Mansfield was born as Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp in Wellington, New Zealand, on 14 October 1888, the third daughter in a commercially and socially expansive family.Her father, Harold Beauchamp, had been born in the gold-prospecting fields of Australia, had immigrated to New Zealand, and had become a noteworthy success in insurance, company directorships, and finally the Bank of New Zealand (he was knighted just a few days before his talented daughter died).
Her mother, Annie Burnell Dyer Beauchamp, had also been born in Australia and had immigrated when her father was sent to New Zealand to start a branch of an Australian insurance firm.
Both parents were only one generation removed from the English immigrants who still referred to Great Britain as home.
The former star detailed the long history of the goofy bathtub pic in her heartfelt post.
She began, "So when @joshbkelley and I had been dating a few months or so we took the first totally random #royaltenenbaums esq photo. I don’t often do spontaneously weird things like take random bathtub photos in the middle of the night anymore."The candid star also added that her "burning desire" for her hubby is still there.
This grandparent, with two of her own unmarried daughters, lived with the Beauchamps in increasingly large and comfortable houses, first in Karori, a country district outside the city, and then in the luxurious setting of Tinakori Road, Wellington—the house depicted in one of Katherine Mansfield's best-known stories, In the later stories that deal with Mansfield's childhood in New Zealand, the father is always vigorous and successful, yet emotionally dependent on the devotion of the wife and children around him.
The mother is quiet, more tense and socially conventional, sometimes ill, always eager to please her husband but often remote from or indifferent to her daughters.
Teachers at her private school recalled Kathleen as a "surly sort of girl" and "imaginative to the point of untruth," or "shabby and inky" and inquisitive about her teachers' views on free love.
She wrote most of and edited the school's first magazine.
By Hollywood standards, 10 years is pretty much a lifetime!