The Perfect Mother

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The Perfect Mother
Written byKaren Clark
Directed byPeter Levin
StarringTyne Daly
Ione Skye
Louis Ferreira
Tuesday Knight
David Cubitt
Music byMark Snow
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersOrly Adelson
Roger Gimbel
ProducerColleen Nystedt
CinematographyJan Kiesser
EditorSkip Schoolnik
Running time92 minutes
Production companiesCitadel Entertainment
Gimbel-Adelson Productions
New City Productions
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 18, 1997 (1997-02-18)

The Perfect Mother is a 1997 American made-for-television drama film starring Tyne Daly, Ione Skye, Louis Ferreira, Tuesday Knight and David Cubitt. It was directed by Peter Levin and was first aired on CBS on February 18, 1997. The film is based on the true murder of Alexandra Ignatovic.[1]


John Podaras, son of widow Eleni Podaras, marries a woman named Kathryn. When Kathryn starts to question his mother's influence over her son, a legal battle ensues, culminating in tragedy.



  1. ^ "The Perfect Mother". Video Detective. Archived from the original on 15 May 2023. Retrieved 15 May 2023.

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