When they played the stern-yet-loving moms on your favorite TV shows in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, these talented actresses were so familiar, they practically felt like part of your family. Well, it’s been a while, but these 12 women are just as gorgeous as ever, and many are still big players in Hollywood.
Do you recognize them? See what these beloved actresses who played your favorite TV moms look like now.
Tv Moms Then And Now Meredith Baxter
Who remembers Alex. P Keaton’s sweet-yet-wise mom, Elyse, on the 80s hit Family Ties? Most recently, Baxter appeared on The Young and the Restless and in various TV shows, including Code Black.
Tv Moms Then And Now Phylicia Rashad
She was known for years as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, and she’s still acting now, mostly appearing in Broadway plays.
Tv Moms Then And Now Estelle Harris
Perhaps best known for playing George Costanza’s mom on Seinfeld, Harris, now 88, recently lent her acting talent (and unmistakable voice!) to the hit Toy Story franchise, playing the role of Mrs. Potato Head.
Tv Moms Then And Now Alley Mills
She was 37 when she starred as Kevin Arnold’s mom, Norma, on family classic The Wonder Years. Now 65, she plays a regular character on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Tv Moms Then And Now Marion Ross
Once beloved as Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days, Ross has guest-starred on numerous TV shows and in small movie roles since then. Now 88, she has two grown children who also work in the TV business.
Tv Moms Then And Now Michael Learned
She graced the small screen in the 1970s, when she played matriarch Olivia Walton on The Waltons. As recently as 2011, she was still acting in soap operas.
Tv Moms Then And Now Joanna Kerns
From 1985 to 1992, she played the sweet, maternal Maggie Seaver on Growing Pains. She later worked behind the camera, directing episodes of hit TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.
Tv Moms Then And Now Judith Light
A Tony-winning actress, she captured TV viewers’ attention in the 80s as uptight mom Angela Bower on Who’s the Boss, and today has a starring role on another hit show, Transparent.
Tv Moms Then And Now Jo Marie Payton
Jo Marie Payton
On Family Matters, she played quick-witted mom Harriette Winslow. After leaving the show in 1997, she took on roles in a number of TV shows and movies, and still is working today.
Tv Moms Then And Now Florence Henderson
As sunny mom of six Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, Henderson became a household name. Sadly, she passed away in November 2016 after a long battle with heart disease.
Tv Moms Then And Now Katey Sagal
Her turn as the sarcastic, offbeat matriarch Peg Bundy on Married With Children may have earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but Sagal has had plenty of successful TV roles since, including her Golden-Globe winning performance in Sons of Anarchy.
Tv Moms Then And Now Ilene Graff
Though she’s appeared in numerous hit Broadway plays and TV shows, Graff may still be best known for her role as housewife-slash-lawyer and mom Marsha Owens on Mr. Belvedere. Also an accomplished singer, the actress is still performing as well as teaching.