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Who is Bebe Buell? Liv Tyler’s Mother Wiki, Net Worth, Age

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Husband Jim Wallerstein, Coyote Chills
Fact Has a grandson named Milo William Langdon, born December 14, 2004 in New York.

Who is Bebe Buell?

Beverle Lorence Buell is an American former fashion model and singer. She was popular in the 1970s for dating rock musicians and being a Playboy magazine Playmate of the Month. She is also the mother of famous American actress and model Liv Tyler, whose father is rock star Steven Tyler, the frontman of the famous band Aerosmith.

Bebe Buell Biography

Beverle Lorence “Bebe” Buell was born on July 14, 1953, in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, of part German descent. Her father, Harold Lloyd Buell, was a World War II veteran and a United States Navy officer. Her mother, Dorothea Brown Johnson, was a founder of the Protocol School of Washington. At the time of her birth, her father was absent and her mother did not know what to call her. In the maternity ward, all the nurses called her Baby, so her nickname remained ‘Bebe’.


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Beginning of Bebe Buell’s career

At age 17, after graduating from high school, Bebe was spotted by modeling agency executive Eileen Ford, and she moved to New York City at age 18 for more modeling opportunities. For the November 1974 issue, Bebe was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month. Richard Fegley was her photographer for the centerfold. She continued her modeling career in Europe with the prestigious Wilhelmina Agency and appeared on the pages of British, French and Italian Vogue, Harper’s Queen and Cosmopolitan. She hung out with the jet set at the time and with the likes of Jack Nicholson and Andy Warhol. Mick Jagger once said that he would always take her as an escort to a high society dinner or a ball. Because of her incredible beauty, she was nicknamed ‘Friend To The Stars’.

Although she was very successful in the modeling world because of her beauty, Bebe always wanted to be a musician and singer. In the high school choir, she sang unique contralto. Her music career began in the early 1980s when she formed a band, the B-Sides. Bebe recorded a four-song EP, “Cover Girl”, in 1981 on Rhino Records with the band The Cars on two tracks; the producers were Rick Derringer and Ric Ocasek.

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When she started dating John Taylor (Duran Duran), he gathered some other rock musician friends and formed the band Power Station in 1984. Bebe formed another band, the Gargoyles, and released a few singles in 1985. This band attracted the attention and interest of some renowned record labels, but Bebe left them in the early 1990s because she wanted to spend more on her daughter’s career. She was the career manager of her daughter, actress and model Liv Tyler and actress Charis Michelsen.

In the late 1990s, she quit that job and returned to a solo music career. In 2000, she recorded a solo effort with producer Don Fleming, and performed in New York with her Bebe Buell Band, made up of ex-group members Rudds and the Neighborhoods drummer Johnny Lynch, plus her husband, James Wallerstein. After a 10-year hiatus, she released a single “Air Kisses for the Masses” in May 2009, followed by a 12-song album available for download from iTunes or Amazon MP3. Two years later, in 2011, Bebe released “Hard Love” produced by Wallerstein and Stephen DeAcutis, a rock album influenced by glam rock and grunge.

Bebe’s personal life

Bebe was only 15 when she first dated celebrity boyfriend, Paul Cowsill of the Cowsills.

She has also dated Mick Jagger, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Jimmy Page, Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, and Steven Tyler, but never embraced the “groupie” label.

In the 1970s, she had an occasional love affair with Todd Rundgren, who was the guitarist for the band Utopia. Completely unplanned, Bebe became pregnant in 1976 by singer and frontman of the band Aerosmith, Steven Taylor. Still, she continued to have a relationship with Todd, hiding the biological father’s name from her daughter until the curious Liv discovered it herself at the age of 10. Bebe did it because of Steven’s lifestyle and substance abuse issues, but when he was clean, Liv took his last name.

Bebe first married musician and actor Coyote Shivers in 1992, but they divorced after six years.

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Bebe has been married to musician Jim Wallerstein since 2002. Cameron Crowe’s movie ‘Almost Famous’ was based on some aspects of Bebe’s life. In 2008 she bought a house in New York, but in 2013 she moved to Nashville, Tennessee.

Bebe Buell net worth

The consensus from various sources is that Bebe’s net worth is over $1 million, but they all admit that this is a general estimate and it could be much higher. Modeling (centerfold in Playboy magazine) and her inconsistent career as a solo artist and with various bands, including successful performances in the US, plus her published autobiography, the New York Times Bestseller “Rebel Heart; An American Rock And Roll Journey” (St, Martin’s Press) with Victor Bockris in 2001, contributed to her wealth.

Bebe’s daughter Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler (born Rundgren) is an American actress, former model, producer and singer. She is best known for starring in the Peter Jackson Oscar-winning epic trilogy ‘Lord of the Rings’, playing the character Arwen Undómiel.

Liv Tyler Early Life

Liv Tyler was born on July 1, 1977 at Mount Sinai Hospital in East Harlem, New York City USA – she was named after Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann. Liv has three half-siblings: Mia Tyler (born 1978), Taj Monroe Tallarico (1991) and Chelsea Anna Tallarico born 1989. Although her mother was not married to Todd Rundgren, he signed the birth certificate and paid for her education . When Liv was 10, she met Steven Taylor and immediately suspected he was her biological father.

Her mother explained to her why she was hiding it from her and how she wanted to protect her, but Liv took the last name Tyler, while keeping her middle name, Rundgren. Liv attended Congressional Schools of Virginia, Waynflete School in Portland, Maine, and Breakwater School. She then attended Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California.

Liv Tyler career

She got her first modeling job at the age of 14 in Interview magazine and appeared in TV commercials. Bored of these jobs, she took private acting lessons and appeared in Aerosmith’s video for the song “Crazy” in 1993. In 1994, she filmed her debut in “Silent Fall”, but her breakthrough role was in the movie “Stealing Beauty”. ”, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, in 1996. She later appeared in the movie “That Thing You Do!” written by Tom Hanks, which grossed more than $25 million worldwide.

Her mainstream fame was in the movie “Armageddon” (1998), starring Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck, a box office success that grossed more than $550 million. In 1999, she was cast for the main role in the drama “Onegin” along with Ralph Fiennes. She also worked with director Robert Altman in two films to critical acclaim. She also worked with Steve Buscemi in the movie “Lonesome Jim” alongside Casey Affleck, in 2005, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2008, she appeared in the movies “The Incredible Hulk” and “The Strangers”, both of which made huge amounts of money, but their critics were not sympathetic.

Liv also became the spokesperson for the French luxury clothing and accessories company “Givenchy” in 2003.

Liv’s persona life and net worth

Liv dated fellow actor Joaquin Phoenix from 1995 to 1998 – while dating him she was a vegan, but when they split, this belief also stopped. After a three-year relationship with musician Royston Langdon, they got engaged in 2001 and married in 2003 in Barbados. In 2004, she gave birth to their son, but the couple separated in 2008. business manager, in 2014; they have daughter and son born in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Liv is an active supporter of UNICEF, a goodwill ambassador for the US, and fundraiser for, as well as donations to, the Women’s Cancer Research Fund.

Liv has been in the film industry for over 25 years and her net worth is estimated to be over $20 million as of early 2020.

General information

First and last name Bebe Buell
Height 1.75 meters
Profession Model, singer
Nationality American


Husband Jim Wallerstein, Coyote Chills
Children Live Tyler
Parents Dorothea Johnson, Harold Lloyd Buell

Links to social profiles


# Quote
1 [about her daughter, Liv Tyler] “It’s so beautiful to watch her because she enjoys every second of performing and just shines. She’s so brilliant.”
2 [about her daughter, Liv Tyler] “She is my proudest life achievement: she and I have always been good friends, and I adore her. I am her biggest fan, just as she is mine.”


# Fact
1 She became a grandmother again over the weekend when daughter Liv gave birth to her daughter Lula Rose.
2 Has a second grandson named Sailor Gene Gardner, born 6 1/2 weeks premature on February 11, 2015.
3 Ex-mother-in-law of Royston Langdon.
4 Director Cameron Crowe has said that he based part of his character “Penny Lane”, from Almost Famous (2000), on elements of Bebe, whom he met in 1973.
5 Has a grandson named Milo William Langdon, born December 14, 2004 in New York.
6 Previously was the lead singer in rock bands the Gargoyles and the B-Sides.
7 Engaged to Jim Wallerstein. [2001]
8 Mother, with Steven Tyler, from Liv Tyler.
9 Playboy Playmate of the Month November 1974.
10 (1972-1978) Lived with Todd Rundgren.




Title Year Status Character
Heavy 1995 creative advisor


Title Year Status Character
E! True Hollywood Story 2003-2007 Documentary about the TV series herself
Centerfold Babylon 2003 Documentary about TV movies herself
The Origin and Meaning of ‘We Are Family’ 2002 Documentary herself
Howard Stern 2001 TV serials herself
Unauthorized biography: Milo, death of a supermodel 1997 TV Special short

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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