Tori mortified by her wealthy upbringing
Nov 12, 2006, 12:00 GMT
Tori Spelling is embarrassed of her late father's wealth.
The actress - whose millionaire TV producer father Aaron died earlier this year - claims she hated having such a privileged upbringing.
She told Glamour magazine: "I grew up in a large house in Bel Air, California. As a child I was embarrassed by everything my family had. I remember saying to my mom before school recitals, 'Please don't wear 44-carat diamond rings.'"
The 'Scream 2' actress admits she was spoiled as a child because her father, the mastermind behind a host of hit shows including 'Charlie's Angels', came from a poor family.
She said: "My father was very poor growing up. As a result he liked to spoil us. One Christmas, he brought in a snow machine and filled the tennis courts with fake snow so me and my brother Randy could play in it.
"When I said I wanted to be an actress he cast me in one of his shows, 'Vegas'. But audiences never saw me as anything other than 'Tori Spelling' and only wanted to know about my upbringing."
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