Famous moms with Hudson Valley ties
A look at the celebrity mothers with connections to our area.
Celebrity mom: Beyonce Knowles
Children: Blue Ivy (age 1)
Local connection: Beyonce and husband Jay-Z picked up their marriage license in Scarsdale.
Fun fact: In a 2013 interview with Vogue magazine, Beyonce described her daughter as her "homey" and "her best friend."
Celebrity mom: Barbara Bush
Children: George W. Bush, Pauline Bush, Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin Bush and Dorothy Bush Koch
Local connection: The former first lady is a Rye native who attended Rye Country Day School and married George H.W. Bush at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye.
Fun fact: Former president George W. Bush's daughter Barbara is named in honor of his mother.
Celebrity mom: Hillary Clinton
Children: Chelsea Clinton
Local connection: Hillary and her husband, Bill Clinton, reside in Chappaqua.
Fun fact: The Clintons named their daughter after the Joni Mitchell song "Chelsea Morning."
Celebrity mom: Edie Falco
Children: Anderson (age 8, pictured) and Macy (age 5)
Local connection: Falco is a graduate of Purchase College.
Fun fact: Anderson is named after Falco's mother, Judith Anderson.
Celebrity mom: Angelina Jolie
Children: Maddox (age 11), Pax (age 9), Zahara (age 8), Shiloh (age 6), Knox and Vivienne (age 4)
Local connection: The Oscar winner spent part of her childhood in the Palisades.
Fun fact: Vivienne is the first of the famous brood to break into show business; she has a small role in her mother's upcoming film, "Maleficent."
Celebrity mom: Susan Lucci
Children: Liza Huber
Local connection: The soap opera icon is a Scarsdale native.
Fun fact: Like her mother, who once headlined the soap "All My Children," Liza also had a prominent role on a daytime drama, starring for several years on "Passions."
Celebrity mom: Audra McDonald
Children: Zoe Madeline (age 12)
Local connection: The Tony Award winner lives in Croton-on-Hudson.
Fun fact: Zoe is named after the Broadway actresses Zoe Caldwell and Madeline Kahn.
Celebrity mom: Rosie O'Donnell
Children: Parker (age 17), Chelsea Belle (age 15), Blake (age 13), Vivienne (age 10) and Dakota (infant).
Local connection: The actress/comedian lives in Nyack.
Fun fact: O'Donnell is a prolific Twitter and Instagram user, and often shares photos of her family, as seen here.
Celebrity mom: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
Children: Lorenzo (age 8 months)
Local connection: The reality star was raised in Marlboro.
Fun fact: Polizzi was shown giving birth to Lorenzo in an episode of her MTV series, "Snooki & JWOWW."
Celebrity mom: Phylicia Rashad
Children: William Lancelot Bowles III, Condola Rashad
Local connection: The "Cosby Show" star has called Mount Vernon home.
Fun fact: Both Phylicia and Condola have been nominated for two Tony Awards, with Phylicia winning for her lead role in "Raisin in the Sun" in 2004.
Celebrity mom: Martha Stewart
Children: Alexis Stewart
Local connection: The media mogul is a Bedford resident.
Fun fact: Alexis once co-hosted a television show titled "Whatever, Martha!", which poked fun at her famous mom.
Celebrity mom: Uma Thurman
Children: Maya Ray (age 14), Levon (age 11), Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence (age 10 months)
Local connection: The Oscar nominee has called Woodstock home.
Fun fact: Just one day after giving birth to Rosalind, Thurman and her newborn daughter were spotted at a cafe in Woodstock.
Celebrity mom: Vera Wang
Children: Cecilia Becker (age 22) and Josephine Becker (age 19)
Local connection: The fashion designer lives in Pound Ridge.
Fun fact: Wang designed gowns for Cecilia and Josephine when each made their debut at the New York Junior League Ball in 2010 and 2013, respectively.
Celebrity mom: Vanessa Williams
Children: Melanie (age 25), Jillian (age 23), Devin (age 20) and Sasha (age 12)
Local connection: The actress/singer is a Chappaqua resident.
Fun fact: Williams recently revealed that her daughter Melanie was the one who convinced her to accept the role of Wilhelmina Slater in the hit series "Ugly Betty."
Celebrity mom: Yoko Ono
Children: Kyoko Cox and Sean Lennon
Local connection: The artist/musician once attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville/Yonkers
Fun fact: In 2012, Ono and Lennon founded the "Artists Against Fracking" campaign to advocate against hydraulic fracturing.
Celebrity mom: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Children: Dylan Michael (age 13) and Carys Zeta (age 10)
Local connection: The Oscar winner and her husband, Michael Douglas, live in Bedford.
Fun fact: Zeta-Jones' pregnancy with Dylan was incorporated into her role in the 2000 film "Traffic."