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Robinson - (contributed by A Source) - During an
interview, the British TV presenter spoke about her days at a
convent boarding school in England, and her rebellious streak,
especially from the age of 14, resulting in frequent visits to
the Headmistress` study for canings across her bare buttocks. She
added that her insistance to stretch the limits meant she was
sometimes punished more than once a day.
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 Larry) - I recently brought the book "Call
me Crazy" by Anne Heche the American actress. Below are
excerpts - This happened when Anne was 8.
were taken from her mother`s dresser) Dad went to his closet and
pulled out a belt. He rarely used belts, but on this occasion, I
suppose they decided it was necessary to use something stronger
than a wooden spoon. We were instructed to pull down our pants
and lean over the bed one by one. The plan that they came up with
was that Dad was going to hit us with the belt until one of us
admitted to stealing the money. We would each get whacked three
to five times, depending on what we didn`t know, and then have to
stand and watch the others get hit until it was our turn again. I
think Nathan was the first in line because they thought he was
guilty and would confess. Abi was next and then me. We slowly
pulled down our pants and held our breath as we leaned over the
bed, one after another, time after time, hit after hit. The more
times we leaned over, the harder the hits got. Nathan was trying
so hard not to cry or scream out, but Abi and I couldn`t help
ourselves. We were bawling at each hit.
in the book was that when Anne was nine she met a boy named
David, 12, in church and exchanged notes with him which were
found by her parents. She received a spanking from her father
with a wooden spoon for this.
Diamond - (contributed by IanC) - In the mid 1990s
the British TV presenter`s life was serialised in one of the
national newspapers (possibly The Mirror). She mentioned that
during her teenage years her father took her across his knee and
spanked her bottom when she misbehaved, and added that she`d
deserved to be spanked, it did her more good than harm, and other
teen girls like her should get the same treatment.
- (contributed by Paul A) - The Posh-voiced English TV
personality was on a radio chat show I was listening to a few
years ago with Nicholas Parsons. He was lamenting the decline in
child discipline, and said: "I used to be put across the
knee or given the slipper" and Annabel said: "Crikey,
yes so was I" (she didn't say which, being put across the
knee, given the slipper or both). The smacking, whatever it
was, was done by her father in her bedroom for being rude to
guests. He waited till they'd gone and Annabel said she felt
better about it because it was done in a calm way after the
Fraser - (contributed by Peter) - In a
radio interview I heard about 20 years ago. Lord Longford and his
wife Elizabeth, the historian and writer, were asked how they
disciplined their large brood of children, by then all grown up,
of course. Lady Longford replied that her husband had been rather
easy going, but that she had been the one to reach for the
hairbrush. From this we may infer that Lady Antonia Fraser,
the historical writer and novelist, was spanked as a child. Also,
isnt the actress Rachel Billington one of the Longford
In Antonia Frasers crime novel
Quiet As A Nun a schoolgirl is threatened with a
spanking by a nun schoolteacher which may be rather indirect
evidence for Antonias own schooldays.
MacGraw - (contributed by A Source) - The American
actress talks in some detail in her biography about the fact she
was spanked at home and at school. She says that if you were ever
spanked at school and your parents found out, they`d spank you
again when you got home.
by Jan) - The actress mentions in her biography that she was
spanked by her parents. (Confirmed)
Annie Jones - (contributed
by Ozman) - In a magazine or newspaper article, recalling her
childhood, the Australian actress who played the character Jane
Harris in the early days of neighbours told of what would happen
if she misbehaved in public. If she misbehaved she would get a
single hard slap on the leg, this was a warning. If she
misbehaved again she would get a slap on the other leg, which
would indicate that she would get a 'proper' spanking when she
- (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)
by A Source) - During a radio interview some years back, the
actress was asked about the picture in Life Magazine of her being
spanked by her uncle. She was asked of it was for real or
publicity, and suggested it was a bit of both. She went on to say
that in the absence of her father, her uncle was the one who
disciplined her. When required he would take her across his knee
and spank her backside.
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
(contributed by Henry)
- Swedish actress Anita Ekberg was spanked by her
- (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 finding out."
- (contributed by Blubberboy) - In the British actress`
biography, it mentions that she was spanked with a hairbrush at
her convent school. She starred in Carry On Cowboy amongst
- (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.
Ann Curry - (contributed by
RG) - On NBC's Today show a few months back, after a feature on
child rearing, the male host asked co-hostesses Ann Curry and
Soledad O'Brien if they had ever been spanked as kids... Ann said
"Oh, yeah"! Soledad also said "Yes".
- (contributed by Ciscoman) - During an interview, the MTV
hostess mentioned that when she misbehaved as a child she`d have
to go out and get a switch, and was spanked with it by her
Aiswara - (contributed by
Anonymous) - 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)
Amy Sohn - (contributed by
Anonymous) - 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
Amy Carter -
(contributed by RG) - The daughter of former U.S. president
Carter, was spanked once by Rosalynn Carter. This was mentioned
in a magazine article.
Anna Marie Fritz
- (Contributed by Cinndunc) The American writer/author/ poet, was
spanked growing up. On the sellwritingonline.com website she
explains that she was writing poems from an early age, but wrote
one of her first efforts on the bathroom wall and got a
"Sound Spanking" from her father for it.
Carlisle - (Contributed by Cinndunc) American 80's pop star (Singer of "Our
Lips Are Sealed" and "We'll Make Heaven a Place on
In her new autobiography, "Lips Unsealed" she admits to
spankings from her step-father, up to 9th grade (14 years old).
With his quick temper, my [step]dad lacked certain basic
parenting skills, such as patience. He was of the old-fashioned
school that believed in spanking children, and not only that, he
seemed to think children should be spanked regularly. My mom
looked the other way as we screamed. I don't know if she condoned
such punishment, but once, after I complained, she said that she
had read that a popular TV talk-show host also spanked his kids,
as if to say that made it ok.
Butch and I made light of the beatings we received by comparing
the red marks on our skin or the number of lashes... But beneath
the jokes and the half-smiles were lots of pain and tears.
Butch came into my room one night..."27" he said.
"I don't believe it" I said.
"Yeah. He hit me 27 times. A new record!"
Page 23: (After 14 year old Belinda is caught shoplifting)...As
soon as we got home, his belt came out and he let me have it.
Benazir Bhutto -
(contributed by Paul A) - I read that, age 10 although a Muslim,
and her father, A.Z. Bhutto, being PM at the time, Benazir (the
former Pakistan PM) was sent to a convent school. Her father said
she was to be treated exactly like the other pupils - which meant
the hairbrush each time she broke the rules. (SF&R Comment) Waiting
for a source from the contributor. (Enter for Picture)
Brigitte Bardot -
(contributed by George) - I recently read in Brigitte Bardot's
biography, initials BB, that she and her sister received 20
strokes with a riding crop from their father for breaking the
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.
(contributed by Paul
A) - I read a Brigitte Bardot biography in French a long time ago
and it said the implement used was a "martinet". It's a
small whip, like a very small cat o nine tails.
(contributed by Jack)
- In a French documentary on the life of Brigitte Bardot, her
sister recalled their father's "Fierce temper" and
commented that "Brigitte got the worst of it". She then
told a story of one time when he caught Brigitte doing handstands
in the street, revealing her underwear to the boys. He dragged
her into the house, bent her over, and caned her bottom
repeatedly. Later there was a clip where Brigitte was asked about
her father spanking her, she said: "Spanked, whipped call it
what you will." (Enter for Pictures)
Mijanou Bardot - (contributed by Cinndunc) - The
French actresses, and sisters, were raised with "Severe
discipline" by their father Toty according to Jeffrey
Robinson`s book about Brigitte, and mentioned the now famous
incident where the sisters were harshly caned by their father for
breaking a valuable vase of their mother`s while playing. Mijanou
received 25 strokes and Brigitte got 50. (Confirmed)
Britney Spears - (contributed 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."
(contributed by Viper) - Britney was spanked
at school. She admitted this on the Jo Whiley show on Channel
4(UK) a few years back. She said that she liked to talk a lot,
and got spanked for it in first grade, which she said `was very
(contributed by Paul) - I heard pop star
Britney Spears was bent over the back of a sofa and had her
backside firmly spanked by Aero Smith`s Steve Tyler at this
year`s (2001) Super Bowl post performance party.
Jamie-Lynne Spears - (contributed by Jack) - In a
magazine article called 'Sister of Superstar', Britney and
Jamie-Lynne Spears` mother Lynn said: "My two girls are
alike in many ways, they share a lot of the same qualities, but
they've got their own different personalites. Britney has always
been eager to please everyone, while Jamie-Lynne can be more
rebellious, and that can sometimes get her in trouble. She's
probably already had more spankings than Britney ever got." (SF&R Comment)
Unconfirmed at the moment - I`m trying to find out exactly what
magazine this article was in.
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.
(contributed by A Source) - During a TV
interview, the British singer said she was spanked with a
hairbrush into her teens by her mother when she misbehaved.
Bo Derek - (contributed by
Laddie) - In the American actress` biography she mentions being
paddled by her father while growing up.
(contributed by PDW) - On the
Barbara Walters Show in 1980, a Mother`s Day special, the
American actress appeared with several other celebrities and
their mothers`. During discussions, Walters asked the celebs if
they were ever spanked? To which Bo Derek replied: "Oh yes,
we were spanked".
Brooke Shields -
(contributed by Kassy) - Years ago in a copy of Life Magazine,
about the time when "Pretty Baby" was released (in
which Brooke is strapped in Barn), the American actress` Mother
said: "Brooke is like any other teen, she gets
"bristles" when she swears." I assume she meant
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 A Source) - In her biography, the American country singer
talks of she and her sisters being spanked by their parents in
their youth. She explains how when they misbehaved their mother
would send them out with kitchen shears to cut a switch and
they`d get whipped on their bare buttocks. She said their father
would take them across his knee and spank them with his hand
where ever the incident took place.
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
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.
- (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.
(contributed by A Source) - During a TV
interview, the Australian actress said she got an occasional
"deserved" slap across the backside from her parents
when growing up, but during her high school years got 4 or 5
memorable over-the-knee spankings from them.
(contributed by Ozman) - In a magazine or
newspaper article, the former neighbours actress said that she
got her last spanking shortly before joining the neighbours cast.
Brooke Hayward -
(contributed by RG) - The actress , daughter of producer Leland
Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, mentions being spanked
with her brother Bill and her sister Bridget by her parents in
the book "Haywire".
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.
- (contributed by RG) - The daughter of cowboy movie star Tom
Mix, was spanked by him as a child.
- (contributed by Blubberboy) - In a book about the British
singer, it`s mentioned that she was raised strictly and was
frequently spanked by her Scottish mother when she misbehaved.
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
the strap." (Confirmed)
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 was a
page called "School Matters" which had a column
entitled "11 Plus", where a personality answered eleven
questions about their schooldays. It was 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 the cane. (Enter for Article Text) also
contributed by Duncan. (Confirmed)
- (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."
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 problems."
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."
Charlize 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.
(contributed by anonymous) - 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
for Article Text) (SF&R Comment) Charlize
was spanked by her mother and is completely in favour of it as a
form of discipline.
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.
- (contributed by RG) - The daughter of Lou, from Abbott &
Costello, was occasionally spanked by her father in her youth.
- (contributed by Cinndunc) - On the show, Politically Incorrect,
the American actress/tv personality was asked by Bill Maher
during a conversation if she was ever spanked? to which she
replied "Once." (BM) "Recently?" (CK)
"No, no, no."
- (contributed by RG) - Daughter of the opera singer Mario Lanza,
was spanked by her mother as a child.
Carmen Electra -
(contributed by BW) - Carmen said in Later magazine that she was
spanked by her mother.
- (contributed by Jack) - In a small article in the Daily Mirror
a few years ago, the American singer was quoted as saying:
"I think the beatings I got from my father made me a
stronger person". About a year later I saw a documentary on
one of the music channels on satellite TV in which Christina had
recently been reunited with her father, when she said: "It's
hard to try and have a relationship with him. A lot of my
memories are of him whipping my butt".
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.
Ayanna - (Contributed by Newgate) - In the American
actress` biography, Lost in the System, on pages 46 & 47, she
mentions being spanked `really hard` with a paddle on her bare
bottom when she misbehaved growing up in foster care. (Confirmed)
Crawford - (contributed by A Source) - During an
interview a few years ago with ABC`s Charles Gibson, on the
subject of child rearing, the American actress told how she and
her sisters were spanked by their mother through their high
school years. Cindy said she was often given the option of being
grounded or taking a spanking - she usually chose the spanking. (Confirmed)
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.
by RG) - In Tennis Magazine, approx 1980, Chris was asked during
a Q&A interview: "Were you ever spanked as a
child?" to which she replied: "Oh yes, often."
autobiography "Chrissie" she makes two references to
spanking. (Enter for Biography Text)
- (contributed by RG) - The Canadian tennis player from the
1980's and 90's, who is now married to male tennis player Andre
Seguso was strictly raised by millionaire Canadian brewing
magnate John Bassett. In a tennis magazine from about 1990 she
said in an interview that her father would not let her
throw temper fits after losing a match and once spanked her off
court for throwing her racket in anger when she was 11 or 12.
Lauper - (contributed by Bruce) - In a radio
interview Cindi 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 Cindi said her
mother used to line up her and her siblings and beat them `Like a
by Cinndunc) - On a Cindi Lauper fan website, on a page featuring
various quotes she`s made over the years, she was quoted as
saying: `I used to get spanked. Yeah, my mother used to line us
all up and we`d get it with the belt`.
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 time ago.`
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.
Cybill Shepherd -
(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)
Garvey - (contributed by Pensword) - In the American
TV presenter`s biography, Secret Life of Cyndy Garvey, she
mentions being spanked by her father growing up, and on page 53
explains a time when she was 13 and arrived home an hour late,
and her furious father bent her over and spanked her backside
with his belt, adding: "It was very painful. His blows were
cutting and bruising. He`d beaten me before, but this was
different". (Enter for Picture)
Cheryl 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."
Charisma Carpenter - (contributed by Bert) - In a
magazine article, the American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
told of a time at the age of 16 when her brother encouraged her
to drive their parents car. She got caught and said: "I got
whooped for that one."
Boone - (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) - Debby Boone's autobiography talks at
great length about the bare bottom spankings she and her sisters
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
Text) also contributed
by Jan. (Confirmed)
Debbie Reynolds -
(contributed by RG) - The actress was spanked by her mother as
mentioned in a biography. A magazine article implied that she
also spanked her daughter Carrie Fisher as well.
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
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
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 1960`s. (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.
Dale Evans -
(contributed by RG) - The actress who starred in cowboy movies
with her husband Roy Rogers, wrote in her biography that she was
spanked as a child.
(contributed by IP) E.D. Hill of FOX TV who was known as Edye
Tarbox during her days as a news anchor in Pittsburgh PA was
paddled in 10th grade (age 16) at Dripping Springs HS TX for
walking on a newly finished gym floor with shoes on, taking a
short cut to class.
(contributed by Newgate) I've heard comments on television
from E.D. Hill that support this. One time, Fox News was doing a
report on corporal punishment in schools and the attempts to ban
paddling. When the video clip ended, Hill commented to her
co-anchor "that brings back painful memories."
(contributed by Ozman) - One of the
presenters on Fox News Channel show Fox & Friends recalled on
the show one time that 'back home in Texas a paddling at school
would earn a belt spanking at home'.
Eileen Fulton -
(contributed by RG) - The soap star wrote in her biography, As my
world turns, that she received bare bottom spankings from her
mother growing up.
- (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 treat.
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."
by Ozman) - In an interview Elle MacPherson
recalled that most of her spankings were recieved when she and
her sister Mimi got in trouble together. She said it was worst
when their mother would send them to their rooms to await
punishment. Elle hated waiting in her room while Mimi got spanked
as she could hear the smacks and Mimi's tears and knew that as
the older sister she would soon get it even worse.
Montgomery - (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.
by anonymous) - In a 1968 interview in the TV Radio Mirror, the
American actress was asked - By what principals were you raised?
What kind of childhood did you have? To which she replied - I had
a very happy and healthy childhood and was spanked quite soundly
whenever I deserved it, which was frequently. (Confirmed)
(contributed by RG) - In a 60's era movie
magazine, the American actress recalled shooting up the bric a
brack in the living room with a BB gun she got for her 11th
birthday. She said "My parents were great believers in
discipline, consequently, I got a good whacking on my rear"!
Pantley - (contributed by Cinndunc) The American
author was spanked with a belt by her father when she misbehaved
Here is an excerpt from a piece she wrote on the babyzone.com
Our parents punished us the same way in which they were punished.
In my house, my father had a belt hanging on a hook in the
kitchen. It was a visible reminder to be good or to be put over
his knee. We were all afraid of that belt.
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
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.
- (contributed by Jack) - The actress who appeared in Showgirls,
was paddled by her mother when she was 15, this was the only
spanking of her teenage years. In a magazine interview she told
how during the filming of the first series of the TV show 'Saved
By The Bell' she and her co-star Tiffany Amber Thiessen were
caught smoking cigarettes on set. The studio contacted both girls
parents to tell them about it. Elizabeth said that her mother
paddled her butt for the first time in years, while Tiffany
escaped with a grounding.
Erika Slezak - (contributed
by anonymous) - 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.
(contributed by Jack)
- During a documentary about the American actress on satellite TV
a few years ago, it said that her strict Texan father would make
her bend over her bed and spank her with his leather belt, right
up until she left home to go to college. (SF&R Comment) The
reference to Farrah being spanked by her father with a belt has
now come from several contributors and from various sources, so I
would think is almost certainly true.
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.
(contributed by IP) Former NBC reporter Faith Daniels was paddled
in school as an 8th grader (age 14) for talking back to the
teacher at Trinity Junior High School in Washington PA.
Faye Wong -
(contributed by Cinndunc) - On an internet website Q&A with
the Chinese singer, the following appeared.
Q: Do you remember the first time
you were spanked? Faye: You mean the first time my parents
spanked me? Q: Yeah. Did your parents spank you? Faye: My mother
spanked me a lot. (laughs) Q: Really? (laughs) Faye: Because I
was really naughty.
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. (Confirmed)
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. (Confirmed)
Newgate) - On the Howard Stern show, David Blaine
was asked by Stern: "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." (Confirmed)
(contributed by A Source) - During a
discussion on The Howard Stern Show, magician David Blaine said
he`d spanked his girlfriend, singer Fiona Apple, on many
occasions. He described one particular time when they had a minor
dispute when getting ready for a party, Blaine got slightly
annoyed with her, and pulled her across his lap and spanked the
seat of her jeans, then pulled them down and tanned her bare
- (contributed by George & Mary) When asked by Eamonn Holmes
on GMTV (May 25th 2004) if she ever thought of being a page three
girl, Fiona replied: "Oh no, my father would`ve put me over
his knee....he still would."
(contributed by Karen)
- On GMTV, 25th May 2004, it was put to Fiona Phillips "did
you never fancy doing any glamour model work?" Fiona looked
shocked at first, then repiled, along the lines of, "I did
not, if I'd done anything like that my father would have put me
over his knee! He still would!"
(contributed by RJ) - On GMTV in 2001, when they
were covering a legal bid by some UK independent schools to
reinstate the right to use corporal punishment, Fiona, showing a big wooden ruler (metre-rule) said:
`On the bottom or back of the legs at school used to sting
as I remember only too well.`
Floella Benjamin -
(contributed by John) - In an interview about school in Trinidad
the childrens` TV presenter told of how one day she was late and
the teacher, a tall woman, smacked her hand with a thick leather
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
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
Geri 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
- (contributed by Jim) - The Celebrity sisters, Zsa Zsa (left),
Eva & Dodi, were all spanked with a wooden hairbrush by their
mother in their youth - and beyond apparently. Once when Zsa Zsa
got into some trouble abroad her mother, on her way out to assist
her, said that she would give her daughter (approx 40) a good
spanking as she deserved. Zsa Zsa was also allegedly spanked by
all of her 7/8 husbands. Eva, famous for her role in TV`s Green
Acres, was reportedly spanked by her friend, Merv Griffin.
- (contributed by RG) - According to a magazine interview in
about 1993, Tipper Gore, wife of the former American Vice
President, Al Gore, said she was basically opposed to spanking
now, but did say she spanked her one son and three daughters,
Karenna, Kristen and Sarah, when they were young.
- (contributed by Jim) - The British TV presenter mentioned in an
article that she was smacked by her father whenever she arrived
home late. (Confirmed)
- (contributed by A Source) - On a TV show called "Family
Values" in 1997, the American actress recalled how she was
often spanked by her parents, specifically mentioning her summer
breaks, aged 14-16, when she would sometimes stay out late with
her "summer boyfriends", arrive home after her curfew,
and be spanked for it. She apparently has no resentment of her
punishments, and seemed to suggest it had done her good.
Locklear - (contributed by Jan) - In a biography it
mentions that the actress was spanked just once when she was six
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.
Heather Whitestone -
(contributed by RG) - Miss America 1995, was spanked by her
mother and at school according to her book "Yes, You Can
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.
- (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) - In The Radio Times, 31st
August 96, the British actress, Describing her father, said:
"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 we got the strap on our bare bottoms. I don't think it did me
(contributed by Paul H) - I read in the
Daily Mail in 1997 that the former Bond and Avengers girl 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
her brothers. (SF&R
Comment) Honor was strictly raised by her father, an
ex-military man, including strappings for misbehaviour.
- (contributed by Chaz) - The former Big Brother UK contestant
said she was slippered by her mother during a discussion on
corporal punishment in the house. She said: `I used to get the slipper. It had a
hard plastic sole. So at Christmas I got her a pair with a nice
soft sole. She said what have you got these for Helen?`
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.
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.