Mrs. Doubtfire & 20 Other Notable Nannies in Pop Culture

Last updated March 9th, 2020 by Josh Ferri
Mrs. Doubtfire & 20 Other Notable Nannies in Pop Culture

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Performances begin tonight for the highly-anticipated Broadway musical adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire

. Tony Award nominee Rob McClure stars as Daniel Hillard, a divorced dad who creates Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire as a means to continue seeing his children.
Rob McClure Mrs Doubtfire Promo Image Broadway Musical
Photo by Matthew Murphy

In the years since1993 movie debuted, the character of Mrs. Doubtfire has become a mythical nanny, joining the ranks of icons like Mary Poppins and Fran Fine. Scroll on as Bbox takes a look back at 20 other notable pop culture nannies.

Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins

Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music

Fran Fine in The Nanny

Nanny McPhee in Nanny McPhee

Corrina Washington in Corrina, Corrina

Tony Micelli in Who’s The Boss

Jo Frost in Supernanny

Edna Garrett in Diff’rent Strokes and Facts of Life

Molly Gunn in Uptown Girls

Annie Braddock in The Nanny Diaries

Chessy The Parent Trap

Shane Wolfe in The Pacifier

Ole Golly from Harriet the Spy

Charles in Charles in Charge

Nellie Ruth "Nell" Harper in Gimme a Break!

Sandy in Friends

Alice on The Brady Bunch

Sean Armstrong in Mr. Nanny

Nanny in The Nanny

Nana from Peter Pan

Don’t miss Rob McClure in Mrs. Doubtfire at Broadway’s Sondheim Theatre.