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Diana Ellen Judd (better known as Naomi Judd, born January 11, 1946 near Ashland, Kentucky) is an American country music singer, activist and songwriter. Naomi is the mother of Christina Ciminella (aka Wynonna Judd) and Ashley. Ashley is an American movie and stage actress. Naomi and daughter Wynonna formed a successful country singing duo called The Judds. That group ended after Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1990. Judd is also a writer.