“The babysitter” is synonymous with the most popular and successful sitcom of the 90s. And it is that the series, starring and produced by Fran Drescher, reached the hearts of all fans, who -in one way or another- let the protagonist, Fran Fine, entered their houses, almost in the same way that Fran entered, settled and even took over the Sheffield mansion.
30 years after the sensational success of “The babysitter”, their scenes and gags continue to make people laugh like the first day. But what few and few fans know is that many of the situations raised by Fran Drescher as part of fiction were actually inspired by real life. We talk from names and characters to life stories. And this is what happened, for example, with the first job that Fran Fine had within the plot of “The babysitter”.
This was the first work of “The Nanny” outside of fiction
At the beginning of the history of “The babysitter”, we found an outgoing and likeable Fran Fine who worked in Queens. Her profession and trade was far from being a babysitter, but rather she was a cosmetologist and sold makeup and different skin care products. In fact, that’s how she first came to the Sheffield home: selling these products door-to-door.
The turns of life lead, always on the level of fiction, to the fact that the widowed show producer Maxwell Sheffield (played by Charles Shaughnessy) finally decides to hire Fran as babysitter to take care of their 3 children. The detail is that, in real life, Fran Drescher also came to work as a cosmetologist and she even had her own beauty salon.
And it is that when the protagonist of “The babysitter” She was 18 years old, and while trying her hand at acting, she studied cosmetology in Los Angeles and opened her own small beauty salon. This allowed Fran Drescher to earn a living before becoming an established actress and producer. As well as different aspects related to her health and her private life, Fran Drescher told -with humor- what those first years of hers were like in her small beauty salon. And she did it in one of her autobiographical books “Enter whining”.