mommiedearest_crawford4. Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest

Joan Crawford was a Hollywood icon for years before her adopted daughter Christina wrote a tell-all book that outed her as crazy and abusive. That book was turned into the film Mommie Dearest, starring Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford. No one knows the real story of the Crawfords, but that’s not even the point. The Joan portrayed by Dunaway is one of the worst mothers in film history. Terrifying, malicious, and cruel. Especially where wire hangers are concerned. Maybe it’s true and maybe it’s not. But the fact is that no one could ever see Joan Crawford the same way again.

And speaking of Joan Crawford…