Young celebrities with illustrious last names are increasingly visible in both film and television, sparking discussion of nepotism in the industry. The term is not a brand-new concept, nor is it unique to any one sector. It is particularly obvious in the entertainment industry, where many well-known people were born to or are now being raised by other well-known people. Join FactsVerse as we identify the nepotism babies in Hollywood.
Natalie Wood and Natasha Gregson Wagner
The oldest child of Natalie Wood, a star in her own right, is Natasha Gregson Wagner. Natasha was conceived during the course of Wood’s second union with British film producer Richard Gregson. Robert Wagner later adopted her after her mother and him reconciled in 1972. She not only bears a striking resemblance to her deceased mother, who tragically perished by drowning in 1981, but she has also followed in her footsteps as an actress. She has been cast in movies like Lost Highway and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Natasha, who is married to the Seventh Heaven actor Barry Watson, most recently oversaw the production of the documentary Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind.
Ingrid Bergman and Isabella Rossellini
Back then, Ingrid Bergman and Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini had an affair, which led to their marriage, which sparked a major Hollywood scandal. For a while, the actress was practically shut out of the business; during that time, she gave birth to three kids with her new husband. Since then, Isabella Rossellini, her daughter, has continued to carry the Casablanca star’s legacy. She established herself as a fashion model in the 1980s and 1990s and appeared in blockbusters including Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her.
Peggy Lipton and Rashida Jones
This family boasts model-quality looks. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Peggy Lipton was well-known as a part of The Mod Squad. Prior to that, she ruled the catwalk. During her 16-year relationship with songwriter Quincy Jones, the actress and supermodel had two daughters. Rashida Jones, who is the youngest, is a well-known actress and producer who has appeared in shows including The Office, Parks and Recreation, and On the Rocks.
Diana Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross
Diana Ross started her career with The Supremes, the most well-known female musical group of the 1950s. Later, she pursued a solo acting career and appeared in movies like Mahogany. Ross welcomed Tracee Ellis Ross, her eldest child from her union with Robert Ellis Silberstein, into the world in 1972. Tracee is a successful actor who is most known for her work on the television shows Black-ish and High Note.
Minnie Riperton and Maya Rudolph
When it comes to love and laughter, this mother-daughter team is an expert. Famous singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton was renowned for her whistle-like high pitch and songs like “Lovin’ You.” In 1972, she and fellow musician Richard Rudolph welcomed their daughter, Maya Rudolph. Fans are familiar with the entertaining Maya from her roles in Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live, and a host of other comedy.
Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding Jr.
One of the most well-known stars of traditional Hollywood cinema in the 1950s was the British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor. Together with her second husband, Michael Wilding, they welcomed Michael Wilding Jr. They had two kids together and were married from 1952 to 1957. Wilding Jr., who looks almost exactly like his well-known mother, followed acting and has appeared in films including The Guiding Light, Dallas, and Deadly Illusion.
In addition to those that have or have had a relative in the entertainment industry, certain Hollywood families have been involved in the industry for generations. Among them are:
After beginning his career as a silent actor, Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin Jr. became one of the most recognizable Hollywood actors. His contribution to the field of filmmaking has left a lasting impression. Chaplin had 11 kids over his four marriages. At least eight of Charlie’s children made some sort of career in show industry.
Geraldine, his daughter, is a well-known actress who has been in a number of movies, such as “Doctor Zhivago,” “Chaplin,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” She has received three Golden Globe nominations, and she recently worked on a number of projects, including a part in The Man from Rome.
Oona Chaplin, Geraldine’s daughter, is also an actress who is well-known for playing Talisa on “Game of Thrones” and for other parts in films including “Taboo” and “Avatar 2.” Additionally, she is slated to appear in “Avatar 3.”
The Coppola family
Francis and Talia Ford are siblings who both made it in the entertainment industry: Francis as a producer, director, and screenwriter, and Talia as an actor. Talia is well-known for playing Adrian in “Rocky,” as well as for appearing in her brother’s “Godfather” movies.
All three of Francis’ children, Gian-Carlo, Roman, and Sofia, became producers and directors in the entertainment industry. Sofia has an Academy Award for the script she wrote for “Lost in Translation.” Her most recent movie, “The Beguiled,” has gotten excellent reviews. Gia Coppola, the daughter of Gian-Carlo, also joined the family business.
Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman, two of Talia’s children, each have successful careers in the entertainment industry. Jason is well recognized for his work with Wes Anderson, including “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Darjeeling Limited.” In addition to starring in “The Polar King,” he recently provided the voice of a character in the Netflix series “Neo Yokio.” Robert is best known as the lead singer of the band Rooney, however he has also appeared in a few other movies, including “The Princess Diaries.”
August Coppola, a sibling of Francis and Talia, is the father of filmmaker Christopher Coppola, as well as actors Marc Coppola and Nicolas Coppola. Nicolas is a well-known actor, but he is more publicly recognized under his stage name, Nicolas Cage.
The family tree is lengthy and contains even more Hollywood celebrities.
Henry Fonda’s career extended five decades, during which he was a major celebrity both on Broadway and in Hollywood. In “The Grapes of Wrath,” Henry received his first Oscar nomination, and he later won the award for his performance in “On Golden Pond,” in which he co-starred with his daughter Jane. Peter, his son, also became an actor. He’s now starring in ‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ and will soon be joining the cast of ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Jane is a two-time Academy Award winner and just like her father, performed on Broadway before transitioing to Hollywood. She presently plays the lead in “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix. Troy Garity, her son, is a current “Ballers” cast member.
Bridget, Peter’s daughter, worked as an actress up until 2002, when she quit acting. She gained notoriety for her parts in “Jackie Brown” and “The Godfather: Part III.”
The Roberts family
Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts both acted in local productions. And after getting married, they started a workshop for young actors. Their three kids, Eric Roberts, Julia Roberts, and Lisa Roberts, all found success in the entertainment industry.
Actors Eric and Julia have both been nominated for an Academy Award, with Julia ultimately taking the award for her performance in “Erin Brockovich.” Eric is currently working on over ten forthcoming films. Emma, the daughter of Eric, has been acting for a while and most recently appeared on “Scream Queens” and “American Horror Story: Cult.”
Lisa has produced and appeared in a number of films throughout the years, the most recent being “Mother’s Day.”
The Clooney Family
You may think it was purely luck that led to George Clooney’s box office fame, but family also played a big role in getting the actor to where he is today. George‘s father Nick is a former anchorman and television host, although his two aunts, Rosemary and Betty, entered into show business as a sister act and sang together. Rosemary became a famous singer in the 1950s. She later began acting in films including “White Christmas.” George’s cousins Miguel and Rafael Ferrer, Rosemary’s children, likewise entered the family business as actors.
The Hawn/Hudson family
Actress Goldie Hawn is well-known for roles in movies including “Private Benjamin” and “Cactus Flower,” for which she received an Academy Award.
She was wedded to actor and singer Bill Hudson during 1976 to 1982.
Oliver and Kate are children of the couple.
For her role in “Almost Famous,” Kate received an Oscar nomination. She is also well-known for her roles in the love comedies “Bride Wars” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Oliver has appeared on several programs, such as “Nashville” and “Scream Queens.” In addition to their parents’ influence, they have a connection to musicians Brett Hudson and Mark Hudson, as well as singer Sarah Hudson, through their father.
However, after Bill and Hawn split, she got engaged actor Kurt Russell, with whom she has been in a relationship since 1983. Wyatt Russell, the couple’s child, followed in the footsteps of his mom and dad and half-siblings in the performing industry.
Donald Sutherland began his acting career in the early 1960s and has continued doing so for the past five decades. His acting career took off as a result of appearances in films like “Animal House” and “M*A*S*H.” He has two wins and eight nominations for Golden Globes. He portrayed President Snow in the “Hunger Games” films, and he is now filming “Trust,” a forthcoming FX series in which he will portray industrialist John Paul Getty. Rossif, Angus, and Kiefer are three of Donald’s children who entered the entertainment industry.
Rossif’s most recent appearance was on “Reign,” and Angus worked as a producer on the television series “November Criminals.” Kiefer is recognized for his role as Jack Bauer on “24,” for which he won a Golden Globe. Currently, he is a cast member of the ABC program “Designated Survivor.”
Sarah, Kiefer daughter, is best known for playing Catherine Meyer on HBO’s popular comedy “Veep,” which stars Selina Meyer as her mother. She made her acting debut in the show.
There you have it. It’s now time to hear from you. Could you name a few other celebrities who are considered nepotism babies? And also, which celebrities/families were you surprised to find in the list.