Good genes might run in a family, but what about talent? You can have a gorgeous family, but that doesn’t mean that everyone in it will grow up to be successful and intelligent. Let’s be real and agree that it is extremely rare to have the entire package.
With that in mind, it might be hard to accept the list of successful and beautiful siblings that we’re about to go over. But don’t you worry, there’s probably a third sibling lurking in the corner that nobody knows about.
With so many celebrities out there, it can sometimes be hard to make the link between brother and sister. Sure, they share the same last name but so do you and that random guy that keeps trying to add you on Facebook (what’s up cousin…).
So here are some celebrity siblings that might make you raise an eyebrow or two.
11. Dakota and Elle Fanning
Dakota Fanning has been in the spotlight ever since she was a young child. What most of us didn’t know is that she has a younger sister who has been there with her almost the entire time. Elle Fanning has played her sister’s double on more than two accounts. First in 2001’s I am Sam, where Elle played character Lucy’s younger version. Elle also played the younger version of Dakota’s character in 2002’s Taken. Now that both girls have grown up to be gorgeous and successful, Elle no longer plays her sister’s double, and you might have noticed her in Maleficent and many more films.
10. Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal might be the best celebrity sibling duo ever. Not only are they both remarkable actors, but they are down to earth and extremely good looking. Jake and Maggie even acted together as brother and sister in 2001’s Donnie Darko where they displayed a somewhat bitter relationship. Jake only has good things to say about his older sister and even says that he’s looked up to her since he was just a kid. These siblings can often be seen walking down the red carpet arm in arm as each other’s dates.
9. Ashley, Mary-Kate and Elizabeth Olsen
If you were born in the 90’s then Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were the twins that rocked your world. Nowadays, the Olsen twins have left their acting days behind them and have become successful business women and fashion designers. If you thought that these sisters had used up all the charm and wit in the family, then you thought wrong; their younger sister Elizabeth Olsen has taken up where they left off in showbiz and is killing it. Keep your eye open for this babe, she is racking in different roles in all types of movies and isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon.
8. Beyonce and Solange Knowles
Many of us don’t pay any mind to the fact that Beyonce has a younger sister. And why would we? Beyonce is more than enough to please our minds. Still, it must be hard to grow up under the exhausting shadow that is Beyonce. So let’s pay some mind to Solange Knowles, who is also remarkably beautiful and talented. Solange is also a singer, songwriter, actress and model. She basically does exactly what her older sister does, and doesn’t let her sister’s shadow keep her in the shade.
7. Luke, Liam and Chris Hemsworth
Yes, you read right, contrary to what you thought before, Chris and Liam Hemsworth have an older brother. Luke Hemsworth is also an actor, although he has mainly acted in TV sitcoms. You might have seen him in the TV series The Neighbours or in movies such as The Reckoning or The Anomaly, and if you haven’t, then he’s definitely worth checking out. Talent and good looks seem to run swiftly through the Hemsworth bloodline. Without fail, anyone blessed with that last name will achieve whatever they put their minds to.
6. Emily and Zooey Deschanel
Zooey and Emily Deschanel are probably the most attractive pair of celebrity sisters. Not only are they beautiful and gifted but their blue eyes can charm you from a mile away. The Deschanel sisters might act like they were always best friends, but believe me when I say that wasn’t always the case. With Emily being four years older, Zooey inevitably faced a good amount of torture, as most of us do from our older siblings. But now both girls have put their past behind them and decided to build a future instead, and well, it’s looking good.
5. Dave and James Franco
James Franco is a well known actor and filmmaker. Not only is he extremely good looking, but he is smart as well. Now James might not always look smart, and maybe that’s because of his squinty eyes and one-sided smile, but don’t be fooled; he’s only acting that way for the camera. James’ little brother Dave also joined the acting world some years ago, and much like his older brother, he is talented, good looking and a great actor. Those must be some proud parents!
4. Jessica and Ashlee Simpson
Jessica and Ashlee Simpson haven’t really shown their faces in a long time. Why? Well I guess they do have a lot to be embarrassed about. One of them thinks tuna is chicken while the other believes that lip synching is acceptable. Now these sisters might not be the sharpest tools in the shed, but you can’t deny their beauty and talent. Both women have become mothers and decided to put most of their energy towards their family, and they are definitely more cut out for that than the celeb life.
3. Kate and Oliver Hudson
Kate Hudson is a mysterious woman. She has acted in movies such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Almost Famous, but what do we really know about her? We have seen a glimpse of her funny side and easy smile, but all of that derives from her movies. When you pry a little deeper, you find out that her mother is Goldie Hawn, a renowned American actress and that she has an older brother Oliver, who is also an actor. Oliver Hudson has acted on CBS’s Rules of Engagement and ABC’s Nashville, and does not put the Hudson family to shame whatsoever.
2. The Kardashians
The Kardashians have become an iconic last name. Known for their strong female beauty and confidence, the Kardashians are quickly taking over the world, and multiplying. The most known Kardashian is Kim, but her sisters Khloe and Kourtney have become quite famous as well. While I’m not too sure what the Kardashian Klan does to deserve all this glorified fame, I do know that Kim’s naked selfies are what keeps the family going. These sisters, as well as their half sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner are becoming more and more popular by the Instagram update.
1. Neve and Christian Campbell
Neve and Christian were born into a family of acting enthusiasts. If they ever got the chance to say no to the acting life, well we’ll never know. Their parents were both actors, and their father even taught drama class. Christian began acting when he was only 14, and by 16 years old was casted in Degrassi High, and has been acting ever since. As for Neve, she also started young, and by 1996 was the star of Scream where she played Sidney Prescott, the victim of a string of heinous crimes. These power siblings are unstoppable when it comes to their acting careers, but it’s not entirely up to them, it’s in their bloodline.