winston knew what was happening to him I grabbed him by
the ankles and yanked him off the chair, he hit his head on the
seat and began to howl, I knew instantly I had done a very bad
thing, "Beverly!" Mother was shocked. Father sprang
from the floor, yanked me through the cold dining room and
deserted kitchen into the bathroom where he sat down on the edge
of the tub, turned me over his knee and spanked me. Now it was my
turn to howl: "I`ll be good daddy," I sobbed: "I`ll
be good." She went on to add: "I knew I deserved that
spanking so I had no reason to complain about it or feel sorry
for myself, eventually I came out of the bathroom and was made to
tell Winston I was sorry."
Whitelaw - (contributed by Jan) - In
the British actress` biography she gave an account about her
uncle. She was shuttled about quite a bit during World War II (grew
up in Coventry), and stayed with her Uncle, Jack Gallagher, for a
while. He had two boys. She said that he "Believed in the
strap." She then told how they (her and her two cousins,
apparently boys) slept under the stairs and at night would dare
one another to sneak out and steal something from the kitchen.
The next day when it was discovered she said that "Out came
Bonnie Parker - (contributed
by Douglas) - Another to add is Bonnie Parker of Bonnie &
Clyde fame. In a biograpy about them it is mentioned that Bonnie
was spanked many, many times by her mother.
Vorderman - (contributed by Duncan) - In
the local paper, The Bradford Telegraph & Argus, there is a
page called "School Matters" which has a column
entitled "11 Plus", where a personality answers eleven
questions about their schooldays. It's the same eleven questions
every week, and the final one is "Were you ever punished at
school?" And the British TV presenter recalls once getting
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Rocos - (contributed by Duncan) - Years
ago, I remember reading an article in the Daily Mail, about Cleo
Rocos, who used to play Miss Whiplash on the Kenny Everett
Television Show. She mentioned that she had attended a convent
school where she recalled: "I was always being caned across
the backside for some misdemeanour or other."
Crystal Bernard - (contributed
by Verbal Kint) - The actress grew up in Garland Texas USA, one
of four daughters of an evangelical southern baptist minister.
Taken from a newspaper tv guide she said: "I think of
growing up as I did with my dad and mom, the discipline that they
gave me, I`m really old fashioned. Everybody`s going to hate me
but I believe in spankings because I see people like my friends
who were raised a little more liberally and they have more
by Terry) - In an interview, actress Crystal
Bernard mentioned that she was paddled by a Vice Principal while
a high school student in Garland, Texas. If I recall, she said
she took the paddling instead of being suspended, received 5
"licks," and "deserved it."
Theron - (contributed by Lonny) - In Vogue Magazine
(October 2000), there was a profile of actress Charlize Theron,
wherein she mentioned receiving 'hard' spankings from her mother.
Ms. Theron (and Mother) also mused that the U.S.A. would be a
better place if disciplinary spankings were more common.
(contributed by Mike) - Charlize Theron
admitted in an article in US Magazine that while growing up in
South Africa she was spanked by her mother.
by Micah) - During an interview the South African actress said:
"I have a mother who, pardon the statement, kicks my ass if
I get out of line. When I was growing up, she never hesitated to
spank me if I deserved it. And I feel completely blessed to have
been brought up that way." (Confirmed)
(contributed by Jan) - In the October 2000
issue of Vogue Magazine South African actress, Charlize Theron,
mentioned receiving hard spankings from her mother while growing
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Wright - (contributed by Jay) - Chely
Wright (the young country singer) admitted on a TNN talk show
that her mother used to spank her "Black and Blue" with
a pink hairbrush.
Carmen Electra - (contributed
by BW) - Carmen said in Later magazine that she was spanked by
Crawford - (contributed by Michael) - Recalling her
childhood in her biography, Christina mentioned that she was
spanked across her mother`s knee with a hairbrush or ruler
sometimes hard enough for the implements to break on impact, she
also recalls that the spankings often left welts on her behind.
Cindy Crawford - (contributed by John) -
In an article it mentioned that when Cindy had
her apartment redone all the sound proofing was removed. It
stated that the intimate sounds of daily life in the Crawford
apartment could be heard very clear downstairs. Visitors marveled
at the clarity with which activites could be heard. A cleaning
lady for the people downstairs said she had heard quite clearly a
lady upstairs getting a spanking on numerous occasions.
Evert - (contributed by Jan) - I recall reading in a
biography long ago that her father sometimes applied a "Stinging
Hand" to her behind.
Lauper - (contributed by Bruce) - In a radio
interview Cindy Lauper told how her mother used to make her and
her siblings bend over and spank them with a belt. She joked that
the sound of the belt striking different bottoms was `Like a
by Otk 999) - On the wogan show a few years ago Cindy said her
mother used to line up her and her siblings and beat them `Like a
Francis - (contributed by Bruce) - On pages 187-190
of her autobiography, Who`s Sorry Now, The singer/actress
describes recalling for her new secretary an incident that took
place on her first visit to England in 1958 (when she would`ve
been just short of her 20th birthday). She had been mortally
offended by the interviewer on a British TV show, with whom she
had been scheduled to be on for half an hour. The man asked her
about any areas she didn`t want to discuss and she told him `Money,`
and no sooner did they go on live he asked her about money, she
called him a snake and walked off after four minutes. Her manager
George Scheck and her mother were furious as they returned to
their hotel suite. No sooner were they inside Scheck took off his
shoe, bent Francis over his knee and started spanking her hard.
Her mother stood by and rather than helping her, commented that
this was something she and her father should have done `A long
by Henry) - Connie Francis got a spanking from
her uncle when she was l9 for being a brat.
Simon - (contributed by Henry) - it was mentioned on
the Howard Stern show that Carley was spanked by her mother. I
also recall reading an article about Carly Simon, in which she
confessed she got over her stage fright by getting spanked before
every concert. I think she said the pain took her mind off how
she was feeling. Whichever member of the crew was handy did the
Crosby - (contibuted by Henry) - It was mentioned in
her book and also on the Howard Stern show that Cathy was spanked
by her father with a hairbrush, switch and strap.
by Jan) - In her autobiography Cathy mentions being spanked hard
by her father with hand, belt, or switch.
Clinton - (contributed by Henry) - It was mentioned
on the Donahue
show that Chelsea`s mother Hillary spanked her when she was seven
by Rob) - I read somewhere on the internet that Chelsea was
spanked by her parents at home up to the age of 17.
Houston - (contributed by Jan) - The mother of
Whitney and a singer herself in the 50`s recalls in her biography
being spanked while growing up. She also mentions administering
spankings herself when she became a mother.(Enter for
Biography Text)also contributed by Jan.
Cece Winans - (contributed
by Jan) - Cece Winans is a famous American gospel singer. She has
won eight Grammy Awards for her music. In her recently published
autobiography, On A Positive Note: Cece Winans, she goes into
some detail on how strict her parents were. (She is the eighth of
ten children.) In one paragraph she said that the most important
things in their household, in order, were: (1) Love, (2)
Discipline, and (3) Laughter. She mentions several times that
they would "whip" the children, and indicates that it
was on the "behind." She said that her mother used a
belt, a light cord, and a shoe. She makes the following quote on
page 18: "Your heart had to soften even if your behind still
stung." noting that because her mother was so loving that
she could not stay upset long.
- (contibuted by Jan) - In the Amarican actress` biography,
CYBILL DISOBEDIENCE, Cybill tells of a scuffle she had with her
older sister in their common bed, and then the next morning
"When my father saw my bruised shins and red-rimmed eyes, he
made Terry bend over, hands to ankles, and walloped her with his
belt. She incurred a similar punishment every time she chased me
around the house and attacked me, which was often because I
regularly provoked her (awfully dumb, since she was older, bigger,
stronger, and faster). I hid over a floor furnace outside the den
every time she was punished, talking to my plastic horses while
my sister yelped, determined to avoid such punishment myself. I,
Miss Perfect, rarely got whipped. My most egregious sins were
repeatedly scribbling in crayon on the living room wall and
taunting my brother to bite me, then telling on him when he did.
The spankings came to an end when I stopped crying." (Confirmed)
Tiegs - contributed by RG) - The model mentioned in
a magazine article a few years ago, I think in Parents magazine,
that punishment when she was a child meant being spanked "Once
or twice a year."
Boon - (contributed by Michael) - In her biography
the singer often mentions spankings. She said that her father
spanked her bare behind with either his hand, belt or slipper.
by Tracey) - Debby was spanked over her father Pat`s knee at the
age of seventeen, as recalled in Pat and Shirley Boone`s book.
by Mike) - Debbie Boone's autobiography talks at
great length about the bare bottom spankings she and her sister's
received from their parents while growing up. She even has a
chapter about her last spanking, which occured when she was 18
(contributed by Jan) - In her biography
Debby mentions spanking numerous times, and implies that she and
her sisters were spanked often and soundly. In fact, one chapter
is titled, "The Last Spanking." It was when she was
either 19 or 20 years old. Putting various references together,
she notes that she and her sisters were spanked on the bare
bottom, and that Pat would use "...slippers, belts, or
anything that would sting." She said afterward her sisters
and herself would go to her room, drop their drawers, and examine
their bottoms in the mirror to see whose was reddest. Apparently,
it was not uncommon for them to get spankings as a whole group.(Enter for Biography
Reynolds - (contributed by RG) - The actress was
spanked by her mother as mentioned in a biograpy. A magazine
article implied that she also spanked her daughter Carrie Fisher
Donna Summer - (contributed
by Douglas) - One that I recall mentioning being spanked as a
child is Donna Summer. She would bring it up in her act.
Della Reese - (contributed
by Jan) - She is a famous American singer, and for several years
has been the main star on a big American hit TV show, "Touched
by an Angel." In her biography she mentions that she
had a very strict mother who would "whip" her with
either a switch or a doubled up ironing cord. In one place, after
proving her mettle in a fight at school, she notes that her
mother spanked her for the fight and that, "My behind was
bruised, but my reputation was in cement."
Paul - (contributed by Bruce) - The Scottish
comedian recalls in her autobiography being strapped at school
with a leather tawse.
Carter - (contributed by Jan) - The American TV star
admitted in her biography to recieving regular spankings.
- (contributed by Sitevisitor) - In a magazine article, the
British Labour MP said of her father - He believed in "Spare
the rod and spoil the child". If you did anything wrong, he
would take his belt to you.
Dominnique Moceanu - (contributed
by Jan) - After obtaining a protective order against her father,
Dumitru, the American gymnast told the USA TODAY newspaper how he
was following her around, and that both he and her mother often `Hit`
her for not performing well or gaining weight. Dumitru`s lawyer,
Katherine Scardino, responded to that by commenting: "I
doubt it seriously, I would imagine over 17 years there have been
instances when she has been spanked."
Cannon - (contributed by Cindi) - The actress
admitted that she got spankings until she cried as punishments
over Carey Grant`s knee during their marriage in the 60s. (Confirmed) During
her divorce proceedings, Cannon explained that Carey Grant had
administered spankings to her. But I`m yet to read or hear any
by Tom) - I read in a TV guide that Dyan Cannon the actress was
spanked by her then husband Carey Grant. (Confirmed)
(contributed by Henry) - Dyan Cannon was
spanked by Cary Grant. (Confirmed)
by Paul) - Dyan Cannon some years ago told the
story on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show of a short film she made
called "One." It referred to a real life experience she
had. As a grammar school student, she was caught by the principal
sneaking into the boys' bathroom. She said she was marched to the
principal's office and was "whipped."
(contributed by Paul H) - A newspaper report
(approx 1984) mentioned that Dyan was regularly spanked by Cary
Grant during their marriage. The source of most of the tension
was the fact that Grant was constantly exasperated by the fact
that the much younger Ms Cannon had an insatiable appetite for
partying. Apparently the final straw for the relationship
occurred in a hotel room. Hotel staff were called to investigate
a blazing row between the couple and when they entered the hotel
room were astounded to find that Grant had Cannon over his knee
and was administering a jolly good spanking.
Moran - (contributed by Henry) - The actress from TV`s,
Happy Days, mentioned on the howard stern show that she was once
given the strap while laying across her bed for playing trick or
Mimi MacPherson - (contributed by Bertram) - In the
early 1990`s, Australian celebrities Elle & Mimi MacPherson
appeared on a mother`s day special show hosted by one of the Dido
brothers. Elle enthusiastically explained the hairbrush spankings
she and Mimi received from their mother, and as the two girls
were smiling and jovial while explaining this piece of nostalgia
(obviously no grudges) their mother looked a little uncorfortable
that it was raised. Mimi even told of a time when her mother
broke a hairbrush across her bottom during a spanking and was
told "Look what you`ve done."
- (contributed by Jim) - In an article it was mentioned that the
American actress was spanked soundly and often, when required, by
her actor father Robert.
Glennie - (contributed by Bruce) - The Scottish percussionist recalls in her biography having a
fight with a boy at school, and as a result of it she said:
"The teacher took out the leather belt and we got a whipping."
Smith - (contributed by Bruce) - There was an
article in a scottish newspaper debating whether the belt should
be brought back in schools. One of the contributors was Elaine C
Smith. The Rab C Nesbit star said: "I got the belt several
times at school but it had no affect, i continued to be a loud
Dundy - (contributed by Robert) - In
a Daily Mail article, the writer told how she was given bare
bottom canings by late husband, critic Ken Tynan. She commented:
"to cane a woman on her bare buttocks, to hurt and humiliate
her, was what gave him his greatest sexual satisfaction." (Confirmed)
Taylor - (contributed by Henry) - Elizabeth
Taylor was spanked by Michael Todd.
Slezak - (contributed by Micah) - In an interview
the actress said of her upbringing: There was
certainly a great deal of discipline. There was no such thing as
talking back or raising your voice - I don't raise my voice to my
parents to this day. The words 'shut up' didn't exist in our
house. We were spanked when we needed it. We were brought up to
have enormous respect for adults. In our house, when you were
told to go to bed, you went. And I think one thing that is very
characteristic of our home is that we were terribly happy. We
were very, very close.
Fawcett - (contributed by Jan) - I read somewhere
that when the actress misbehaved as a youngster she would have to
pull down her jeans and lay across the bed for her father to
spank her with a belt.
by Cindi) - Farah Fawcett told TV guide that up until the age of
18 she was spanked with a belt, jeans down, laying across her bed
by her strict father.
by Tracey) - Farah related on the howard stern show to bare
bottom spankings with a belt by her father.
Brown - (contributed by CB) - In a monthly magazine
called, Monocle, the British comedienne/impressionist mentioned
getting `Six of the Best` at school when she was caught doing an
impression of one of her strict teachers.(Enter for
Magazine Text)also contributed by CB.
Kendall - (contributed by Chas) - In
her autobiography, page 59, Felicity Kendall refers to the only
time her mother lost her temper with her. She says her mother
took a Mason Pearson Hairbrush to her bare bottom. (Confirmed)
- (contributed by Denise) - Illusionist David
Blaine was on the Howard Stern show and claimed he spanked
American singer fiona apple on a number of occasions. This is the
young lady who had a hit song about being a "bad, bad girl."
David blaine is the man who spent 62 hrs encased in ice in
downtown new york.
Michael) - David Blaine, the man who put himself
in ice, used to date Fiona Apple and gave her hard spankings.
This was on the Howard Stern show.
Germaine Greer - (contributed
by Paul H) - I remember a late night debating show back in the
1980s on corporal punishment, in which Germaine Greer
described the stiff beatings that she received from her mother
during her childhood, it seemed that Greer particularly resented
the ritualistic aspect of her canings. I also read an article on
Greer in the Sunday Times that also referred to the childhood
Rogers - (contributed by Carolina Jim) - In her book,
Ginger, My Story, the actress wrote about the first time she
smoked a cigarette with her friend Leslie. They were about eleven
at the time and she got sick. Her mother embraced her and asked:
"What happened darling?" And then she smelt the
cigarette odour in her hair and said: "What have you been up
to?" Ginger then wrote: "After the spanking Leslie and
I both got I never thought of a cigarette for many years!"
Gale Storm - (contributed by
Henry) - Gale Storm was spanked by her TV father, Charlie Farrell,
for showing up late for shooting. They later did a spanking scene
on the show, My Little Margie.
- (contributed by Chas) - In a book called,
Charlie Chaplin and his Times, his daugther Geraldine is quoted
as saying that she was spanked as a child. She said "we got
the full routine - on the bum, across our father's knee and bang-o!"
Halliwell - (contributed by OTK999) - on reading
Geri Halliwell's autobiography "If Only" I encountered
the following passages about Geri`s childhood which may be of
interest. Page 8 - "I loved my father on his good days, but
sometimes this was overshadowed by an unpredictable temper. He
would pull his belt from his trousers and snap it through the air
like a whip. As I lay hiding under the bed, I heard him shouting,
"Ready, ready red legs," before he pulled me out and
whipped me across the back of my thighs.
Page 22 - This afternoon, when Karen phoned,
I went outside to get Max. Mum thought I was sneaking out. She
gave me a wallop. I HATE HER!!
Page 22 - (recounting how she and her
siblings got past her mum's security lock on the telephone) We
were all dragged into the sitting room and punished with her flip-flop,
which was less painful than the wooden spoon. There is no other
mention of the wooden spoon being used that I can find, but I
assume it was a reasonably regular feature of the Halliwell
*Gabby Yorath - (contributed
by Jim) - The British TV presenter mentioned in an article that
she was smacked by her father whenever she arrived home late.
Heather Locklear - (contributed by Jan)
- In a biography it mentions that the actress was spanked just
once when she was six years old.
by JD) - Heather mentioned on the Nick-At-Nite
cable channel a few years ago an occasion when she and her
brother were supposed to be in bed, but they were cutting up,
misbehaving. She recalled her father had yelled to them that if
they didn't settle down, they were going to get a spanking. Her
brother must've quieted down but not Heather as she said her
father came into her bedroom, placed her over his lap and spanked
by Henry H)
- On the Howard Stern show Heather told how when
she was a girl of five or six her mother spanked her using a ball
and string paddle. As Heather told the story her mother was mad
at her for letting the neighborhood little boys see her frilly
panties. When Howard suggested that this was probably an innocent
act. Heather replied her mother took one look at her mischievous
expression and knew this was an intended gesture.
Storm - (contributed by Stephanie) - I
have heard (although I cannot confirm) that NBC sports announcer
Hannah Storm went to a catholic high school and felt the paddle
more than once.
Hillary Clinton - (contributed
by ?) - In the Book, Bill and Hillary, The
Marriage, discusses on P.93 that Hillary could expect the
reasonably frequent application of corporal punishment in the
form of spanking from her Dad, Hugh Rodham. (Confirmed)
(contributed by Peter)
- In a recent book dealing with the Clintons'
marriage, it stated that Hillary's father was a spanker and she
was on the receiving end at times. One occasion cited that when
she got in trouble at school for talking she was spanked on her
return home. (Confirmed)
- (contributed by HV) - The interview with Honor
Blackman was in Radio Times issue dated 31 August 96. Describing
her father she says: "He was wonderful in lots of ways, but
fearsome, and you certainly wouldn't like his temper. He
clobbered us quite a bit, but everyone did in those days. All we
had to do was talk back and the strap on our bare bottoms. I don't
think it did me any harm."
(contributed by Paul H) - I read in the
Daily Mail in 1997 that the former Bond Girl and New Avenger had
a very dominant and over-bearing father, who set tough, exacting
standards for his children. Honor was the only girl amongst a
number of brothers, but her father expected her to do everything
that the boys did. Apparently Honor was given regular hidings by
her father, which were every bit as severe as those meted out to
Hayley Mills - (contributed
by Peter) - I read that at a boarding school attended by the
British actress, the girls were spanked with a hairbrush while
wearing their pyjamas.