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Mindy Sterling Is 67 and Mom of a Grown-up Autistic Son — Facts about the 'Austin Powers' Star

Oyin Balogun
Jun 08, 2021
04:40 A.M.
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"Austin Powers" star Mindy Sterling is now in her 60s and a proud mother of a special needs son. Regardless of her child's unique condition, Sterling is a remarkable mother who dotes on her son.

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67-year-old actress Mindly Sterling has left her mark in Hollywood. From her acting skills to her incredible comedic skills, she is indeed a legend in every sense.

But despite living the past two decades in the spotlight, many details about Sterling's life remain unknown. Here are a few facts about the veteran actress!

Mindy Sterling attends the 15th Annual Heller Awards at Taglyan Complex on November 07, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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BECAME POPULAR IN 1999

Sterling shot into the spotlight for her role as Frau Farbissina in the "Austin Powers" film franchise. There she warmed hearts with her impeccable acting.

Subsequently, Sterling also appeared in the 1999 film "Drop Dead Gorgeous," where she portrayed the role of Iris Clark, another fan favorite. Over the years, Sterling has continued to garner success in her career, but above all, there is nothing she loves more than being a mom.

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PROUD MOM OF ONE

In addition to her successful acting career, Sterling also doubles as a proud mom to her autistic son Max Gadson, born in 2004.

She also remains actively involved in cancer-related charities and even launched a clothing line for cancer survivors in 2010.

Given how much Sterling loves her son, whom she shares with her ex-husband Brian Gadson, it is not uncommon to see the actress showing off Max on her social media platforms.

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Sterling shared an adorable picture of Max posing in a casual outfit to celebrate Mother's Day last month. She accompanied it with a caption reading:

"I'm so lucky as a mom❤️."

The comments section was soon flooded by fans who gushed over how adorable Max looked while also describing Sterling as an amazing mother.

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A CANCER SURVIVOR

In 1998, Sterling was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time, she was getting ready to film two movies and had only gone to the hospital for a routine check-up.

Though devastated by the diagnosis, Sterling managed to stay positive after reminding herself how many women before her beat the illness.

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The actress spent a better part of 1999 having surgery, going through chemotherapy and radiation. Soon enough, she was cancer-free. Speaking in 2004, Sterling admitted she could get through her cancer by finding ways to laugh about her experience.

Since recovering, Sterling has continued to provide support and inspiration for other people living with breast cancer and survivors like her.

She also remains actively involved in cancer-related charities and even launched a clothing line for cancer survivors in 2010.

Not only has Sterling made a difference in Hollywood, but she also continues to touch the lives of many with her charity works across the country.

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