When Veda kills Mildred's husband in a jealous rage, she pleads with her mother to take the rap.
And the same methods applied to the 2,000 costumes Roth designed for Mildred Pierce.
“Mildred was tired of people selling their lies to the media or claiming to speak for her when they do not,” the attorney said.
Her ex-husband appears at her side—he, the father of the horrid daughter—and tells Mildred it's OK to hate your own child.
Veda is the villain of the film, but Mildred isn't let off the hook, either.
Mildred's cheek burnt, and she suddenly thought of what the town would say.
She supposed that Mildred's Mr. Russell had forgotten Walter by this time.
Her eyes were fixed in eager, terrified questioning upon Mildred's face.
How did you know I was thinking you were different from my cousin, Mildred Palmer?
For these same reasons her mother also desired her return, yet Mildred knew that there was another motive actuating her mother.
fem. proper name, Old English Mildðryð, from milde "mild" (see mild) + ðryð "power, strength." A popular name in the Middle Ages through fame of St. Mildred (obit c. 700), abbess, daughter of a Mercian king and a Kentish princess. Among the 10 most popular names for girls born in the U.S. between 1903 and 1926, it hasn't been in the top 1,000 since 1983.