The synergy is real in a place like Hollywood. There are tons of famous people and of course what do famous people do but beget famous little people (just look at Jada, Will, and their little Kung-Fu master). Still there are many famous parent/child relationships and they all have their own end. Here are 10 of my favorites.
Celebrities With Famous Parents: Ben Stiller/Jerry Stiller-Anne Meara: The team of Jerry Stiller (1) and Anne Meara were a force in their own time. Ben Stiller went on to become one of the biggest romantic lead crushes for all the ladies in the 1990’s. Some of Ben Stiller’s luster wore off when he began to do movies like Zoolander, but he was still totally bankable. Ben Stiller began to direct movies while dad Jerry is still going strong. From Jerry Stiller’s high profile status on shows like King of Queens and Seinfeld to his supporting roles alongside Ben Stiller in more recent films like The Heartbreak Kid, there seems to be no slowing down this dude anytime soon!
Celebrities With Famous Parents: Emma Roberts/Eric Roberts (Aunt Julia): Emma Roberts may only be 19 years old and relatively new to the celebrity scene, but this lady’s set to move. Her recent photo shoot; reported back here by the Daily Mail (2) has the young beauty tapping the gene pool of auntie Julia. Dad Eric Roberts (3) is famous in his own right though having been in recent films like The Dark Knight as well as in television shows like Entourage, Law & Order Criminal Intent, and Crash.
Celebrities With Famous Parents: Kate Hudson/Goldie Hawn: If you look at the two of these beauties (4) side by side, you may be hard pressed to tell the difference between Mom Goldie Hawn and daughter Kate Hudson. That’s no chiding Kate Hudson as her mother is still radiant as she was thirty years ago. Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn are two famous actresses and they also appear to be bosom buddies being seen recently at Yankees games together as well as the recent movie premier of Nine in New York (5).
Celebrities With Famous Parents: Isabella Rossellini/Ingrid Bergman: As two of the most stunning actresses ever to hit the screen, Isabella Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman (6) pack a strong inclusion onto this list of celebrities with famous parents. Isabella Rossellini is also the daughter of filmmaker Roberto Rossellini but Isabella is most deftly paired with her mother because of the striking beauty the two women share.
Celebrities With Famous Parents: Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds: Every male who grew up since the 1970’s has undoubtedly had a huge crush on Carrie Fisher’s portrayal of Princess Leia. While Carrie Fisher has sort of fallen short in the years since then, she has remained no less outspoken in her private life. Carrie Fisher was born to Debbie Reynolds, a very popular actor and singer in her day, and Eddie Fisher, the very popular singer and host of his own television show in the 1960’s. While Carrie Fisher can come off to some who don’t know her back-story as a little abrasive, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher have good reason to be flip about the hand life has dealt them; she and mom were abandoned by papa Eddie Fisher (7) when Carrie Fisher was still an infant. Eddie Fisher was a womanizer who then next tackled Elizabeth Taylor who he then left and all three women have a very negative opinion of Eddie Fisher.
Celebrities With Famous Parents: Liza Minnelli/Judy Garland: As a former IATSE Local 306 Broadway House Staff worker, I would be remiss to compile this list of famous parent/child listings without referencing Liza and Judy. As most in the English speaking world are aware, the darling Judy Garland came to prominence belting it out from the wings in West Hollywood all the way over the rainbow. Daughter and head dame Liza Minnelli (8) is a favorite among the musical theatre set and has appeared in a variety of venues including a cameo in “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” from Sex & the City II. Minnelli’s father was also a film director.
Celebrities With Famous Parents: Colin Hanks/Tom Hanks: While Colin Hanks (9) may not be Forest Gump just yet, give him time. His stature around Hollywood could get Big. Colin Hanks has starred in a few television shows; most recently The Good Guys and looks poised to pretty well do whatever he wants in the entertainment industry due to his dad’s legacy. And who doesn’t love Tom Hanks?
Celebrities With Famous Parents: Zoe Kravitz/Lenny Kravitz-Lisa Bonet: Walking around with her mother’s beauty and her father’s cutting stare could do well for Zoe Kravitz (10). This young lady is one you may never have heard of before, but from the looks of the forthcoming productions “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” and “Yelling to the Sky,” you will. Zoe Kravitz is the still tender daughter to musician Lenny Kravitz and actor Lisa Bonet.
Celebrities With Famous Parents: Charlie Sheen/Emilio Estevez/Martin Sheen: A trio of perhaps the best ‘guys-only’ set, papa Marin Sheen and sons Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez each have reputations they need to carry around of their own accord. Most notably Charlie Sheen whose recent divorce drama (11) continues to play out on the world stages. All three have worked together with Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen having made guest appearances on Charlie Sheen’s TV hit “Two and a Half Men” and prior to that the “Men at Work” movies where the brothers played garbage men.
Celebrities With Famous Parents: Angelina Jolie/ Jon Voight: While Angelina Jolie may be making waves with her recent intro to the Comic-Con show in San Diego (12), by all ancillary media accounts, she and dad Jon Voight have always had a very public and very tenuous relationship.