Liv Tyler’s amazing transformation
Although Liv Tyler is widely known as the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, she is the product of the women who raised her: her mother, grandmother and aunt. His mother, Bebe Buell, a ’70s Playboy playmate and famous groupie, had an eight-month date with the rocker that resulted in an unexpected pregnancy (per Hello!). Bebe was a struggling musician in New York City at the time and needed help raising her daughter. So when Liv was 4 months old, she moved to the scenic countryside of Portland, Maine to be near “Aunt Annie,” as Liv calls her (per Vanity Fair).
While her mother toured with her band, Liv stayed with her grandmother in suburban Washington, D.C., accompanying her to board meetings and posh garden parties. Where Liv’s mother was the fiery, passionate entertainer and her aunt the source of stability, her grandmother, a professional etiquette instructor, was the dean of sophistication. When Liv was 12, she and her mother moved back to Manhattan, where her modeling career would soon take off (per Interview Magazine). “My mom, my grandmother and my aunt all mothered me,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in a 2012 interview. “So sometimes when we’re all together now, they try to be the parent, and I have to say, ‘Back’.”