How Hard-Working Mother Made Leonardo DiCaprio One Of The Biggest And Most Successful Actors

Date March 28, 2019

It’s hard to find a single human being who hasn’t heard about Leonardo DiCaprio. He’s successful, he’s handsome, and he’s incredibly talented, which makes him one of the brightest Hollywood stars.

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In fact, DiCaprio’s acting skills have put him in the raw with legends like Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro, and Jack Nicholson. They also helped him earn a $245 million net worth. But the actor credits all his success to one person – his beloved mother.

She’s the only woman he will always love

When accepting a Bafta award for the Best Actor a few years ago, Leonardo DiCaprio made a very emotional speech where he mentioned the woman, who gave her all to make him the person he is today.


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The actor said:

I would not be standing up here if it wasn’t for this person. I didn’t grow up in a life of privilege. I grew up in a very rough neighborhood in East Los Angeles. This woman drove me three hours a day to a different school to show me a different opportunity.


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His mom, Irmelin, has suffered quite a lot of drama and injustice in life. Leonardo mentioned his family history in some of his interviews, saying:

It brings tears to my eyes, knowing what she’s been through in her life.

But now DiCaprio does everything he can to make his mom happy. She often accompanies him on different red carpet events, proudly holding his hand.


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Not only that, the actor often spoils Irmelin with expensive gifts, houses, and diamonds. He even once got her a $10,000 Chanel handbag just to see a smile on her kind face.

It’s amazing to see such a sweet bond between the mother and her son. It just makes us love DiCaprio even more!

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