Getty Images
Getty Images

Eartha Kitt's Only Daughter Honors Her Beautiful Mom in a Heartwarming Post on Valentine's Day

Olawale Ogunjimi
Feb 17, 2021
03:10 A.M.

Late singer and actress Eartha Kitt's only daughter Kitt Shapiro pays tribute to her famous mom while sharing a rare throwback photo in a heartwarming Valentine's Day post.


It was love all through the weekend as people all over the world took out time to celebrate their partners through romantic gestures that were well-documented on social media.

However, for some, it was all about appreciating their loved ones and family members, including those that have sadly passed away. Legendary actress Eartha Kitt's daughter Kitt Shapiro proudly falls into this group.

Iconic actress and singer Eartha Kitt lying on her belly with a rug underneath during a photo session in 1965 | Photo: Getty Images

Iconic actress and singer Eartha Kitt lying on her belly with a rug underneath during a photo session in 1965 | Photo: Getty Images

Even though it has been more than a decade since Kitt succumbed to colon cancer, Shapiro continues to pay tribute to her mom's life in the most beautiful ways.

On Valentine's Day, Shapiro was at it again as she honored her late mom with a heartwarming tribute alongside a rare throwback photo of her and Kitt.


In the picture, Kitt and Shapiro are caught in time sharing a sweet mother-daughter moment while hugging in what appears to be a beautiful garden.


The picture also fittingly follows the day's theme as Kitt can be spotted wearing a beautiful red dress while the then-younger Shapiro also appeared to be wearing a red outfit underneath her blue jacket.

Kitt came from a dysfunctional family background and her childhood was smeared by different forms of abuse


The picture was a repost from the Instagram page, "simplyeartha," and in the caption, Shapiro leaves a gentle reminder about holding on to our loved ones even when they are gone.

Shapiro has certainly held on to the sweet relationship she shared with her mom in the years since her death and continues to carry on Kitt's legacy through her life's work.


She created the lifestyle brand titled Simply Eartha to give fans a better understanding of the late screen goddess's life and personality. However, Shapiro still has dreams of taking Kitt's story to the big screen. In her words:

"I'm working on bringing the story of my mom's incredible life to the screen in the near future and continuing to keep her legacy alive..."


Undoubtedly, there is no one better to tell Kitt's story than her daughter. Shapiro shared a nearly inseparable bond with her mom growing up, and the two remained very close until Kitt's death.

Even though Kitt came from a dysfunctional family background and her childhood was smeared by different forms of abuse, she prioritized showing her daughter the best part of life.


Understandably, their closeness meant much of Kitt's knowledge about life was passed down to her daughter. And Shapiro has been very vocal about the overwhelming influence her mom had on her adult life.

Kitt touched many lives through her remarkable life's work, and even in death, she continues to be an inspiration to the younger generation of entertainers, most especially her only daughter.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Kelly Preston's Death Left Her Children Half-Orphaned: Her Daughter Is Now 23 and the Spitting Image of Her Mother

December 07, 2023

Marcia Aoki: Inside Her 'True Love Story' with Soccer Icon Pelé

December 03, 2023

This Girl Lost Her Superstar Mom at Just 5 Months Old - Her Dad Took Her to a Small Town to Live a ‘Normal’ Life

February 14, 2024

Elvis Presley's Late Daughter Looks 'So Like a Young Elvis' with His 'Deep Eyes' in Never-Before-Seen Photo

February 02, 2024

Sean Connery’s Granddaughter Flaunts Impeccable Body in Pink Cut Out Dress with High Slit

November 22, 2023

Farrah Fawcett Set Strict Parameters for Inheritance Use by Ginger-Haired Son with Ryan O'Neal – Details

December 12, 2023

Anna Nicole Smith's Mom Thought Her Granddaughter Might Also Pass Away – How Girl Changed over 17 Years

January 11, 2024

Robert De Niro Movingly Honors His Beloved Grandson Who Tragically Died at 19 - Rare Family Photos

December 11, 2023

Lisa Marie Presley’s Daughter Marks Her Heavenly Birthday with Rare Photo Showing Their Resemblance

February 01, 2024

'There Was an Attempt to Steal Elvis’s Body’: Elvis Presley’s Girlfriend on His Death in Toilet at 42

December 21, 2023

'The Sopranos’ Actress Suzanne Shepherd Passes Away at 89 — She Was Suffering from a Chronic Disease

November 20, 2023

Olivia Newton-John Is Survived by ‘Amazing’ Blonde Daughter Who She Raised Out of Limelight as an Ordinary Mom

November 25, 2023

Paul Walker’s Daughter Shares Never-before-Seen Video of Dad on the 10th Year of His Death

November 30, 2023

TLC's Chilli, 53, Becomes a Grandmother as Her Son Welcomes 1st Child: 'This Is So Crazy'

March 04, 2024