Best Of: Our Favourite On-Screen Mums Ever
Our mums deserve way more credit than we give them. And because there will never be enough space to thank all of them individually, we've rounded up our favourite on-screen mums just in time for Mother's Day.
Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), Gilmore Girls
We love Lorelai in all her lightning-tongued, caffeine reliant, inn-managing glory, there's some major flaws - especially in the reboot series - that make her more than a little grating.
Mrs. George (Amy Poehler), Mean Girls
Trying just a little too hard to be a cool mum - but that velour tracksuit is totally Vetements worthy.
Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), Sex and the City
Despite the stigma of being assigned the 'Miranda' of any friendship group, there's no denying that IRL, she's actually got (most of) her shit together. She's an accomplished professional, she knows what she wants, and - for the most part - her family life is locked down.
Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), Stranger Things
All my goals as a mother, basically.
Molly Weasley (Julie Walters), the Harry Potter series
Fights evil, knits monogrammed jumpers - all in a day's work for our fave magic mama, Molly Weasley.
Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson), Empire
Uncompromising and polarising, Cookie is a straight up badass.
Vanessa Loring (Jennifer Garner), Juno
Made to be a mother, Vanessa got sincerity, sweetness and fight in equally excellent measures.
Marge Simpson, The Simpsons
Eternally underappreciated but still eternally giving - plus she can rework a Chanel power suit like no other.
Jackie Harrison (Susan Sarandon), Stepmom
Gets us every time.
Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), Game of Thrones
A killer family matriarch.
Words: Lucy Ahern