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15 Celebrities You Won’t Believe Have Such Famous Parents

As a nation we love to follow the lives of our favourite celebrities. But did you know that some of our favourite famous faces also have famous parents?

Here are 15 celebrities who have famous parents:

1. Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson and her brother Oliver Hudson, have famous parents AND a famous step dad. Kate Hudson is daughter to Bill Hudson, a famous musician and actor most famous for being in The Hudson Brothers while her mother is Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn. However, Kate Hudson doesn’t have a relationship with her father and considers her step dad, who happens to be the rather famous Kurt Russell, to be her true father.

2. Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus may be better known for twerking and riding wrecking balls, but the Hannah Montana star also has a famous dad. Billy Ray Cyrus is an American singer/songwriter who is probably best known for his single Achy Breaky Heart in 1992.

3. Ben Stiller

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With two veteran comedians for parents, it’s little wonder that Ben Stiller turned out as such a comedic actor. It’s in his veins! Son to Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, we can only wonder the jokes and pranks that went on in this family household.

4. Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie and her father, actor Jon Voight have had a tricky relationship over the years mainly due to the fact Voight cheated on Jolie’s mother. You many have seen the two star together in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider where Voight played Crofts father in the film.

5. Liza Minnelli

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Liza Minnelli is so famous in her own right that it’s easy to forget she is the daughter of the legendary Judy Garland. Both mother and daughter are considered to be some of the most talented singers and actresses to ever grace our screens.

6. Liv Tyler

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Daughter of fashion model Bebe Buell, Liv Tyler didn’t know she was the daughter of rockstar Steven Tyler till she was 9. Her mother had hidden the fact as she wanted to protect Liv from Steven Tyler’s drug addiction. The pair are now very close.

7. Kiefer Sutherland

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The 24 actor, Kiefer Sutherland, is a celebrated actor, but did you know his father is also a famous actor? Donald Sutherland is also a very famous actor most recently staring in The Hunger Games.

8. Charlie Sheen

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Charlie Sheen is probably not the model son after the whole Two and a Half Men fired thing. The star seems to be getting things back on track with Anger Management (the show not therapy) though. We’re sure his father, famous actor Martin Sheen, is proud.

9. Stella McCartney

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With Stella McCartney now a very famous and sought-after fashion designer, it is easy to forget who her father is. Yes, Stella is daughter to Beatles legend Paul McCartney. Now that must be some parent to have!

10. Nicole Richie

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Nicole Richie was adopted by Lionel Richie after her biological parents could no longer afford to raise her. She became famous alongside Paris Hilton on The Simple Life but is now dedicated to charity work.

11. Jennifer Aniston

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Jenifer Aniston’s character on Friends Rachel Green was a massive Days of Our Lives fan. But did you know that Aniston’s father John Aniston is a character on the show? He has played character Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives since 1985.

12. Rumer Willis

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You might recognise Rumer Willis from the likes of 90210 and Pretty Little Liars. She’s even just won Dancing with the Stars in America. But fame isn’t new to Rumer Willis as her parents are none other than Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.

13. Lilly Allen

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Lilly Allen is known for being an award winning pop star, but the starlet also have a rather famous family. Her father is Keith Allen, who is an actor, presenter, comedian, musician – well he’s a bit of everything really. His son Alfie is also Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones!

14. Colin Hanks

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Both Colin Hanks and his dad Tom Hanks know how to rock a scarf and that’s not the only thing they have in common. They are both superb actors. Colin Hanks came to our screens in 1999 on Roswell. Since then he has stared in numerous films and TV shows.

15. Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Now that we’ve finally all learned that actors Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal are siblings, are you ready to hear they’ve also got famous parents? Their dad Stephen is a film director and poet with their mum Naomi is also a screenwriter.



Steph Cosway
Journalism graduate and 100% geek. I have worked in writing for the last 7 years as well as dabbling in a science laboratory. So if I ever stop writing, it's because I've been in a lab experiment and turned into a super villain. I'm particularly interested in video games, comics and Harry Potter. Oh and I have lots and lots of cats.

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