Kelly Preston is an American film actress. She is married to John Travolta. According to Scientology magazines, she has been active in Scientology since 1988, went Clear in 1991, and has progressed at least as far as OT VI.
Katie Holmes' mission impossible will be giving birth without painkillers - or screaming. That's because her fiance, "Mission Impossible" star Tom Cruise, is a Scientologist. Practitioners of Scientology are against drugs but insist on "silent birth" because they believe it's traumatic for babies to hear their mothers groan or cry.
With books, sophisticated TV and print advertising campaigns, a 30,000-page Internet site, and its celebrity members' clout on TV sitcoms and major films, Scientology uses a range of modern media to gain influence, church critics say.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston are the parents of a son, Jett Travolta. Travolta and Preston, who are Scientologists, said in a statement that they prepared for "the smooth birth by following the method recommended in Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard, which stresses complete silence during delivery." A spokeswoman for the Church of Scientology says Dianetics recommends no noise - from doctors, nurses or the mother - during delivery.