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Some Other "Other" Mothers

Posted February 18, 2009 to photo album "Some Other "Other" Mothers"

Slide 1: Other Mother (Coraline)
Slide 2: Beverly R. Sutphin (Serial Mom)
Slide 3: Eleanor Iselin (The Manchurian Candidate)
Slide 4: Angela Petrelli (Heroes)
Slide 5: Edith Bouvier Beale (Grey Gardens)
Slide 6: Deirdre Burroughs (Running with Scissors)
Slide 7: Claire Roth (In a Country of Mothers)
Slide 8: Eva (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
Slide 9: Joan Crawford (Mommie Dearest)
Slide 10: Mrs. Violet Venable (Suddenly, Last Summer)
Slide 11: Mrs. Robinson (The Graduate)
Slide 12: Margaret White (Carrie)
Slide 13: Livia Soprano (The Sopranos)
Slide 14: Wanda Holloway (The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom)
Slide 15: Barbara Baekeland (Savage Grace)
Slide 16: Medea (Medea)
Slide 17: Alexis Carrington (Dynasty)
Slide 13: Livia Soprano (The Sopranos)

Slide 13: Livia Soprano (The Sopranos)

In a series famous for its nasty characters, Livia Soprano (deliciously played by Nancy Marchand) stands out as the source of so much venom. The mother of New Jersey gang boss Tony Soprano, Livia proves the tree is never far from its fruit. Bitter, vindictive and singularly un-maternal, Livia went so far as to put a contract out on her son when he tried to put her in a nursing home. But Livia is not just evil; she's classically evil. New York Times critic Caryn James remarked that Livia "has come to resemble a maternal figure with roots in Greek tragedy or Roman history."