Margaret "Martha" Roberts, née Rawlins (January 12th, 1935- august 19th, 2005) was the stay-at-home mother of some of America's most talented celebrities: Barbara, Skipper, Stacie, Todd, Tutti, Chelsea, Shelly and Christina Roberts.
Born in Willows, Wisconsin, Margaret was the younger sister of Millicent Rawlins. She married high school sweatheart and engineer George Roberts in 1958 at age 23 and had their first child a year later. In the first fourteen years marriage Margaret "Martha" would give birth to seven daughters and one son. On her choice to have eight children, Martha said:
"We are not a religious family. I think family planning is important for everyone. George and I just really love children and chose to have a lot."
Margaret died of a stroke in 2005 in the four-bedroom house she had lived in for almost fifty years, with her youngest child at age 32. She was cremated and her ashes were spread on the grounds of the villa in LA where four of her daughters (Barbara, Skipper, Anastasia and Chelsea) live.
|Barbara Millicent Roberts||Barbie||18 february 1959||Actress/Model/Nurse|
|Skipper Lilian Roberts||Kippie||30 june 1961||Writer/Journalist|
|Anastasia Marlene Roberts||Stacie||15 april 1964||Soccer player/Swimmer|
|Todrick George Roberts||Todd||7 december 1967||Fireman|
|Letitia Kristin Roberts||Tutti||7 december 1967||Owner of Willows' Cafe|
|Chelsea Marie Roberts||Kelly||22 november 1969||Fashion designer|
|Michelle Teresa Roberts||Shelly||25 june 1971||Actress/Photographer|
|Christina Francina Roberts||Krissy||4 may 1973||Actress/Model/Ballerina|