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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 17: Alexis Carrington (Dynasty)

Slide 17: Alexis Carrington (Dynasty)

Most cases of "other" mothers require a true and good mother to play off of. In ABC's 80s primetime soap Dynasty, Alexis Carrington (Jackie Collins) was the other mother to Blake Carrington's new wife, Krystle (Linda Evans). While Alexis was the actual mother of many of  the Carrington brood, her power-hungry, sex-crazed, champagne-swilling nature puts her in stark contrast with the sweet, nurturing Krystle. But it was also Alexis that pushed the show to number one in the ratings when she appeared at the start of the second season with her ex-husband issuing the now famous line, "What's she doing here?"