Talent, beauty and a good last name are what most of these young women have in common. However, we can’t dismiss the fact that this list of daughters of some of Hollywood’s biggest names has much more to offer than just their surname. Many of the women on this list have worked hard to prove their own worth in either show business or academia. Being a child of a celebrity is not always the easiest thing, but these women took the spotlight into their own control and made of it what they wanted. You may know many of these women for their own successes and not for their parents’. Here is the inspiring list of celebrity daughters.
Rumer Willis is the talented eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. Honestly, with a gene pool like theirs, there was no question that their children would come out dramatically gifted. When Rumer decided to go into acting no one was surprised. Rumer has been in films like House Bunny, The Whole Nine Yards (alongside her amazing father), and Hostage, among other major roles. Most recently, Rumer was a contestant on the dance competition show Dancing with the Stars, going all the way and winning the 20th season of the show.
Her complicated family tree doesn’t negate the fact that Kendall Jenner is the daughter of Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn Jenner). Kendall is a very successful model these days, walking fashion week runways and appearing in campaign after campaign. She shot to fame with her family’s reality television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but is taken very seriously in the modeling world as her work comes as first priority. We can only imagine what this tall drink of water is capable of!
Gigi Hadid is a model who took after her mother, fellow model Yolanda Foster, and jumped into those stilettos and won over runways. She has been in Victoria’s Secret’s show and has been featured in designer spreads and runways in a long list of fashion week shows. She is best friends with fellow model Kendall Jenner and shares the spotlight with her younger sister Bella Hadid who is also a stunning darker version of the other Hadid women.
Kate Hudson didn’t start out as the famous actress we know and love today, she was first and foremost the daughter o actress Goldie Hawn. Goldie is a Hollywood heavyweight who is partnered up with another Hollywood heavy weight, Kurt Russell. Kate is the romantic comedy princess and her mother’s mini-me. She starred in films like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Almost Famous, Raising Helen, and Bride Wars, to name a short few from a much longer list. Kate was married once and has two children from two relationships.
We forget that Blake Lively, who is super famous on her own, comes from an acting family. Her father is actor Ernie Lively and her older sister is actress Robyn Lively. Almost every person in her family has been in one form or another in the entertainment industry. Blake herself is known for roles in films like Green Lantern, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and The Age of Adaline. She is married to actor Ryan Reynolds and has two children.
Incredible how growing up can change so much about your image! Maggie Sajak, daughter of Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak, is one beautiful and talented woman. Maggie has found her niche with country music, she just loves to sing. Maggie is signed with AO Recordings and released her first album back in 2011. Her father has been able to maintain a level of notoriety others find hard in Hollywood, perhaps Maggie will learn a thing or two.
Allison Williams is known in her own right but before she was one of the leading ladies of the hit HBO show Girls, she was the daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. This year Allison starred in a horror movie called Get Out which she got critical acclaim for. Her acting has almost always been praised by audiences and critics alike. She lives in New York City with her husband of two years.
Georgia May Jagger
Holy stunner! Georgia May Jagger is absolutely her mother’s daughter. Born to Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Georgia is a sight for sore eyes. Needless to say, Georgia is a model with TESS Management and has modeled for names like Miu Miu, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, and Versace. She is 5 foot 9 and can handle anything thrown her way. She is among great company in the world of modeling as she is in the ranks of other English models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
The daughter of musician Phil Collins doesn’t joke around. Lily is one busy gal! She is an actress and an author and is only 28 years old. She has been in films like The Blind Side, Abduction, Mirror Mirror, Stuck in Love, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Love Rosie, and Rules Don’t Apply, to name a few. Most recently, Lily published her first book about her own experiences.
Her mother is Kim Basinger and her father is Alec Baldwin, which means that Ireland had an 80% chance of making it in Hollywood before she even learned how to walk. Ireland is a very successful model these days, walking on runways during fashion week events, and modeling for magazines. Modeling was natural for the blonde beauty not only because of her last name but for the fact that she is a stunning 6 foot 2 (!!) woman who is hard to miss.
Zelda Rae Williams is the daughter of the late comedian and actor Robin Williams and his second wife, Marsha Graces Williams. Zelda was named after The Legend of Zelda series. Zelda is an actress who made her acting debut when she was just 5 years old. She continues to act today with roles in television shows and television movies such as Teen Wolf, Dead of Summer, and Girl in the Box.
Ava Sambora is a replica of her soap opera mom, Heather Locklear. Her father is rocker Richie Sambora so Ava was dealt two spectacular gene pools! Ava is a model who is very popular on social media. Her followers are devout and she is very active in her correspondence with them. Ava has definitely grown up as her latest modeling gig had her parading around in a very small bikini for the camera.
It’s a little strange to have Gwyneth on this list but she is the daughter of super famous and acclaimed actress Blythe Danner. Gwyneth is known for her roles in films like Shallow Hal, View From the Top, Contagion, and Country Strong. She was married to Coldplay musician Chris Martin from 2003 to 2016 and has two children. Gwyneth focuses her time now on various projects such as Goop, co-writing books as well as publishing her own, and many other little side projects.
Dakota Johnson certainly doesn’t need an introduction but for the sake of protocol, we will state that her parents are actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. While they are famous in Hollywood for their own respective projects, it’s Dakota’s role in the Fifty Shades of Grey series that has everyone’s eyes popping out. The Fifty Shades films are without a doubt catapulting Dakota to a whole new level of fame in Hollywood, but it’s her acting chops that are going to help her stick around long after.
Dylan Penn. What can we say about Dylan Penn? A lot actually. She is the jaw-droppingly beautiful daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright. She definitely looks like her mother but has the sassy attitude of her father. Dylan is an actress herself and takes notes from both famous parents. Dylan landed a role beside Kevin Spacey in the film Elvis & Nixon in 2016, after which she is working on several independent film projects.
It seems like this list has a lot of Ava’s and Lily’s on here. This Lily, Lily Costner is the daughter of veteran Hollywood actor Kevin Costner. Lily is also into acting as she was introduced to it when she was very young by visiting her father on the set of his films. Lily has been in films like The BabySitters Club and The Postman.
Frances Bean Cobain
Anyone who loves rock knows who Kurt Cobain was. They also know that he had a daughter with Courtney Love named Frances Bean Cobain. Well, here she is. Frances is a model and visual artist who likes to dabble in all sorts of fields. Most recently, Frances was named the face of Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2017 fold! She is going to have one very bright future ahead of her if she plays her cards right.
Grace is one of Meryl Streep’s three daughters. All three are beautiful, all three are actresses and all three look remarkably alike. However, we are here to talk about Grace! Grace is the middle Streep daughter. She has been in television shows and films like The Newsroom, American Horror Story, Mr. Robot, Gigantic, and Extant. She has also been on stage in the play Arcadia.
Katie Cassidy is the daughter of pop icon David Cassidy and Sherry Benedon. Katie has also started being noticed in Hollywood for her acting chops. She has been in television shows like Arrow, Gossip Girl, and Melrose Place. Katie has also shown some singing skills when she recorded her own version of her dad’s hit song I Think I Love You.
Maude is the daughter of filmmaker and director Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann. Maude was acting from a very early age as her father cast her and her younger sister, Iris, in many of his films. Maude has been in films like Knocked Up, This Is 40, and Funny People. Every movie she makes her acting and comedic timing get better.
Lily Rose Depp
Lily Rose Depp is a smaller version of her mother, model Vanessa Paradis. Her father is actor Johnny Depp, completing a family tree that many would envy. Lily is a model and advocate for gender fluidity and has been seen on runways all over the world. She was named the face of Chanel No. 5 perfume and can be seen in ads in magazine, buses, and banners all over the world.
Eva looks very much like her mother, iconic actress Susan Sarandon, but has her father’s last name to throw some people off. Eva got her breakout role in the television show Californication, as well as appeared in one of her mother’s films as a younger version of her due to the fact that she looks so much like her. Eva is married to Kyle Martino and has two children.
Stallone, Sistine Stallone. Sistine’s dad is actor and fighter Sylvester Stallone, and her mother is former model Jennifer Slavin. Sistine takes after her mom and has gone into the modeling world. She is signed with IMG Modeling Agency and has been doing catalog and runway work as well as meeting other celebrity daughters turned models. We are pretty sure she will be going places.
The Eastwood last name is hard to miss, considering Clint Eastwood made it super famous. Francesca Eastwood hasn’t let that little fact go unnoticed. Francesca, whose mother is actress Frances Fisher, is a model and has been on television on a reality television show about the Eastwood family. The show got her noticed with modeling execs and helped open some doors for her.
Katherine Schwarzenegger is the daughter of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger (duh!). With a last name like hers, many doors must have opened to her very easily, but Katherine is her own woman and wants to do things on her own terms. She has released two books, both of which dealt with the topic of positive body image. The first book was about her own road to self-acceptance, while the other was about the path for future situations.
It’s not very fair to have a mother like Christie Brinkley contribute to your DNA. Sailor Cook is her daughter with Peter Cook. Sailor is Christie’s youngest child and the half-sister of Alexa Ray Joel (her father is musician, Billy Joel). Sailor is currently a student at Parsons School of Design in New York City and has not shown particular interest in going into show business. Sailor is very popular on social media as well.
Lourdes’ mother is Madonna, case closed, next slide. Fine, maybe not but Lourdes can do whatever she pretty much feels like with the fact that everyone knows she is Madonna’s daughter. Lourdes accompanies her famous mom to award shows and other Hollywood events, stirring the pot about her own career every time she does so. She is very low key about her own life, as she should be, and will probably surprise us in a couple of years.
Rainey (such a great name!) is truly her mother’s daughter. She looks like mom Andie MacDowell so much! Rainey’s father is Paul Qualley whom Andie was married to from 1986 to 1999. Rainey grew up to be a model (obviously) as well as a musician. In recent years, Rainey has introduced acting into her repertoire with films like Falcon Song, Mad Men, No Other Like You, and Puberty.
Maya Hawke may not be as famous as her parents but she is on the right track! Her mother is Uma Thurman and her father is Ethan Hawke, meaning she has some serious pull in Hollywood if she wished to use it. Maya is a model and an actress and getting her name out there on her own. She has modeled for AllSaints and is starring in her first film, Get Lost, this year.
Lily Mo Sheen
Lily Mo Sheen is the 18-year-old daughter of actors Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen. Lily is a cute combination of both her parents and can be seen attending events with her mother. Lily is interested in acting as well and has even landed a role in one of her mother’s films, Underworld: Evolution, back in 2006. Her most recent film was back in 2009 in the film Everybody’s Fine.
Alexa Ray Joel
The supreme offspring of musician Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley is none other than Alexa Ray Joel. Alexa is not only beautiful but she takes after her dad with her musical skills. Alexa is a talented singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her style falls under the soul, jazz and rock combination, again, similar to that of her father’s. Alexa is known within the fashion community as she is very active at New York City fashion events and has performed at some as well.
Kravitz is a last name many people recognize. Zoe is the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. She looks like she could be her mother’s twin sister as the two look so much alike! She went in her mother’s footsteps and into the acting game. She was in X-Men: First Class, The Divergent film series and most recently has been starring in the new television show Big Little Lies along with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
Having director Steven Spielberg as your father can’t be too shabby. Sasha is the director’s youngest child and is becoming quite the young lady. Sasha attended Brown University, once she graduated she formed a band with her brother, Theo, that they called Wardell. Sasha sings and acts, having gained much acting experience in her father’s films like The Terminal, The Kids Are Alright, and Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Annie is the spitting image of her mother, actress Glenn Close. Annie is the only child of Close’s and has followed her mother’s footsteps into Hollywood. Starke has been bitten by the acting bug! She started out in the acting game pretty recently in 2011’s South Pacific and Albert Nobbs, alongside her mother. This year, Starke is co-starring alongside her mother once again as she plays a younger version of her in the film We Don’t Belong Here.
Greer Grammer, daughter of Frasier star Kelsey Grammer and Barrie Buckner, is a former beauty queen (Miss California Teen) and an actress. She was on the MTV show Awkward. She went on to appear on Melissa & Joey as well as Lifetime film Manson’s Lost Girls. Her most recent role was in the ABC sitcom The Middle, having a reoccurring role during the season.
Ava Phillippe, daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, can be her mother’s stunt double and doppelganger any given day of the week. Ava looks so much like her mother now and even more so when Reese was younger. Ava is a regular girl with no particular taste for the spotlight (yet). Since her parents are no longer together, Reese tags along with her mother to award shows and Hollywood events as she likes to be her mother’s sidekick. Ava does have a big following of her own, having almost 300 thousand followers on Instagram.
Bryce Dallas Howard
In all honesty, we didn’t know Bryce was anyone’s daughter until we Googled it, she was that good at hiding her identity. Bryce is the daughter of legendary film director Ron Howard. Bryce has played in major motion pictures like Twilight, The Help, The Village (which was her first major role that got her some serious attention), and Jurassic World. Bryce is a graduate of New York University. She has been married since 2006 and has two children.
26-year-old Lorraine Nicholson is the daughter of Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard. Lorraine is an actress, following in her dad’s moves. She is one of dad Jack’s six children. Lorraine graduated from Brown University and has stated, “I love to act and I also hope to one day write and direct and create my own projects. I feel that in the film industry, especially as a woman, it’s really important to make your own luck – and create projects to give other people really strong opportunities as well as yourself.”
Much like her father, Alexandra, known as Ali, likes to go about her life without the glare of the media on her life. Ali is the daughter of Dustin Hoffman and his second wife, Lisa. Ali really doesn’t like her life being monitored by paparazzi and other such elements but had to endure that more than usual in 2012 when she dated actor Jonah Hill for some time. After their relationship ended, Ali went back to her quiet photog-free life.
What’s a list about daughters of celebs without listing Angelina Jolie? She’s the daughter of actor John Voight whom she has been estranged from for many years. We first saw a glimpse of Angie when she accompanied her father to the Academy Awards when she was a kid. Since then, Angelina has become an actress and director known to almost every person on the globe. Angelina has starred in films like Lara Croft in Tomb Radar, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Tourist, and many others.
Wayne Gretzky is a celebrity to anyone interested in hockey. Wayne is the most legendary player in the history of ice hockey. His daughter, Paulina, is now a model and social media personality that had the world doing double-takes when they saw her photos emerge when she was no longer a child. Paulina has been modeling for several ad campaigns that have been in gold magazines among others, but at the end of the day, it’s her looks and online presence that get her noticed.
Bijou Phillips has quite the life story. The daughter of musician John Phillips and Genevive Waite moved out of her house when she was just 14 years old to go work as an actress. She soon got her first major acting role alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the 1999 film Black & White. These days Bijou is tamer in her ways and is a model and singer (taking after dad there, eh?). She is married to That 70s Show star Danny Masterson and has one child.
Renee is the absolutely stunning daughter of rocker Rod Stewart and model Rachel Hunter (there was zero chance of this child coming out less than model material). In an unsurprising move, Renee became a model with Storm Models. You can see Renee in fashion spends in magazines, runways around the world and at home with her husband and child. Unlike her father, Renee likes to keep a pretty low profile and just go about her modeling as a job just accounting would be for you and me.
Billie Lourd is the only child of the late actress Carrie Fisher and her former partner Bryan Lourd. Carrie was famous for her role as Princess Leia and her daughter Billie got a significant portion of her mother’s talent. Billie is a graduate of New York University and is a known actress as well. She starred alongside Jamie Lee Curtis in the television show Scream Queens.
The Selleck name will always be a dead giveaway for Hannah, who’s the daughter of veteran actor Tom Selleck. Hannah is probably one of the only Hollywood daughters that didn’t follow her parents into the limelight. 28-year-old Hannah lived in New Mexico where she owns a horse farm. Hannah did a one-time interview regarding her life with such a famous family, stating that her father went to great length to give her a normal childhood and keep her away from Hollywood events and the flash of the paparazzi.
Brittany Favre-Mallion is the daughter of Packer’s quarterback Brett Favre. When she was just 21 years old Brittany gave birth to a son and made Brett the first grandfather to actively play in the NFL. Brittany finished her law degree from Loyola University after several years, all while raising two young children. Brittany married in 2016 on the same day that her father lead his team to a Super Bowl win.