Who Is Carol Fraser? Mother Of Brendan Fraser

by kusang Mon Mar 20 2023 Updated On Tue Jan 09 2024
Who Is Carol Fraser? Mother Of Brendan Fraser

Carol Fraser was born on March 23, 1937, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and she is famous for being Brendan Fraser's mother.

She worked as a sales counselor.

Carol Fraser with her son, Brendan Fraser.
Carol Fraser with her son, Brendan Fraser. Source: Pinterest

Married Life

Carol was married to Peter Fraser, a former journalist who worked for the government of Tourism as a Canadian foreign service officer.

They have four children: Kevin Fraser, Sean Fraser, Regan Fraser, and Brendan.

They were married for 56 years and together till the last breath of Carol.

Her Death

Carol took her last breath on November 21 in the year 2016, in Seattle, while battling life as a long-time cancer patient.

During her final breath, her family was with her.

About Her Son

Brendan is one of the most renowned celebrities and an American-Canadian actor. 

He is an incredible actor and has played a significant role in many movies, such as The Mummy, The Quiet American, Crash, George of the Jungle, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and many more.

Recently, his role in the famous movie "The Whale (2022)" where he plays an overweight gay father, helped him to win many awards and recognition, such as the Critics' Choice Movie Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Academy Award for Best Actor

It also earned him nominations for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.

Carol Fraser's son, Brendan Fraser.
Carol Fraser's son, Brendan Fraser. Source: Instagram


Carol was born on 23 March 1937. She died at the age of 79.


At one point, being one of the highest-paid actors in the world, her son Brendan has a net worth of $20 million.

Son Broken Marriage

Fraser met actress Afton Smith at a barbecue at Winona Ryder's house on July 4, 1993, after he came to Los Angeles.

Fraser then married Smith on September 27th in the year, 1998, and they have three sons together which are Griffin Arthur Fraser (born on September 17, 2002), Holden Fletcher Fraser (born on August 16, 2004), and Leland Francis Fraser (born on May 2, 2006). 

All of their children were born in Los Angeles

In 1996, Brendan and Afton were married; they bought a huge, expensive mansion in Beverly Hills for a celebration, costing them about $675,000 for 3948 square feet. 

According to the source, before the couple announced their split, the ex-couple sold it for $3million in 2007. They made quite a profit.

Sadly, Fraser's publicist said the couple had decided to go on their separate ways on Dec 27th, 2007 A.D.

A Heavy Price To Pay After Separation

The couple was separated when Brendan was at his peak earning career as he earned his highest single-film acting payday,$ 14 million from the second installment of the movie "Mummy."

After the hot couple separated, according to the terms of their divorce settlement, Brendon had to pay his ex-wife, Afton, $8.7 million in divorce settlement, which was almost exactly half his net worth at the time of the divorce.

Furthermore, he agreed to pay her an amount of  $75,000 per month, which included $50,000 for alimony and $25,000 for child support.

Downfall In Career And Life

Being one of the hottest stars in the early to late 90s, he disappeared from the spotlight in 2008.

His career went downfall when he claimed that he had been sexually abused by the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Phillip Berk, who denied the accusation.

Fraser’s representatives then asked the HFPA for a written apology to Fraser, but Berk said he didn’t do anything at all and told that Frasers claimed him of the wrong accusation to defame him.

After that incident, his career deteriorated as this incident made him retreat and feel reclusive. Also, he got divorced at the same time.

Random Facts

Fraser was born to Canadian parents, and as their parents moved from country to country, he holds dual American and Canadian citizenship.

With being an actor plus director, he is also passionate about photography. 

During action time, he has done his stunts in his movies, and due to that, he has taken a heavy toll on his body and has undergone surgery several times.

To be precise, over seven years, he had a partial knee replacement vocal cord surgery and multiple back surgeries.

Brendan can speak French like a person who was born there. Fraser also serves on the Board of Directors for FilmAid International.

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