Molly Ringwald: daughter Mathilda Gianopoulos conceived in Studio 54 dressing room

Last Modified: 4th Apr

Molly Ringwald has revealed that her daughter Mathilda Gianopoulos was “conceived in the dressing room of Studio 54.”

She further added that the incident occurred in 2003 when she performed in the Broadway play Cabaret as Sally Bowles.

Molly Ringwald, Mathilda Gianopoulos (Source: Getty Images)

The actress and writer told The Times, “It’s so Mathilda to be conceived in such an iconic place. I always knew I wanted to have children but it took me a while — I was 36 when she was born,” she continued.”

The 56-year-old explained as she recalled the pressure to have kids “to beat the biological clock.”

“At that age, the biological clock was a real thing and it had kind of become deafening. All I could think about was: must-have kids,” she shared.

Ringwald gave birth to Mathilda Gianopoulos, whom she shares with now-husband Panio Gianopoulos. on October 22, 2003.

“She was five weeks early, so she was on the smaller side, but she had these big, beautiful eyes. Even before she could talk, she had an amazing sense of humor and the best belly laugh. I have recordings of her laughing, which I listen to when I want a little pick-me-up,” the Breakfast Club star remembered.

Molly Ringwald, Panio Gianopoulos with their children (Source: FilmMagic)

Ringwald continued, “The hardest thing about motherhood was realizing that my time was not [my] own. As an actress, I’ve traveled a lot and learned to live with instability, but that’s not great for kids. That’s something I am always looking to improve on and luckily I have a husband who is a planner and is very stable.”

Mathilda Gianopoulos, 20, is now working as a model and has plans to follow in the footsteps of her mother.

Molly Ringwald and Panio Gianopoulos are also parents to two other children - fraternal twins Roman and Adele, 14.

The couple had first met in the early 2000s and eventually married in 2007.

She was previously married to writer Valery Lameignère from 1999 to 2002.

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