THE 10 COOLEST CELEBRITY KIDS
They might have famous parents, but that doesn’t mean these celebrity kids aren’t stars in their own right, too. We run through the ten coolest, most talented celebrity offspring.
10. LOURDES LEON
With a mother as iconic as Madonna, some might find it hard to live up to their example and step out from their shadow. But not Lourdes Leon. The 18-year-old established her Material Girl fashion line aged just 13, and now is starting college at her mother’s alma mater, the University of Michigan.
9. ANDERSON COOPER
Anderson Cooper isn’t just a familiar face on American news TV – he’s also a scion of the glamourous and powerful Vanderbilt family, with his mother, fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, as current matriarch. But Anderson has distinction all of his own, too, as the leading openly gay broadcaster in US media.
8. ISABELLA ROSSELLINI
With her mother Ingrid Bergman an internationally renowned actress and her father the film director Roberto Rossellini, Isabella was destined for success in film. But her stunning good looks also landed her a 14-year modelling gig with beauty giant Lancôme and countless fashion magazine pages.
7. GEORGIA MAY JAGGER
Genes don’t come much finer than Georgia May Jagger’s – with parents like glamazon Jerry Hall and Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, Georgia was destined to be one of the coolest girls around. And with her career as a top model in full swing, she’s living up to her It-girl background.
6. ZOE KRAVITZ
As rock and roll royalty, Zoe Kravitz might be tempted to rest on her laurels and enjoy the good life. But the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet has made a name for herself as an actress in blockbusters like X-Men and Divergent.
5. DAKOTA JOHNSON
Dakota Johnson’s family tree is a Who’s Who of Hollywood stars – her mother, Melanie Griffith, was the daughter of Hitchcock starlet Tippi Hedren, and her father, Don Johnson, won a Golden Globe for his role in Miami Vice. Dakota herself is making waves, with her next big role as the star of Fifty Shades of Grey next year.
4. NICOLE RICHIE
Adopted daughter of Lionel Richie, childhood best friend of Paris Hilton and wife to Joel Madden: Nicole Richie’s always been surrounded by famous names. But she has built a brand of her own, too, as one of LA’s favourite socialites with her fashion label House of Harlow and her philanthropic works.
3. MILEY CYRUS
Miley is such a household name that you might forget her familial origin: with a father like country star Billy Ray Cyrus of Achy Breaky Heart fame, Miley may seem fated to be famous, but since coming of age she has made a reputation all of her own, while not forgetting a little Nashville twang.
2. SOFIA COPPOLA
It might seem that a Coppola name is enough to get you started in Hollywood – Nicolas Cage and Jason Schwartzman are also part of the illustrious family. But Sofia Coppola’s moody, atmospheric films (as well as her covetable It-girl style) have made her one of the coolest girls in Hollywood, doing much more than her famous surname could alone.
1. STELLA MCCARTNEY
Single-handedly disproving the myth that celebrity children can’t be major talents, Stella McCartney has blazed a trail through British fashion, first at Chloé before going it alone in 2001. Her simple, elegant designs have won her many fans and much praise, and any doubts about her capabilities have long since disappeared.