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Grandkids of Iconic Stars Prove That the Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

For some families, celebrity status shoots through multiple generations like an arrow through time. Someone becomes a megastar and their children and then grandchildren become famous too. In the pages you’re about to read, we take a look at the grandchildren of some of your favorite celebrities and see how stardom can stretch across generations.

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Some of these celebrity grandkids are famous because of their grandparents while others are famous in their own right. Some have taken up the family business, while others have gone their own way. Some of these grandkids look like their grandparents, while other do not. Who are they? And what are they up to?

Sophie Dahl – Granddaughter of Roald Dahl

Sophie Dahl is the granddaughter of Roald Dahl, the legendary author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and more timeless classics. Roald passed away in 1990 but he certainly handed the literature torch to Sophie because as of today, she’s an accomplished and well-respected author.

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Sophie has written several books, including Playing With the Grown-ups. She has also contributed writing to big outlets such as The New York Times and Vogue. In addition to her writing endeavors, she has also seen success as a fashion model. In the Dahl family, fame did not skip a generation; Sophie’s parents, including her mother, Tessa Dahl, were also famous.

Pablo Dylan – Grandson of Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is considered one of the best musicians of all time and it seems that he passed the music gene down a couple of generations to his grandson. Pablo, currently 23 years old, is the son of Bob Dylan’s eldest son, Jesse (who is a film producer). Pablo is a folk singer/songwriter, but he spent a good chunk of his musical career rapping.

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In a revealing and extensive interview with Rolling Stone, Pablo said that trying to start a musical career in the shadow of his godly grandpa wasn’t easy (though we imagine it’d be easier than starting from scratch, anonymously). “I didn’t think anyone would care about my music back then,” he said. And it took him some time to get noticed.

Zoë Kravitz – Granddaughter of Roxie Roker

Zoë Kravitz, daughter of legendary Lenny Kravitz, is the granddaughter of Roxie Roker, the acclaimed actress who is famous for playing Helen Willis on The Jeffersons. Stardom obviously runs deep in the Roker-Kravitz family, and Zoë has no shortage of it; she’s a widely recognized actress and singer. Notably, she played a big role in Big Little Lies, and most recently, she played in Viena and the Fantomes, alongside Dakota Fanning.

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Zoë said that coming from a mixed father has played a significant role in shaping her identity. And Roxie, her grandma, was in an interracial couple in The Jeffersons. She said, “When I got older I realized, ‘Oh, that’s why it was a big deal that my grandmother was married to a white man on the show.'” And alongside her stardom, Zoë has spent a great deal of energy fighting to change the representation of people of color on screen.

Penelope Disick – Granddaughter of Kris Jenner

Penelope Jenner just turned eight this summer, so we wish her a belated happy birthday! She’s the granddaughter of the Kardashian matriarch, Kris Jenner, and the daughter of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. Of course, she’s only eight years old, so there isn’t much on her CV to brag about yet, but we’re sure she’s in for a nice life.

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Kourtney and Scott are no longer together but they are good co-parents. This also means that Penelope gets to spend lots of time with her grandma, Kris, who loves her to the moon and back. Kris recently noted that she’s happy that little Penelope is now old enough to do “girly things” with her.

Bernhard Einstein – Grandson of Albert Einstein

Bernhard Einstein was the grandson of the maker of modern physics, Albert Einstein. Between describing the physical fabric of reality and exponentially deepening our understanding of the universe, Albert had time to have kids, who in turn had their own kids. Bernhard, who passed away from old age in 2008, was kind of a goofball in high school and in his first years of college.

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After goofing around for a few years, Bernhard joined the military. He credited his time there with teaching him the self-discipline he needed. After being discharged, he worked for Texas Instruments as an engineer, specializing in electron cube technology and night vision devices. So we guess you could say that to an extent, he followed in his grandpa’s footsteps.

Sam Williams – Grandson of Judi Dench

No, this is not Ed Sheeran you see on the right. This is Sam Williams, the grandson of Judy Dench. You probably know Dench from Shakespeare in Love, Skyfall, or one of the other movies in which she gave an epic performance. 22-year-old Sam, so far, doesn’t seem to be pursuing a career in Hollywood like his grandma.

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For now, Sam seems to be just chilling. We’re not too sure what he’s got on the horizon in terms of career. One thing we do know for sure is that he and his g-ma have a super close relationship. In fact, during the lockdown, Dench said Sam “saved her life” by teaching her how to use TikTok. The two danced together and releases a series of TikTok videos that got widespread attention.

Eden Brolin – Granddaughter of James Brolin

Eden Brolin is the granddaughter of James Brolin, the famous actor known for playing in Traffic and the original Westworld (1979) and more. He’s also the current husband of Barbra Streisand. Eden, currently 25, also seems to have a taste for the gold-studded Hollywood life. But then again, who wouldn’t want all the perks?

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Eden is an up and coming actress, whose career is now in bloom with reasonable success. Most notably, she played in Yellowstone. As an endeavoring young actress, Eden can go to her grandpa for tips. But as it turns out, she only “listens somewhat” to his words of wisdom.

Billie Lourd – Granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds

Billie Lourd, 28, is the youngest in a multigenerational line of superstars. She’s the daughter of Carrie Fisher and the granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds. Looking at the photos of the grandma and grandaughter side by side, we can clearly see the resemblance. The film bug also seems to be in the genes Lourd inherited.

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Lourd is also already deep into the show biz world, having played big parts in Scream Queens and in American Horror Story. It was extremely sad when in 2016, Lourd lost her mother and then her beloved grandmother the next day. But she says that her life’s work involves trying hard to live up to their timeless legacies.

Dree Hemingway – Great-Granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway

At 32 years old, Dree Hemingway has already made quite a name for herself. She’s the great-granddaughter of iconic American writer, Ernest Hemingway, author of For Who the Bell Tolls, Moby Dick, and other literary classics that appear in everyone’s English classes.

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As the generations went by in the Hemingway family, it seems that Dree has more of an affinity with the camera rather than the pen: she’s a famous model and actress. She has played Wanderland and The Unicorn, and more films. Like some other celeb grandkids, she struggles to escape the clutches of her great-grandpa’s overarching endowment. She opened up about it in an interview titled “I Am More Than Just This Member of a Historic Family.”

Tuki Brando – Grandson of Marlon Brando

Tuki Brando is the grandson of Marlon Brando via his daughter, Cheyenne Brando, by his third wife (Tarita Teriipaia). Ethnically, Marlon, the iconic actor famous for playing in many films, such as The Godfather, looks a little different than Tuki, but the resemblance is still there. It’s because Tuki is of Tahitian descent.

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Though much of Marlon’s life was glitz and glamour, Tuki was born into hardship. Following the murder of her lover (at the hands of her half-brother), Tuki’s mother took her own life at age 25. And though Tuki grew up without a mother, he managed to move on and become super successful as a model. Today, at 30 years old, he is the face of Versace products for men.

Zoe Kazan – Granddaughter of Elia Kazan

You probably know talented actress Zoe Kazan from The Big Sick or The Plot Against America (both super entertaining). And she happens to be the granddaughter of Elia Kazan, the well-known movie director. Elia passed his show biz genes down to his five children, who in turn passed them on to their children.

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As it turns out, in addition to being a highly successful filmmaker, Zoe’s grandfather is also a controversial figure. In the McCarthy era, amidst paranoia and witch-hunt accusations of communism, Elia named names to the authorities, which made him a pariah in some Hollywood circles. Zoe, now 37 years old, opened up about her grandfather’s decision in a tearful interview in January 2020.

Micheál Richardson – Grandson of Vanessa Redgrave

Micheál Richardson is not only the son of Liam Neeson, but he’s also the grandson of Vanessa Redgrave, the celebrated actress and activist. In Britain, her native country, she even ran for parliament a few times, but she never got more than a few hundred votes, so she was never voted into power. As for Micheál, at 25 he also seems to be on track for becoming a major Hollywood star.

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He played in a bunch of shows and films, including but not limited to Big Dogs and Made in Italy. In a recent interview, Richardson’s grandmama expressed admiration that he changed his name from “Neeson” to “Richardson” to honor his late mother, Natasha. She said, “He wanted to hold his mother close to him — because she was a remarkable actress. Absolutely remarkable,”

Tatia Starkey – Granddaughter of Ringo Starr

The cool chick you see here, Tatia Starkey, is the granddaughter of Ringo Starr, the drummer of The Beatles. It goes without saying – he’s one of the most acclaimed musicians of all time. And his granddaughter is certainly taking the baton stick from him; she a guitarist in a rock band.

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Every time she gives a performance, she rocks it, and she’s always looking super hip. Now we know where the 35-year-old gets her rock ‘n roll swagger from. We bet she has gotten a tip or two from her grandpa over the years. And we wonder if the two ever have any jam sessions together. If so, we’d love to give it a listen.

Mahogany LOX – Granddaughter of Berry Gordy Jr.

Mahogany (Gordy) LOX is the granddaughter of Berry Gordy Jr., the iconic founder of the Motown record label. He has also written his own songs and has appeared in and produced films. In staying true to the family legacy, Lox set out to build herself a career as a musician. She also acts, dances, and DJs.

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Her name, “Mahogany,” comes from a film that her grandfather produced. Of course, she is born with some hereditary stardom. But beyond that, now- 26-year-old LOX rose to prominence on social media when she uploaded original content that caught fire. And to this day, she’s extremely active on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

Cameron Douglas – Grandson of Kirk Douglas

Cameron Douglas is a link in the long multigenerational chain of famous Douglases. He is the son of Michael Douglas, and importantly here, he’s the grandson of Kirk Douglas, the world-class acclaimed actor who passed away in February 2020 at the age of 103! Cameron has had a decent acting career – not as prolific as his dad and grandad – but not bad at all.

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But Cameron has also had his fair share of trouble. Just looking at the large numbers of articles and their titles gives you some sense of what’s up. For example: “The Life of Cameron Douglas, from Privilege to Prison and Back.” Nowadays, at 41 years old, he seems to be ok. He wrote a book called Long Way Home wherein he opens up about his criminal background. A few years ago, he and his wife welcomed their first daughter into the world.

Sophie Craig – Granddaughter of Sally Field

Sally Field is a Hollywood classic. She’s probably most recognized for her part in Forest Gump as Forest’s mom. She has a handful of grandkids. One of them is named Sophie Craig. As of right now, she seems to just be a normal kid (she’s college-age) who wants to live a normal life. She hasn’t expressed any ambitions of being a superstar like her grandma.

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Sally and Sophie have a close relationship. The paparazzi have a field day on the many occasions where the actress and her granddaughter hit the town for a shopping trip. Though there is one thorn in Sally’s side which she still worries about. Her memoir, In Pieces, details the story of her life, both including abuse and romantic relationships. She banned Sophie and the rest her grandkids from reading it, but she knows they will eventually.

Drew Barrymore – Granddaughter of John Barrymore

John Barrymore is one of the OGs of the Barrymore family. You all know his granddaughter from hits like E.T., The Wedding Singer, Charlie’s Angels, and more. John was a stage actor. The New York Times and The Washington Post raved about his Shakespeare performances. And during his career he made the transition to motion as technology opened up a new industry. The connections and the genes went to Drew’s father and then on down to her.

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As one of the most celebrated actresses in Hollywood, she’s the face of the family name in the 21st century. Today, she’s 45. Maybe you’ve heard the story Drew told about her grandpa. It’s a little macabre, just warning you. After John’s passing. His best friends, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn, and Sadakichi Hartmann stole his body from the morgue. Why? “For one last epic night on the town.”

Oona Chaplin – Granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the picture on the left is Charlie Chaplin in grandpa mode. It was taken when the renowned silent film actor, who is indisputably one of the most important figures in the history of film, was in his eighties. By four wives, he had eleven children. Oona Chaplin’s mother (Geraldine Chaplin) is by Charlie’s fourth wife, Oona O’Neil.

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She’s of Chilean-British descent – her mom had a romantic partnership with Chilean screenwriter, Patricio Castillo. Oona has taken up the family trade. There’s a good chance you know her from Game of Thrones, where she played Robb Stark’s lover and bride-to-be. And she has a long list of other works. In some ways, it looks like she’s tired of carrying the family name. She sometimes demands that interviewers avoid all family questions.

Quinn Tivey – Grandson of Elizabeth Taylor

This is Mr. Quinn Tivey, the 34-year-old grandson of legendary superstar Elizabeth Taylor, known for starring in many films in the 50s and 60s, such as Suddenly, Last Summer. She certainly left a classic bombshell legacy. Quinn did take up the family business, but we’re not talking about acting. Taylor also was a humanitarian and she founded the Elizbeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991.

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Quinn Tivey is the manager of the foundation which has been around pretty much since the start of the epidemic. “The voice and the values that she brought forth in her life is something that we’re always trying to carry forth in our work and inspires us every day,” Quinn said. “I hope folks will not only remember her amazing career as an actress and a businesswoman but also as the activist that she was,” he added.

Sarah Sutherland – Granddaughter of Donald Sutherland

Most recently, Donald Sutherland is recognized for playing President Snow in The Hunger Games franchise. He’s extremely creepy there. This is his granddaughter, Sarah Sutherland. She also has carved out a successful career in the entertainment industry. She’s probably most famous for her role in the hit series, Veep. Sarah is currently 32 years old.

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If these two look familiar to you, the it might because they are the father and daughter of Kiefer Sutherland, the award winning star of 24. When asked in an interview whether her family discusses their stardom, she said “I know what you are saying, with work especially, but it’s not something that we ever talk, necessarily, directly about.”

Bridget Fonda – Granddaughter of Henry Fonda

Bridget Fonda is the granddaughter of Henry Fonda, the famed Hollywood actor (she’s Jane Fonda’s niece and Peter Fonda’s daughter). Henry had a super long career – over 50 years – and he made a huge mark on the industry. Bridget followed the family tradition and also had a super successful career in entertainment. Some big titles she played in are The Godfather II and Jackie Brown.

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Both Henry’s children, Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda (Bridget’s dad) report that relations with their father were strained. Bridget’s dad’s relationship with his father was actually strained to the point of estrangement. So it’s not like Bridget has such a close relationship with her grandfather. As of today, she’s retired, at age 56, and spends her days with her close family.

Alyson Le Borges – Granddaughter Alain Delong

Alyson Le Borges is the granddaughter of Alain Delong, one of the classic beaus of the French film industry’s previous generation. He’s well known in Hollywood, but he rose to prominence overseas. In truth, he’s one of the most iconic actors Europe has ever seen. Alyson is currently 34 years, and her career has also been focused on show biz. What’s that saying about apples and trees?

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She hasn’t seen mega-wide spread success like her grandpa (yet), but she certainly has a respectable list of works under her belt. One day she was walking down the street and a random person stopped and told her that famous actor Alain Delon was a woman, then she would look exactly like Alyson. Little did the person know, the two are grandpa and granddaughter.

Princess Charlotte – Granddaughter of Princess Diana

Princess Charlotte is the daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton. But don’t forget that also means she’s the granddaughter of Princess Diana. Tragically, Diana passed away in a car crash in 1997. She was only 36 years old. Out of all the Royals, it’s possible that Diana was the most loved (and talked about) by the world.

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Diana left at such a young age that people don’t always reflect on the fact that she’s a grandma. By now, she would have been a grandma of four kiddos. It’s sad that little Charlotte will grow up without her grandmother. But she will definitely grow up knowing the legacy of friendliness and humanitarianism her grandmother left behind.

Abby Elliott – Granddaughter of Bob Elliott

Bob Elliott was one of America’s most revered comedians. For decades he made people laugh as he starred in a bunch of movies and shows, including Saturday Night Live. He also wrote for Mad Magazine. He just passed away a few years ago from natural causes at the age of 92. He has eleven grandkids. Abby Elliott is probably the most famous of them all, as she has also chosen to pursue a career in the limelight.

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Abby, who, by the way, is the daughter of funnyman Chris Elliott, was very precise in her endeavor to follow in her grandpa’s footsteps. She has a recurring role on Saturday Night Live. And if you’ve seen some of her sketches, you know that she 100% inherited those humor genes. At 33 years old, it definitely looks like she’s upholding the funny family legacy.

Talita von Fürstenberg – Granddaughter of Diane von Fürstenberg

Diane von Fürstenberg is one of the richest women on the globe. She’s a Belgian fashion designer known for her famous wrap dress. Her net worth is estimated to be about $1.2 billion. She even has a mega yacht. The young lady you see here is her granddaughter, Talita. She’s 21 years old, and she’s a fashion designer and a model. And as it turns out, she’s also a princess – her father is Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg

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So her father’s father, meaning her grandmother’s husband, comes from a German aristocratic family with royal status. So Talita is not just royalty in the fashion biz, but also a princess quite literally. Besides her career in fashion, a few years ago she also dabbled in politics and worked as an intern during Hilary Clinton’s election campaign.

Zoleka Mandela – Granddaughter of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela went down in history as one of the men who used diplomacy and reason to dismantle apartheid in South Africa. From the 1960s to the 1990s he was in an our of jail as political prisoner. But he eventually became South Africa’s first Black president. Here, we see him side by side with his granddaughter, Zoleka Mandela.

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In another instance of the apple not falling far from the tree, Zoleka has also taken up the struggle against injustice through her writing and activism. While eternally optimistic, 40-year-old Zoleka has, however, had a hard life. She has struggled with abuse against her and her own abuse of substances. And tragically, in 2010, she lost her daughter in a car accident. But even after devastation, Zoleka is strong and continues to fight for her cause.

Amba Isis Jackson – Granddaughter of Mick Jagger

We guess Mick Jagger needs no real extensive introduction, as he’s most definitely on your rock n’ roll radar already. But in just as a reminder, he’s a singer, alongside Keith Richards, and one of the founding members of The Rolling Stones. His daughter, Jade Jackson, is Amba’s mother.

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Taking a look at her life and profile, it doesn’t so far seem that Amba has any immediate plans to continue in her grandpa’s footsteps with a musical career. As of now, the 24-year-old is busy being a full-time mom to a little boy. She’s lucky though; she gave birth to him when she was only 26 weeks pregnant and was premature. Thankfully, all is well now.

Jerzey Dean – Granddaughter of Whoopi Goldberg

This is the beloved granddaughter of Whoopi Goldberg, the multiple award winning actress. In the fabric of our culture, Goldberg is truly the stuff of legends. Jerzey Dean, 25 years old, is the daughter of Goldberg’s daughter, Alex Martin. As it stands now, Jerzey doesn’t seem to be pursuing a career in acting.

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It looks like she spends a lot of her time chilling and enjoying her Hollywood royalty heritage. In other words, we’re not sure what she has on the horizon. What is for sure is that she has a close relationship with her grandma. The two can be seen on her Jerzey’s Instagram, always chilling. Goldberg has even brought her along to the red carpet.

Arabella Churchill – Granddaughter of Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill will always be a big figure in history. And though he is increasingly being considered controversial because of his enthusiasm for colonialism, he certainly made some tough calls that saved Britain’s butt in WW2. And this is his granddaughter, Arabella Churchill.

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Throughout her career and life, she worked as a charity founder, raising funds for to help victims suffering from different diseases, including leprosy. Sadly, in 2007 she lost her fight against cancer at the age of 58. She had refused radiation and chemotherapy. As a practicing Buddhist, her wish was granted for minimalistic mortuary rites – a simple farewell.

Chris Pine – Grandson of Anne Gwynne

Anne Gwynne is probably the most of famous face from the iconic pinup posters in the WW2 era. And of course, she’s a highly successful and critically acclaimed actress. Most of her films are from the 1940s; the most famous one is probably House of Frankenstein. We’re sure you all recognize her grandson, Chris Pine.

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Early on, Chris decided that he wanted to be part of the family trade, so he also took up acting, which has proven to be extremely successful for him. Some notable works he played in are Star Trek (the reboot franchise) and Wonder Woman. Chris was recently delighted when he noticed that his late grandma appeared in Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood. In the ranch scene, one of her films was playing on the TV in the house.

Ali Astin – Granddaughter of Patty Duke

Patty Duke is another one of those celebrities that gets a spot in the Hollywood hall of fame. Her most active years were the 1960s, with hits such as Billie and Valley of Dolls. Her 24-year-old granddaughter, Ali Astin, seems to also be on track to becoming a famous actress. Her first appearance was as a little girl in The Lord of Rings as Samwise Gamgee’s daughter. Samwise was played by Sean Astin, Duke’s son and Ali’s father.

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Since her LOTR days, Ali has played in a few other projects. When Ali was a youngster starting out, her grandma (who was still alive at the time) wished her well after she got her first review: “Ali dear, Pops and I are so proud of you. Congrats on your rave review. Wish we could have seen you. We’re not surprised that you did so well. We think of you all the time. We love and miss you tons.”

Kate Mara – Granddaughter of Wellington Mara

Looking at Wellington Mara takes us down a slightly different celeb path. He wasn’t an actor or a singer – he was the owner of the New York Giants NFL team, and for sure one of the most influential figures in football history. His granddaughter, 37-year-old Kate Mara is a Hollywood superstar.

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She played in the first season of House of Cards and she has also appeared in a bunch of other blockbusters, such as Brokeback Mountain and Shooter. Of course, Mara is a huge (no pun intended) Giants fan. In one interview following the Giants’ devastating loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Mara played defense against the interviewer, who happened to be an Eagles fan. She ended with, “You didn’t hurt me. I’m not giving you the satisfaction.”

Viva Vadim – Granddaughter of Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda: world-class actress, activist, environmentalist, and not least of all, 80s fitness guru. The woman is a living Hollywood deity. This is her granddaughter, Viva Vadim, currently 18 years old. As of now, we’re not sure what Viva has planned in terms of a career. But we do know that in one regard, she follows in her grandma’s footsteps.

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About a year ago, Viva (along with 38 others) got arrested for non-compliance as she protested against industry that exacerbates climate change. Ring any bells? That’s right! Fonda has been arrested a total of five times, even spending a night in jail in the 1970s. All of her arrests were due to non-compliance in circumstances surrounding protests. Seems like grandma and granddaughter have lots in common.

Emma Roberts – Granddaughter of Betty Lou Bredemus

Betty Lou Bredemus is a big star in her generation. She was an actress as well an acting coach. She’s also the mother of megastar Julia Roberts, which makes her the grandmother of Emma Roberts. You probably know Emma from Scream Queens or American Horror Story. Like her mamma and grandmama, she chose to become an actress.

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Emma clearly carries the Roberts/Bredemus namesake, seems like stardom just flows freely through this family’s DNA. And as of now, the generations just keep going; last year, Emma announced she was pregnant and in August 2020 she and her husband gave birth to a baby boy.

Katie Cassidy – Granddaughter of Jack Cassidy

Jack Cassidy was a famous actor and singer. He won many awards, including a Grammy and a Tony Award. He was most prominent in the 1960s and 1970s, with titles such as He & She and The Eiger Sanction. His granddaughter, 34-year-old Katie Cassidy, is also an actress. She’s best known for playing in Arrow and in the 2010 iteration of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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In different interviews over the years, Katie has emphasized that although she does come from a family of Hollywood big shots (her father was David Cassidy, the famous actor), she has worked hard to make it on her own. She credits her work ethic to her grandparents, whom she calls her “financial heroes,” noting that they instilled in her a sense of frugality despite her privelege.

Emma Ferrer – Granddaughter of Audrey Hepburn

Here, we see the 26-year-old granddaughter of Audrey Hepburn, Ms. Emma Ferrer. As we’re sure you know, Hepburn was one of the most legendary actresses of all times, and she also went down in history as a fashion icon. She (along with Twiggy) is credited with making “skinny look good.” She was also a world-class humanitarian.

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Like her grandmother, Emma studied ballet, but so far her career hasn’t been focused on film. A lot of her energy goes into modeling and making art. But she’s also heavily involved in upholding her grandma’s – and forging her own – humanitarian legacy: she’s currently serving as the Goodwill amabassasdor to UNICEF.

Gia Coppola – Granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola easily makes it onto the list of best filmmakers of all time. He’s responsible for bringing us some of the most classic titles, such as The Godfather and Apocalypse Now. His 33-year-old granddaughter, Gia Coppola also has the film bug and is busy producing movies. In 2013, she made her debut with Palo Alto and she has seen moderate success in the industry since.

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It’s also worth reminding you that Gia’s mom, Francis’s daughter, is Sophia Coppola. She has also done some big movies, maybe Lost in Translation is the most famous. But, understandably, Gia does put effort into donwplaying the role of her famous heritage. She said, “My family was obviously very supportive, but they also wanted me to do this on my own and weren’t being intrusive about it.”

Tayla Lynn – Granddaughter of Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn is one of the big names in the realm of country music – and music in general. She’s been at it for over six decades (!) and she has multiple gold albums. Her granddaughter, 34 year-old Tayla Lynn, has continued in her grandma’s footsteps and also taken up the country music microphone.

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Tayla says when she was young, she didn’t quite comprehend the concept of her grandmother being the famous queen of country and honky-tonk. This allowed her to have normal childhood. And it wasn’t until she was older that she realized how revered her grandma actually was. Today, Tayla and her family live on Loretta ranch with her in Tennessee.

Riley Keough – Granddaughter of Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley is famous for acting and for being the wife of the late Elvis Presley, the king himself. These days, she’s the chairwoman of Elvis Presley enterprises and she enjoys the good life. In her film days, she was most well known for the Naked Gun films. On the right is her granddaughter, Riley Keough, currently 31 years old. This means she’s also the granddaughter of Elvis!

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Riley is an actress and a model. She is mostly known for prolifically starring in independent films. But she has also played in which big titles, such as Mad Max: Fury Road. Living with the legacy of her Prescilla and Elvis has given Riley a wealth of experiences throughout her lifetime. These days, she says she’s happy to be able to go out out for a coffee and not immediately be recognized. This isn’t the case for her grandma.