Sylvester Stallone is one of the world’s most famous actors, having worked in internationally recognized films for decades and being universally adored.
But have you met his mother? What about Jackie Stallone? She is not only Sylvester Stallone’s mother but also a fascinating woman.
Jackie Stallone was a fascinating woman who enjoyed cosmetic surgery but did not hide it and spoke frankly about it. She was born in Washington, D.C., in 1921.
Her father, John, was a prominent attorney lawyer in the capital, and her mother, a Parisian socialite from Brittany, was of French origin.
Jackie was a highly active girl who enjoyed athletics in her leisure time, which led her to leave her home at age 15 to join the Flying Wallenda’s show for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
She aspired to be an acrobat, but her father was not thrilled because he was a distinguished lawyer and wanted his daughter to follow in his footsteps. Fortunately, Jackie could pursue her goal of performing on stage, first as a trapeze artist and subsequently as a Broadway performer. She eventually returned to her hometown and started an exercise program on a local television channel.
All of this may not seem significant at the time, but Jackie overcame certain preconceived conceptions and concepts and forged her own path.
Jackie was the first woman in Washington, D.C., to have her TV show promoting exercise in the 1950s. Jackie chose to create her women-only gym because many things, including attending the gym, were difficult for women at the time. She claimed that the authorities tried for a long time to close her space because she had a statue of a woman lifting weights, which was not widely recognized in society then.
Jackie met Frank Stallone Sr., a hairdresser and part-time actor, in 1945, and Sylvester Stallone was born a year later. Jackie stated that the birth was tough and that the doctors did not act appropriately, which caused the baby’s body to be malformed.
Sylvester’s face was half paralyzed, as were his tongue, lips, and chin, but Jackie determined that she would continue and her baby would be able to talk. Jackie and Frank eventually had another son, after which they divorced, leaving her to care for the children. Jackie appeared in the wrestling show GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Then, in the 1990s, she launched a career as an astrologer, becoming a celebrity in the entertainment business.
She then wrote an astrology book (Star Power: An Astrological Guide to Supersuccess), which became a best-seller. Jackie appeared frequently on television in the following years and even developed cosmetic products, including face masks. However, she gained public notice mostly due to cosmetic surgery, as her appearance was drastically altered.
Although it is unknown how many cosmetic surgeries she had, Jackie stated in a 2013 interview that she had over 50 injections and three chemical peels and continued to have these procedures even after the age of 91. Still, she later stated that she regretted having such a large number of plastic surgeries.
Jackie admitted that she increased the filler, and the magazines chastised her for her appearance. She was, however, one of the few persons who admitted to all of her procedures and also admitted that she had to quit at some time.
Even though she had to have numerous procedures, Jackie always took care of her so that she could live a healthy lifestyle and participate in sports.
Jackie died in September 2020, at approximately 100, according to her son Frank. Many others then commented on Jackie, expressing their admiration for her. Jackie died peacefully in her sleep in her Los Angeles home.