The bond between a father and his daughter is what every father and daughter craves.
It is a relationship every family looks forward to – that of the hero dad who protects his family and his daughters, warding off high school boys who might want to lead his daughter astray.
Nothing compares to the times a little girl rides piggyback on her dad’s back or the memories made when a father spends time teaching his daughter how to ride a bike, play the guitar, or learn to spend time together doing the activities they both love.
It’s always the perfect father-daughter love until it is not. Where should we draw the line? A peek into Mackenzie Phillip’s life, and the story of her decade-long affair with her dad might be the answer to this question.
We should warn you, though; you will cringe a few many times, so buckle up!
10 Young Star Mackenzie
61-year-old Mackenzie was born in November 1959 to famous 60s musician John Phillips and Susan Adams.
Mackenzie began the journey to stardom at the early age of 12 when she starred in American Graffiti, playing Carol Morrison’s role.
In the 1970s, she hit it big, playing Julie Cooper’s role in the groundbreaking television series, One Day at a Time.
Not long after, she became tied to drug and alcohol abuse which brought her down from stardom as she was fired from the show in 1980.
9 Second Chances
In 1982, after voluntarily going to rehab in 1981, she was recalled by the producers of One Day at a Time, but this was short-lived as she relapsed into cocaine use.
In 1983, following her collapse at a scene set, she was fired permanently from the show for refusing to take a drug test.
This was the eye-opener Mackenzie needed at that moment, as she again went to rehab, this time, for a 9-month intensive treatment.
After that, Phillips starred and guest-starred in a couple of shows, including Disney’s 1999 So Weird, ER, Cold Case, Orange is the New Black, etc.