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Patricia Taylor and Keanu Reeves in 2020. | Source: Getty images
Patricia Taylor and Keanu Reeves in 2020. | Source: Getty images

Patricia Taylor Worked with Celebrities Like Her Son – Meet Keanu Reeves' Mother

Jana Stevens
Feb 08, 2023
05:45 P.M.

Rock star costume designer Patricia Taylor knows how to make an impact on the red carpet. Keanu Reeves's mother always steals the show when she's his plus one.

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Patricia Taylor spent her twenties traveling the world with a baby on her hip. She moved to Beirut as a teenager when it was still a cultural hub, where she was exposed to fashion and couture houses.

There are conflicting reports about the woman nicknamed Patric's place of birth, which was either in Hampshire or Essex in England, in 1944.

Costume designer Patricia Taylor arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Lake House" at the Cinerama Dome, on June 13, 2006, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Costume designer Patricia Taylor arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Lake House" at the Cinerama Dome, on June 13, 2006, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Keanu Reeves' Mom's Age Is a Subject of Wonder

In her son's telling of her life, Patricia Taylor's journey to becoming a costume designer began when she ran away from home to become a showgirl in what was then known as the Paris of the East - Beirut, Lebanon.

The ageless beauty did not look 76 when she showed up at an award show with her son in 2020. The adorable mom-son moment broke many hearts on social media, with many commenting on your youthful appearance and vibrancy.

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She has made costumes for musicians like David Bowie, Emmylou Harris, and Alice Cooper. Her most infamous design is Dolly Parton's bunny ensemble for her October 1978 Playboy cover.

While in high school, Keanu wore Parton's Playboy costume for Halloween, down to the silver cuffs, bunny ears, and stockings. When asked for photos, "The Matrix" star ominously told the hosts on "The Talk" that there is "no evidence."

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The "John Wick" star has revealed that he is similar to his English mum in one aspect.

The Englishwoman was the assistant costume designer on "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" in 1991 and "Couches, Tables and Darts" in 1999. She was a production designer for the 1995 film, "The Four Corners of Nowhere."

Costume designer Patricia Taylor at the world premiere of "The Matrix Revolutions," on October 27, 2003, in Los Angeles. | Source: Shutterstock

Costume designer Patricia Taylor at the world premiere of "The Matrix Revolutions," on October 27, 2003, in Los Angeles. | Source: Shutterstock

Patricia Taylor Has Had 4 Spouses

Taylor fell in love with her first husband, a Chinese-Hawaiian former student, Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr., in Beirut. At 20, she gave birth to their son Keanu Charles Reeves on September 2, 1964. The couple relocated to Sydney a few months later, welcoming their daughter in 1966.

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The costume designer split from Samuel and moved to New York with their kids, where she met Broadway and film director Paul Aaron. The couple was only married six months from September 1970. Aaron kept in contact with his stepson, giving a 15-year-old Keanu a PA job on one of his films.

Her eldest was seven when they settled in Toronto, Canada. She had one child with music promoter Robert Miller during their four-year marriage that ended in divorce in 1980. The mom of three divorced her last husband, Jack Bond, in 1994. He owned a hair salon.

Patricia Taylor (L) and Keanu Reeves attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on, February 9, 2020, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Patricia Taylor (L) and Keanu Reeves attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on, February 9, 2020, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Patricia Is Familiar with Red Carpet Events

Taylor looked like one of the rock stars she dressed when she stepped on the red carpet of the 92nd Academy Awards with Keanu in 2020, wearing a white double-breasted suit.

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Ryan Seacrest tried to probe the designer about "The Matrix 4," but she coolly replied that she only knew about the first three movies. Her son quipped that she had been "trained well." The "John Wick" star has said that he is similar to his English mum in one respect:

"There's a formality to her. So, I think partly some of my kind of formality."

Keanu Reeves with his sisters Kim Reeves, and Karina Reeves at "The Matrix" Los Angeles premiere, on March 24, 1999. | Source: Getty Images

Keanu Reeves with his sisters Kim Reeves, and Karina Reeves at "The Matrix" Los Angeles premiere, on March 24, 1999. | Source: Getty Images

Patricia Is Also Gifted with 2 Daughters

Kim "Kimmie" Reeves was born in Sydney, Australia, on September 16, 1966. Her father, Samuel, was arrested on drug charges in 1994. He received a ten-year jail sentence but was released in 1996.

She portrayed Samurai Vampire in the 1991 action flick, "Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell," and wrote, starred, and produced the romcom "The Color of Water" in 2002. Around the early 2000s, Keanu Reeves kept a room in her Los Angeles home. She was fighting cancer at the time.

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China Chow, Patric Reeves and Karina Miller pose at the Stage Directors And Choreographers Society 50 Year Celebration at Tribeca Rooftop on November 8, 2009, in New York, New York. | Source: Getty Images

China Chow, Patric Reeves and Karina Miller pose at the Stage Directors And Choreographers Society 50 Year Celebration at Tribeca Rooftop on November 8, 2009, in New York, New York. | Source: Getty Images

During their brief marriage, Taylor and Miller had a daughter, Karina Miller, born in 1976 in Toronto. She was the executive producer on "The Big Ask" in 2013 and produced "Semper Fi," "To the Bone," and the horror retelling of Mary and Joseph's story, "Hail Mary."

Keanu said that he and his siblings were latchkey kids, "It was basically 'leave the house in the morning and come back at night'. It was cool." However, rocker Alice Cooper once babysat them.

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