Hot Mom/Live-Action TV

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Modern Family‍'‍s Pritchett family

Examples of Hot Mom in Live-Action TV include:

  • Perhaps the earliest TV example would be Donna Reed, on her eponymous late '50s/early '60s sitcom.
  • Pretty much every sitcom created after 1996 or so qualifies (Everybody Loves Raymond, The King of Queens, The George Lopez Show, Grounded for Life, etc.) thanks to Hollywood casting of mom rules, and a large number of 30-40 something attractive actresses nowadays. Before this, the occasional Laura Petrie, Samantha Stephens, Carol Brady or Shirley Partridge was a rarity—now, it's the rule.
    • Barry Williams, Greg on The Brady Bunch, has pointed out that perceptions of facial beauty have changed, so it might be lost on modern viewers, but back in the 1970s, Florence Henderson was considered smoking hot.
  • Meredith Baxter-Birney, of Family Ties, was one of the first sitcom hot moms of the '80s.
  • Many Disney Channel original series have a tendency to depict moms as some fine-looking women:
  • Claire Littleton and Sun-Hwa Kwon from Lost, to a certain extent Kate Austen as well.
  • Mahou Sentai Magiranger's Miyuki Ozu. She counts.
  • Julie Cooper and Kirsten Cohen in The OC.
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, in comparison to her cute-but-generically-so anime and manga counterpart, Ikuko-mama is not only cute but also honestly looks about the same age as the Senshi.
  • Gilmore Girls:
    • Lorelaiis mistaken for Rory's sister (even in the Pilot), and at times actually acts less mature than her. Rory has gotten annoyed at gawkers aimed at her mom before. Lorelai did give birth to Rory at age 16, possibly justifying it a bit.
    • Lane becomes one in the last season, especially since by then, they had stopped dressing her down.
    • Much like Lorelai, Anna Nardini (played by Sherilyn Fenn) is still very attractive for being the mother of a teenager.
  • Kamen Rider Den-O has the lead character and superhero Ryotaro taken care of by his older sister Airi, both orphans. Despite no actual proof she's old enough to be a Christmas Cake (not to mention she had a fiancé before he and their unborn daughter vanished into the timeline and she got amnesia in the process), she pretty much hits this trope perfectly.
  • Many Married... with Children fans viewed Peggy Bundy as one of these. Even years after the show ended in 1997, Katey Segal jokes that Peg "still gets lots of letters from guys in prison." She's still got it well over a decade later as Gemma (and a little bit in between with Cate).
  • Spin City introduced Raquel Welch as Paul Lassiter's Mother. And yes, Raquel still has it going on! Paul is completely unaware of how people see his mother till he was beaten over the head with some clues. Then he has a complete mind-plosion. 'Oh my god! My mom is a smoking hot kuchie mama.!' Some Brain Bleach may have been required.
  • Sarah Connor (again, even if she got The Other Darrin'd) from The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
  • One episode of Grounded for Life has Sean finding out that his wife Claudia is the Hot Mom of the neighborhood (apparently every neighborhood has at least one) and acting like it was an honor.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation:
    • Doctor Beverly Crusher definitely qualified, being described rather lasciviously in the series pitch, cast to fit, and maintaining her looks remarkably through the years...but then being passed up for Counselor Troi from about Season Three on. (Captain Picard still had the hots for her, though...)
    • By the end of the movies (about 15 years after the first episode), she is in her early 50s and verging on Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have! territory.
  • An episode of What I Like About You sees Jeff successfully hit on & set a date with an attractive divorcee....shortly before learning that she's Gary's mother. Gary is not pleased.
  • Friends:
    • The mothers of Chandler Bing (Morgan Fairchild) and Rachel Green (Marlo Thomas) certainly qualify. The others ... not so much.
    • Kathleen Turner also qualifies even though she played Chandlers... Father.
    • All three main female characters also count by the end of the series.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Buffy's mother Joyce Summers. Xander even dreams about her.
    • Xander dreams about the entire cast.
  • That '70s Show:
    • Midge Pinciotti, played by Tanya Roberts, is Donna's Hot Mom.
    • Jackie's mom was played by Brooke Shields.
    • Some may consider Kitty Forman (Debra Jo Rupp) one as well.
  • News Radio: She's never seen on camera, but Dave's mom is apparently this - at least to Jimmy.

Jimmy: Is she still married to that guy?
Dave: Dad? Yes.
Jimmy: Alright, but you'll let me know if anything happens, right?

  • ER:
    • It has Sally Field as Abby's mother.
    • We also have Samantha Taggert, giving birth to her son when she was about fifteen. One of her son's friends remarks that he has such a hot sister ...
    • Both Abby and Corday becomes this when they have their kids too.
  • Naomi's mother in 90210. Also Annie's and Dixon's mother. Though not her mother per se, Kelly Taylor is Erin Silver's guardian and has a son (who's not a main character though).
  • Desperate Housewives:
    • The entire main cast.
    • Of course, Gabrielle wasn't a mom until season 5, but did actually refer to herself as "Hot Mom" when doing a photo shoot in season 3. (After taking the frumpy mom costume they wanted her to wear and creatively re-working it to show off her assets.)
  • There are probably too many soap opera characters to mention them all, but Erica Kane would probably top the list. Hell, she's moved into hot grandma territory!
  • Though not all of the contestants are mothers, this is pretty much the premise of the reality show She's Got the Look, a modeling competition with a minimum age requirement of 35. There has even been a 72-year-old grandmother in the final six.
  • 30 Rock parodied this trope when Cerie got engaged. When asked why she's marrying so young, Cerie, who can't be over twenty-one, explains she's running out of time to be a "young, hot mom."
  • Nancy Botwin and, to an arguably lesser extent, Celia Hodes in Weeds.
  • Supernatural:
    • Though she didn't live long enough to be ogled by the neighborhood teens, Mary Winchester could still be considered an example. Even her own son (when he goes back in time and sees her as a young woman) notices. To his dismay:

Dean: Sammy, wherever you are, Mom is a babe. (Beat) I'm going to Hell. Again.

    • Disturbingly lampshaded by the angel Zachariah in season 5's "Dark Side of the Moon": "She's quite the MILF."
  • V:
    • The remake gives us Elizabeth Mitchell and Morena Baccarin.
    • And Anna's mom (played by Jane Badler, aka Diana, Anna's counterpart in the original) is not half bad. Or a quarter bad. At all.
  • In Charmed, Piper Halliwell and eventually Phoebe and Paige, too.
  • Sarah Jane Smith from Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures definitely falls under this category. As Captain Jack put it "Might I say, looking good, ma'am."
  • As of series 6 of Doctor Who, Amy Pond
  • Eva Funck, who makes science programmes for children on Swedish TV.
    • Eva in action. She is the dark-haired lady who here explains how TV broadcasts work.
  • Modern Family:
    • Sofia Vergara plays Colombian mother, Gloria Pritchett, who married the rich-but-much-older patriarch of the family (see the picture above) and is actually younger than her daughter-in-law. Her unbelievable looks are the center of many plotlines. Vergara is a hot mom in real life as well.
    • Indeed, Vergara has remarked that she occasionally gets mistaken for her son's girlfriend.
    • Also, Julia Bowen as Claire Dunphy. Especially in the Valentine's Day episode.
  • Swedish SF series Milky Way's End has Mira (played by Philomène Grandin) as a single mother and accidental adventurer.
  • Smallville:
    • Martha Kent.
    • Played by Annette O'Toole, who was Lana Lang in the third Superman movie.
  • Any character play by Jean Smart, who is the queen of hot TV moms.
  • In Caprica, Amanda Graystone is both a mom and kinda hot. Sister Clarice Willow is hot, and her polygamous family has children, though we don't know if any are biologically hers (if that matters).
  • Glee:
    • Quinn's mother, though she is more of a Stepford Smiler type of mom.
    • Also in the episode 'Funk' Finn tells Terri he thinks she's a MILF - even though she's not actually a mother.
  • Neighbours:
    • Susan Kennedy.
    • For that matter, Libby Kennedy. And Stephanie Scully.
  • Tori & Trina's Mother, from Victorious.
  • Gibby's mom, Charlotte on iCarly. In the episode iFix A Popstar, she and Spencer dated. Lucky bastard.
  • All of the moms on the 2010 TV series Parenthood, but supersexy Erika Christensen most of all.
  • Kari Byron of MythBusters now qualifies as a hot mom, having given birth to a daughter, Stella Ruby Ulrich.
  • Tammi Taylor (Connie Britton) on Friday Night Lights. (Britton also played one in the movie version.)
  • Will McKenzie's Mom, Polly (played by Belinda Stewart-Wilson), on E4's The Inbetweeners is consistently described as "fit" by his mates—not to mention school bully, Mark Donovan—and they freely tell Will how much they'd like to "shag" (et al.) her.

Will: Please don't have a wank over my mum.
Neil: Can't promise that I'm afraid, Will.

  • Samurai Sentai Shinkenger has Shiba Karou. Bonus points for having her son being older than her. Justified in that she adopts the son, as required for making him the next head of the Shiba clan.
  • Crossing over with "real life", Terri Irwin, the wife of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin.
  • Julia Winston, as played by Elizabeth Berkeley, on CSI Miami.
  • Nigella Lawson.
  • One Dr. Lisa Cuddy, Dean of Medicine.
  • Jill Taylor in Home Improvement to the point where when her sons saw a picture of her as a young lady, they said she was a babe and asked dad who she was. When told it was mom, they felt sick and ruefully said, "I just called my mom a babe"
  • Diane Coupland in Bless This House.
  • Arrested Development:
    • You could call Lindsay Fünke one, despite not being very motherly.
    • Mrs. Veal, much to Michael Bluth's astonishment, since Ann is considered plain at her best.
  • One Tree Hill:
  • Boardwalk Empire:
    • Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Mol) counts as one, being the mother of Michael Pitt's Jimmy. Luciano sleeps with her thinking that she is Jimmy's wife. Also counts as a Hot Grandmother.
    • Angela Darmody (Aleksa Palladino) and Margaret Schroder (Kelly MacDonald) also count
  • Judy Miller (Jami Gertz) on Still Standing.
  • Vicky Gold (Antia Barone) on The War at Home.
  • Two Words: Irina Derevko.
  • Shirley Partridge (Shirley Jones) on The Partridge Family
  • Amanda King in Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
  • Criminal Minds has Derek Morgan's mom, Fran, who is very pretty for a woman who must be at least in her late fifties. JJ becomes one in season four, as well.
  • Necessary Roughness has its lead Dr. Dani Santino.
  • Community: Mark's mom. Jeff bangs her. Twice.
  • Hope Shanowski (Faith Ford) on Hope And Faith.
  • Jessica Brody in Homeland, as played by Morena Baccarin and has been the show's primary deliverer of Fan Service.
  • True Life featured two Real Life teens whose moms were this trope. One girl's mom had huge breasts and constantly paraded them around for all to see. The other girl's mom was a party girl who loved pageants.
  • Catherine Willows, the ex-stripper Hot Scientist from CSI, though she does actually look her age. An even better example is Drop-In Character Heather Kessler, who when we first meet her has has a college-age daughter while looking about 25 herself. And in a later episode, it's revealed her daughter has a daughter...
    • Hodges mom probably tops both of them...she's played by Jaclyn Smith, to give you an idea.
  • Jo on CSI: NY probably counts.
  • Elise Neal is one on A.N.T. Farm. They never mention her character's age, but I'm sure she isn't 41. In fact, she also was a Hot Mom on a The Hughleys, which went off the air nearly ten years ago.
  • Atia of Rome is this and Ms. Fanservice to boot. She's introduced nude and moaning in sexual ecstasy, then shortly after shown emerging naked and dripping wet from the bath. Niobe's also lovely, though much less fanservice-y.
  • Both Angela and very soon, Brennan on Bones.
  • Ilene Graff as Marsha on Mr. Belvedere
  • Tasha and Kelly on The Game
  • Adrianna Tate-Duncan from 90210 is one despite still being in her teens and having given up her daughter for adoption, though she is now currently trying to get her back.
  • When Kensi reveals her mother is still alive on NCIS: Los Angeles, she's played by Laura Harring, who barely looks old enough to be Kensi's sister.
  • Emma, Regina, and Snow White/Mary Margaret on Once Upon a Time. Snow and Regina have been frozen in time for 28 years, though...

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