He’s one of the greatest actors of all time, but Michael Caine‘s role as a father is the one that should really get all of the attention. The British film icon is the adoring dad of his two daughters, Dominique Caine and Natasha Caine.
The Oscar winner welcomed his eldest child, Dominique, in 1956 with his then-wife Patricia Haines, whom he married in 1954. While the pair parted ways less than eight years later in 1962, the Hollywood star would go on to have another child after marrying his second wife, Shakira Caine, in 1972. Michael and the Son of Dracula actress became the parents of their only child together, Natasha, the following year in 1973.
The happy bunch are, of course, very close. “I love family. It is the best organization there is, and I’m a great father,” the Dark Knight star once told Daily Mail. “Come to think of it, that is my big conceit. If you want arrogance and conceit, I think I’m the best father in the world. I have always put my children first. I never spoiled them, but I was there for them.”
Back in the day, Michael “got this reputation” of agreeing to roles in films “only because of the locations or the money,” he dished. However, the doting dad insisted he actually took the gigs because it was the most ideal choice for his family.
“They came on set with me,” he explained. “It was mostly about taking a job that would allow me to support the family and have them with me.”
The Inception star may travel quite a bit for his Hollywood career, but he always makes sure to have his loved ones near him. He especially enjoys taking his family on vacation and spending time with his longtime love, Shakira.
“It saved my marriage, for sure,” Michael shared with the outlet. “I tell every male actor to take their wife on [vacation] because it will save them. That’s where it can all go wrong in this business. You have a beautiful woman in the cast, you are doing love scenes in these wonderful locations, you go out at the end of the day and you get drunk. It happens. But if you have your wife to come back to at the end of the day, all that stops.”
It is very clear that Michael is one heck of a father who is willing to do anything for his family.
Keep scrolling to meet Michael’s two daughters Dominque and Natasha!
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