Clair Huxtable, "The Cosby Show"
Long before we actually became working mothers, Clair Huxtable unapologetically modeled the behavior for us. Her matter-of-fact attitude about juggling a career as a law firm partner while caring for a slew of children stuck with us. It's a role actress Phylicia Rashad once said she based on her own mother, which makes us like this mom even more. We have to admit the way Clair and her husband (played by the venerable Bill Cosby) shared the chores and childcare was downright inspirational. Today, we applaud Clair for being imperfect, having an occasional meltdown and sometimes wondering how she would balance it all.