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Liv Tyler - She doesn't have a famous dad. She has two by Stuart Husband, Sky Magazine, November 2002.
A breed apart
Beautiful people make beautiful babies. so
with three such parents. Liv Tyler's future was
assured. Much like the other famous families
explored over the next pages.
Liv Tyler can claim not just one but two famous dads: art
rock pioneer Todd Rundgren and her biological father,
Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler. The confusion came
about because the Lord Of The Rings actress' mom, model
Bebe Buell, earned a bit of notoriety as one of the music
world's leading groupies. But don't make any snap
judgments about sex and rock'n'roll because, as Tyler
told writer Bob Strauss, she's nothing but grateful for the boundless
love and support she gets from all her folks.
Was growing up around rock stars good practice for dealing with
your own showbiz career? Everybody thinks that I grew up in this rock'n'roll lifestyle. But I
grew up in Maine with my mom. I didn't know Steven 'til I was eight.
Todd was an enormous influence in my life - he was my dad, but I
didn't see him all the time.
Todd tends to go his own artistic wag. Has that influenced goo? I've always had a sense of myself and always felt very comfortable
being me, and was never made to feel ashamed of being that way.
To be around all these creative people, for them to be following their
passion and their own way, was definitely very inspiring. It's the only
way I know. I'd feel so bad in my soul to go any way that wasn't my own.
You and Steve seem to have formed a tight bond? In so many ways. I just love him so much, and it's been so amazing to
get to know him as an adult. We have such a beautiful friendship and
it's really amazing to be going through all of this together right now.
I think that there's a reason for that, and we're learning from each
other in a lot of ways.
So, with your connections, why aren't you the Britney Spears of
your generation? I love to sing and would love to do it professionally. Though certainly
not right now as I'm very happy doing what I do. But I'm happy singing
all day long, it's definitely something that's inside me somewhere.
Born 1 July 1977
waitress in the
Father - Steve Tyler,
Mother - Bebe Buell,
Any more where she
originally led to
believe rocker Todd
Rundgren was her
dad. She discovered
Tyler was her father
aged nine, changed
her name to Tyler at
12 and gained a
and actress Mia Tyler
Who's in the attic?
Now she's discovered
her real father, it
looks like all the
tumbled out. Bebe
did manage Liv for
a while - she was
credited as creative
consultant on Heavy
On her famous parent "I have really
cool times with my
dad. We have, like,
parties where he'll
advise me on what
lace creams to buy.
He's really clued up
about that stuff."