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These kids look exactly like their celebrity parents at the same age, most of them are on their way to being equally famous. Can you tell them apart?
Former Hollywood heartthrob and lifelong tough guy, Clint Eastwood made one of the most successful acting careers in history out of his rugged good looks, his gravelly voice, a flinty squint, and an unparalleled love for cinema.
Although an actor himself, Clint’s son Scott never expected to ride on his father’s laurels, and those laurels were never offered. Scott auditioned for one of his father’s movies, and he was denied the role. While he’s not been a box office smash, Scott has landed a few notable roles, and the good looks he inherited from his father have not gone unnoticed.
Guys have always gone giddy over the energetic, effervescent Goldie Hawn. The cute and quirky blonde found her fame first on “Laugh In,” then went on to haul in a Golden Globe and an Academy Award before even reaching the peak of her celebrity.
Her fun nature, pretty face, and fantastic figure never hurt her popularity either. Her fitness fanatic daughter added a smouldering sexuality to the natural physical gifts she inherited from her mother, and she’s turned that appeal into a some well-noted movie roles. One thing is certain, Kate Hudson is her mother’s daughter, at least from a physical standpoint.
This father and son couple looked so much alike as young adults that two different generations of fans often confused them for one another. There was a bit of a difference in how they started their careers, though. Kirk, the father, grew up impoverished and was able to spin his incredible good looks and intense, manly acting style into one of Hollywood’s biggest success stories.
Michael Douglas grew up under the umbrella of his father’s on-screen success but was able to develop his own fiery acting style into smash box office success with iconic roles like that of the character Gordon Gekko in the movie “Wall Street.”
Famous mostly for her supporting roles in movies like “Van Helsing” and “Love & Friendship,” Kate Beckinsale is a ravishing beauty with a fresh face and a quiet appeal. Her marriage to famed and controversial actor Charlie Sheen, himself the Hollywood child of famed actor Martin Sheen, spawned Kate’s look-alike daughter Lily.
Still just a teenager herself, Lily has also joined the business of her famous mother and father, already racking up major movie credits like “Underworld: Evolution” and “Everybody’s Fine.” Although Charlie Sheen is commonly considered a handsome man, it’s probably best for Lily that she looks so much like her beautiful mother.
Almost in spite of the respectable success of his other lifetime accomplishments, Christopher Reeves defined the look of Superman for more than one generation of fans. His handsome, clean-cut face and impressive jawline brought the Man of Steel to fleshy life in a way to seemed too natural to be disbelieved.
Will Reeves tragically lost both of his parents at an early age. As such, he waited a few years before joining the spotlight. Taking advantage of the handsome face passed down by his heroic father, though, Will has since entered the world of acting on his own, landing roles in movies such as “Everyone’s Hero” and “The Gloaming.”
When your mother is the most awarded actress of all times, it rarely has nothing at all to do with her looks. And when that is the case, it’s never a bad break to be able to claim some of those looks for yourself. That being said, Mamie Gummer didn’t do too bad for herself.
The spitting image of her prolific mother, Mary Willa “Mamie” Gummer is trying out her own career in acting, having already played a starring role on a CW television series. Though she doesn’t appear to be on the same stellar trajectory as her movie star mother, it’s no doubt her recognizable facial features will keep landing her in front of cameras for years to come.
Although he’s been a famous actor for quite some time, most people currently associate Robert Downey Jr. with his recent performances as Tony Stark, the uneasy son of deceased technology genius Howard Stark. Robert Downey Jr. has been the son of a famous actor (his namesake father), and he is the father of a young burgeoning actor.
Once a young actor noted for his boyish good looks, Robert Downey Jr. has matured into an attractive man years later. His son Indio, who is trying to become an actor with limited success so far, is starting out with that same boyishly handsome face and looks primed to continue mirroring older pictures of his father.
Speaking of the “Iron Man” movies series and Hollywood children who look like their celebrity parents, Gwyneth Paltrow (who played Tony Stark’s assistant Pepper Potts in the movies) looks exactly like her famous actress mother Blythe Danner. Blythe has been staring in movies since the 1960s and has always been adored for her beauty.
Age has not done much to deplete her looks, and she’s continued to appear in movies through the entire “Meet the Fockers” series. Gwyneth made her first big splash playing Brad Pitt’s wife in the movie “Seven,” quickly catching the eyes of the adoring. Gwyneth’s comfortable smile is reminiscent of her mother’s and that’s always been a recipe for the success of both.
It’s good to get your dad’s looks when your dad is Mel Gibson, who has in the past won the title of “Sexiest Man in the World.” The elder Gibson has certainly had some lackluster public moments, both as a public figure and as a private one, but his history of silver screen success is undeniable. Having first achieved mass recognition due to his role as Mad Max in the original movie series, Mel Gibson has lost his Australian accent over the years but has, for the most part, retained his good looks.
His son Milo is pursuing an acting career as well, and landed his first on-screen role in the major motion picture “Hacksaw Ridge.” Although Milo’s looks have not yet quite received the level of attention that his father’s once did, it is clear that Milo's face is similar to Mel’s in a number of ways.
Jerry Stiller did not enjoy the level of success early in his career that some of the above Hollywood parents have, or even that his famous look-alike actor son has. Jerry struggled through roles in plays early, then stared in a small-time show with his wife, but was not necessarily a household name most of his career.
He did finally achieve mass recognition playing the boisterous retired fathers in both “Seinfeld” and “King of Queens.” In the meantime, his son Ben, who looks just like Jerry did as a younger less-known actor, could not stop rolling out box office hit after box office hit. A comedy actor by trade, Ben expanded his movie success into television show appearances. He’s since taken up directing, and he’s found similar success on that end of the camera.
The beautiful and charismatic Debbie Reynolds was discovered by agents from two different major movie studios during a performance at a Miss Burbank contest when she was 16. Her iconic appeal endured through a very successful Hollywood career.
At one time it must have been unimaginable that one of the most referenced images of female sexuality would not belong to her but instead to her look-alike daughter. Carrie Fisher, fortunate beneficiary of her mother’s good looks, landed the role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars movies, which led to her donning the famous gold bikini in the scene that is still referenced as a fantasy by men worldwide.
This bloodline must carry some strong genes. With the face and the acting prowess to make himself a name in Hollywood, Robert Downey Sr. then produced look-alike son Robert Downey Jr. who then was able to produce look-alike son Indio Falconer Downey.
Unlike his namesake son, however, Robert Sr. elected to avoid mainstream acting, keeping instead to more artistic and independent forms of the craft. However, while the eldest Downey may have used the family face to establish them in the industry, it looks like the second Robert Downey will be the one who really uses that face to ensure the family fortune.
Susan Sarandon can’t stop racking up acting awards and award nominations. In fact, even in the twilight of her career, she’s got more offers to appear in roles than she can accept. In addition to her skillful acting, Susan has built this impressive success on the back of her sexual appeal.
Characters like the one she played in the movie “Bull Durham” with Kevin Costner and future partner Tim Robbins awakened America to the power of those captivating eyes and devilish smile. Those same eyes and smile are also making an appearance on a new face, this time on Susan’s daughter Eva. Eva has not made a huge splash in acting, but she’s made appearances in a couple of hit television shows like “Friends.”
The look-alike daughter of beautiful actress Blythe Danner herself, Gwyneth made her first big splash playing Brad Pitt’s wife in the movie “Seven,” quickly catching the eyes of the adoring public. She most recently played the role of Tony Stark’s mate Pepper Potts in the “Iron Man” movie series.
Gwyneth’s comfortable smile is reminiscent of her mother’s and seems to have been passed down to her daughter Apple. Apple Martin is the beautiful product of Gwyneth and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Apple is still too young to have launched her own career yet, having not participated in the child actor industry, but the many social media photographs demonstrate that she’s already the spitting image of her mother and grandmother.
Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter, has used her fame and fortune to become a professional businesswoman in her own right. She was a model while in high school, including print advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger jeans and runways for Versace, Marc Bouwer, and Thierry Mugler. In 1997, she was on the cover of “Seventeen” magazine. She’s also started her own businesses, selling jewelry, shoes, and apparel.
Now that her father is in the White House, she works closely with him, holding an unpaid position as his advisor in order to avoid potential issues with a non-employee having access to classified material. Her daughter, Arabella Rose Kushner, is seven years old and clearly takes after her mother.
Charles Philip Arthur George is the heir apparent to the British throne and has held that title for longer than anyone else in British history. He’s also held the title of Prince of Wales longer than anyone else in history. The title is commonly given to the heir apparent, but it does not technically affect succession laws. This has been the custom since Edward II was named Prince of Wales in 1301. Charles has been a patron of the arts and a variety of charities for decades, including a number of environmental causes including organic farming and climate change.
Prince Harry, Charles’ younger son, is sixth in line to the throne and served in the British Army from 2005 to 2015. (As part of the royal family, he is technically always in the army, but is no longer on active duty.) Earlier this year, he married Meghan Markle, an American Actress and was named Duke of Sussex, a title that had become extinct in 1843 due to the previous holder having no legitimate children under British law.
Princess Diana was the daughter of John Spencer, who was a British Earl. Her wedding to Prince Charles received a great deal of fanfare around the world, and their divorce fifteen years later resulted in massive media coverage (as had the instigating extramarital affairs by both parties). She was involved in many charities during her time as Princess of Wales and did a lot of work for Queen Elizabeth, her mother-in-law. Her death in a car accident in 1997 drew massive media attention for her funeral.
Princess Charlotte is the granddaughter of Princess Diana, the daughter of her son Prince William. Currently, she is fourth in the line of succession to the British throne, following her grandfather Charles, her father, and older brother, Prince George. She is currently three years old.
Jim Carrey’s trademark facial distortions can sometimes make it a little difficult to envision exactly what he looks like when he’s not actively entertaining. However, in a still picture of Jim (without facial hair) and his daughter Jane Erin Carrey, in which neither of them is making an exaggerated face, it’s easy to see that they look a lot alike.
Jim, of course, is famous for both as a stand-up comedian and as the comic actor behind such genius movies as "The Mask," "Ace Ventura," and "Dumb and Dumber." Jane Erin Carrey is a singer, songwriter, actor, and writer, and she appeared on a season of "American Idol" but did not win. Jane is currently 31 years old and is the singer in The Jane Carrey Band.
Jamie Lee Curtis started her acting career with the role of Laurie Strode in “Halloween,” which was an enormous success, especially for an independent film. She went on to star in a number of major horror films, which earned her the title “scream queen.” Her most popular project recently was Fox’s comedy horror television series by that same name, where she starred with a number of other horror movie legends. In contrast to the horror that brought her fame, she’s also written a number of critically acclaimed children’s books, including the New York Times bestselling “Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day.”
Her daughter, Annie Guest, has mostly been out of the public spotlight. Her only credit on the Internet Movie DataBase is for working in the crew of a 2006 film, and she works as a dancing teacher. She graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in dance.
Jada Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore and was raised primarily by her mother, who was the head nurse of an inner-city clinic. Growing up, she took piano, tap dance, and ballet lessons and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts to study dance and theater. While she was at the school, she became friends with Tupac Shakur, the future rapper who was one of her classmates. She moved on from the Baltimore School to the North Carolina School for the Arts before she started acting on her own. While she has had a number of minor roles, the role that gained the most traction was Niobe in “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions.” The character was written with her in mind.
Her daughter, Willow Smith, has already had a productive career in both film and music, hitting number eleven Billboard’s Hot 100 list with “Whip My Hair” and appearing alongside her father, Will Smith, in “I am Legend” in 2007.
Heather Locklear’s career started in modeling while she was at UCLA, which led into some minor television roles and also to her meeting Aaron Spelling. Spelling cast her as Sammy Jo Dean on his series “Dynasty” and also on the cop show “T.J. Hooker,” which propelled her career. After those shows had ended, she began playing Amanda Woodward on Spelling’s “Melrose Place” in 1993. The part had originally been intended to be a four episode run, but Locklear ended up being a full cast member until the show was canceled in 1999. Since then, she’s had recurring roles in a number of shows, including “Scrubs,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
Her daughter Ava has her own burgeoning career, starting with “This is 40” in 2012. In that film, she was credited as Ava Sambora, but she has since used her mom’s name and gone by Ava Locklear. In addition to acting roles, she’s also made numerous appearances as herself in awards shows and on the reality series “Summer Break.”
Heath Ledger’s death shocked the world in 2008, as the young actor seemed to have a great career ahead of him. He’d performed in only nineteen films (two of which had not been released when he died), including “The Patriot,” “A Knight’s Tale,” and “Brokeback Mountain.” That last had won him a series of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor. However, his most famous role is likely in “The Dark Knight,” where he played the classic Batman villain the Joker. Even though the film was released after his death, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, and numerous other prizes for his brilliant portrayal.
His daughter, Matilda Rose Ledger, was only two years old when he died and has mostly been kept out of the public eye. According to her mother, she has recently started asking questions about her father, which is part of the reason that they decided to move forward with the documentary “I Am Heath Ledger.”
George Harrison is often called “the quiet Beatle,” but he had a successful career after his time with the legendary group as well. He auditioned for the Beatles when he was just fifteen, back when they were called the “Quarrymen,” but John Lennon thought that Harrison was too young for them. However, Paul McCartney, who he’d met previously, believed that he would be a good addition and Harrison continued to hang out with the band until they’d accepted him as a full member. He left school at sixteen in order to start touring with the group.
Over time, Harrison grew frustrated with the limited opportunities he had to write his own songs with the Beatles, which ultimately contributed to their breakup. Once he struck out on his own, he released “All Things Must Pass” to critical acclaim and continued producing his own music up until his death in 2001. His son Dhani’s career in music started with the production of George’s final album, “Brainwashed,” which had to be completed after his death. From there, Dhani formed his own band and has since composed music for a number of films and TV shows.
Eric Roberts is one of the most prolific Hollywood stars, with more than five hundred credits in his more than forty years in the industry. He received his first Golden Globe nomination in 1978 for “King of the Gypsies” and is still active today, with dozens of appearances in film and television already planned for release in the next couple years.
His daughter Emma got an early start in acting, since she spent time on film sets with both her father and her aunt Julia Roberts. Emma started acting at age nine, playing the daughter of a cocaine smuggler in 2001’s “Blow.” She played a number of smaller roles until she became the star of “Unfabulous” on Nickelodeon in 2004. With such an early start, her career may end up rivaling her father’s in both length and number of credits.
David Bowie started his first rock band when he was fifteen. They called themselves the Konrads and played rock and roll for a variety of different events, including weddings and dances. Bowie spent the next few years jumping from one band to the next, and, even with the help of two different personal managers, he did not manage to release any successful tracks. He took two years off from releasing music while he studied dance and played some small concerts, and it was his next album, “Space Oddity,” that finally made it big, hitting the top five in the UK. After that, his career never stopped moving until his death in 2016, only two days after he released his final album, “Blackstar.”
His daughter Alexandria “Lexi” Jones turned eighteen this year and has been fairly private. She previously had a public Instagram account but started a new, private one saying that her old one had become two chaotic. Only time will tell if she’ll follow in her father’s footsteps.
Courtney Love grew up in the music industry, since her father was a road manager for the Grateful Dead. That didn’t make for an easy life, and her parents’ divorce when she was five didn’t help either. Part of the cause for the divorce was her mother’s allegation that Love’s father had fed her LSD when she was a toddler, a claim he denied. This may have led to some of her later issues, which included a psychologist diagnosing her with autism at nine. Love was legally emancipated when she was only 16 and became a topless dancer (illegally) to support herself. She continued dancing until she became successful with her music, starting with her band’s first studio album, “Pretty on the Inside.”
Her daughter Frances Bean Cobain didn’t have an easy life either. There were allegations that Love used heroin before Cobain was born, which resulted in child welfare services taking her away from her parents when she was only two weeks old. After they received custody again, they hired a series of nannies to help take care of her.
Christie Brinkley’s career took off quickly after she was discovered by Errol Sawyer at a post office in Paris. He took her first pictures and introduced her to a modeling agency, which led to a lunch meeting in California that ended with three national ad campaigns being booked. She appeared on the cover of Glamour multiple times within a short period and then had a record twenty-five-year contract with CoverGirl, which is one of the longest modeling contracts in history. The company signed her up again in 2005, so they obviously don’t regret the decision! She also appeared on three consecutive covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which was a first for the outlet. Over the years, she’s also had a variety of small film and television roles.
Her daughter, Sailor Brinkley Cook, has now started her own career in modeling and was in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition herself in 2018.
Carrie Fisher started her career at the age of 18 in “Shampoo.” Only two years later, she picked up the role that she’s most famous for: Princess Leia in George Lucas’ “Star Wars.” Like most of the cast, she liked the film but did not believe it would be much of a success. After the three films of the original Star Wars trilogy, she continued to act in a variety of roles but mostly had cameos or small parts. She also wrote screenplays and novels, including “Postcards from the Edge,” which was a bestseller. Unfortunately, she had a medical emergency while on a flight from London to Los Angeles in 2016 and died soon afterward.
Her daughter, Billie Lourd, has played a few minor roles in small films but also appeared in both Star Wars sequels thus far, “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi.” It’s believed that she will return in the next movie, which has not yet been named publicly.
Brian Williams has been an anchor for NBC News since 1993, when he began anchoring “Weekend Nightly News” and was the chief White House correspondent for the network. In ‘96, he began anchoring “The News with Brian Williams,” and in 2004, he took over as anchor of the “NBC Nightly News.” Williams and his team earned a Peabody Award for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina, which the Peabody committee said “exemplified the highest levels of journalistic excellence.” In 2015, Williams was suspended from the network for lying about what happened when he was reporting on the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He returned to the air after six months and continues to hold the chief anchor position.
His daughter, Allison, is an actress who has appeared in a number of different roles, most famously Marnie Michaels on HBO’s “Girls” and Rose Armitage in “Get Out.”
Bette Midler became famous for her collaboration with Barry Manilow, who also co-produced her first album. “The Divine Miss M,” released by Atlantic Records in 1972, hit the Billboard Top Ten and was certified platinum with over a million sales. It also won her the 1973 Grammy for Best New Artist. Her success continued for decades, with numerous bestselling albums, awards for acting and music, and successful films and plays.
Her daughter, Sophie von Haselberg, is also an actress, although she has had only a few smaller roles. The most prominent one was in Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man.” von Haselberg studied sociology and East Asian studies at Yale, which she used to work at an ad agency in China for a time before she returned to Yale to study drama.
Anthony Perkins is probably best known for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (along with all three of its sequels). However, he also played a number of other popular roles from the late fifties all the way through the mid eighties. He started with a role in “The Actress” in 1953, but the film itself was unsuccessful and did not receive much attention. It wasn’t until “Friendly Persuasion” in 1956 that Perkins’ career really began to take off and he became a household name.
His son Oz was born to Berry Berenson, an actress and model who died on September 11 as a passenger on one of the planes which was crashed into the Twin Towers. Oz has played a number of small roles in movies and TV, with his first appearance being in “Psycho II” as the son of his father’s Norman Bates. He’s also written and directed several independent films.
Anna Nicole Smith was the cover model for the March 1992 issue of Playboy magazine under the name Vickie Smith. She was also the Playmate of the Month in the May 1992 issue. These appearances led to a contract with Guess Jeans and from then into a fairly successful modeling career, which included H&M and New York magazine. However, Smith really wanted to be an actress, so she took on several roles and even starred in the film “To the Limit,” which bombed horribly. She was more successful as a tabloid regular, which resulted in her own show “The Anna Nicole Show,” which lasted for only a season and a half before being canceled due to low ratings and lack of interest in 2003. Unfortunately, Smith died from an apparently accidental overdose of multiple sleeping pills and other drugs in 2007.
Her daughter Dannielynn had been born only a few months earlier, in September of 2006. The young girl was almost immediately the subject of a paternity suit, as even though her mother had named Howard Stern as the father, Larry Birkhead believed that he was her real father. A DNA test that took place after her Smith’s death confirmed that Birkhead was, in fact, her father.
Andy Garcia studied acting at Florida International University before he went to Hollywood and played a number of minor roles, including one in the first episode of “Murder, She Wrote” as an extra. However, he became famous for his role as Vincent Mancini in “The Godfather Part III,” which won him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Since then, he has played and directed a wide variety of films, including “Hero,” “Desperate Measures,” and “Ocean’s Eleven.”
His daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido has joined him for some of these films, playing his character’s daughter in both “The Lost City” and “City Island.” She’s also played roles in a few other minor films, such as “Reflections” and “La Linea” (which her father also played a role in).
Rosalie Anderson MacDowell worked as a model for a number of companies in the early ‘80s, but it was her work for Calvin Klein that drew national attention and landed her the role of Jane in “Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.” While she was the actress for the part, she actually had her lines dubbed over because her southern accent was too heavy for the Englishwoman she was supposed to be portraying. These days, she’s probably better known for her work in 1993’s “Groundhog Day” opposite Bill Murray and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” with Hugh Grant.
Her daughter Rainey Qualley was born in 1990 and has already begun a track to stardom of her own. She’s been in a number of smaller roles, including an appearance on AMC’s “Mad Men” in 2015 and a few independent and short films.
Julio Iglesias started his adult life playing soccer in Madrid while he studied law. However, his professional career was derailed by a serious car accident that damaged his lower spine and left him unable to even walk for two years. His legs never fully recovered and he required years of therapy. However, it was while he was recovering from the accident that a nurse gave him a guitar so that he could work on the dexterity in his hands.
That ended up propelling him into a phenomenal career in music, and he became the bestselling Latin artist in history. His son Enrique appears to have inherited that talent and quickly grew his own name. While Enrique has not yet surpassed all of his father’s records, he seems well on track to do so, with over 170 million records sold and 150 number-one singles.
If you made a computer simulation of that Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s child would look like, you would get an exact portrait of Rumer Willis. It seems, perhaps, more common for daughters to look like their mothers, but there is no denying the hints of Bruce that shine through in Rumer’s face. Bruce has been one of the brightest male stars in Hollywood for the past few decades. He is best known, of course, for his ongoing role in the “Die Hard” series, but also for major blockbusters like “The 5th Element” and “Pulp Fiction.” His body of work is truly impressive, really taking off when he starred in the television “Moonlighting” with Cybill Shepherd. Bruce has always been regarded as attractive, and Rumer bears a striking resemblance.
To play his most famous role as Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp adopted a very feminine male persona. Perhaps that makes it more difficult to deny that his daughter, Lily-Rose Depp looks a lot like him. Johnny had already enjoyed a very successful career before the pirate role, but this Disney character has spread his face even more convincingly across the role and across forms of media. Primarily a model, Lily-Rose has dabbled in acting, but without achieving much notoriety. Her large eyes and waifish look are striking, and it doesn’t take much effort to see her father’s features shining through in her face.
Colin Hanks looks so much like Tom Hanks that if you saw him walking down the street, you’d be amazed at how much that random guy looks like Tom Hanks. Tom is obviously recognized as one of the greatest actors, if not the greatest actor, of his generation. The world is already abuzz over his upcoming portrayal of “Mr. Rogers.” Tom has an uncommon face, and it’s one that’s easy to recognize. That only causes the similarity of his son’s face to stand out that much more. Colin is creating for himself a career on the opposite side of the camera, directing films like “All Things Must Pass.” He has done a little acting, though, showing up on “Dexter” and “Mad Men,” as well as in the 2005 remake of “King Kong.”
Probably best known for playing the title role in the movie “Rainman” with Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman was already an award-winning actor before he took that part. A few years prior to that point, Dustin Hoffman was one of the most recognized actors in Hollywood. In recent years, Dustin has scaled his work way back, only showing up in small parts like his role as Ben Stiller’s father in the “Fockers” movies. His look-alike son Jake, though, is still trying to make it in the business. Jake has gotten roles in the comedy “Click” and in the smash hit “Wolf of Wall Street”, and he’s even tried his hand at doing a little directing.
Perhaps one of the most underappreciated actors in the multiple decades in which he’s masterfully practiced his craft, Donald Sutherland’s face, expressions, and voice are nothing if not recognizable. Collecting classic masterpiece movie credits over the years like the original “Dirty Dozen,” the original “M*A*S*H*,” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” he’s more recently appeared in “A Time to Kill” and “The Hunger Games.” His son Kiefer has a slightly broader version of the exact same face. You’ll most likely know Kiefer from his role as “Jack Bauer” on the monster television hit “24,” but he appeared in a number of quality roles in his earlier days, including playing the role of “Doc” in the “Young Guns” movies.
Brooklyn Beckham looks quite a bit like David Beckham looks now, but he looks exactly like David Beckham looked as a young man his son’s age. David Beckham took the world by storm and helped awaken the United States to the European sports scene in his prime. His ball skills inspired the film Bend It Like Beckham. David’s son Brooklyn is the spitting image of his father, especially around the eyes. He’s tried to put the good looks and surname he acquired from his legendary father to good use but has thus far found limited early success. His most recent and most notable appearance was in 2013’s Underdogs.
When Arnold Schwarzenegger famously promised that he’d be back, he may not have meant just in the movies. His son Patrick looks like his second coming. If Patrick’s expressionless face didn’t give his lineage away (it totally does), his smile certainly would. More recently fans of the Governator may not remember clearly the fresh face with which Arnold first arrived to America from Austria, but they need only look to his son Patrick to find it now. Patrick is making his own attempt at acting now, having scored supporting roles in Grown Ups 2 and in Stuck in Love. He also played the lead role in a 2018 movie called Midnight Son. Patrick’s mother is Maria Shriver, but Patrick looks a lot more like Arnold than like a Kennedy.
No woman wants to have her looks compared to legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford, with the possible exception of her daughter Kaia Gerber, who looks shockingly like her. Cindy owned the modeling industry for nearly two decades in her younger years, appearing more often in print and on film than on the runways. Her iconic Pepsi commercial has been remade and referenced ad nauseum. Her daughter Kaia looks exactly like her and is making a huge splash in modeling right now, scoring gigs with Vogue, Chanel, Coach, and Prada. Kaia has only appeared in one movie so far, but give her time, she’s only 17 years old.
Blue Ivy Carter is only six years old, but she’s already spent so much time in front of the camera and on social media that the public has had plenty of time to notice her resemblance to Beyonce. Beyonce’s look has not changed a lot over the years, so it’s not too difficult to remember what she looked like when she was with Destiny’s Child. If the age gap is still too much of a difference, it only takes a quick peek at Beyonce’s childhood pictures to see the similarity. Considering the attention Beyonce’s appearance has garnered over the years, the Carters would be smart to promote and foster this resemblance, although Blue Ivy should have no trouble finding fame if she wants it once she’s of age.
Bob Dylan has been said to have been the voice of a generation. Poet, musician, and visionary, Bob shunned the trends of the popular music of his day in favor of his own folk sound, which then itself penetrated into the mainstream markets. A social activist, Bob became associated with the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1970s. His son Jacob, who looks like a younger, slightly taller version of Bob, followed in his father’s musical footsteps as the front man for a band called the Wallflowers. The Wallflowers briefly gained mainstream fame with the album Bringing Down the Horse, which featured the hit song One Headlight. Jakob remains the frontman of the bad to this day, even though there have been a number of other personnel changes following their initial success.
While Rumer does look an awful lot like her father, Bruce Willis, she may look equally like her mother, Demi Moore. Moore spent a number of years on the hot list in her younger days, specifically emphasizing her sex appeal in movies like “Strip Tease” and “Indecent Proposal.” Moore first achieved super stardom after co-starring with actor Patrick Swayze in Ghost. Demi’s daughter Rumer, who shares her mother’s looks, won a season of Dancing with the Stars, and she is currently in a Broadway production of Chicago. No one is usually going to confuse Rumer for her mother specifically, but there may never have been a clearer combination of two people in one child than is Rumer Willis.
When beautiful people Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet first got together, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that such a dreamy couple would make a beautiful baby. They did not disappoint. Zoe Kravitz is the product of her beautiful mother and her musician father, and she’s exactly what we always expected. Although it can sometimes be hard to tell exactly what Lenny looks like because he tends to obscure his own face with large, dark sunglasses, high collars, and frequent scarves, what we do know of his looks are clearly present in Zoe. Zoe has done a decent job of turning her beautiful looks and celebrity pedigree into an acting career, landing roles in one of the X-men movies and the recent Tom Hardy remake of Mad Max.
Jon Voight may be Angelina Jolie’s more famous parent, but he’s certainly not the one from whom she gained her feminine appeal. Angelina Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand was an actress who found limited success on both television and in movies. She was also, however, the executive producer of a movie called Trudell that went to both Tribeca and Sundance. She was also a well-known activist for Native American rights and for women’s health issues. Angelina, obviously inherited her mother’s beauty, having been considered for years one of the sexiest women in Hollywood. Angelina, as we all know, married Brad Pitt and built a very large family, passing on the couple’s biological traits to three of their many children.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was not a professional wrestler in the WWE for very long before it was clear to everyone that his looks and his charisma were going to make him a star. As he dominated the WWE scene, though, it may not have been immediately apparent to both that he would someday leave it all behind to also find success in both the action and comedy genres of movies. His daughter Simone Alexandra is just 17 years old, but reports claim that she may already be taking advantage of her striking resemblance to him. Rumor has it that Simone may be following her father and her own recognizable face into the WWE.
It’s uncanny how much Christian Slater looks like and sounds like Jack Nicholson. Despite the rumors, questions, and theories over the years, though, Christian Slater is not Jack Nicholson’s son. Ray Nicholson, on the other hand, is Jack’s son, and he looks just like him too. Jack, iconized for his roles in "The Shining" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" (among many, many other movies), is the popular target of impersonations, but perhaps no impersonation is better than Ray’s. Ray has enjoyed some success as an actor and as an assistant director, working on projects such as "The Benchwarmers," "A Reunion," and "The Outsider."
The Osmonds were a musical entertainment family in the 1970s and 1980s. Marie was not initially involved, but eventually joined her brother Donny to form the most successful iteration of the family’s attempts. Marie later began a solo career as a country music singer and had a number of well-known songs. Over the years, she’s been a spokesperson for a number of products and causes, gaining her face and name some additional household recognition. One of Marie’s children, born Jessica, is transgender, and Marie’s support has been very public. Regardless of the time or the gender, Jessica does bear a striking resemblance to Marie, the proud mother.
Have you ever wondered what Jennifer Garner would look like at 12 years old and with glasses? The answer is her daughter, Violet Affleck. We’ve discussed a number of celebrity combinations in this piece that have produced convincing hybrids, but Violet is not one of them. She is all Jennifer and no Ben. The couple have three children together, of which Violet is the oldest. Violet is only 12, and she’s not currently a child actor, so we may have to wait a few years to see if she shows up looking just like her mom on film. For right now, however, the possibility seems undeniably strong.
Denzel just made another "Equalizer" movie, and it appears that he may never actually age. If he ever does, though, there may be a backup Denzel waiting in the wings. Denzel’s son, John David Washington, has become an actor after a short career as a professional football player, and he looks an awful lot like Denzel. He has that same smooth, easy delivery when he speaks, and a smile that could warm the room. John David has appeared in the HBO comedy series Ballers and he scored a role in Spike Lee’s 2018 film "BlackkKlansman." Considering the family resemblance, the relationships with Spike Lee, and John David’s apparent sports acumen, it doesn’t seem out of the question that we may someday see the two together on screen in a sequel to "He Got Game."
You may or may not remember that Kelly Clarkson was the winner of the very first season of American Idol. Prior to that, obviously, no one knew her name or face. Today, there’s almost no one who doesn’t. Steve Carell even yelled her name in "40 Year Old Virgin." If you don’t actively follow Kelly Clarkson, though, you may not have realized that since American Idol, she’s had a daughter who is now four years old. This daughter’s name is River Rose Blackstock, and she looks exactly like you expect a Kelly Clarkson child would. River Rose hasn’t yet launched her own singing or acting career, but she did make news recently by announcing to her mother, and thus the public, that she has a significant crush on Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
If you’ve ever seen reruns of the old "Roseanne" sitcom, during the introduction credits at the beginning, they show series of photographs that portray how each of the characters have morphed over the years during the time the show aired. Roseanne’s real-life daughter Brandi Brown looks a lot like at least one of those pictures of Roseanne. The two have appeared on red carpets together in recent memory, and they don’t even look much different from each other now, so it’s no stretch to believe that Brandi may resemble a younger Roseanne Barr. Brandi Brown has appeared on a few different television shows including "The Dr. Oz Show" and a couple of shows to which her mother has ties. Meanwhile, Roseanne has recently been involved in some political debate from which she surely soon emerge again.
You may think that Laila Ali looks exactly like the former Heavyweight Champion of the World. She does, so you wouldn’t be wrong. You also wouldn’t be wrong if you guessed that one of his other daughters, Rasheda Ali, also looks exactly like him. It makes sense then that her son, University of California running back Biaggio Ali Walsh looks a lot like the Champ. During his career, Muhammad displayed legendary strength, and his genes must have it too, because you can see a lot of the outspoken boxer in almost all of his children. Biaggio, however, may take the cake for a male copy of his famous grandfather. Muhammad never got to see his grandson play college football, but we can only assume he’d say that Biaggio also floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.
Mario Lopez first made a name for himself as a teen actor on the monumental teen sitcom "Saved By The Bell." Like most of the rest of the clan from that showed, he disappeared for awhile with the exception of the occasional “Where are they now?” exclusive in entertainment news. Then, suddenly, Mario Lopez was back and he was everywhere. He was hosting game shows and making appearances and re-inserting himself into the popular consciousness. Both as a teen actor and as an adult, Mario was renowned for his fitness and good looks. Many were pleased to see, then, that when Mario reproduced, he passed his good looks on to his daughter Gia Francesca Lopez. Gia is only 8 years old now, but she’s already scored a voice-over gig with Disney.
Angelina Jolie was already committed to acting when she was 16, but she had trouble finding roles. Her brother attended the USC School of Cinema-Television and included her in several of his films, but she was mostly stuck in minor roles until she won a Golden Globe for her performance in TNT’s “George Wallace.” After that, her roles moved up significantly and she quickly became the star we know today. Her daughter Vivienne is only ten but already appeared alongside her mother in Maleficent in 2014.
Bette Midler has released fourteen albums, not including her work with other artists. She’s also known for a wide variety of acting performances, including a Golden Globe for Best Actress after her film debut in “The Rose.” Throughout her career, she’s managed to pick up three other Golden Globes, three Grammy Awards, two Tony Awards, and three Emmy Awards and has sold over thirty million records worldwide.
Sophie von Haselberg has apparently inherited some of her mother’s acting abilities since she debuted in the theater in 2014 and has already appeared in both film (“Irrational Man”) and television (“Wizard of Lies”).
Bob Marley started out by becoming famous in just the Jamaican-American community. The singer’s work with the Wailers in the early sixties resulted in a few different number one singles in that community but failed to gain broader recognition. This was a problem Marley had for years until he finally found success with “Burnin’” in 1973. That year, they were supposed to tour the US to open for another band, but the group fired the Wailers when it was discovered that Marley’s gang was more popular.
Ziggy Marley followed directly in his father’s footsteps and has become extremely accomplished in his own right. He played similar music, although Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers leaned more into dancehall music.
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is considered by many to be the best player in the world, if not the greatest of all time. He has been on three FIFA World Cup-winning teams, and Forbes ranked him as the highest paid athlete in the world for 2016 and 2017. ESPN claims that he was the most famous athlete in 2016, 2017, and 2018. His son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. is eight years old, born just after the Portuguese team was kicked out of the World Cup in 2010. Cristiano Jr.’s mother is unknown, the Senior Ronaldo raises him with full custody.
Damon Wayans got his start in stand up comedy in the early eighties and quickly progressed through his career with minor film roles in ‘82 and seven episodes on Saturday Night Live from 1985-1986. He and his brother started the series “In Living Color” on Fox in 1990, and he’s had a variety of roles since.
His son, Damon Wayans Jr., may have surpassed his father’s fame already, at least with younger audiences. He played Brad Williams in ABC’s “Happy Endings,” Coach in Fox’s “New Girl,” and the voice of Wasabi in “Big Hero 6.”
Long before Disney stars like Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez turned their teenage tv fame into a successful music career, David Cassidy took his role on “The Partridge Family” and became a superstar pop singer. In his case, though, the show was already a musical, which meant that he had a leg up in producing his own music.
Daughter Katie Cassidy also had something of a leg up, since she was able to build from her father’s fame to be a successful film and television star. Most notably, she has played the role of Dinah Laurel Lance / Black Canary in DC’s Cinematic Universe.
Don Johnson had quite a few failed TV pilots before he was chosen to play Sonny Crockett as a star of “Miami Vice.” This breakout role launched his career forward and he’s since played in a number of different movies and TV series as a police officer of some form or another.
Modern audiences may find his daughter Dakota more recognizable, as she was the star of the “Fifty Shades” film series, based on books of the same name by E.L. James. She’s also worked on “The Social Network,” “21 Jump Street,” and “Black Mass.”
LaDonna Adrian Gaines grew to prominence as “Donna Summer” in the age of disco. She won five Grammy Awards, was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums hit number one on Billboard’s US charts, and sold over 230 million records worldwide, which makes her one of the best selling artists of all time.
Her daughter Amanda is not as famous, but she has certainly been in the spotlight. She works as a model with the Bella Agency, which has resulted in placements with Louis Vitton for their Spring/Summer 2010 shoe campaign and in Vogue’s September 2011 “Special Edition Best Dressed” feature. Her own music career has been with her husband, Abner Ramirez, under the name Johnnyswim.
Don Johnson had quite a few failed TV pilots before he was chosen to play Sonny Crockett as a star of “Miami Vice.” This breakout role launched his career forward and he’s since played in a number of different movies and TV series as a police officer of some form or another.
Modern audiences may find his daughter Dakota more recognizable, as she was the star of the “Fifty Shades” film series, based on books of the same name by E.L. James. She’s also worked on “The Social Network,” “21 Jump Street,” and “Black Mass.”
John Lennon started performing at age fifteen in The Quarrymen, a group he started with friends from his high school. In 1960, he and Paul McCartney, another member of the group, formed The Beatles, and history was made. They reached mainstream success in the UK in 1963, and their appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” the next February started their international stardom.
His son Sean’s career started at age five when his mother, Yoko Ono, had him recite a story for one of her albums. He continued to collaborate with her until 1996, when he joined another band, Cibo Matto.
John Ritter appeared in more than one hundred films and television series between 1968 and his death in 2003. These resulted in an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a People’s Choice Award, along with multiple nominations for these and other prizes. He’s probably most famous for his role as Jack Tripper on “Three’s Company” from 1977-1984.
That’s where his son Jason got started as well, in the opening credits of the show. Since then, he’s had multiple major roles in film and in several off-Broadway plays, such as “The Beginning of August.”
Modern audiences are probably most likely to recognize Jon Voight from his roles in “24,” “National Treasure,” and Zoolander. However, his career has run since the early ‘60s, with numerous starring roles as everything from a naïve hustler in “Midnight Cowboy” to spymaster James Phelps in “Mission:Impossible.”
Voight had a rocky relationship with his daughter Angelina, as he and her mother separated when she was less than a year old. In 2002, she had her name legally changed to Angelina Jolie in order to remove his surname. They seem to have reconciled in 2007, but there has not been much news since.
David Jude Heyworth Law is a British actor and has played a wide variety of roles in both film and theater. Many of his early projects had limited reach outside Britain, although he was immensely popular there. He’s developed a cult following for many of his projects, from Spielberg’s “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” to Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” While he’s been nominated for multiple Academy Awards, Tony Awards, Golden Globe Awards, British Academy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, the only major award that he has won was a British Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”
His son Rafferty is building up his own career as a model, musician, and producer. His “Something to Hate On” creative collective is intended to turn into an independent record label.
Kate Moss was first discovered by Sarah Doukas when she was fourteen and quickly began modeling. Throughout most of the ‘90s, she was something of an “anti-supermodel,” standing in contrast to models like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and others who were known for their curvaceous figures. There were multiple allegations that she was anorexic, and some who claimed that it was a result of drugs. She’s still an active model today. Her daughter, Lila Grace Moss, is sixteen and recently landed her first modeling job with Marc Jacobs Beauty.
Actress Kim Basinger started her career modeling for Ford, making $1,000 a day in 1971. She moved to Los Angeles in 1976, hoping to become an actress. However, she didn’t see much success until she played Bond girl Domino Petachi in “Never Say Never Again” (1983). To help promote the film, they released a photoshoot that she had done for “Playboy” two years earlier. She’s said that that helped her win other roles as well and move her career forward.
Ireland Baldwin first gained attention in one of the worst ways possible: her father, actor Alec Baldwin, left her a voicemail that called her “a thoughtless little pig” and it was made public. She was only eleven at the time. However, she has followed in her mother’s footsteps and worked as a model since 2013.
Kim Zolciak is famous for her role on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” which aired on Bravo. She and her husband, Kroy Biermann, are also stars on a spin-off show that was originally titled “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding” but was renamed to “Don’t Be Tardy…” after it continued past their wedding date. She also competed on “Dancing with the Stars” and has released a country music single.
Her daughter Brielle Biermann is actually a child from Zolciak’s first marriage but was adopted by Kroy. Given the reality TV origins of her mother’s fame, it’s no surprise that Brielle has become famous as well since she appeared in most of the same shows as her mother. She’s used that fame to become a social media influencer, with millions of followers on Instagram.
Kurt Cobain founded Nirvana when he was only 20 years old, and the band quickly established itself in Seattle. Their second album, “Nevermind” was released by DGC records and the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” swept across the country. It’s still listed as one of the greatest albums of all time by “Rolling Stone” and “Time” magazine. Cobain was only 27 when he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Frances Cobain was born two years before her father’s death but spent a good portion of her early life apart from him, first due to being removed by child protective services, then due to his rehab. She has had a few minor appearances in magazines and as a guest vocalist but does not seem at all interested in pursuing either of her parents’ paths.
Liam Neeson was forty-one when he first became famous for his starring role in “Schindler’s List.” Since then, he’s starred in “Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace,” “Grey,” “Taken,” and a variety of other films. Empire magazine has ranked him as one of the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History,” but he’s also done voice acting as Aslan in “The Chronicles of Narnia” and the monster in “A Monster Calls.” His son Michael uses his late mother’s name, Richardson, as a tribute to her. He’s only 23, but he’s beginning to build an impressive film career himself.
Madonna’s first two singles, “Everybody” in October 1982 and “Burning Up” in March 1983, were both enormous hits in dance clubs throughout the US. Encouraged by this success, she began working on a full album, releasing “Holiday” in the meantime, which hit the top ten internationally. It’s no surprise that her album, “Madonna” hit number eight on the Billboard 200. Her second album, “Like a Virgin,” was number one in the US.
Lourdes Leon has been in the public eye often through modeling or appearances at New York Fashion Week, but it appears that she primarily does those things for her own enjoyment, rather than for work. However, she was in an ad campaign for Stella McCartney perfume, POP.
Minnie Riperton’s career went in two phases. When she was only fifteen, she started singing with The Gems after Raynard Miner, who was blind, heard her singing. The Gems changed their names a few times and she worked with some other groups as well, but by 1973, Riperton had settled down and become a homemaker. A college intern at Epic Records happened to come across one of her demos, and the label signed her back up and she went on tour. Unfortunately, Riperton died from breast cancer at age 31, one of the first celebrities to go public with the diagnosis.
Losing her mother at age seven almost certainly impacted Maya Rudolph’s career trajectory, but she has not let it slow her down. After spending some time in a rock band, she moved on to comedy, with roles on “Saturday Night Live,” “Up All Night,” and “The Good Place” (for which she received an Emmy nomination).
Naomi Judd had a promising career singing with her daughter Wynonna as “the Judds” with fifteen number one hits and eight consecutive years of being undefeated at all three major country music award shows. They also won five Grammy Awards. Unfortunately, Naomi Judd was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1991, which brought their singing career to an abrupt end while she went into treatment.
Her younger daughter, Ashley, wasn’t involved in the music industry but went into acting instead. She’s been a star of films from “Ruby in Paradise” to “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.”
Beatles star Paul McCartney has been one of the most famous names in music for the last sixty years. He was knighted for his services to music in 1997 and is one of the most covered composers in the history of the world. His music royalties have been expansive, contributing to his estimated $1.2 billion net worth.
He gave his daughter Stella some help as she was getting her fashion line ready, with his own tailor helping train her. She began the line in a joint venture with Gucci Group but has since been able to purchase their stake to be the sole owner of the Stella McCartney fashion empire.
Peggy Lipton started modeling for the Ford Agency in 1961 when she was only fifteen, and her career has been going ever since. Three years later, she signed a contract with Universal Pictures, which resulted in appearances on nine different shows over the following three years. “The Mod Squad” where she starred as Julie Barnes was her biggest role, however, leading to four nominations each for Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Rashida Jones has been on quite a few TV series. However, she was thinking about giving up on acting until she was offered a part on “The Office” in 2006. This led to her most famous role as Ann Perkins on “Parks and Recreation.”
Robert Pine has a vast filmography, but the roles that most people know him from are “CHiPs,” where he played Sergeant Joseph Getraer; Walker Coleman on “Days of Our Lives”; and his repeat appearances in Star Trek films in various roles.
His son Chris has followed him onto Star Trek, playing the starring role of James T. Kirk in the rebooted series. He’s also had supporting roles in “Unstoppable,” “Into the Woods,” and “Wonder Woman.”
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry might just be the greatest shooter in NBA history. He’s a three-time NBA champion and set the record for three-pointers made in a regular season in 2012-2013. He then broke his own record in 2015. Then, in 2016, he broke it again. The record now stands at 402, whereas the record had previously been only 269. Curry holds five of the top ten spots for the most three-pointers in a single season.
Young Riley Curry isn’t quite old enough to follow in her father’s footsteps, but she’s been at many of his games and had some great dance moves.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has spent more than forty-eight years with the massively successful rock band, even though it’s not always been easy. He’s battled addiction on many occasions, which often resulted in the band losing popularity or being on the verge of breakup. He also apparently signed up to be a judge on “American Idol” without telling the other members.
At fourteen, his daughter Liv started modeling, but she soon focused on acting instead. She has had an eclectic career that mostly focused on smaller or independent films, but she also received attention for playing Arwen in “Lord of the Rings” and her role in 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk.”
The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll has sold more than 200 albums and singles worldwide, and Guinness says that she’s also sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. Her birth name was “Anna Mae Bullock,” but Ike Turner renamed her stage persona Tina in order to rhyme with a popular television character. When she eventually spun off on her own, she kept the name. Her son Craig, who was the son of Raymond Hill but adopted by Ike Turner, tragically killed himself in July.
Yolanda Hadid was discovered by Eileen Ford when a Dutch designer asked her to step in and replace one of his models at a show, which led to a fifteen-year career with Ford Models. Her real fame, however, came when she joined “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” which also launched the career of her daughter Gigi. Gigi has signed with IMG Models and was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council in 2016.
Even though she started in theater and trained as a dancer, Zoe Saldana is primarily known for her work in sci-fi films. She starred as Neytiri in 2009’s “Avatar,” as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in “Star Trek,” and as Gamora in several films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Her twin boys, Bowie and Cy, are now three years old, but she’s already said that they’re becoming a handful on occasion. They are pictured here with their father, Marco Perego-Saldana.
Robin Thicke was best known for his role as Dr. Jason Seaver on “Growing Pains,” a sitcom in the 1980s. He was also a successful theme song composer, including the themes for “Diff’rent Strokes,” “The Facts of Life,” “Joker’s Wild,” “Blank Check,” and others. His son Robin has followed his father’s musical career more than the acting side, working on both his own music as a singer-songwriter and as a producer for some of the biggest names in music today.
Eric Roberts began his career with a Golden Globe nomination for his role in 1978’s “King of the Gypsies,” and it’s never stopped. He has over five hundred credits to his name since then, including “The Dark Knight,” “The Expendables,” and “Inherent Vice.” He’s also had recurring roles on a number of TV shows, from “The Young and the Restless” to “Heroes” and spent three seasons on “Less than Perfect.”
Emma, at twenty-seven, seems well on her path to being as prolific as her father. She had her first film role at ten years old in “Blow,” and then played Addie Singer on Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous.” That role progressed into a studio album, but she’s remained primarily focused on film and television.
Mansfield’s birth name was Vera Jayne Palmer, but she stuck with her first husband’s last name after they divorced. She was one of the earliest sex symbols in Hollywood including being one of the first Playboy Playmates. She had a very short film career but still managed to win a Golden Globe. Tragically, she died from an auto accident at age 34.
Mariska Hargitay managed to follow her mother’s career in acting without as much drama. She had a small movie role in 1985, but her move to television afterward is what really made her career. Since then, she’s had recurring roles on a number of different shows and played one of the leads on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for a number of years.
Fourteen years on West End prepared Jeremy Irons for Broadway, where he immediately won a Tony Award for Best Actor after appearing in Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing.” He’d had a film role in “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” a few years before, but it was “Reversal of Fortune” in 1990 that really made him stand out (and win an Academy Award for Best Actor).
Son Max Irons has followed his father into film, playing Henry in “Red Riding Hood” and Jared Howe in “The Host.” Max has also had roles in a few different BBC projects.
Lori Loughlin has had a variety of roles, but most audiences will know her best for her portrayal of Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis in ABC’s “Full House” and the Netflix revival “Fuller House.” She started working as a print model at eleven, after her mother reluctantly let her go to an audition, assuming that nothing would come of it.
Olivia Jade Giannulli has used her own mother’s fame to her advantage, drawing in nearly a million Instagram followers in order to promote herself and make money as a social influencer.
After initially training to work in commercial illustration, future James Bond Pierce Brosnan spent three years training at London’s Drama Centre. He had a successful career in stage acting before he moved to television in “Remington Steele,” which ultimately led to Brosnan starring as Bond in “GoldenEye,” “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “The World Is Not Enough,” and “Die Another Day.” His son Dylan has parlayed those Bond looks into a successful career as a runway model for IMG Models.
Sean Penn’s father Leo was a director, which resulted in his first on-screen appearance at 14 in “Little House on the Prairie.” A few years later, he debuted on film, running through a spate of different genres in the 1980s before settling into more serious roles in the 1990s. He’s won two Academy Awards for Best Actor, for his roles in “Mystic River” (2003) and “Milk” (2008). His daughter Dylan has primarily worked as a model and has signed with a few different agencies for representation over the years, but she has also had a few minor film roles.