Oftentimes, Hollywood is criticized for the way it treats aging women. While men seem to continue to get the coveted roles in film regardless of their age, female actresses seem to have a shelf-life once they reach a particular age. The same can be said for the marriage tendencies of celebrities, with Hollywood even referencing this oddity with films like The First Wives Club.
Male actors are known for trading in their first wives for a newer model, and actors seem to be dating younger and younger with each new year. Leonardo DiCaprio famously dated 19-year-old Chelsey Weimar, and Superman himself, Henry Cavill, dated 19-year-old Tara King. While there are some actresses that have been dubbed “cougar” for their dating preferences, they definitely haven’t reached the same level as males in Hollywood.
While one generation of female actresses are starting to get pushed to the side, the next generation is starting to come into their own. From celebrity couples to the offspring of some of the hottest leading men in Hollywood, there is a whole group of celebrity kids that have grown up to become ultra sexy in their own right. Not only is it interesting to see if there is a resemblance to the celebrity mom, but it’s also a twist to see a once-playboy celebrity dad deal with the qualms of raising a daughter. Check out our list of the 15 celebrity kids that grew up to be even sexier than their moms, and see the next generation of celebrity starlets in Hollywood.
15. Mamie Gummer – Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep and sculptor, Don Gummer, have been blessed with a clan of children, but it’s Mamie Gummer that has really started to walk in the footsteps of her actress mother. She’s appeared in a number of films and television shows throughout her acting career, and even starred alongside her mother in the hit film Ricki and the Flash. Audiences really saw her star power in her five year run on The Good Wife and as the lead in Emily Owens, M.D. on the CW. While she may not have shown off her true beauty with the scrubs and doctor’s coat on the CW, she has more than proved her looks on the red carpet or walking down a charity runway. While Meryl Streep has always been known for her phenomenal acting skills, she isn’t exactly thought of for her super sexy appearance. Mamie Gummer definitely has a resemblance to a young Meryl Streep, but she also has a sexiness about her that can only come from confidence and a beautiful spirit.
14. Dakota Johnson – Don Johnson
While many are still torn apart by the separation of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, those who remember Griffith from her heyday can recall her equally heartbreaking divorce from Don Johnson. Johnson and Griffith had an on-and-off-again relationship, but the only thing that seemed to last from their union was their daughter, Dakota Johnson. Although she had been thrust into the public eye through her parents, it was her own acting skills that helped audiences see her separate from Melanie Griffith. While many of her films have done well at the box office, it was her breakout role in Fifty Shades of Grey that really put her on the map. While Melanie Griffith has been criticized for her lack of grace in the aging process, Dakota has been praised for her subtle sexuality and beauty onscreen. Her most recent role in How to Be Single was a great way to introduce more character to her public persona, which is a great way to keep audiences interested until she reprises her role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey film series.
13. Rumer Willis – Demi Moore
As the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Rumer Willis has been around for the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding her mother’s outlandish behavior. While the world didn’t have much time to mourn over Bruce and Demi’s divorce, Demi didn’t seem to skip a beat as she quickly turned to Ashton Kutcher in her love life. While some kids would push against the idea of their mother dating a younger man, Rumer seemed to embrace Ashton in their new family dynamic. This actually became a source of contention between her and her mother, since the two remained close even after the demise of his relationship with Demi. Yet, Rumer seemed to be on her own journey, which meant branching out beyond just being the daughter of Demi Moore. Taking home the win of Season 20 of Dancing with the Stars, Rumer solidified herself as ultra talented and sexy in the ballroom. She parlayed this fame to go on as Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago, and is often seen on the red carpet looking like a definite upgrade from her aging mother.
12. Lily Costner – Kevin Costner
As the daughter of Cindy and Kevin Costner, expectations for Lily Costner have been ultra high to say the least. After 16 years of marriage, the couple split but that didn’t seem to get Lily down. Lily was introduced as Miss Golden Globe in 2004, and has since grown up a bit out of the spotlight. Yet, the few instances that she has made an appearance in public have been ultra memorable. As an actress, not many realize that she is the daughter of such a celebrity father. One of her more notable roles was in 2001 in 3000 Miles to Graceland, but she also is similar to her father in that she has a musical background as well. Not many people realize that Kevin Costner has had a thriving career in music, but it became apparent when he joined his daughter on stage at the Grand Ole Opry when Lily sang, “Oh, Malley-Mae.”
11. Lorraine Nicholson – Jack Nicholson
Lorraine Nicholson is the daughter of Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard, and has been seen on various red carpet events throughout the years. However, many of her appearances have been in support of her father’s films, and showcased much older girls on the red carpet. Now that Lorraine has started to grow into her own, people can already see the sexy side start to emerge. As a budding actress, Lorraine starred alongside such actors as Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid in the 2011 film, Soul Surfer. Although she has held onto her baby-faced looks, fans can already see the sophisticated style that is beginning to emerge. The numerous bikini shots in Soul Surfer definitely helped to amp up intrigue for this celebrity kid, and many are looking forward to seeing her more on the silver screen. At 26-years-old, she is certainly at the prime of her life to see what may arise from the daughter of Jack Nicholson.
10. Liv Tyler – Steven Tyler
As the daughter of Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler, Liv Tyler should have been overshadowed by her celebrity parents. Yet, she seemed to break out of that celebrity kid mode the second she was first introduced to audiences through her father’s music video for “Crazy.” This wouldn’t be the last time she worked with her father, since he wrote the song that coincided with her hit film, Armageddon. However, she proved she didn’t need her father’s connection throughout her film career, and has definitely made a name for herself on her own. Starring in the Lord of the Rings films and the HBO hit series, The Leftovers, she has solidified herself as an actress that can stand on her own. While she’s always been super sexy in her appearance on and off the screen, it seems that she just gets better with age. This is especially true in her portrayal in The Leftovers, even if much of the series shows her with a more toned down look. With everyone having their own version of what defines sexiness, Liv Tyler has proven that sometimes it’s the less glamorous look that can be most appealing.
9. Greer Grammer – Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer has had a number of tumultuous relationships that have played out in front of the public eye, including a stint as a househusband on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and a torrid affair with a flight attendant. Prior to these relationships, Kelsey had a child with make-up artist, Barrie Buckner. Kandace Greer Grammer, known simply by the name Greer Grammer. She went through pageantry in her younger years, and has since moved on to being an actress. She is most known for her role on the hit MTV series, Awkward, and has created quite a following. On the red carpet, Greer tends to lean towards the more provocative style in her apparel options, even donning some see-thru outfits on occasion. While Hollywood definitely doesn’t have a shortage of hot blonde actresses, it’s interesting to see the next generation coming up to fill the shoes of their once sexy mothers.
8. Ivanka Trump – Ivana Trump
Donald Trump has had a number of romantic relationships in his past, with many of the women being praised for their super sultry appearance. While Melania Trump may have grabbed headlines for her ultra naked GQ spread, it’s Trump’s daughter that has made the public take a look at how much his daughter has grown up. Ivanka Trump has been seen on the hit show, The Apprentice, but she has made more in-depth appearances since Trump announced he was running for President of the United States. Proving that she has brains and beauty, she has been praised for being articulate and ultra sophisticated during all of her appearances. While her mother, Ivana, may have been beautiful in her heyday, she definitely has to take a backseat to her daughter nowadays. Ivanka has a model-like body and a glowing smile, and many have remarked on how sexy it is for her to play all the different roles of a woman in business..
7. Sophia Rose – Sylvester Stallone
When Sylvester Stallone married his model wife, Jennifer Flavin, it didn’t seem like there could be anyone as sexy as Flavin. Yet, the couple went on to have three daughters together, and have passed on all those celebrity good looks. Stallone is no stranger to heartbreak involving his children, since his son, Sage, passed away of a heart attack at just 36-years-old. Yet, the family went through even more heartache with Sophia Rose. As a baby, Sophia had her first operation when she was diagnosed with cardiac malformation. In 2012, her health issues were again known to the public, since she was undergoing further surgery. In an interview with Paris Match, Sophia opened up by saying, “Every day I think of my heart. I eat really healthy, and as I get more tired than normal, I have to be very careful when doing sports.” What makes Sophia truly sexy is the fact that she stands in her truth about her health, and the importance of taking care of the body.
6. Francesca Eastwood – Clint Eastwood
There has been a lot of hype over Scott Eastwood, the son of Clint Eastwood, since he has made a favorable introduction to film and has even starred in a music video with Taylor Swift. Yet, it seems that it’s not just Eastwood’s sons that have picked up the best genes from their parents. Francesca Eastwood is Clint Eastwood’s daughter from his six year relationship with fellow actor, Frances Fisher. Frances Fisher is definitely a talented actress, since she has had numerous roles in hit films like Titanic and The Host. However, she hasn’t always been known for her stunning good looks. The same cannot be said for her daughter, Francesca, since she seems to have embodied the look of Old Hollywood glamour. From the platinum blonde hair to the porcelain white skin, Francesca has the look of a Hollywood starlet that has major potential on the big screen. True to Eastwood form, Francesca has had some scandalous personal issues in her love life, including an annulled relationship with Jonah Hill’s brother. However, with sexy looks like hers, it shouldn’t surprise that men might fall in love with her quickly.
5. Katie Flynn – Jane Seymour
As the daughter of David Flynn and Jane Seymour, there was never a question that Katie Flynn would be every bit as beautiful as her mother. While there is definitely a resemblance there, Katie seems to have a look that trumps even the photos of Jane in her heyday. Seymour is most famous for her role as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, but she is now much more reserved in her presence in the entertainment industry. Instead, she has taken on a role as a jewelry designer, working closely with Zales for the Open Hearts collection. In the meantime, her daughter has already started to make a presence for herself since she was first introduced to the public in 2001 as Miss Golden Globe. Graduating from Columbia University, Flynn decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps by getting bit by the acting bug. She has starred in a number of television and films, including such hits like Chloe and Keith’s Wedding and The Office. With the same signature strawberry blonde hair like her mother, Flynn seems to embody her mother’s beauty while infusing her own sexy side that has an ultra refreshing twist on the typical Hollywood starlet.
4. Ireland Baldwin – Alec Baldwin
Ireland Baldwin was the subject of scandal in Hollywood back in 2001, since the custody fight between Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin got pretty ugly in the public eye. As the daughter of two of the biggest stars in Hollywood, there was already some intrigue over this young and up-and-coming starlet. Yet, it wasn’t just the fights between mother and father that were the biggest publicity nightmares for the family. When Ireland was just 11-years-old, Alec Baldwin was recorded on a voicemail message to his daughter. The message became infamous due to his rant stating, “You are a rude, thoughtless little pig. You don’t have the brains or the decency as a human being.” The dispute was over a missed phone call, but it was the name-calling that had people most upset. Ireland has since cleared up the misconceptions behind the relationship she has with both her father and mother, and all the family problems seem to be all cleared up now. In the meantime, Ireland has shed the baby-faced look from her youth, and adopted a much sexier style. Many have compared her to a young Kim Basinger, but Ireland has a much sexier look.
3. Bella Hadid – Yolanda Foster
As the youngest daughter of Yolanda Foster and Mohamed Hadid, Bella Hadid had some pretty big shoes to fill when she decided to go into modeling just like her mother and older sister. Gigi Hadid became hugely popular through such high profile campaigns like her campaign ads with Guess. Yet, Bella’s modeling career wasn’t on the same kind of display as her older sister’s. Even when her family was featured on a reality show, Bella seemed to be more comfortable in the background of the storyline. Yet, it seems she was just biding her time before stepping out into the spotlight herself. While she may not be old enough to drink, at just 19-years-old she has made quite a name for herself in the modeling world and on the red carpet. While dating The Weeknd, she was the main focus of his video, “In the Night.” After signing to a prestigious modeling agency and having a high profile relationship, Bella has introduced herself as a force to be reckoned with in her own right. Although she has a much darker look than her sister and mother, she is ultra sexy as an exotic beauty that conveys Old Hollywood glamour.
2. Lourdes Leon – Madonna
While Madonna continues to fight the aging process, her daughter has grown up in the public eye with grace. Staying predominantly out of the headlines, it isn’t until recently that she has become more prominent in the social scene and in the pages of magazines. Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon, is the one child she had with Carlos Leon. With an Italian and Cuban background, Lourdes has always had a unique look about her with ultra dark features. Yet, her latest look has put an even sexier twist to her already beautiful style. Changing her hair color from dark ebony to a light lavender, Lourdes (known by the nickname Lola) proved she is a bit like her mother in her standout style. She debuted her new look through her first ad campaign at just 19-years-old. Stella McCartney took to Instagram with one of her photos, with the caption, “Lola, who I’ve known her entire life, is at the beginning of her career as a performance artist. She’s an independent, inspirational and free-spirited young woman. Despite being born in the spotlight, she has kept her feet firmly on the ground!”
1. Gigi Hadid – Yolanda Foster
The daughter of real estate mogul, Mohamed Hadid, and Yolanda Foster, Gigi Hadid was first introduced to audiences through The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She had already started her career as a professional model, but fans got to see a first-hand look at her journey into fame. While the show is meant to highlight the housewives, Gigi quickly became a reason for fans to tune in. From her fabulous photo shoots to her equally fabulous friends, Gigi could be seen looking ultra sexy even when she wasn’t posing in front of the camera. Recently, she’s made headlines at 21-years-old, since she just moved in with her boyfriend, Zayn Malik. Malik comes with huge celebrity status of his own, since going solo from the hit music group, One Direction. The pairing of these two celebrities has caused even more attention for this hot new young couple, and it’s a definite change from the heartbreak stories coming from her mother’s divorce to David Foster. The public loves to root for young love, and it’s not hard to cheer on Gigi as she follows in her Mom’s supermodel footsteps.