; born November 29
) is an American astrologer
and celebrity who is the mother of the Hollywood
action film star Sylvester Stallone
and of the singer Frank Stallone
Stallone was born Jacqueline Labofish
in Washington, D.C.
, the daughter of a Parisian socialite and a prominent attorney. Her paternal grandmother, Rosa Rabinovich, was an immigrant from Odessa
, and her paternal grandfather, whose surname was originally "Labofisz", was a Ukrainian Jew. During her youth, Stallone was a trapeze artist in a circus and a chorus girl in a nightclub. She was also a hairdresser. Stallone lived a relatively quiet life for most of her years. Even after Sylvester starred in the film Rocky
in 1976 she remained unknown to the general public.
Stallone appeared on the 1980s wrestling program called GLOW
: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
. Stallone was shown rapping with Americana, Mt. Fiji and Susie Spirit behind her. She rapped about Aunt Kittie's girls and making them kitty litter. Stallone became famous in her own right during the mid-1990s, by publishing astrology books, making television appearances, and setting up a psychic hotline where she would charge telephone callers for the advice of her and other operators. She also invented the term "rumpology
", which, according to her, is an art similar to that of palm reading
except that the procedure is done by examining pictures of people's rear ends. She also claims that she can consult dogs to find out about the future. She also became involved in the cosmetics
industry, launching facial masks and other products that she claimed cured skin problems.
Once in the early 1990s she appeared on the Howard Stern show and engaged in a heated on-air argument with Sylvester's dad, Frank Stallone Sr. She accused him of being horrible in bed and that he wanted to have Sylvester aborted. She said that she faked the abortion and that Frank didn't know about it until she gave birth.
In January 2005, she appeared in the UK TV series Celebrity Big Brother as a "surprise" contestant. She was brought onto the show to create tension within the "house", as her former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen, with whom she notoriously did not get along, was also a contestant. She was the first contestant voted out by viewers after spending four days in the house. During her time in the house she was bullied by most of her housemates, such as John McCririck and Lisa I'Anson, who told Jackie to choke on her eggs and sniggered at her for being unable to open a bottle of wine, she also referred to Jackie as "The Bride Of Frankenstein", another tormentor was Jeremy Edwards who jumped up and down with delight in front of Jackie's face on her eviction announcement and later bragged that it was comedy genius, Edwards and Kenzie laughed hysterically when she walked into a wall in the dark bedroom.
Stallone appeared on BBC TV Show Through the Keyhole in March 2007, where Stephanie Powers explored her LA home and then interviewed her.
Her claims have inspired many jokes, and she has been widely ridiculed by the media about her alleged powers. On one edition of Saturday Night Live
, actress Janeane Garofalo
played her during a skit that mocked her psychic hotline.
In their 2005 Christmas Special, comedic duo French & Saunders parodied Jackie Stallone's appearance on Celebrity Big Brother UK and her interaction with her former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen.
But Stallone has also made many friends in the entertainment business after becoming famous herself. One of them is Cristina Saralegui, who proclaimed her friendship with Stallone during a show where she was a special guest.