Sylvester Stallone’s Mother: Who Was Jackie Stallone and How Did She Influence Her Children

Born Jacqueline in 1921, Jackie Stallone, was the child of an American lawyer and a French charmer. Many people say that behind every successful man there is a strong woman, so what is there to find out about Rocky’s mother? Discover all about Jackie’s early life, career, and how she inspired her children into a life of success.

Image Credits: Getty Images / E. Charbonneau / WireImage | Jackie Stallone and Sylvester Stallone.

Image Credits: Getty Images / E. Charbonneau / WireImage | Jackie Stallone and Sylvester Stallone.


JACQUELINE FRANCES LABOFISH: THE BEGINNING

Born in Washington, D.C, on November 29, 1921, Jacqueline was a child of an American and French love story. Her parents met while her father, John Paul Labobish, was serving in the US Navy at Brest, France, after WWI. Her mother, Jeanne Victoria Anne Clerec, was originally from Brittany, and the pair quickly fell in love.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection | Cornelia Guest and Jackie Stallone.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection | Cornelia Guest and Jackie Stallone.


JACKIE’S EARLY START: THE PASSION FOR SPORT 

The Stallone family is known for having a healthy body and mind, much due to the sports they engage in, and it might have all started with Jacqueline. The diva was a sportswoman throughout her whole childhood. From gymnastics to athletics, and even weightlifting, these experiences made her join the televised sports industry.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Laura Luongo / Liaison | "Late Show" host Ross Shaffer speaks with Jacqueline Stallone in the ring May 4, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. Jacqueline Stallone manages the all-female wrestling team GLOW Girls (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) which has achieved fame through their use of colorful costumes and elegant acrobatics.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Laura Luongo / Liaison | "Late Show" host Ross Shaffer speaks with Jacqueline Stallone in the ring May 4, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. Jacqueline Stallone manages the all-female wrestling team GLOW Girls (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) which has achieved fame through their use of colorful costumes and elegant acrobatics.

Having become the host of the only television broadcast of exercises and competitions in weightlifting, it is easy to understand how passionate she was about keeping healthy. Jackie later opened her own gym, but that didn’t stop her from trying out other potential careers. She also took some steps into dancing and hairdressing, but she soon found out about her calling.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Jackie Stallone attends the "Fiddler on the Roof" Opening Night Performance on July 26, 1989 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center in Los Angeles, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Jackie Stallone attends the "Fiddler on the Roof" Opening Night Performance on July 26, 1989 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center in Los Angeles, California.


WHO IS CHARLES ATLAS AND HOW DID HE INFLUENCE THE CREATION OF BARBELLA’S?

Jackie’s family was also very motivated and passionate about sports, and the reason for that might have been the fact that they lived with Charles Atlas. The Italian-American bodybuilder trained the Labofish family in gymnastics, weight lifting, and jogging, and inspired Jackie to pursue a sports business. She went on to open a women-only gym, Barbella’s.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Laura Luongo / Liaison | Jacqueline Stallone stands in the ring May 4, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. Stallone manages the all-female wrestling team GLOW Girls (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) which has achieved fame through their use of colorful costumes and elegant acrobatics.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Laura Luongo / Liaison | Jacqueline Stallone stands in the ring May 4, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. Stallone manages the all-female wrestling team GLOW Girls (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) which has achieved fame through their use of colorful costumes and elegant acrobatics.


ASTROLOGY: JACKIE’S CAREER BREAK

During the mid-1990s, Jackie took on her chance at becoming famous, by starting out her career in astrology. She went on to publish astrology books and appearing in television shows, however, her biggest income source was probably her psychic hotline where she would charge callers for advice from her and other operators.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown | Jacqueline Stallone attends the 36th Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show and Banquet in association with the Magic Castle at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theater on May 1, 2004 in Hollywood, California. The event was dedicated to Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown | Jacqueline Stallone attends the 36th Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show and Banquet in association with the Magic Castle at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theater on May 1, 2004 in Hollywood, California. The event was dedicated to Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy.


RUMPOLOGY: REVIVAL OF A LONG-LOST TERM

Jackie made the news when she came forward talking about the term rumpology. According to her, rumpology is similar to palm reading, however, instead of reading the hands of her clients, she would examine pictures of the people’s rear ends. Jackie has claimed that the method had been used by the Babylonians, the Indians, and the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Kevin Winter / ImageDirect | Jackie Stallone at the premiere of 'Get Carter' at the Bruin Theater, Westwood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Kevin Winter / ImageDirect | Jackie Stallone at the premiere of 'Get Carter' at the Bruin Theater, Westwood, California.


DOG’S ARE MEN’S BEST FRIENDS AND FORTUNE TELLERS?

Along with the rumpology, psychic hotline, and TV appearances, Jackie was also involved in dog consulting. The astrologer claimed that she could communicate with dogs in order to find out information about what will happen in the future. Later, Jackie became involved in the cosmetics industry as well, launching products which she claimed cured skin problems.

Image Credits: Getty Images / David Keeler / Newsmakers | Astrologer extraordinaire Jacqueline Stallone and her psychic dogs attend an event at Barnes & Noble bookstore to present "Jacqueline Stallone's Starpower" September 14, 2000 in Encino, CA.

Image Credits: Getty Images / David Keeler / Newsmakers | Astrologer extraordinaire Jacqueline Stallone and her psychic dogs attend an event at Barnes & Noble bookstore to present "Jacqueline Stallone's Starpower" September 14, 2000 in Encino, CA.


LOVE LIFE: WHO TOOK JACKIE’S HEART AWAY?

Having been married three times, Jackie’s first husband was Frank Stallone Sr., and the couple was married between 1945 and 1957. The pair had two children together, the well known Sylvester and Frank Junior. Just two years after the first divorce, Jackie moved on and married her second husband, Anthony Filiti, with whom she had a daughter, Toni Ann Filiti.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection | Frank Stallone Sr. at Sylvester Stalone's Malibu Home, California, United States.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection | Frank Stallone Sr. at Sylvester Stalone's Malibu Home, California, United States.

A few years later, Jackie and Filiti divorced, and the famous astrologer and dancer was single for several years. In 1998, she finally tied the knot with her last husband, Stephen Levine. Even though the couple was not seen often, Levine made the news when a medical board filed a complaint against him over conspiracy to commit health-care fraud. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Jackie Stallone and husband Stephen Levine attend the "Get Carter" Westwood Premiere on October 4, 2000 at the Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Jackie Stallone and husband Stephen Levine attend the "Get Carter" Westwood Premiere on October 4, 2000 at the Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California.


THE STALLONE FAMILY

Jackie’s family has been growing steadily, and she had three children, two from her first marriage, and one from the second. The family counts with six grandchildren, all of which are from her oldest son’s relationships with his partners.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic | Astrologer Jackie Stallone arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Expendables 3' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic | Astrologer Jackie Stallone arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Expendables 3' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California.


SYVESTER STALLONE: THE OLDEST SON

Born on July 6, 1946, Sylvester is Jackie’s firstborn son and is best known for his appearance as action characters such as Rocky Balboa and John Rambo. Having risen to fame as the lead actor in the 1976 film “Rocky”, he quickly became one of the most well-known action movie stars in the world.

Image Credits: Getty Images / United Artists | American actor Sylvester Stallone sits on a staircase while holding the leash of a dog wearing a football jersey in a still from the film, 'Rocky,' directed by John G. Avildsen, 1976.

Image Credits: Getty Images / United Artists | American actor Sylvester Stallone sits on a staircase while holding the leash of a dog wearing a football jersey in a still from the film, 'Rocky,' directed by John G. Avildsen, 1976.

Even though he took part in several sequels of his successful movies, the actor’s career suddenly declined. However, his box-office success came back with the 2010 movie “The Expendables”. Sylvester also took part in the revival of the Rocky franchise in “Creed”, which earned him his first Golden Globe win and another Oscar nomination.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection | Sylvester Stallone.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection | Sylvester Stallone.


SYLVESTER’S LOVE LIFE AND FAMILY: FOLLOWING HIS MOTHER’S STEPS

Having been married three times, the Rocky star seems to have the same luck as his mother in regards to his love life. He married Sasha Czack in 1974, with who he had two sons, however, the couple divorced in 1985. Shortly after, he married Brigitte Nielsen, who was reportedly a “gold-digger”, and the couple divorced just two years later.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Bill Nation / Sygma | American actor, director, screenwriter and producer Sylvester Stallone and his wife Sasha Czack attend the premiere of the movie Rhinestone, directed by Bob Clark.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Bill Nation / Sygma | American actor, director, screenwriter and producer Sylvester Stallone and his wife Sasha Czack attend the premiere of the movie Rhinestone, directed by Bob Clark.

In 1997, Sylvester tied the knot with Jennifer Flavin, and the pair had three daughters together. It is reported that Sylvester had an affair with Janice Dickinson while he was already dating Jennifer, but that didn’t seem to stop the couple from getting together. The Stallone family has, however, lived a difficult life.

Image Credits: Getty Images / David Livingston | Actor Sylvester Stallone (R) and wife Jennifer Flavin attend Camp del Corazon's 11th Annual Gala del Sol at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on April 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / David Livingston | Actor Sylvester Stallone (R) and wife Jennifer Flavin attend Camp del Corazon's 11th Annual Gala del Sol at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on April 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California.


BRIGITTE AND JACKIE’S FEUD: HOW IT ALL STARTED?

There are no secrets about how Jackie feels when it comes to Brigitte Nielsen. Jackie has come forward about her feelings, and confessed that "I asked Sylvester not to marry [Brigitte] because it was not going to last [longer] than the next eclipse, and he would file for divorce."

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen during "Cuba & The Teddy Bear" Performance - August 20, 1986 at Longacre Theater in New York City, New York, United States.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen during "Cuba & The Teddy Bear" Performance - August 20, 1986 at Longacre Theater in New York City, New York, United States.

It seems that Jackie was right, and they did end up getting divorced, but that didn’t stop Brigitte from blaming it all on Jackie. The couple did eventually mend their relationship and seem to be on good terms, however the same can’t be said about the two ladies. Keep reading to find what was the lastest drama involving them!

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Jackie Stallone and boyfriend Jack Rapoport attend the Womens Adoption International Fund's (WAIF) Fifth National Humanitarian Award Salute to Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards on February 8, 1989 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Jackie Stallone and boyfriend Jack Rapoport attend the Womens Adoption International Fund's (WAIF) Fifth National Humanitarian Award Salute to Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards on February 8, 1989 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California.


WHO ARE SYLVESTER STALLONE’S CHILDREN?

From his first marriage, Sylvester had two sons, Sage Moonblood Stallone, born in 1976, and who passed from heart disease at age 36, and Seargeoh, born 1979, who was diagnosed with autism at an early age. From his third marriage, Sylvester has three daughters, Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Actor Sylvester Stallone and son Sage attend Sylvester Stallone's Paintings Opening Night Exhibition and Cocktail Reception to Benefit Yes on Proposition 128 "Big Green" on September 10, 1990 at Hanson Galleries in Beverly Hills, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Actor Sylvester Stallone and son Sage attend Sylvester Stallone's Paintings Opening Night Exhibition and Cocktail Reception to Benefit Yes on Proposition 128 "Big Green" on September 10, 1990 at Hanson Galleries in Beverly Hills, California.

But it seems that health issues run in the family, and unfortunately, Sophia has also had heart problems since she was a child, having undergone surgery in 2012. Janice Dickinson, who had a fling with the actor as well, claimed her daughter Savannah was his child, which was dismissed as false.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Mark Davis | Actor Sylvester Stallone (2nd L), winner of Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture for 'Creed,' poses in the press room with daughters Sistine, Sophia and Scarlet during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Mark Davis | Actor Sylvester Stallone (2nd L), winner of Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture for 'Creed,' poses in the press room with daughters Sistine, Sophia and Scarlet during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.


FRANK STALLONE JR.: “STALLONE, FRANK, THAT IS”

Having an incredibly successful brother comes with its ups and downs, but it didn’t stop Frank Jr. from pursuing his own career. Born on July 30, 1950, Frank also dabbled as an actor, is a known singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He has received nominations for a Golden Globe and a Grammy with his song “Far from Over”.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection | Frank Stallone and Sylvester Stallone during 49th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection | Frank Stallone and Sylvester Stallone during 49th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, California, United States.

In 2019, Frank Jr.’s life documentary was released, which aimed to tell the story of who he is. The documentary’s producer claimed that “You’ve been a professional musician for 55 years and have had the stress of having a brother who is one of the biggest movie stars in the world.”

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection | Frank Stallone during Frank Stallone & Band "Valentines" Opening Show - February 14, 1978 at Roxy in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection | Frank Stallone during Frank Stallone & Band "Valentines" Opening Show - February 14, 1978 at Roxy in Los Angeles, California, United States.


TONI ANN FILITI: A TRAGEDY

Known as Toni D’Alto, she is the child of Jackie’s second marriage and was born on May 5th, 1964. Toni also took her steps in the cinematographic industry and was an actress best known for her role in “The Appointment” (1996). Unfortunately, she has passed from lung cancer in 2012.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Jackie Stallone and daughter Toni-Ann Filiti attend Jim Bailey's One-Man Cabaret Show to Benefit the Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services on May 23, 1990 at the Cinegrill, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Jackie Stallone and daughter Toni-Ann Filiti attend Jim Bailey's One-Man Cabaret Show to Benefit the Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services on May 23, 1990 at the Cinegrill, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.

“I was holding her in my arms,” Jackie told the New York Daily News. “I had just washed her face and told her how pretty she looked, and she just fell asleep. She’s too young to go, but she wasn’t feeling any pain.” The news, which came suddenly after another familiar tragedy, had a strong impact on the family.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Jackie Stallone, son Frank Stallone and daughter Toni-Ann Filiti attend Party to Celebrate Joe Franklin's Nostalgia Magazine's September 1990 Issue on August 16, 1990 at Ciro's Pomodor Restaurant in West Hollywood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection | Jackie Stallone, son Frank Stallone and daughter Toni-Ann Filiti attend Party to Celebrate Joe Franklin's Nostalgia Magazine's September 1990 Issue on August 16, 1990 at Ciro's Pomodor Restaurant in West Hollywood, California.


TONI D’ALTO’S SON: EDMUND

Born in 1994, Edmund D’Alto, also known as Edd Filiti D’Alto, is the only grandchild of Jackie from this part of the family. He was born into a family of actors, and both his mom, Toni, and father, Louis, made a name for themselves in the industry.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Gareth Cattermole | Jackie Stallone arrives at the British Comedy Awards 2005 at London Television Studios on December 14, 2005 in London, England.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Gareth Cattermole | Jackie Stallone arrives at the British Comedy Awards 2005 at London Television Studios on December 14, 2005 in London, England.


JACKIE STALLONE, A CELEBRITY ON BIG BROTHER

At the beginning of 2005, Jackie took part in the TV reality show, Celebrity Big Brother, as a “surprise” housemate. Her main role in the show was to stir up some drama, especially since her ex-daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen was also a contestant. Unfortunately, she was voted out of the house after just four days.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Mike Marsland / WireImage | Jackie Stallone during "Celebrity Big Brother III" UK- Grand Finale at Elstree Studios in London, Great Britain.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Mike Marsland / WireImage | Jackie Stallone during "Celebrity Big Brother III" UK- Grand Finale at Elstree Studios in London, Great Britain.


INSTAGRAM FAME: HOW THE 98-YEAR-OLD STUNNED HER FANS

Jackie was often been criticized because of her looks and plastic surgeries, but that didn't seem to bother her or her fans. With over 25,000 followers on Instagram, she kept on delivering quality content, and the posts where she dressed up as Rambo seemed to be a public favorite.

The astrologer, who was not afraid of goofing around dressed up as Mamma Rambo and had dubbed herself the #QueenofHollywood. Up until her final days, she still went to the gym and shared her routines and hobbies with her followers. It is often said that older people have no internet skills, but the same could not be true about Jackie!


PLASTIC SURGERY: JACKIE’S REGRETS

Jackie did come clean about how she really feels about the plastic procedures she had. She had admitted that even though she felt botched she had not stopped cosmetic surgery, commenting “I do and actually I’ve got too much, I look like I've got a mouth full of nuts, [...] I feel as though I look like a chipmunk.”

Image Credits: Getty Images / Fred Duval / FilmMagic | Jackie Stallone

Image Credits: Getty Images / Fred Duval / FilmMagic | Jackie Stallone

"I know it isn't normal. The papers in London are the worst. They say, 'She's the world's worst', that I look like a pet bulldog. I really do. I've seen too much bad work." she continued. Nevertheless, she still lived life to the full, right up until the very last days of her life. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jeffrey Mayer / WireImage | Jacqueline Stallone arrives at "The Expendables 2" Los Angeles premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 15, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jeffrey Mayer / WireImage | Jacqueline Stallone arrives at "The Expendables 2" Los Angeles premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 15, 2012 in Hollywood, California.


WHAT WAS THE SECRET TO HER LONG LIFE? 

Being a funny woman, she formerly joked about how she keeps young “I use a bag of spinach a day, every morning for breakfast I steam a bowl of it and boil an egg on it. That’s the secret to my longevity. [...] I am healthy. Here I am with a husband half my age, he’s 60.” Sadly, the 98-year old's longevity has also come to an end. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Gareth Cattermole | Celebrity Big Brother III housemate Jackie Stallone poses for photographs outside the Big Brother house, before her surprise entry to the house at Elstree Studios on January 10, 2004 in Hertfordshire, England.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Gareth Cattermole | Celebrity Big Brother III housemate Jackie Stallone poses for photographs outside the Big Brother house, before her surprise entry to the house at Elstree Studios on January 10, 2004 in Hertfordshire, England.


SAYING GOODBYE TO THE SPUNKY JACKIE STALLONE 

Jackie passed away on September 21, 2020. The larger than life star will certainly be missed near and far. Her family shared the news with the public by saying, "This morning my brothers and I lost our mother Jackie Stallone. She was a remarkable woman working out every day full of spunk and fearless." 

It is true that Jackie’s life wasn’t easy, but her jovial spirit, drive, and success were an inspiration to us all. While she bowed out at 98 years old, her legacy and unique lifestyle will never be forgotten. What did you think about her life? Leave us a comment and be sure to click the share button! 

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