Gwyneth: Mom's the Word

She's an Oscar winner among the Hollywood elite, but what Gwyneth Paltrow really values is something stardom can't provide. "My mother and father taught me that family is the most important thing," she has said. Now, as she's about to start her own, check out photos of the actress and learn more about her family values. By Lucy Maher and Serena Kappes

Daddy's Girl

The death of Paltrow's father, Bruce, from throat cancer on Oct. 3, 2002, was her "worst nightmare. ... He was the one person in your life that you always think, 'I'm safe because they're there,' " Paltrow (with her dad at the 1999 Oscars, when she won Best Actress honors for Shakespeare in Love) told USA Today.



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