Celebrity Spanking, Corporal
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Tarrant - In an article on the subject of smacking -
Daily Mirror, June 23 2004, pages 16/17 - the British journalist
and TV presenter said: "I was smacked as a child for being
disobediant. It was never on the face, only on the bottom."
*Ida Lupino -
British born American actress. Reference: Ida Lupino: a biography, 1996, Uncle Barry
often had the task of disciplining his niece. Ida was spanked for
dyeing her hair blonde and for refusing to wear long dresses.
Secretly, Uncle Barry admired her plucky personality, which made
her the center of attention.
Jayne Mansfield - In
her biography, Here They Are: Jane Mansfield, the American model
& Hollywood actress mentioned on several occasions being
spanked by her mother for misbehaviour growing up.
Here They Are:
"Even when she (Jayne's mother) spanked me she always kissed
me and told me she was sorry."
(Jayne) spoke of a spanking her mother had once given her when
she was a young schoolgirl. She had made the mistake of telling
(her mother) Vera to 'Shut up'.
"She gave me about twenty spanks for that. But mama
never spanked me enough. Discipline is important to raising
children. I deserved everything I got. All the punishment and
She felt wronged when she was punished for something her cousin
had done. He had picked some green apples and thrown them down
from the tree to Jayne, who claimed not to know they were not
supposed to be doing that. It was explained graphically to her by
means of a spanking that it was wrong to be an
Goody - In her biography "Jade" the
popular British TV personality, 3rd in Big Brother 3 (UK), said
she was spanked by her mother for misbehaviour growing up, and
particularly recalls a hard belting she got which left her bottom
so sore she could barely sit down for a couple of days.
Jennifer Cole - On the
Howard Stern show, the American model/TV presenter explained a
time at her catholic school when she had to bend over and was
given two swats of the paddle by a female teacher which `hurt
- In the American talk show host`s autobiography - Jenny Jones:
My Story - she explains how she would be punished with a belt by
her father when she misbehaved growing up.
- On the Clive Anderson chat show the British actress admitted
being `beaten` by nuns in her schooldays. Julie was telling
Anderson how the nuns at her school reacted to her northern
accent and at the same time she was holding out her hand and
acting out taking some whacks on it. Anderson asked her: "So
you were beaten by nuns?" Julie replied: "Yes."
Julie later attended Holly Lodge grammar school and according to
one of my site contributors she was caned on the backside. Julie
was eventually expelled from Holly Lodge.
In an article
in The Sunday Mercury, Birmingham, England, January 30 2005, it
was mentioned that Julie was caned at her strict catholic school
in Birmingham, England.
Julie Walters goes
back to school this week, for a drama which brought back memories
of her own education.
And not all of them were pleasant.
She hated the private, convent-run primary school in Edgbaston,
where she was caned by the nuns.
Judy Finnigan - During
an interview on the British TV presenter`s daily chat show with
husband Richard Madeley, Guest, singer Melanie Brown, mentioned
"getting a crack" from her mother when she misbehaved.
Madeley replied by saying he used to "get a crack" as
well, and looked at Finnigan and said: "and you were hit
with a belt wasn`t you," looking slightly uncomfortable she
said: "it has been known yes."
- In her memoirs, Stare Back And Smile, the British actress
recalling her childhood, mentioned that she and a friend once cut
off their fringes with a pair of scissors, and she got her bottom
smacked for it but her friend didn`t.
- In a book called, Marilyn`s Men, The Private
Life of Marilyn Monroe, there was a brief mention that during the
childhood of Lucille LeSueur (Joan Crawford, American actress)
she had to scrub the floor, wash the dishes and was beaten with a
broomstick by the school`s headmistress.
In a book
called, Joan Crawford, The Last Word, it was mentioned that
Lucille (Joan Crawford) was often caned by her mother. And in the
same book it said that at her private school, Rockingham Academy,
she had to wash, clean, and scrub the floors, and if her work was
considered unsatisfactory she was flogged.
Bakewell - In a magazine article about the British
TV presenter it was mentioned that when she misbehaved while
growing up her mother spanked her with a hairbrush or a slipper.
She also wrote in a newspaper article about a time she was taken
across her mother`s knee and received a bare bottom spanking with
In an article
in the Daily Mail, 13th September, 2003, the following text
appeared: (Talking about Joan`s Mother) She would smack her
daughter without warning. Joan remembers being beaten with a
slipper over her mother`s knee.
- In the book, Jaqueline Bouvier An Intamate Memoir, it was
stated that the former American First Lady was often spanked and
at times severely by her mother Janet.
Jerry Hall - In a Sunday
newspaper magazine article, the American model/actress said that
she was spanked by her father with the buckle end of his belt,
but said it was often unjustified and went too far, and was one
of the main reasons she left home at the earliest opportunity at
Jessica Alba - In an
interview on the MSNBC website, Sept 23, 2005, the American
actress, talking about her role in the movie "Into the
Blue?" where she appears in a skimpy swimsuit said her
traditional Catholic parents Cathy and Mark might not approve of
her showing so much flesh.
wasn't allowed to wear a bathing suit in the house when I was a
kid," Jessica explained. "I would get spanked and they
would be like, 'Put your clothes on'
not like a bad
spanking but my grandma would get the fly swatter and make us get
our clothes on."
- On a biographical page about the Taiwanese singer on the
Wikipedia website (www.wikipedia.org) it was described how her mother
encouraged/pushed the young Jolin to do well in her education,
placing her in the top three in every class, but one. The one
exception, a tenth position, was not tolerated by her mother who
caned her for not preparing properly.
Though Jolin was introverted
and shy as a child, her mother realized early on that Jolin was
of scholarly material, so her mother brought her to attend
Japanese-style mathematics lessons, which she completed more
rapidly than anyone expected she would. During her primary school
years, her excellent scores meant that she failed to rank in the
top three of her class only once, a class in which she placed
tenth. As a punishment for being too complacent in her test
preparation, she was caned by her mother. Eventually, her
scholastic abilities enabled her to enroll at some of the highest
ranking schools in Taiwan, including Jingmei Girls High School
and later, Fu Jen Catholic University.
McGillis - In an article about the American actress,
The Washington Post, October 29, 1989, it mentioned how the
"high-strung" young Kelly was occasionally spanked by
her father, Donald.
Stark - The British model/actress
was given an otk hand spanking, aged 14, by her father, Wilbur,
after a battle of wills turned to foul language, and Wilbur
decided what his teenaged daughter needed was discipline.
Right: Koo Stark - spank otk
by father at 14
The Mirror (London,
Date: August 21, 1996
Wilbur described before his
death the battles of wills between father and daughter, and how
the divorce had traumatically affected Koo. It was only when Koo
was 14 that they got to know each other well. "One day I
received a telephone call from my ex-wife and she told me: `In
ten days' time you're getting Koo," Wilbur said then.
"But when she arrived
in London, after all those years growing up with her mother, she
was full of anger.
"She'd obviously been
brought up to believe I was a bastard.
"The first thing she
said was: 'You're not my father. You're not going to change me.'
"But one day she used
a vile word. I told her: '`I'm your father. I don't know if I can
change you, but I won't allow language like that in my house'.
"`It was very rough
for the first two days, so finally when she was screaming and
yelling, I took her over my knee and spanked her and said: '`It's
time you had some discipline'."
Woodburn - The star of Channel 4
series, How Clean Is Your House?, received corporal punishment at
home and at school. In her biography, Unbeaten: The Story Of My
Brutal Childhood, she describes the "beatings" she
received at home from her father who it appears would lose his
temper and lash out rather indiscriminately, and also describes
her time at strict RC convent school, Nazareth House, where poor
performance in class would result in a ferocious lash across the
hands with a stick.
Kim also talks about a
senior girl who`d been adopted by the school as a baby and was
now very much a favourite among the teaching staff. The senior
girl was given a free reign over the younger girls, like a
prefect, and would often smack their bottoms whenever she saw
fit, and for "serious" misdemeanours she would thrash
their bare bottoms with a stick.
Hudson - In a Q&A interview on the iVillage
website, the American actress, and daughter of famous actress
Goldie Hawn, said she was occasionally spanked when growing up.
She said: "I grew up in a house where I got spanked every
once in a while. I was disciplined. At the same time, I was
completely free to be my own person, and to dress in my own
clothes, and to be naked, if I wanted to. My parents were very
open about sex. We didn't really hide much in our family. I think
I'll probably be very similar."
Hepburn - The American actress was spanked by her
parents when she misbehaved growing up. On the life.com website,
an excerpt from the book, Katharine Hepburn: 1907-2003 A Special
Celebration of a Great American Life, stated the following - for
all their liberal ways, the Hepburn parents believed in physical
discipline. "Were we spanked?" Hepburn once said with
The American movie legend was spanked by her
father for misbehaviour growing up, until apparently, she figured
out how to stop the punishments by taking them without crying.
Time Magazine: Monday September 1,
The Hepburn Story
In the rapt and rambling Hepburn
household, no one ever changed the subject when young Kate came
into the room: she heard all there was to hear. But freedom had
its limits. When his children's squabbles got beyond the control
of reason, Dr. Hepburn whacked them all impartially. Kate was
spanked until she was nine, when she figured out how to stop the
spankings: by taking them without crying.
- On a daytime chat show, the Scottish TV presenter recalled
being spanked by her parents while growing up. She commented:
"There are great parents out there who have smacked, and my
mum and dad. I did get smacked on the very odd occasion and I
wouldn`t say `it never did me any harm`, but I always knew why it
was happening and therefore it didn`t do me any harm because it
was done fairly. (shifting in her seat) "And it was very
sore as well." (joking) "I`ve grown up to quite like
- The Bollywood actress was spanked with a variety of implements
by her mother Tanuja when
she misbehaved growing up. She told the dailymailnews.com
website: "I was the most spanked kid at home. My mother has
horrifying memories of beating me up with badminton racquets,
plates and whatever she could lay her hands on!"
And her mother told
the screenindia.com website: "I must have spanked her with
everything I could lay my hands on, - from a book to a badminton
Dame Kiri te
Kanawa - In the classical musician`s biography it
was mentioned that while growing up her mother, Nell, would
administer physical punishments for serious misbehaviour with a
large wooden spoon or a belt.
- The American actress was spanked/smacked with a wooden spoon by
her grandmother when she misbehaved growing up.
In Esquire magazine
(British Edition, June 2004, page 112) Kirsten, talking about her
film production company Wooden Spoon Productions, said:
"It's called Wooden Spoon Productions because my grandmother
used to keep me and my brother in line with wooden spoons when we
Battle - In an article in the Tri-State Defender,
June 25 1997, the American classical musician said she was
"Often spanked" by her mother growing up.
Text from Tri-State
Defender, June 25 1997
and when she was good...
I was such an incorrigible child. My mother, Jennie Stratton
Dobbins often spanked me, but not before she preached to me the
story of the little girl who, "when she was good, she was
very good; but when she was bad, she was horrid!!".
Lauren Burns - The
Australian Olympic gold medalist at Taekwondo, was caned by her coach in Korea
when she under performed in training. In an article on ABC Online
(Australian Story), she describes the time when she trailed in at
the back during a training run, and her coach instructed her to
lay face down on the floor, and he administered ten strokes with
a bamboo cane to her backside.
Williams - The American Olympic 100m Silver
Medallist from Athens 2004 was spanked when she misbehaved
growing up. In an interview with her father David Williams, The
Mercury News, August 21, 2004, he said: "She's been a special child since birth. You
know, she's only been spanked three times in her life."
LeAnn Rimes - In the May 2001 issue of
Texas Monthly magazine there is an article by Skip Hollandsworth
about American singer Leann Rimes which mentions that her father
Wilbur spanked her with a belt. The only dispute is the reason
she was punished. 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."
- In her biography the American singer mentions being spanked
while growing up, she also mentions the use of a switch.
Coulson - During a domestic argument with her
husband, Phil, the British actress threw an orange at him and
tried to wreck his mountain bike. Phil eventually decided things
had gone too far and put lindsey over his knee and spanked her
- In an article in Women`s Day Magazine, March 5, 1991, Desi
Arnaz Jr was talking about the upbringing he and his sister
actress Lucie had from their mother, the famous American actress
Lucille Ball, and said: "Mom
tried to pass on the solid values she had learned from her own
mother, "You're not special because you're famous," she
said. If we broke the rules we got spanked, grounded or sent to
Redgrave - In an article in the Seattle
Post-Intelligencer, July 12 1996, it was mentioned that the
British actress was spanked by her father, actor Michael
reference mentioned was a young Lynn being spanked by her father
for crying when his dog knocked her over. This may appear to be a
harsh reason, but does suggest that Mr. Redgrave was a spanker.
- Lady Veronica Lucan was caned by her husband, the myseriously
disappeared Lord Lucan.
She`s said to have told her former
nanny, Stefanja Sawicka, how he had beaten her with a cane.
Lady Lucan described how her
husband: "Instructed me to bend over a chair and he would
methodically beat me with a stick with the end cut off and
bandaged with elastoplast. I would receive six or ten measured
strokes which left me badly bruised." - Lady Lucan
- In an interview in the Chicago Sun-Times, November 29, 1994,
the gorgeous American actress, talking of her days at her strict
RC convent school, recalled receiving corporal punishment by
spanking with the paddle.
Fiorentino Shows Nervy Side in
Author: James Ryan
Date: November 25, 1994
Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
"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
rebelling against all their efforts to turn me into a good little
Lucy Liu - The
gorgeous Chinese-American actress was spanked for misbehaviour
growing up. During an interview on, The View, January 4, 2007,
talking about her childhood one of the presenters said: "I
bet you were never spanked as a child! Were you ever
spanked?" Lucy replied to the presenters & guests:
"Who thinks I was spanked? hand up." before revealing:
"I was spanked."
- In the book, The Andrews Sisters: A Biography & Career
Record, it explains how the famous American performing sisters
were strictly raised by their parents, Peter & Olga, which
included no dating or parties in their high school years, and on
page 18 touched on an occasion when Maxene and friend, Gladys,
were caught playing football with some neighbourhood lads, for
which Maxene was punished by her father with the razor strap.
Apparently Maxene was the only one of the sisters who was
punished in this way.
Marion Davies - In the
book, Marion Davies; A Biography, it mentions how the American
movie actress was strictly raised and spanked for misbehaviour by
her father with a razor strop.
Marion Davies; A Biography, page 18
It was an unpermissive era and
Marion`s backside had stung from Papa Ben`s razor strop more than
- The American singer/actress mentioned being spanked by her
stepmother in her diaries of the filming of Evita, printed in
Vanity Fair magazine, November 1996. Talking of waiting to film
the famous balcony scene she wrote - The fact they are making me
wait is torture. It reminds me of when I was a little girl and
I`d get into some sort of silly trouble and my stepmother would
give me a wooden spoon and tell me to go upstairs and wait in her
room with the door closed and she would come up and spank me
In an article
about her childrens` book, The English Roses, in The Times
Magazine, 13th September, 2003, the following text appeared - She
also writes, rather less cosily, about her stepmother regularly
presenting her with a wooden spoon with which she would later be
Maggie Gyllenhaal -
In an article in Jane Magazine, September 2002, the American
actress, while doing research for her role in the movie,
Secretary, in which she`s dominated and spanked by her screen
boss, was said to have watched an S&M movie as she hadn`t
been spanked since she was growing up.
Smith - In her Biography, A Bright Particular Star,
it describes how the legendary British actress was strictly
raised by her parents, especially her father who would administer
bare bottom spankings with a leather belt for misbehaviour.
- In a book called, When They Were Kids, there was a mention that
the American writer was spanked with a hairbrush or razor strop
by her uncle while growing up at home. Also in an article in The
New York Times, the following was mentioned about punishments in
Mary`s childhood years with her Aunt & Uncle in Minneapolis
- The children were made to stand outdoors for three hours at
a time in the snow, and they were regularly thrashed with a razor
strop; Miss McCarthy recalled being beaten in one instance for
receiving a school prize, lest she become ''stuck up.''
Brown - In her biography, Catch a Fire, the British
singer talks of the strict West Indian upbringing she had from
her father. She explains how he suddenly went from being
easygoing to a strict disciplinarian, and the two reasons he
gave. One, that her mother was too soft with her, and two, that
if he didn`t discipline her she`d end up hanging around street
corners smoking fags and kissing boys. Melanie said her mother
would apply an instant smack when she misbehaved, but her father
would tell her she`d done wrong, and give her a time and place,
sometimes days ahead, when she`d be punished. She goes on to
explain the ritualistic and atmospheric aspect to her
punishments, how she`d walk into a quiet room, bend over, and be
spanked by her father with his hand or a belt. Her father would
sometimes give her a double punishment and count aloud the spanks
if she`d misbehaved twice that week. She also describes the nervy
days building up to her punishments, and how she would wake each
day feeling edgy and thinking - three days to go, two days to go,
and so on.
Pfeiffer - In an article in The Sunday Mirror
Magazine, December 1 1996, the American actress mentioned that
sometimes she would skip school and go down to the beach and when
her father found out he would spank her for it.
Bardot - The French actress and her older sister,
movie legend Brigitte, were caned by their parents when they
misbehaved growing up. The two of them received harsh canings
from their father when they broke a valuable vase of their
mother`s while playing. Sister Brigitte said in a biography by
Glenys Roberts that she was often caned, so it seems highly
likely her sister Mijanou was too.
O`Hara - According to a tabloid article scan sent to
SF&R - from a 1970s issue of The National Enquirer - which
appears to be genuine, the Irish-American actress recalls being
spanked both at home and school growing up, and appears to
support the sensible use of corporal punishment by both parents
and teachers. She is quoted as saying: `There was no sparing of
the rod in my family`, and Maureen, born in Dublin and the oldest
of six children, said that her father applied discipline with his
razor strop on occasions, and said of the strict catholic schools
she attended in Ireland: `We got whacked` by the nuns when they
Maureen was spanked at
home when she misbehaved growing up. On page 11 of her memoir,
Tis Herself, she said in her household you could be :
"Disciplined with the strap when it was deserved".
O`Brien - In a Q&A with the American actress on
the Classic Images Website, Margaret O`Brien, The MGM Years, An Interview by Allan Ellenberger, the
following question and answer was featured, (AE): Were there any
other interesting things that happened on location? (MO): Sylvan
S. Simon directed the picture, and one day I got into a fist
fight with his daughter who was working as an extra. That was the
only fist fight I ever got into as a kid. We got into some
disagreement - I forget what it was about - and our parents
pulled us away. I got a spanking, and she got sent to a boarding
school when she got home (laughs). Then years later we became
real good friends, and she turned out to be one of the sweetest
girls I ever met.
Navratilova - The Czech/American former world number
one tennis player admitted in her biography that while growing
up, when she was very bad, her father would put her over his knee
and spank her, and sometimes he used a ruler. She recalls her two
biggest spankings, one for going to her friend`s house after
school without telling her parents and arriving home late when it
was dark, for which she mentions being spanked very hard. And
another for calling one of her neighbours a cow. She also
mentions that her mother sometimes smacked her but commented:
"She hurt her hand more than my butt."
Yeung - In an article on the Miriam Yeung Singapore
Official Fanclub website (www.miriamyeung-sg.com), it mentions
how the Chinese singer/actress was often caned by her father when
she misbehaved growing up.
- The American actress/singer/novelist, recalls in her biography
being punished at school with a ruler. She mentions having to
hold out her hands and being whacked on her palms by a nun for
punching a boy who tried to kiss her in the playground. And one
day when she walked into a class and down the aisle to her seat,
the priest warned her that she was `switching,` this meaning that
he thought she was rolling her behind from side to side. The
priest then told her to walk down the aisle again, and after she
did-so he said that she was still doing it. She was then told to
come to the front and asked to hold out her hands and was whacked
on the palms with a ruler in front of the entire class.
Mercy Johnson - In
an article on Nollywood
Entertainment Online, August 16, 2010, the Nigerian actress
recalled being "flogged" at school for her rather
scruffy appearance. Caning is still widely used in Nigerian
Nova Peris - In an article
in The Age (http://www.theage.com.au), the Australian Olympic
Gold Medallist (Hockey, Atlanta 1996) recalled frequent spankings
with a belt growing up from her disciplinarian stepfather
"Chappy". The beltings were common, and hard, making
her bottom sore and sitting down difficult, and Nova particularly
recalls a long hard belting she received as a rebellious 15yo
after being caught skipping school.
The Age: March 30 2003
When Peris was six, her mother and
Chappy married. He was a tough man, a rigid disciplinarian who
hated "laziness and untidiness". He ran a tight ship,
rousing the girls in the morning with a blast on his bugle and
donning a white glove to inspect their cleaning efforts.
Chappy had seen action with the
navy in Vietnam before joining the police force in Darwin. His
experiences "progressively toughened and hardened him",
according to Peris, and this hardness spilled over into domestic
life. Beltings with a leather strap were common.
At 15, Peris rebelled. She began to
wag school, but was soon caught. Chappy's response was
predictable. "I got belted, absolutely belted," she
says. "It seemed as if Chappy just strapped and strapped
me." Some days her backside was so sore from the beatings
she was forced to kneel at school rather than sit.
Judd - In her book, Love Can Build a Bridge, The
American singer/songwriter said: Page 14
I had all A's but
nonetheless got a spanking for this bad
Daddy didn't have to use the belt on me
very often, because I loved to learn.
- The American chat show host has mentioned in a book, a
newspaper article, and on her show that she was often spanked on
her behind with a switch by her grandmother while growing up.
- In a magazine interview, the Australian actress recalled
receiving corporal punishment at school. She said: "I went
to a Catholic girls school and I used to get whipped and it
In a 1999
interview with American host, Conan O`Brian, Peta told of a time
she was spanked in front of the entire school of 600 students in
an assembly. (Enter for Text)
In a 1997
interview with Jay Leno, Peta told a similiar story of public
chastisement at school, explaining how she was "Given a
Lashing" in front of 600 students. (Enter for
Picabo Street - In an
article on the Idaho Statesman website, and in her book, Picabo:
Nothing to Hide, the American international skier recalled being
spanked by her father while growing up. She said: "When I
got into trouble, I had to pick my own piece of wood and hand it
to Dad. Then I'd stand with my toes on this line in the kitchen,
bend over, touch my toes, and get whacked."
Montgomery - The Australian actress was caned at her
private school in Australia, but not it would seem in the
conventional way. In the April 2005 issue of Stuff Magazine Poppy
admitted to being a rebel at school and giving cheek to teachers,
which resulted in her expulsion from six private schools, and
receiving a thrashing from one teacher across her backside with a
feather duster, some of which are made from bamboo cane. So not a
conventional school cane, but a bamboo duster would have had very
Piper Laurie - In a Photoplay Magazine
article, November, 1955, the American actress said of her father:
"He is a strict disciplinarian. I think his means of
discipline gave me a sense of values I would never have had
otherwise. His ways of showing me how to discipline myself have
helped me to take what ever success I may have attained and not
let it throw me. Even now, if I ever get carried away, he's there
to level me off. I had my share of spankings, but I never
regretted any. I can't ever recall once being spanked when I
thought I was being unjustly punished."
- In the British singer/actress` biography, it mentions an
incident as a child when she was "soundly spanked" by
her mother after being caught harpooning pickled onions from a
jar with a knitting needle she had stolen.
of Monaco - Caroline and Stephanie were stricly
raised by their parents and a strict British governess. An
article in the Daily Mail, 1st April, 2003, told how their mother
Princess Grace spanked them into their teens when they
Zinta - The Indian actress was spanked by her mother
for misbehaviour growing up.
The Telegraph, Calcutta, India
Thursday, May 4, 2006
At home, we never witnessed any
problems or arguments. There was a very congenial environment at
home while I was growing up. I was never treated as dumb. My
opinions and views mattered to my parents. Because I was so
naughty, my mother used to spank me quite a lot.
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