Kim Cattrall is redefining motherhood

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Oh-she's-such-a-Samantha Kim Cattrall has been married thrice and has no children, which the powers at large would tell you is a sin for any woman, anywhere. But Cattrall doesn't care what you think, and furthermore, she bristles at being described as "childless."

"I am not a biological parent, but I am a parent," she said on BBC 4'sWoman's Hour. "I have young actors and actresses that I mentor, I have nieces and nephews that I am very close to. There is a way to become a mother in this day and age which doesn't include your name on the child's birth certificate. You can express that maternal side, very clearly, very strongly. It feels very satisfying."

With many women proudly claiming the right to be child-free, and with the popularity of books like Kate Bolick's Spinster and Meghan Daum'sSelfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids, saying you don't need to have kids in order to be a mom is an intriguing new option. Our question: Can Cattrall be our mom, too?

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Kim Cattrall attends as Spectator Life magazine celebrates its third birthday at the Belgraves Hotel on March 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
WHISTLER, BC - DECEMBER 06: Actress Kim Cattrall attends the 'Signature Series: Tribute To Kim Cattrall' at Whistler Conference Centre at Whistler Film Festiival on December 6, 2014 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Kim Cattrall attends a champagne reception at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the London Palladium on November 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 17: Actress Kim Cattrall attends HBO Canada's New Original Series 'Sensitive Skin' PremiereÊat Scotiabank Theatre on July 17, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Actress Kim Cattrall attends 'The Leftovers' premiere at NYU Skirball Center on June 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Kim Cattrall attends the Museum Of The Moving Image 28th Annual Salute Honoring Kevin Spacey on April 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

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