Tiffani Thiessen Says Harper Is a ‘True Gemini’

04/24/2013 at 08:00 PM ET

Tiffani Thiessen: Harper is a True Gemini
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Don’t let the frilly dresses fool you — Tiffani Thiessen‘s daughter Harper Renn knows how to get her hands dirty, too.

“Any time this little girl can put on a princess dress, she is all for it,” Thiessen, 39, tells PEOPLE Tuesday at Oscar de la Renta’s “Mommy and Me” Soiree benefiting Baby Buggy.

“What’s so funny is she would wear that outside and pick up snails. She’s a very 50-50 kind of girl. She’s a true Gemini.”

Harper, who turns 3 in June, is in her “independent stage.”

“It’s all about her picking out her clothes, her getting dressed, her wanting to wear what she wants to wear,” says the actress. “It’s all about, ‘What can I do?'”

Lately, that’s meant wanting to read books by herself, too. Even if she can’t quite read yet!

“Last night she ‘read’ four books to us. She didn’t actually read — it was her own story,” says Thiessen. “That made me laugh!”

— Gabrielle Olya

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Pam on

She’s beautiful! 🙂 Sounds like me when I was a little girl except that I hated getting all dressed up and I would get dirty on purpose hoping that my mom wouldn’t put me in big frilly dresses. Lol!

MommytoanE on

What a cutie! She looks a lot like her momma. “Reading” her own stories is a great start to reading books! I remember my lil girl doing that. Harper sounds like my girl…will put on dresses and loves em, but loves to play and be a lil bit of a tomboy too. I call her my Tomboy Princess. I was opposite..I hated dresses, insisted on only jeans and spent all my time in the garage with my dad. lol.

Renee on

My fav mother daughter pair! Harper is the cutest!

LisaS on

She got mama’s jawline how cute !

People always think Geminis are a certain thing and its not that way. So funny. 😆

Sal on

Wow… is she ever orange!! (Tiffani, I mean). The daughter looks cute. Too bad the mom can’t model sun-smart habits…

smartie on

I’m not even a fan but I don’t think she looks orange.

Anonymous on

Cute X 2

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Super cute!!

Anonymous on

Tiffani looks so much like her Saved by the Bell days in this picture. She looks great!

Megan on

You can tell how much she enjoys motherhood! They’re such a cute mother-daughter duo!

Amanda on

Aw, she seems to be just like me as a little girl and I’m a Gemini too.

Jen on

I’m a Gemini and my daughter is a Gemini and you summed us up perfectly Tiffani! Independent and multi faceted. Can wear frilly dresses but play in the dirt with the boys 🙂 You will never have a dull moment so enjoy the ride!

Aj on

This is such a cute family 🙂

Anonymous on

She bugs me..she was on Today show filing in for KLG and she was so phony and loud. She needs to get over herself already.

LisaS on

I agree – why is she everywhere ?
She’s like a chunkier faced but similar Jen Maniston

Anonymous on

Sal- She’s not orange. Tan, yes, but orange. And that tan could very well be of the spray variety, for all we know. A tan doesn’t neccesarily mean someone isn’t being sun-smart!

Anonymous on

But NOT orange, I mean.