19Leonardo DiCaprio Credits His Amazing Mama For His Success
Leonardo DiCaprio has made it big in Hollywood and has starred in some of the most critically acclaimed films. But he may not have become the A-lister he is today were it not for his mother, Irmelin Indenbirken, who primarily raised him after she split from DiCaprio’s father.
In DiCaprio’s 2016
BAFTA Best Actor award acceptance speech, he took the time to pay tribute to his mother. He said, "One person without whom I wouldn't be here today is my mother, and today is her birthday. I did not grow up in privilege, I grew up in a very rough neighborhood, and this person drove me three hours every day to show me a better life."