Famous Figures Who Bear Striking Resemblances to Their Celebrity Grandparents
When it comes to the lives of notable celebrities, fame tends to run in their blood. Many of the famous figures we know and love today have prominent family members — even though they don’t always share the same profession or industry.
While some celebrities hardly resemble their well-known relatives, others are near-carbon copies of their entertaining elders. These stars all owe at least partial debt to their famous grandparents for the strikingly similar features that make them pop in their industries.
Drew Barrymore/John Barrymore
Drew Barrymore is one of the most seasoned actresses of her time, and the entertainment industry runs in her blood. In addition to the celebrity status of her father — John Drew Barrymore, who graced the silver screen long before Drew — Barrymore also has an uber-famous actor for a grandfather: John Barrymore.
Chris Pine/Anne Gwynne
Chris Pine thrives in the 21st-century showbiz scene, yet his grandmother helped establish the entertainment industry long before his birth. His grandma, Anne Gwynne, was one of the first "Scream Queens," helping to pave the way for leading ladies in the Hollywood horror genre.
Billie Lourd/Debbie Reynolds
It's no secret that Billie Lourd's family is filled with phenomenal entertainers. After all, her mother is the late Carrie Fisher, who propelled the Star Wars franchise forward as Princess Leia. Still, Fisher's mother — who happens to resemble Lourd quite remarkably — has an equally impressive legacy to leave behind.
Jane Fonda/Viva Vadim
Hollywood as we know it wouldn't exist without Jane Fonda. The actress' acting portfolio is highly impressive, including plenty of films that are ripening into classics. Still, she isn't the only one in her family who is social, outspoken and bold.
Riley Keough/Elvis Presley
The King has a mini-me! Everyone can picture the blues master, from his signature hairstyle to his smiling eyes. In addition to creating killer tunes throughout the years, Elvis Presley was a father to one daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who had several children after his passing.
Dree Hemingway/Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway redefined literature in the 20th century, paving the way for new forms of writing to take shape. According to his lookalike granddaughter, Dree Hemingway, he passed down his zest for travel and reading to her. She told Elle, "I'm honored. He's incredible… I can definitely feel that we're from the same family."
Emma Ferrer/Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn is one of the most memorable actresses of her generation, offering equal parts talent and beauty to the 20th-century Hollywood scene. Her granddaughter, Emma Ferrer, has all Hepburn's grace. The British-Swiss Ferrer is a model and an artist, exercising her creative spirit in outlets apart from acting.
Anjelica Huston/Walter Huston
Entertainment runs in the Huston family. Anjelica Huston has plenty of famous relatives, from her uber-successful director father, John Huston, to her actor grandad, Walter Huston. Throughout his career, Walter amassed an impressive number of roles in multiple spheres of film and television. His granddaughter seemingly strove to accomplish the same task.
Ethan Peck/Gregory Peck
Actor Gregory Peck had a successful run in Hollywood, including his standout performance as Atticus Finch in the film adaptation of Harper Lee's book, To Kill a Mockingbird. While he was one of the most well-known faces in entertainment before his death in 2003, his features live on through his grandson.
Apple Martin/Blythe Danner
Apple Martin is only 15, but she’s growing into her fame. The daughter of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin experiments with dance, music and beauty products, keeping her famous mother up to date on teen trends. However, while she resembles Paltrow, she also shares features with her grandmother, Blythe Danner.
Oona Chaplin/Charlie Chaplin
The Chaplin legacy is a hard one to live up to, but Oona Chaplin is just as vibrant and expressive as her famous grandfather. Charlie Chaplin was one of the leading actors of the silent film generation, bringing black-and-white silent films to life with his animated expressions and bold choreography.
Rooney Mara/Wellington Mara
Most people don't connect actress Rooney Mara to the New York Giants, but she's an heiress of one of the leading managers for the team: Wellington Mara. Wellington co-owned the Giants from 1959 to his death in 2005, inheriting partial control of the team from his father.
Dakota Johnson/Tippi Hedren
Tippi Hedren and Dakota Johnson have both earned their places in Hollywood, but did you know the two are related? Tippi Hedren created her legacy on Hitchcock's dime, earning Scream Queen status after starring in The Birds. Johnson, on the other hand, launched to fame in the Fifty Shades series and is now testing the waters of multiple genres.
Arthur Donald/Paul McCartney
If we’re judging by looks alone, there's no denying that Arthur Donald is related to his grandfather, Paul McCartney. The Beatles frontman's grandson bears a striking resemblance to the older photographs of his grandfather, from his groomed brown hair to his long nose. Being McCartney's eldest grandson, the two seem to enjoy hanging out, eating meals out and shopping as a pair.
Quinn Tivey/Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor was more than a gorgeous actress; she was also a human rights advocate, a humanitarian and a philanthropist at heart. She passed this spirit of charity down to her grandson, Quinn Tivey, who looks so much like her that they could pass for twins.
Tatia Starkey/Ringo Starr
With a name like Tatia Starkey, of course Ringo Starr's granddaughter would also be a rock star. Being one of the primary members of the Beatles, Ringo and his bandmates remain some of the best-selling artists of all time. While this is a tough legacy to live up to, Tatia has no problem owning her own style.
Sophie Dahl/Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl brought joy to millions of children through his whimsical novels. His granddaughter, Sophie, carries this legacy proudly. Roald's novels, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, have been wonderfully received by readers young and old throughout the past several decades
Rose Kennedy Schlossberg/Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Did someone hit copy-paste on these genetics? Jacqueline Kennedy's granddaughter looks so much like her that people who meet her in real life probably do double-takes — Rose resembles Jackie O in an undeniable way.
Sarah Sutherland/Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland's five-decade entertainment career has amounted to a plethora of successful flicks and endless praise — and his granddaughter is on her way up that ladder. Sarah Sutherland may not be quite as well-known as her grandad, but the actress spent several seasons building a name for herself on Veep.
Jason Schwartzman/Carmine Coppola
Across the last two decades, Jason Schwartzman has become a well-known face in film. His grandfather, Carmine Coppola, had his own hand in shaping the 20th-century Hollywood scene, though he preferred to work behind the camera. Coppola was one of the most renowned film composers of his day, scoring films such as The Godfather.
Steven R. McQueen/Steve McQueen
One of the counterculture icons of the 1960s, Steve McQueen wasn't dubbed "The King of Cool" for nothing. His typical movie persona — the antihero — made him into a stylish symbol of the cultural revolution, earning him fame beyond the sphere of film. While the counterculture movement is over, his grandson, Steven R. McQueen, has kept the streak of coolness afloat.
Jason Ritter/Tex Ritter
The Ritter family is filled with actors, and one of the youngest members, Jason Ritter, knows a thing or two about navigating a famous family tree. His father, John Ritter, and grandfather, Tex Ritter, were both famous actors in their days. As young Jason grew into his father’s and grandfather's features, he started trying his hand at roles in entertainment.
Katie Cassidy/Jack Cassidy
Katie Cassidy descended from two of the great male actors of the 20th century: David Cassidy and Jack Cassidy. She’s almost a spitting image of her grandpa, Jack, who starred in some early beloved sitcoms like Bewitched and Columbo.
Zoe Kazan/Elia Kazan
While Zoe Kazan and Elia Kazan seem to share a face, their careers in entertainment have gone in remarkably different directions. Elia, Zoe's grandfather, enjoyed a career spanning the early waves of theater and film, and he met success in both spheres. However, during the era of McCarthyism, he accused famous peers of being un-American, which got him blacklisted.
Prince Harry/Queen Elizabeth II
While it's unsurprising that the British royal family looks so much alike, Prince Harry and his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, seem to carry the most striking resemblance. Plus, they share the same royal smile that makes both of them so charming!
Alia Shawkat/Paul Burke
Before his granddaughter came into the entertainment industry, Paul Burke led an impressive career in Hollywood. He was one of the leading men of the 1960s, becoming a household name through shows like Naked City and 12 O'Clock High. Now, his granddaughter Alia Shawkat is catching up to his success.
Pablo Dylan/Bob Dylan
Pablo Dylan and his grandpa, Bob Dylan, are total lookalikes, down to their curly brown hair. While Bob Dylan forged one of the most meaningful careers in music history — earning himself a Nobel Prize in Literature for his lyrics — his grandson is also trying to make his way in the music world.
Sean Flynn/Errol Flynn
Are you sure these are two different people? Sean Flynn almost looks like his grandfather, Errol Flynn, reincarnated. In his day, Errol was a renowned actor known for his charismatic roles in flicks like The Adventures of Robin Hood and Dodge City. His grandson caught the acting bug, too.
Tony Goldwyn/Samuel Goldwyn
Samuel Goldwyn of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is one of the most famous names in Hollywood, and for good reason. The film producer, fondly known as "Samuel Goldfish," helped found one of the biggest production companies in the entertainment business, which has produced thousands of films across the years.
Talya Lynn/Loretta Lynn
Country star Loretta Lynn is a household name, yet her lookalike granddaughter, Talya, is learning to make her own way through the world. Loretta Lynn has enjoyed a 60-year-long music career, with loyal fans continuing to find meaning in her work.