Here are eight pairs of celebrities you never realised were related. Some of them are actually quite closely related, whereas for others the connection is distant, though it’s a connection nonetheless. Read on to find out who’s related to who…
Ralph Fiennes and Prince Charles
How are Ralph Fiennes, best known for playing Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, and Prince Charles related? They’re actually eighth cousins.
2. Laila Morse and Gary Oldman
The connection between Big Mo from Eastenders and Sirius Black from Harry Potter is that they’re sister and brother. Laila was a latecomer to the acting scene as it wasn’t until she was in her 50s that she started acting, thanks in part to Gary.
3. Lily Allen and Alfie Allen
Singer Lily Allen is big sister to actor Alfie Allen, who famously took over from Daniel Radcliffe in the London stage production of Equus and is perhaps best known for playing Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones.
4.Elizabeth Olsen and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Everyone knows that actresses-turned-fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley are twins, though not everyone knows that actress Elizabeth Olsen is their younger sister.
5. Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson
Though they don’t really look too much alike, Goldie and Kate are mother and daughter. When Kate was 18 months old, her biological father left the family and from then on she was raised by Goldie and her actor boyfriend Kurt Russell, who Kate considers to be her father.
6. Kate Middleton and Guy Ritchie
The connection between the future Queen of England and director Guy Ritchie is that they’re sixth cousins. Their connection dates back to the 18th century marriage between David Martineau and Sarah Meadows.
7. Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson
You may not realise it, but Melanie is actually Dakota’s mother. It took her over a year to finally watch some of her daughter’s most famous film, 50 Shades of Grey. She’s only seen a small part of it as she couldn’t bring herself to watch her daughter’s more explicit scenes.
8. Julia Roberts and Emma Roberts
The connection? Julia is Emma’s aunt. Spending time on the sets of Julia’s films as a child encouraged Emma to follow in her aunt’s footsteps and pursue acting.