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Elizabeth I - (contributed by Ethos) - At the age of
15 the English Monarch was spanked by Seymore. He would run in to
her bedroom, remove her bedclothes and spank her bare buttocks
according to David Starkie`s biographical book & tape. (Confirmed)
McEntire - (contributed by Jan) - In her biography,
the country singer tells about growing up in the American West,
riding horses, and helping her father with the cattle. She states
that he kept a buggy whip over the door which when needed he:
"Would snap across our behinds." In another part of the
book she said she was once asked if she resented her father`s
whippings and replied that she didn`t. (Confirmed) I
haven`t read Reba`s biography, but heard her talk of receiving
spankings with a buggy whip on a TV interview.
by Henry) - Reba Mcentire was taken to the
Woodshed as a youngster. (SF&R
Comment) "Taken to the woodshed" is a term
originated in the American South, meaning a child is taken out to
the woodshed for a spanking.
Witherspoon - (contributed by A Source) - The
American actress was given over-the-knee spankings by her father
when she misbehaved while growing up. She also received `swats`
at school in Nashville, Tennessee for
Comment) No confirmation of this as yet. The word
"Swats" is an American term for spanks to the buttocks
with a flat wooden board (paddle) - not uncommon in southern USA
- (contributed by Paul A) - On one of those comedy review of the
week's news type programmes`, possibly Good Week, Bad Week or If
I Ruled The World, when corporal punishment was made illegal in
private schools in 1998. A couple of male comedians were the
hosts and British comedienne Rebecca a guest. They did a bit of
banter about Tory MPs voting against spanking being like turkeys
voting for Xmas, etc, and then discussed it quite sensibly. The
interesting bit is the girl was the one who had had it.
"Yeah," she said, quite irate/rueful - indignant is
probably the best word - "I had a real pants-down
spanking". The reason was for bringing a coconut to school!
Because everybody couldn't afford one, it was seen as socially
divisive! "Blimey" one of the male comedians said quite
aptly "who was the headmaster, Stalin? Did he use his
hand?" "no" she said quite softly "I had the
cane". A rare example of left-wing use of CP. (Enter for Picture)
Watts - (contributed by Michael) - The American talk
show host mentioned on one of her shows that her mother used to
spank her with a belt.
- (contributed by Thomas) - During a talk show, when the subject
of spanking was raised, the American actress/talk show host
mentioned that she received some spankings while growing up but
gave no more detail.
by no name) - Ricki Lake did a show on spanking.
She was very against it but did say she was spanked as a child.
Rosalind Russell -
(contributed by RG) - The actress wrote in her book, Life is a
Banquet, that she got spanked with a hairbrush by her mother.
Rosalynn Carter -
(contributed by RG) - Wife of former US president Jimmy Carter
was spanked by her mother Allie Smith growing up. This was
mentioned in a magazine interveiw with Allie Smith about 1977.
- (contributed by Jack) - In an Olympic preview magazine, August
2004, I think in The Daily Telegraph, it had profiles of great
British Olympians, including swimmer Sharron Davies. This is not
the exact text of what she said, but close to it. "Competing
at such a high level at such a young age was hard. I didn`t have
time for a normal teenage life. I was in the pool first thing in
the morning and again after school every day. My dad was tough,
he kept me hard at it. I remember one time I told him we had to
stay late at school to rehearse for the Christmas show, just so I
could have a few hours to go to the shops with my friends and be
a normal kid. Of course he found out I lied and gave me the
hiding of my life, but that was his way." (Enter for
(contributed by Markoshka)
- In a newspaper article on the subject of corporal punishment,
the British former olympic swimmer said that she was spanked
growing up, and the cane was used for serious offences. (SF&R Comment)
No direct confirmation of this, but Sharron did attend Plymstock
School, Plymouth, in the 1970`s - which used the cane, although
she may be reffering to domestic discipline here.
Shirley Boone -
(contributed by RG) - The wife of Pat Boone and mother of Debbie
Boone, was spanked by her father, country singer Red Foley, and
by her mother growing up. This was written in her biography.
Sara Stimson -
(contributed by RG) - In a TV/Movie magazine (un-named, approx
1980) article about the American actress and former child star,
it mentioned that she was spanked by her strict mother growing
up. Sara was taught to be well mannered and say "Sir"
and "Ma`am" to adults. One day while out shopping when
she talked back to her mother she took Sara across her knee,
bared her bottom, and spanked her there and then in the store.
Ferguson/Duchess of York - (contributed by Wolfgang)
- I remember an article in a magazine or newspaper mention that
the Duchess was caned at school. She joked something like: `My
bum is too big, maybe that`s because I was caned at school`.
Michelle Gellar - (contributed by A Source) - The
American actress - Buffy the Vampire Slayer - was spanked over
her mother`s knee when she misbehaved until the age of 17. In her
youth she was also a talented skater, and rumour has it that her
coach spanked her and other girls in the group when they showed
up late for training or performed badly.
by Dave) - Sarah Michelle Gellar was spanked as a
child. She said on a TV interview that when she was really bad
her parents would occasionally put her over their knee and spank
her with a wooden spoon.
Sarah Hughes - (contributed
by Todd) - During a radio interview with the American
international figure skater she talked of a row she`d had with
her coach during a training session, and added: "Mum told me
later that she wasn`t very happy with what I said and I ended up
getting a sore bottom over it."
(contributed by Katie) - In a radio
interview in New York with the American figure skater, she was
talking about an argument the day before the final program at
this years (2002) olympics. She apparently insulted her coach and
said later that night `I got paddled by my mom for it.`
- (contributed by RR) - The actress/comedian mentioned being
spanked while growing up on Colin Quinn`s Show. She also jokingly
said that the spankings she`d had as a youth made her enjoy being
spanked as an adult.
- (contributed by Cinndunc) The American author, speaker, worship
leader, television talk show host and Bible teacher recalled
being spanked growing up in her autobiography, Honestly. On page
34 she describes a time when she had drawn on her bedroom wall,
and added: "When Mom came in to see me, she spanked me on my
sit-upon for what I had done and for trying to enlist my brother
to conceal my crime."
Shelly Long - (contributed
by Ozman) - In a magazine or newspaper article, The American
actress, best known as Diane in Cheers, said that her spankings
from her father were very ritualistic. She would be sent upstairs
to fetch a hairbrush, when she came back downstairs he would be
sitting on a dining chair in the middle of the living room. She
would have to give him the brush, bare her bottom and bend over
his knee. Her father would then spank her while counting the
spanks out loud.
- (contributed by ciscoman) - The American actress was spanked by
her mother, apparently envious of her success, according to a
biography film on A&E.
- (contributed by Deb) - In an article in Redbook Magazine,
December 2002, the Canadian singer mentioned the strappings she
and her siblings used to receive. (Confirmed)
Sophia Coppola -
(contributed by Ozman) - In a magazine or newspaper article, Film
director Francis Ford Coppola mentioned once that his daughter
Sophia (who starred in The Godfather 3, and is now a director in
her own right) needed an occassional spanking.
Soledad O'Brien -
(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
Shelley Winters -
(contributed by RG) - In her autobiography "Shelley",
the actress recalls severe spankings from her parents.
Susie Nelson - (Contributed
by RG) - The country singer, daughter of singer Willie Nelson,
mentions in her book, Heartworn, That her father once spanked her
after he`d sent her out to call her brother in for dinner, but
she stayed out and played instead. Susie and her brother were
both spanked for it.
- (contributed by Ethos) - In a Biography the British actress
tells of a time she was spanked by a man she had a crush on when
she was 18.
- (contributed by Bert) - In a magazine article a few years back,
it was mentioned that the British former tennis star, now TV
presenter, was spanked by her coach with her own racket.
- (contributed by OTK999) - In a newspaper article, the British
actress recalled being punished with the strap several times when
she attended Marr College in Scotland. (Confirmed)
Scott - (contributed by OTK999) - On a breakfast TV
programme many years ago after a report on school corporal
punishment, the male co-presenter said that while they were off
camera Selina had admitted being smacked at school.
Miles - (contributed by Fozzy) - In her
autobiography, Right Royal Bastard, the actress went into some
detail about how her mother used to spank her bare behind with a
hairbrush when she was a child. (Confirmed)
Lucci - (contributed by Raymond) - Most
people know Susan Lucci (famous character Erica Kane on the
television soap "All My Children"). She has been
spanked many times on this TV series. Many years ago I read an
interview given by Susan. She admitted that she had been
titillated by the spankings. She further admitted that she had
flubbed the rehearsed spanking scene several times in one such
eposide and, in order to punish her, the spanker had given her a
hard, real spanking during the filmed scene.
- (contributed by John-John) - Biography:
Portrait of a Survivor, Susan Hayward, by Beverly Linet, Berkley
Pocket Book (1980) Jess Barker (husband) admitted to spanking her
in divorce proceedings. (page 161 & 163) Hayward: "My
body was covered with bruises, mostly on my butt."
(contributed by Henry)
- Susan Hayward was spanked by her husband, Lex
Suzannah Lessard -
(contributed by Mike) - In her excellent book, The Architect of
Desire, the American writer describes a childhood spanking she
received from her mother: (Suzannah and a friend had been caught
by the local policeman playing a fairly harmless trick on two old
ladies that lived in the village). `The upshot was only that I
had to go and apologize to the the old ladies - not such an easy
task for me at that age. My father stood by me, not only going
with me but, when we were there, refusing to endorse the old
ladies more extreme statements about my character and
probable future. And then, when we had returned to the Red
Cottage, he took me into the laundry and took down my jeans and
underpants and hit me over and over. This may have been the first
time since our return from Rome. Certainly it was the first time
for a long time, for I had grown too old to spank.`
- (contributed by Stephanie) - I have heard a
story about rock singer Sheryl Crow (although I cannot confirm
it). I heard she grew up in southern USA and was paddled by her
high school track coach several times.
(contributed by Terry) - I have heard that
singer Sheryl Crow mentioned in an interview that she was paddled
while a high school student in Missouri.
Sharleen Spiteri -
(contributed by Joseph) - In an interview with Q Magazine a
couple of years back, Scottish singer Sharleen Spiteri, of Texas,
mentioned that she received two strokes of the belt at school
when she was 14. (SF&R
Comment) Sharleen did get the belt at least once at
school, for playing up in a music lesson ironically.
(contributed by RCB) - The Lead singer of
Texas was spanked often by her dad growing up. On the Frank
Skinner Show she mentioned it as a reason for rushing home, to
avoid lateness, which led to her hurting herself, arriving home
late and receiving no sympathy from her angry dad.
Sophie Raworth -
(contributed by James) - On the BBC 1 Breakfast News there was a
debate over whether England should follow the Scottish parliament
to consider banning parents from smacking children under 3.
(British) Presenter Sophie Raworth was interviewing an
anti-spanker and one of her questions ran along the lines of
"Does it matter? I mean most of us were spanked - I was
spanked by my father when I was eleven for swearing."
Sophie Ellis Bextor
- (contributed by Jack) - The british pop star was spanked on
several occassions by her mother, TV presenter Janet Ellis. On
the talk show 'The Wright Stuff' the topic of conversation turned
to spanking and Janet Ellis, who was one of the guests, said:
"I've smacked all of my children several times". (SF&R Comment) Janet
Ellis did smack her daughter Sophie when she misbehaved growing
Sally Magnuson -
(contributed by Joseph) - I recall seeing a lunchtime chat show
several years ago where tv host Sally Magnuson revealed how she
and her sister had to bend over for a spanking from her dad.
Samantha Janus -
(contributed by Scom) - In a newspaper article a few years ago,
the British actress spoke about the short time she spent living
in Edinburgh, Scotland, during her childhood. She said she loved
the city but didn't like her school. She said: "I was often
caned across the back of my legs for talking in class".
Presumably she attended a private school as she would have
received the tawse at a state school in Edinburgh.
- (contributed by JD) - one of my friends
mentioned reading in one of the men's magazines from the late
80`s that the British model/singer was allegedly something of a
prankster and sometimes the pranks would get out of hand --- and
one of her parents would spank her bare bottom with the wooden
back of a larger than average hairbrush.
Stella McCartney -
(contributed by BW) - Stella confessed at the end of an article
in Nova Magazine that she always kept a pot of spanking cream by
Stephanie McMahon -
(contributed by Mike) - The daughter of WWE owner Vince McMahon,
and a participator in the Federation, admitted on a Raw show that
her dad spanked her profoundly.
(contributed by Jack)
- The daughter of WWE Wrestling boss, Vince McMahon, was spanked
according to veteran Wrestling commentator Jim Ross. In an
interiew with an American wrestling magazine, he said that her
on-screen persona was quite different to her in real life.
"She comes across as a spoiled brat, who was born with a
silver spoon in her mouth and had always had everything her own
way. I don't think that could be further from the truth. She was
brought up like a normal kid and always respected people. I'm
sure she was taken to the woodshed a few times over the years as
Comment) "Taken to the woodshed" is a term
originated in the American South, meaning a child is taken out to
the woodshed for a spanking.
Sara Cox - (contributed by
Joe) - On her radio program Sara told of an incident when she
said something cheeky to her mum when she was younger and said
her mum "went mental on my arse."
Babilonia - (contributed by RG) - I read somewhere
skating coach Mrs Fairbanks, who coached US pairs skaters Randy
Gardner and Tai Babilonia back in the 1980's and 90's, say:
"I spanked them many times, but they worked hard."
Terry Farrell - (contributed
by James R) - When Terry was 16 years old, she was invited by The
Elite Model agency to come to New York City to become a model.
Terry's mom had to stay back home in Iowa to raise Terry's 4
sisters. But even so, her mom did not really want Terry living in
New York, and at first would not agree to let Terry stay in New
York. Shortly after arriving in New York, Terry was befriended by
a New York music teacher, a man in his 30's (this man was not
Terry's music teacher, just someone who taught music for a
living). Terry said that he was very kind to her and that he
wanted absolutely nothing in return. They quickly became best
friends and he became like a big brother to her. He was the one
who encouraged Terry to study acting. Terry's mom would only
agree to let Terry stay in New York if this teacher would act as
her guardian. Her mom then gave Terry a complete set of rules
which she had to follow, such as the time she had to be home by
at night. It was up to the teacher to enforce these rules. Terry
said that he was a very strict disciplinarian and that on several
occasions when she did not follow her mom's rules, he put her
across his knee and soundly spanked the seat of her jeans with a
hairbrush. The article also mentioned that Terry and the music
teacher still remained very good friends.
Harding - (contributed by Jennie) - I recall hearing
something about tonya harding`s mother spanking her with a
hairbrush quite often into her late teens.
by Rob) - I watched a documentary on TV once about Tonya Harding
and it did say that she was spanked by her mother with a
hairbrush until she was about 15 or 16. Her mother used to do it
in the locker room or restrooms at skating competitions if tonya
Comment) Tonya Harding was spanked by her mother
although I cannot confirm as yet the particular circumstances
Tenille - (contributed by Libctr) - The singer
mentioned in a TV interview that she was switched as a youngster.
She grew up in Southern USA and she said that her parents would
tell the housekeeper to go out and cut a switch off a tree.
by JS) - Toni told Barbara Walters in a TV interview that her
mother used to switch her and her sisters.
Tucker - (contributed by Jan) - In the American
country singer`s biography titled, Tanya, the writer Ace Collins
states that Tanya`s father Beau had to `spank her from time to
by Jan) - In her most recent biography,
"Nickel Dreams," Tanya states directly and cites a
couple of instances (but not descriptions) of being spanked.
(Enter for Biography
Text) also contributed by Jan. (Confirmed)
- (contributed by Darren) - the 80's teen singer,
Tiffany, it was reported was spanked by her step-father.
Paradis - (contributed by Varmint) - During an
Italian gameshow in March 98, Vanessa mentioned that her father
had once hauled her into the bathroom on a train from Paris to
Nice, lifted her skirt, and gave her 5 or 6 decent swats. The
reason was because Vanessa (14 at the time) had snuck a beer from
the food vendor, lying about her age (which should have been 16).
This wouldn`t have been so bad apparently, except that she had
insured service by pointing out that her father could buy the
train if he wanted to. As she put it: `I said, if that`s not
enough, maybe my father should make some investments here!` The
worst part? The look on everyones face when she came out.
by Jack) - A few years ago
in the French magazine Salut!, a sort of Hello or OK type
magazine, there was an interview with Vanessa just after the
birth of her first child. She was talking about parenthood and
her own parents, and said: (text not exact) "I hope I can be
more patient than my father was with me. He liked to be in charge
an at times would not listen to reason. Like when I was naughty
he would always punish first and ask questions later. I would
rather talk to my children before doing anything, you know, you
can't take back a spanking once it's done."
White - (contributed by firmhand) - I
remember a few years ago hearing that Vanna White of Wheel of
Fortune fame was quite a handful in school and made a number of
trips to her principal's office and felt his paddle.
Virginia Wade - (contributed
by fiona) - In her autobiography the British former tennis star
describes being punished by her father with a whip.
Virginia Bradford -
(contributed by anonymous) - The silent movie star was undressed
and spanked by her husband after he caught her in an affair. Here
is the quote from her autobiography: "At home, I told him
what a fool he had made of himself and laughed at him and he
leaped at me and tore off my clothes. Then he turned me across
his lap and spanked me. The spanking made me furious."
Victoria Principal -
(contributed by RG) - The American actress mentioned in a
biography that her father spanked her twice or 3 times in her
Vanessa Williams -
(contributed by Cinndunc) - In an interview in the April 1996
issue of Sister2sister magazine, the American actress and former
Miss America mentioned: `My dad spanked me once`.
Judd - (contributed by Tracey) - Wynonna was spanked
by her uncle on the side of a road for being mean to her sister,
this is described in Naomi Judd`s book, Love Can Build a Bridge`.
Houston - (contributed by Jan) - Whitney`s
mother Cissy`s biography yielded two things. First, there are
several references to her own spanking experiences. Secondly, she
provides a very strong probable for Whitney, her daughter. She
says that she told her husband John that she wanted him to be the
"softie" among the two parents so that when she
"whipped the butts" of the kids they would have someone
to go to. It doesn't explicitly state that Whitney was spanked so
there's no official direct reference for her in this book, but
it's about as close as you can get otherwise.
(contributed by Michael) - On Biography (a
show on A&E) Whitney Houston's mother commented that Whitney
got her last and most severe spanking at 16.
anonymous) - In an interview in the June 1990
issue of Ebony magazine, Whitney speaks of her mother and
father: "He was a gentleman. But he was my dad, and
when he got mad and laid down the law, we all abided by it."
Whitney said that like any other child, she was indeed
disciplined, usually by her mother. "My father spanked me
once and slapped me once," she says with laughter. "I
was running off at the mouth. I should have stopped while I was
ahead, but I didn`t." (Confirmed)
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