While many of us couldn’t be more different from our parents, in Hollywood, sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Since many of the famous folks on this list are huge A-listers in their own right, we bet you never knew that they also had parents who were once (or still are) the creme-de-la-creme in Hollywood.
These 15 celebrities practically stole the spotlight from their parents and shined it on themselves. One male model is the son of an A-list actor and fashion designer (page 10).
1. Jennifer Aniston
- Parents: Jon Aniston and Nancy Dow
Hollywood’s sweetheart Jennifer Aniston burst on to the scene as Rachel Green in the critically acclaimed ’90s sitcom, Friends. The role catapulted Aniston to fame and helped her garner dozens of film roles and ad campaigns. However, you probably didn’t realize that Aniston had familial roots in Hollywood.
Aniston is the daughter of Greek actor Jon Aniston and Hollywood actress Nancy Dow. Though she was forbidden to watch TV as a child, her father is best known for his role as Victor Kiriakis on the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives, which he originated in 1985. Her mother appeared in two 1960s TV series, The Wild Wild West and The Beverly Hillbillies.
Though Dow passed away in 2016, Aniston had a very complicated relationship with her mother. She told The Hollywood Reporter, “She was critical. She was very critical of me. Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn’t. I never was. I honestly still don’t think of myself in that sort of light, which is fine. She was also very unforgiving. She would hold grudges that I just found so petty.” In contrast, the Horrible Bosses alum has always been close to her father.
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