10 Things You Didn't Know About Jennifer Aniston

4. She Has A Turbulent Relationship With Her Mother

Though you'd expect something entirely different from the woman who gave birth to Jennifer Aniston, the actress's mother hasn't been the easiest person to get along with. That's to say, Aniston has experienced an often turbulent relationship with her mother - one that has been documented in the media across the years in rather controversial terms. Jennifer's mother, Nancy Dow, was also an actress (and a model) in her time. In Jen's own words, then:
"She was critical. She was very critical of me. Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn't. I never was. I honestly still don't think of myself in that sort of light, which is fine."
The worst moment occurred, of course, when Dow published a candid memoir chronicling her relationship with Aniston, which caused a riff in the family to such a degree that the mother and daughter pair stopped talking to one another. They're on talking terms again now, apparently, but it's still not considered to be an ideal relationship. You'd think a mother would be a whole lot more proud - especially when her daughter is Jennifer Aniston, for God's sake!

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.