In the internet age of social media sites such as YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter it is a far easier feat to craft your own celebrity. With A-lister parents, this pseudo-celeb phenomenon almost makes you a shoe in for the bright lights of Hollywood.
Riding the coattails of esteemed parents is not a new occurrence, just ask Emma Roberts, Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, and Drew Barrymore among countless others who have found their way to success thanks to a famous surname. Here we have our latest batch of new hopefuls, vying for a modicum of their parents accomplishments.
Parent: Stephen Baldwin Age: 20 Profession: Social Media Star
While her surname may ring of esteem, Hailey was born to one of the least liked Baldwins, Stephen. Aka the mega-Christian one who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother.
She is the least interesting of our celeb offsprings. She dated Justin Bieber, works part-time as a model, and released her own line cosmetics apparently. She hangs with the likes of YouTube-famous Madison Beer, and her Instagram is totally extra. Eh.
Parent: Phil Collins Age: 27 Profession: Actress
Her famous father aside, Lily Collins had forged a successful career pretty much off of her own back. When she first began she was another celeb offspring who took to modelling, but in recent years has expanded her career path.
She wrote for publications such as Teen Vogue, Seventeen, and Los Angeles Times after graduating in journalism from the University of Southern California. Now she is a full-time actress receiving award nominations for films such as Rules Don’t Apply, Mirror Mirror, and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Parent: Johnny Depp Age: 17 Profession: Model, Actress
Apparently Lily-Rose has talents to spare as growing up she had desires to be a singer like mother Vanessa Paradis, but instead decided to drop that dream and stick to acting. She made her start in family friend Kevin Smiths movies Tusk, and Yoga Hosers, alongside her bestie Harley Quinn Smith.
From there she switched it up for more independent, artsy flicks like The Dancer, and Planetarium. Besides acting, her peculiar beauty has landed her plenty modelling work with companies such as Chanel. She has openly struggled with anorexia, defines herself as sexually-fluid, and is rumoured to like a particular class-A drug, careful sis.
Parent: Clint Eastwood Age: 30 Profession: Actor
At 30-years-old, Eastwood is the oldest hopeful on our list. He first began his acting career under the pseudonym Scott Reeves, but after struggling to find roles took on his fathers surname, which helped launch his career.
After milking his relationship with his father in the press he turned about to have a healthier work progress alternating between leading roles in Overdrive, and Pacific Rim: Uprising and minor ones in Suicide Squad, and The Fate of the Furious. His famous father aside, Eastwood pretty much stays out of the tabloids, living on the down low. Wether that is his choice or not is a different story.
Parent: Jamie Foxx Age: 23 Profession: Actor
Corrine Fox is the latest celeb offspring trying to kickstart her career. She was named Miss. Golden Globe in 2015 and oversaw the proceedings for the event for the following years ceremony.
In the time since she has done very little, but will be making her big screen debut alongside her father in the comedy movie All-Star Weekend, later this year. She has a degree in public relations, has studied acting at the top schools, and has a modelling contract, so were hopeful for this one.
Parent: Yolanda Foster Age: 20 and 21 Profession: Models
We have already profile Gigi Hadid here. Alongside her sister Bella, the pair have been working their way around the tabloids, thanks to a start from their Real Housewife mother, and music producer father.
Gigi is a pretty successful model, walking for every designer and covering Vogue over 20 times, she is also dating Zayn Malik. Bella is a slightly less successful model who once dated The Weekend. The pair are ‘sort of’ half-sisters with the Jenner girls.
Parent: Michael Jackson Age: 18 Profession: Actress, Model
Daughter of Michael Jackson, Paris first hit the headlines in 2009, when she spoke at her fathers highly publicised funeral at just 11-years-old. From this she made appearances on Oprah, and accepted a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award on behalf of her father at the Grammys. She gave acting a shot starring in the child fantasy movie Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys.
Things soon turned sour as the press refocused on the youngster following a suicide attempt in 2013, from here she extracted herself from the limelight. Now at 18 she has hit the scene once more with a new look, and a new zest for stardom. Who knows what she has coming around the corner with her 2016 Grammy appearance, and making the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Parent: Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner Age: 19 and 21 Profession: Model, Social Media Star
Kylie and Kendall Jenner were destined to become stars from an early age. They grew up on television with famous father Bruce Jenner – now Caitlyn – and three celebutante older sisters. On the other side even their brother Brody was a reality star back in the day.
As part of the family fame factory, Kendall grew up to become one of the most successful models of the moment, while Kylie is a successful entrepreneur. Together they are unstoppable having designed clothes, written books, and have millions of fans.
Parent: Lisa Marie Presley Age: 27 Profession: Actress
Riley Keough is a legacy, not only is her mother Lisa Marie Presley, but her grandparents are the legendary Elvis, and Prescilla Presley. Unlike her musical roots, she has instead opted for a burgeoning film career.
She made her start in The Runaways and scored hit after hit with Magic Mike, Mad Max: Fury Road, and American Honey. She currently stars in The Girlfriend Experience, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. All without trailing around her famous ancestors!
Parent: Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet Age: 28 Profession: Actress, Singer
Despite ultra-successful parents Lenny Kravitz, and Lisa Bonet to contend with, Zoe has truly stepped out to craft her own star in Hollywood with a glistening movie career.
She has bagged roles in a number of top grossing films including the Divergent series, the X-Men series, Dope, The Lego Batman Movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Mad Max: Fury Road. Separate to this incredible feat she has followed her fathers footsteps in music as the singer of band Lolawolf.
Parent: Jude Law and Sadie Frost Age: 20 Profession: Model, Singer
The eldest son of Jude Law, Rafferty is kind on an annoying f*ck boy. Or so he seems from his obnoxious online presence. Rafferty is no longer that young boy stumbling behind his father on the red carpet, he is a young adult trying to find his footing.
Despite being born into millions, he is trying to boast a ‘hood’ ego. Growing out of his teens, he is slowly transitioning away from his modelling work into growing as an indie-rock singer with his debut single ‘Song 5’.
Parent: Lionel Richie Age: 18 Profession: Model
Following in the footsteps of her older sister minus the cocaine-taking, runway-flashing, drunk-driving antics, Sofia Richie is keen to make a name for herself as a Hollywood ‘It girl’.
She first caught our attention appearing alongside her sister in Candidly Nicole, but has quickly stepped out on her own signing a modelling contract in 2014, and having a brief fling with Justin Bieber while hanging with her squad of the Jenners, Paris Jackson, and Gigi Hadid. Nepotism hangs with nepotism.
Parent: Diana Ross Age: 28 Profession: Actor
When Evan Ross first showed up on 90210, we were captivated by his soothing speaking voice, and capable acting talents. Little did we know he was the offspring of iconic diva Diana Ross!
He has worked consistently in film ranging from Pride, to The Hunger Games franchise, and even starred alongside Hilary Duff in According to Greta. While his mother may have been the voice of a generation, his own music career has never seemed to have taken off. Ross married Ashlee Simpson in 2014, with whom he has a daughter.
Parent: Arnold Schwarzenegger Age: 23 Profession: Actor
Son of the Terminator/Governor of California (how weird does that sound), he first hit the tabloids in 2014 when he struck up a relationship with Miley Cyrus. The majority of his appearances were as her arm candy, but he used this a launching pad for his own career.
As an actor he has appeared most recognisably in a guest role in Scream Queens while scoring roles in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Dear Eleanor, and his first leading role in Midnight Sun alongside our fave Bella Thorne.
Parent: Steven Spielberg Age: 26 and 28 Profession: Musicians
Theo, and Sasha Spielberg were set for life when they lucked out on having the worlds most famous director as their father. With all that trust fund money in the bank, they were allowed to follow their dreams of being a … sibling indie folk band.
Together the pair make up Wardell, who are surprisingly signed by Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s record label. Their critical reception was anything but kind, but with money in the bank, who cares? One of the children are adopted, can you tell which?
Parent: Brian Williams Age: 28 Profession: Actress
Unlike many of the kids on our list, the parentage of Allison Williams was not known until after she scored her big break. After some smaller roles on television, Williams hit it big when she appeared as one of the stars of the highly successful show Girls.
The cult programme launched her into stardom where the public learned of her relation to the highly celebrated news reader Brian Williams. Other than starring in Peter Pan Live! the actress has done quite little outside of her role on the show.
Parent: Arnold Schwarzenegger Age: 33 Profession: Director
Unlike a large section of celebrity children, Winkler decided to make his mark behind the camera as a director, producer and screenwriter. Most notably directing Ceremony his feature debut.
Since then he has gone on to jump around television, working on popular series’ New Girl, The New Normal, Fresh Of The Boat, and The Grinder. Winklers personal ife is pretty uninteresting, though he did once date Mary-Kate Olsen in 2009!