Some of the actresses may have played mothers in others things, but we’re only after answers relevant to the films and shows the images below come from. And one of them is a surrogate mum, we know, but she did such a good job she’s a shining example of the fact that motherhood is not merely in the genes.

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Answers on the next page

Eloise Hawking, mother of Daniel Faraday in Lost

Lily Potter, mother of Harry Potter

Lwaxana Troi, mother of Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Winona Kirk, mother of James T Kirk, in Star Trek (2009)

Martha Kent, mother of Clark Kent in Superman The Movie

Rose Darko, mother of Donnie Darko, in Donnie Darko

Margaret White, mother of Carrie White in Carrie

Lady Jessica, mother of Paul Artreides, in Dune

Tabetha Pond, mother of Amy Pond, in Doctor Who

Lucy Emerson, mother of Sam and Michael Emerson in The Lost Boys

Elizabeth Bartowski, mother of Chuck Bartowski, Chuck

Anne, mother of Spike, Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Dave Golder
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