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Tyler (Liv)

In the 1970s and early 1980s, being the groupie of a popular rock band was close to a full time job. Bebe Buell and her best friend Patti Smith would put on Stooges records and sing into hairbrushes ‘pretending to be rockstars’ and to approach the glittery world of rock, began following bands they befriended or bedded. Among Bebe Buell’s lovers appear an A-List of legendary musicians such as David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Elvis Costello. When she became pregnant during a short affair with Aerosmith lead singer, Steven Tyler, she preferred to silence his paternity and claimed Todd Rundgren was the biological father, protecting her daughter Liv from Steven Tyler’s drug addictions. It was only at the age of eleven that Liv Tyler discovered the identity of her real father and established a strong relationship with the latter some time before she was beginning to make a name for herself in films and as a model thanks to an appearance in daddy’s video for Crazy. The Tyler family tree was completed by other siblings such as Mia, Chelsea and Taj while Liv Tyler has transcended her father’s fame as an actress. Although Liv Tyler has a real rock star father, it seems that her mother who inspired Cameron Crowe’s film Almost Famous, stands as the ultimate rebellious figure of her family, a nonconformist who stood away from her own famous exemplar mother, etiquette expert Dorothea Johnson.

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Bebe Buell and Billy Idol by Bob Gruen, London, 1978
Bebe Buell and Billy Idol by Bob Gruen, London, 1978
Aerosmith backstage at MSG by Bob Gruen, 1978
Aerosmith backstage at MSG by Bob Gruen, 1978
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler at Liv's 16th Birthday Party, June 30, 1993. Photo by Ron Galella
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler at Liv's 16th Birthday Party, June 30, 1993. Photo by Ron Galella
Aerosmith by Bob Gruen, 1974. (L-R) Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
Aerosmith by Bob Gruen, 1974. (L-R) Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
Bebe Buell and Cyrinda Foxe in New York City, 1973
Bebe Buell and Cyrinda Foxe in New York City, 1973
Aerosmith by Bob Gruen, NYC, 1973. (L-R) Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton
Aerosmith by Bob Gruen, NYC, 1973. (L-R) Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler, 1989
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler, 1989
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler, 1989
Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler, 1989
Bebe Buell and Iggy Pop, 1970s
Bebe Buell and Iggy Pop, 1970s
Bebe Buell and her daughter Live Tyler, 1989
Bebe Buell and her daughter Live Tyler, 1989
Bebe Buell and Joan Jett, 1979
Bebe Buell and Joan Jett, 1979
Bebe Buell and Liv Tyler at the premiere of
Bebe Buell and Liv Tyler at the premiere of "It Could Happen to You", 1994
Bebe Buell and Liv Tyler at the Premiere of
Bebe Buell and Liv Tyler at the Premiere of "Oscar and Lucinda", 1997. Photo by Jim Smeal
Bebe Buell and Rod Stewart by Tom Wargacki, 1977
Bebe Buell and Rod Stewart by Tom Wargacki, 1977
Bebe Buell and Rod Stewart, 1977
Bebe Buell and Rod Stewart, 1977
Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler by Bob Gruen, 1976
Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler by Bob Gruen, 1976
Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler, 1970s
Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler, 1970s
Bebe Buell and Stiv Bators attend a Blondie party at Firoucci in Los Angeles. Photo by Brad Elterman, c. 1979
Bebe Buell and Stiv Bators attend a Blondie party at Firoucci in Los Angeles. Photo by Brad Elterman, c. 1979
Bebe Buell and Stiv Bators by Brad Elterman, 1979
Bebe Buell and Stiv Bators by Brad Elterman, 1979
Bebe Buell and Todd Rundgren by Michael Putland, 1976
Bebe Buell and Todd Rundgren by Michael Putland, 1976
Bebe Buell and Todd Rundgren, 1974
Bebe Buell and Todd Rundgren, 1974
Bebe Buell by Bob Gruen, 1991
Bebe Buell by Bob Gruen, 1991
Bebe Buell by Ebert Roberts, 1980s
Bebe Buell by Ebert Roberts, 1980s
Bebe Buell by Ebert Roberts, 1980s
Bebe Buell by Ebert Roberts, 1980s
Bebe Buell by Ebert Roberts, 1980s
Bebe Buell by Ebert Roberts, 1980s
Bebe Buell by Lynn Goldsmith
Bebe Buell by Lynn Goldsmith
Bebe Buell by Lynn Goldsmith
Bebe Buell by Lynn Goldsmith
Bebe Buell by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell by Michael Ochs, Los Angeles, 1980
Bebe Buell by Michael Ochs, Los Angeles, 1980
Bebe Buell by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell by Michael Ochs, c. 1980
Bebe Buell on stage, c. 1980
Bebe Buell on stage, c. 1980
Bebe Buell, 1977
Bebe Buell, 1977
Bebe Buell, her mother Dorothea Johnson, and her daughter Liv Tyler for Harper's Bazaar by Victor Demarchelier, 2012
Bebe Buell, her mother Dorothea Johnson, and her daughter Liv Tyler for Harper's Bazaar by Victor Demarchelier, 2012
Bebe Buell, her mother Dorothea Johnson, and her daughter Liv Tyler for Harper's Bazaar by Victor Demarchelier, 2012
Bebe Buell, her mother Dorothea Johnson, and her daughter Liv Tyler for Harper's Bazaar by Victor Demarchelier, 2012
Bebe Buell, Liv Tyler and Steven Tyler, 2000s
Bebe Buell, Liv Tyler and Steven Tyler, 2000s
Bebe Buell, Stiv Bators and Rodney Bingenheimer by Michael Ochs, 1980
Bebe Buell, Stiv Bators and Rodney Bingenheimer by Michael Ochs, 1980
Coyote Shivers, Bebe Buell and Liv Tyler, 1996
Coyote Shivers, Bebe Buell and Liv Tyler, 1996
Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith at The Inetrnational Rock Awards, NYC, June 1990. Photo by Bob Gruen
Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith at The Inetrnational Rock Awards, NYC, June 1990. Photo by Bob Gruen
Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot and Bebe Buell by Kevin Winter at the Grammy Awards, 1980s
Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot and Bebe Buell by Kevin Winter at the Grammy Awards, 1980s
Liv Tyler and her mother Bebe Buell at the Premier of
Liv Tyler and her mother Bebe Buell at the Premier of "It Could Happen to You", 1994
Liv Tyler and her mother Bebe Buell by Ron Galella during Liv's 16th Birthday Party, June 30, 1993
Liv Tyler and her mother Bebe Buell by Ron Galella during Liv's 16th Birthday Party, June 30, 1993
Liv Tyler and her mother Bebe Buell, 1997
Liv Tyler and her mother Bebe Buell, 1997
Liv Tyler and her mother Bebe Buell, c. 1994
Liv Tyler and her mother Bebe Buell, c. 1994
Liv Tyler by Anton Corbijn for Stern Magazine, 1996
Liv Tyler by Anton Corbijn for Stern Magazine, 1996
Liv Tyler by Anton Corbijn for Stern Magazine, 1996
Liv Tyler by Anton Corbijn for Stern Magazine, 1996
Liv Tyler by Donovan Wylie on the set of
Liv Tyler by Donovan Wylie on the set of "Eugene Onegin" directed by Martha Fiennes, 1998
Liv Tyler by Terry O'Neill, 1995
Liv Tyler by Terry O'Neill, 1995
Liv Tyler by Terry O'Neill, 1995
Liv Tyler by Terry O'Neill, 1995
Liv Tyler by Terry O'Neill, 1995
Liv Tyler by Terry O'Neill, 1995
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler by Willy Vanderperre for Love Magazine, FW 2010
Liv Tyler and her mother Bebe Buell, 1980s
Liv Tyler and her mother Bebe Buell, 1980s
Liv Tyler, her mother Bebe Buell and her step-sister Mia Tyler by Ron Galella at The 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards, 1995
Liv Tyler, her mother Bebe Buell and her step-sister Mia Tyler by Ron Galella at The 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards, 1995
Liv Tyler, Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell at
Liv Tyler, Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell at "Stealing Beauty" Premier by Jeff Kravitz, 1996
Liv Tyler and Bebe Buell, 1990s
Liv Tyler and Bebe Buell, 1990s
Nicolas Cage and Liv Tyler with Tyler's mother, singer Bebe Buell and Cage's father at the New York premiere of
Nicolas Cage and Liv Tyler with Tyler's mother, singer Bebe Buell and Cage's father at the New York premiere of "It Could Happen To You", 1994
Photographer Richard Creamer and model Bebe Buell at a Blondie party in Los Angeles, c. 1978. Photo by Brad Elterman
Photographer Richard Creamer and model Bebe Buell at a Blondie party in Los Angeles, c. 1978. Photo by Brad Elterman
Rod Stewart and Bebe Buell by Robin Platzer, 1977
Rod Stewart and Bebe Buell by Robin Platzer, 1977
Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell, 1976
Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell, 1976
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith by Bob Gruen, 1976
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith by Bob Gruen, 1976
Steven Tyler by Bob Gruen, London, 1976
Steven Tyler by Bob Gruen, London, 1976
Steven Tyler by Bruce Davidson, 2001
Steven Tyler by Bruce Davidson, 2001
Steven Tyler by Bruce Davidson, 2001
Steven Tyler by Bruce Davidson, 2001
Steven Tyler by Bruce Davidson, 2001
Steven Tyler by Bruce Davidson, 2001
Steven Tyler by Norman Seeff, Los Angeles, 1988
Steven Tyler by Norman Seeff, Los Angeles, 1988
Steven Tyler by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander
Steven Tyler by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander
Steven Tyler on stage  by Bob Gruen, 1976
Steven Tyler on stage by Bob Gruen, 1976
Steven Tyler on stage at The Hammersmith Odeon by Bob Gruen, London, 1976
Steven Tyler on stage at The Hammersmith Odeon by Bob Gruen, London, 1976
Steven Tyler on stage by Henry Diltz, Woodstock, 1994
Steven Tyler on stage by Henry Diltz, Woodstock, 1994
Steven Tyler on stage by Lynn Goldsmith, NYC, 1979
Steven Tyler on stage by Lynn Goldsmith, NYC, 1979
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