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A comprehensive guide to celebrities, who just so happen to have famous parents

It’s not what you know…

Eva Amurri Martino

Who are her parents? Susan Sarandon and Italian director Franco Amurri

What does she do? She started out as an actress (quelle surprise) and starred in shows like Californication, New Girl, and The Mindy Project. Since then, she has transitioned into being a full-time mommy blogger and documents the trials and tribulations of being a parent on her blog Happily Eva After. Because of course.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “‘She said she wanted to f*** my husband’s brains out’: Susan Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri fires her nanny after she was caught ‘spying and sending provocative text message’” (via)

Sosie Bacon

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Who are her parents? Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. She’s basically Hollywood royalty.

What does she do? Sosie is an up-and-coming actress most recently seen in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. The former Miss Golden Globes has also landed a role opposite Holly Hunter in a forthcoming TV show called Here, Now.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “Meet our Golden girl! Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon’s daughter Sosie sparkles as Miss Golden Globes” (via)

Hailey Baldwin

the rest of my story for @inprint_magazine out now.

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Who are her parents? Stephen Baldwin and Kennya Deodato

What does she do? The 20-year-old is a model and has been featured in publications like Vogue, Teen Vogue and W.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “Hailey Baldwin looks carefree at the wedding of ex-beau Justin Bieber’s best pal in Hawaii… as it’s revealed dad Stephen is losing his NY home” (via)

Brooklyn Beckham

Great second tattoo by @_dr_woo_

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Who are his parents? Don’t act like you don’t know.

What does he do? He’s basically a professional Beckham, but he has also been known to dabble in modelling and photography.

Sample Daily Mail headline: ’She was very keen to get to know him’: Ashley Roberts, 35, ‘cosied up’ to Brooklyn Beckham, 17, at the BRITs despite being double his age (via)

Lily Collins

If the shirt fits. #Unfiltered...

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Who are her parents? Well, her Dad is Phil Collins.

What does she do? She’s a Golden Globe-nominated actress who you may have been in Mirror Mirror. She also recently wrote a book entitled Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “Lily Collins flashes her six-pack abs in an exercise bra and low-rise leggings as she leaves gym” (via)

Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis

Pulled up in that new @murderbravado

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Who are his parents? His Dad is none other than Daniel Day-Lewis. You can see the similarity.

What does he do? He’s a model, darling.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, 21, bears a striking resemblance to famous father Sir Daniel, 59, as he attends Christophe Guillarme’s PFW show” (via)

Lily-Rose Depp

I love you @saraifiszel @mr_alexandrycosta 🙌🙌🙌

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Who are his parents? Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

What does he do? The 17-year-old is a highly successful model – you may recognise her as a Chanel ambassador – and actress. She was recently nominated for a César Award for her performance in The Dancer.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “Playing by the rules! Lily-Rose Depp smirks as she dutifully removes her chic boots for TSA screening” (via)

Zoey Deutch

April issue of C magazine photographed by @beaugrealy, out March 28!! 🍍🍍🍍

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What does he do? She’s an up-and-coming actress who has starred in the likes of Everybody Wants Some!!, Why Him? and Dirty Grandpa.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “Ravishing in red! Zoey Deutch rocks nightie-inspired dress as she is joined by mom Lea Thompson at LA premiere of Before I Fall” (via)

Scott Eastwood

Who are his parents? Clint Eastwood, duh.

What does he do? He’s an actor who has starred in the likes of Gran Torino, Fury, Suicide Squad, Invictus and Snowden. Predictably enough, he has also been known to model. Imagine that.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “So hot he needs to cool down! Shirtless Scott Eastwood shows off his rippling abs as he does grueling workout at Bondi Beach before jumping in ocean for a swim.” (via)

Lennon Gallagher

Who are his parents? None other than Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit.

What does he do? He’s a model, lol.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “The eyebrows have it!  Lennon Gallagher, 17, shows striking resemblance to dad Liam as he makes rare public appearance with mum Patsy Kensit” (Daily Mail)

Kaia Gerber

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Who are her parents? Her Mam is Cindy Crawford.

What does she do? The 15-year-old is following in her mother’s footsteps and trying to forge a career in modelling. She also boasts an impressive 1.2m followers on Instagram.

Sample Daily Mail headline: Model daughter! Kaia Gerber is Cindy Crawford’s double as she dons red swimsuit in St Barts (via)

Eve Hewson


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Who are her parents? None other than Bono and Ali Hewson.

What does she do? The 25-year-old is an actress who has starred in the likes of The Knick and Bridge of Spies. Impressive resumé, right? She has also landed the coveted role of Maid Marian in the forthcoming Robin Hood remake. Not bad going, eh?

Sample Daily Mail headline: Model daughter! Kaia Gerber is Cindy Crawford’s double as she dons red swimsuit in St Barts  (via)

Bryce Dallas Howard

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 Who are her parents? Ron Howard is her Dad. (And her godfather is Henry Winkler!)

What does she do? She’s a pretty successful actress! You may have seen her in Jurassic World, The Help or Black Mirror.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “Bryce Dallas Howard reveals she had first sip of alcohol at 35 after Matthew McConaughey ‘motor-boated’ her and fed her champagne on Gold set” (via)

Max Irons

Hope you're all having a beautiful 2017 so far

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Who are his parents? Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack.

What does she do? He’s an actor and model – but, of course – who you may have seen in The Riot Club or Red Hiding Hood.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “Get him to makeup: Stardom’s starting to take it’s toll on Max Irons as he turns up to TV appearance with spotty skin” (via)

Dakota Johnson

@collierschorrstudio took some photos of me and my gap tooth for @anothermagazine 🐰🐰🐰Coming Soon

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Who are her parents? 1980s icons Melanie Griffiths and Don Johnson.


Sample Daily Mail headline: “Lunch date! Dakota Johnson enjoys a bite at healthy restaurant in mom jeans with handsome mystery man” (via)

Riley Keough

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Who are her parents? Lisa Marie Presley! (Yes, that means Elvis was her Grandad.)

What does she do? She’s an actress best known for her roles in Mad Max: Fury Road and American Honey. She was also Golden Globe-nominated for her performance in the acclaimed TV show The Girlfriend Experience.

Sample Daily Mail headline: “Making a statement! Riley Keough gets political with co-star Sasha Lane at the Independent Spirit Awards” (via)

Zoe Kravitz

Oh shit: part 2 #newhair #whodis? @majormoonn @nikkinelms

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Who are her parents? Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. Oh, and Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa is her stepdad.

What does she do? Zoe Kravitz is an actress who most recently made waves with her performance as Bonnie in Big Little Lies. She has also appeared in X-Men: First Class, Mad Max: Fury Road and the Divergent franchise. She’s also a model and a singer with the band LOLAWOLF. Is there anything she can’t do?

Sample Daily Mail headline: “Zoe Kravitz packs on the PDA with new beau Karl Glusman as she flaunts her bikini bod on Miami Beach getaway” (via)

Iris Law

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 Who are her parents? Jude Law and Sadie Frost.

What does she do? Young Iris is a model who has fronted campaigns for Burberry and appeared in Vogue.

Sample Daily Mail headline: ”The truth about Iris and that ecstasy pill – In an exclusive interview Sadie Frost tells Jeremy Langmead what really happened when her daughter swallowed a class-A drug at Soho House” (via)

Zosia Mamet

Who are her parents? Her father is award-winning playwright David Mamet, best known for his play Glengarry Glen Ross.

What does she do? Zosia is best known for role as the endearingly highly strung Shoshanna in Girls. She also once attempted to raise $32,000 to film a music video, but only managed to raise less than $3,000 :(

Sample Daily Mail headline: ”Girls actress Zosia Mamet reveals she spent SIX YEARS in ‘unbearable pain’ after doctors failed to diagnose pelvic floor dysfunction that made her feel like she had a ‘hot poker’ inside her” (via)

Selah Marley

Check out my cover shoot for @theststyle ✨ out today 🌺

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Who are her parents? Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

What does she do? The teenager is, what else, a model who has walked in shows for Chanel and Yeezy, and posed in a Calvin Klein ad. She was also featured on the cover of Sunday Times’ Style Magazine last weekend.

Sample Daily Mail headline: ”Ready Or Not? Lauryn Hill’s daughter Selah looks set to take modelling world by storm” (via)

Hopper Penn


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Who are her parents? Sean Penn and Robin Wright.

What does he do? Do we even need to say it? (Model.)

Sample Daily Mail headline: ”Sean Penn’s son Hopper, 22, reveals his famous father wanted to name him ‘Steak’ due to his love of red meat” (via)

Margaret Qualley

Thank you @chanelofficial for the yummy dinner and pretty clothes!

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Who are her parents? Andie McDowell is her Ma.

What does she do? The model/actress is arguably best known for her role in HBO’s The Leftovers. You also may have seen her in this genuinely deadly perfume ad last year.

Sample Daily Mail headline: ”She’s a real wild thing! Director Spike Jonze creates a captivating perfume campaign video that sees stunning actress Margarey Qualley performing bizarre animalistic choreography” (via)

Sofia Richie

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Who are her parents? Her Da is… Lionel Richie.

What does she do? We guess you could call her a model ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The youngster was also linked romantically to Justin Bieber once upon a time.

Sample Daily Mail headline: ”‘Don’t ask!’ Sofia Richie dons a bikini as she leaps aboard a jet-ski while living it up in Qatar” (via)

Sarah Sutherland


Who are her parents? She is the daughter of none other than Kiefer Sutherland.

What does she do? The actress is best known for playing Julia Louis Dreyfus’ put-upon daughter in Veep.

Sample Daily Mail headline: Sarah’s not quite at that level yet.

Allison Williams

Who are her parents? Allison’s father is prominent journalist and news anchor Brian Williams.

What does she do? Williams rose to fame as Marnie on HBO’s Girls and most recently starred in the box office smash Get Out. Oh, and let us never forget her performance as Peter Pan.

Sample Daily Mail headline: ”‘Y’all males are so simple!’ Allison Williams reveals she gets far more attention now she’s blonde” (via)

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