Liberty Phoenix

Liberty Phoenix

Date Of BirthJuly 5, 1976
Age47 years 10 months 18 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthCaracas, Venezuela
Zodiac SignCancer
Professions Actress , Singer
Birth Name Libertad Mariposa Bottom
Nicknames Libby , Liberty Butterfly , Free Butterfly
Full Name Liberty Mariposa Phoenix
Other Name Liberty Phoenix Lord

Personal Information
ReligionsJudaism (From mother's family side) , Christianity
Languages English , Spanish
Star SignCancer
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height163 CM
5 Feet 4 Inches
Eye colorlight brown
Hair color Black
Weight60 KG
132 lbs
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Average
Family Information
Father John Lee Bottom (computer programmer; born April 5, 1947)
Mother Arlyn Sharon Phoenix (American social activist; also known as Heart Phoenix)
Sons Indigo Orion Phoenix-Asch (died in 2001 of pneumonia caused by allergy)
Leo Lord Phoenix
Rio Julio Miguel Asch Phoenix (born June 1997; named after uncle River Phoenix; Rio means river in Spanish)
Daughters Emily Lord Phoenix
Scarlette Jasmine Phoenix Asch (born July 2, 2001)
Brothers Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (Actor, Producer, Director, Musician; born on October 28, 1974 also known as as Leaf Phoenix;)
River Jude Phoenix (Actor, Musician; born August 23, 1970 - died October 31, 1993 from drug overdose)
Sisters Summer Joy Phoenix (Actress, model, designer; born on December 10, 1978)
Rain Joan of Arc Phoenix (Actress, Musician, Singer; born November 21, 1972)
Grandfather Meyer Dunetz (Maternal; 1910-1996; family is originally from Russia)
Nephews Atticus Affleck (Son of Summer Phoenix & Casey Affleck)
Jonas Winter (Son of Rain Phoenix)
Indiana August Affleck (Son of Summer Phoenix & Casey Affleck)
Brothers In-Law Michael Tubbs (Ex-husband of Rain Phoenix)
Casey Affleck (Actor/ Producer/ Writer; husband of Summer Phoenix)
Grandmother Margaret Lefkowitz (Maternal; 1916-1998; her family is from Hungary)
Aunts Rhoda Dunetz (Maternal)
Merle Dunetz (Maternal)
Half Sister Jodean Trust Bottom (Paternal)
Stepfather Jeffrey Weinberg (married Arlyn Phoenix in 2001)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husbands Ernesto Asch (married from 1996-2003, divorced;)
Andy Lord
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Kate's Secret(1986) (TV movie)
Years Active 1982-
Debut (TV) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(1982)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbyFashion Design
Favorite Food Pasta
Favorite Restaurant Luca's Pasta


Liberty Phoenix is an American actress who has acted in two TV productions such as Kate's Secret and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as a child artist. She is the younger sister of famous Phoenix siblings Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, and Rain Phoenix.

Childhood- Family

Liberty Mariposa Phoenix was born on 5th July 1976 in Caracas, Venezuela (where her parents were working as missionaries) as Libertad Mariposa Bottom to Arlyn Phoenix(Mother) & John Lee Bottom(Father). Her middle name 'Mariposa' means butterfly.

Liberty Phoenix family Childhood: John Lee Bottom(father), Arlyn Phoenix(Mother), Brothers- River Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix; Sisters- Rain Phoenix, Summer Phoenix

Image: Liberty Phoenix family Childhood: John Lee Bottom(father), Arlyn Phoenix(Mother), Brothers- River Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix; Sisters- Rain Phoenix, Summer Phoenix


Her mother Arlyn Sharon Phoenix(née Dunetz) was born in New York City to Jewish parents (Margaret Lefkowitz from Hungary and Meyer Dunetz from Russia). She is commnly known as Heart Phoenix. She has worked as the executive director of The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery. She is a social activist, she co-founded 'River Phoenix Center', through which she promotes practices and principles of peacebuilding and global sustainability. She is a Vegan.

Her father John Lee Bottom was of English (along wtih Scots-Irish/ Northen Irish), French (Huguenot), German, Irish, Welsh ancestry, he was from California.



She has 3 elder siblings in River Phoenix(brother), Rain Phoenix(sister), Joaquin Phoenix(brother) and a younger sister in Summer Phoenix(brother). She also has an elder half-sister named Jodean Trust Bottom from father's previous relationship.

Liberty Phoenix family at a PETA event: Jeffrey Weinberg(stepfather), Arlyn Phoenix(Mother), Brother- Joaquin Phoenix; Sisters- Rain Phoenix, Summer Phoenix

Image: Liberty Phoenix family at a PETA event: Jeffrey Weinberg(stepfather), Arlyn Phoenix(Mother), Brother- Joaquin Phoenix; Sisters- Rain Phoenix, Summer Phoenix

Siblings In order of their birth:

  • River Phoenix(brother; Born 1970- died 1993)
  • Rain Phoenix(sister; Born 1972)
  • Joaquin Phoenix(brother; born 1974)
  • Liberty Phoenix (born in 1976)
  • Summer Phoenix(sister; in 1978)



Liberty has been married twice and has five children

Ernesto Asch

Liberty married Ernesto on August 11th of 1996. The two have three children together-

  1. Rio Julio Miguel Asch Phoenix (Son; born June 1997; named after his uncle River Phoenix, Rio means River in Spanish)
  2. Scarlette Jasmine Phoenix Asch (daughter; born July 2, 2001)
  3. Indigo Orion Asch Phoenix (son) passed away in Decemeber 2001 from pneumonia. They divorced on 24th September 2003.

Andy Lord

Liberty is married to Andy Lord. She has two children with him,

  1. Emily Lord Phoenix (daughter)
  2. Leo Lord Phoenix (son)

Career- Filmography

She has appeared in American musical TV series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(1982) as Christie in the episode "Christmas Song" (S1E13). Then later in TV drama film Kate's Secret(1986) as Brownie Scout

Year Movie/ Series Character Notes
1986 Kate's Secret Brownie Scout TV Movie
1982  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Christy  TV Series; 1 episode

The Causey Way

Liberty along with her siblings Rain Phoenix & Summer Phoenix founded the punk/ new wave music band "The Causey Way" in 1997. Some of the music items they produced are:

Year Item Label Notes
1998 WWCD  Put it on a Cracker  
1999 With Loving And Open Arms Alternative Tentacles  
2000 Testimony Fueled by Ramen EP
2001 Causey Vs. Everything Alternative Tentacles  

The band disbanded in 2001. Liberty continued to work in Rain's band the Papercranes as backup vocal.

Indigo Green Store

In 2007 Liberty started a eco-friendly, Green Building Supply Store inGainesville, Florida (322, SW 4th Avenue). One of her babies died in nursery due to toxic gas leak, it pushed her to open a toxic free store.

River Phoenix Centre for Peace building

Liberty works as an office manager in the charity foundation founded by her mother in memory of her son River Phoenix. Her other siblings such as Rain, Joaquin, Summer have all been additional board members at the foundation.

Fashion Designer

Liberty along with Summer Phoenix and Ruby Canner designs skirts, dresses for the store "Some Odd Rubies" (151 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002). The store is co-owned by her sister Summer.

She ran a clothing design shop out of her garage called "LP Originals"


She is on board of 'United States Green Building Council'. She has taught at the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery. She has been a realtor in Alachua Count since 2005. She had a pie-selling business too.

She has sat on the Board of directors for the USGBC Heart of Florida Chapter as both the Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Education Committee. She has been with RPCP since it's inception.

Interesting Facts

  • The ancestry: She is of English, French, German, Hungarian, Russian descent.
  • Liberty is a Vegan, like rest of her family (parents, siblings).
  • Eco-friendly Life: She is a vegetarian (brought up so by her parents), she does recycling, organic gardening, conserves resources like water, electricity, gas whenever unnecessary.
  • Liberty likes her time with her mother, she feels her mother is very funny, she feels she cannot drive when her mother is sitting next and making her laugh.
  • Her siblings Joaquin Phoenix & River Phoenix were both academy award nominated actors.



  • I love my mom more than life itself.
  • Nothing I have ever done would have been as great if 'Arlyn' wasn't my mother.
  • I hate elastic, I hate how it dents skin through clothes.



  1. Liberty Phoenix on wikipedia

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