We all love our siblings, even when they annoy us. However, sometimes we overshadow our siblings, or they overshadow us. Most of the time, that’s not a big deal, but there are some people that are literally defined by how they are overshadowed by their siblings. That could be because while one sibling is famous, the other isn’t. It could also be because one sibling is smarter than the other. However, there are a lot of cases where one sibling overshadows the other because the first sibling is a lot hotter than the other. That doesn’t mean that the other sibling is ugly, though. It just means that one of them is a lot better looking than the other according to the average person. This is putting aside the idea that beauty and hotness are all subjective, though.
Here, we’re going to talk about some of the celebrity sibling pairs that we’ve gotten to know over the years. Some of these pairs have two siblings that are both really hot, but one is just a little hotter than the other. Others feature two average looking people or even two homely looking people. Still, others have two siblings that are equally hot, but the decision of which sibling is hotter really just comes down to personal preference. While we could have included many celebrity sibling pairs, we chose these fifteen groups of siblings because they come from all walks of celebrity life. Some of them are actors, while others are directors, writers, publicists and more. Here are fifteen pairs of celebrity siblings where one is hotter than the other.
15. Matt And Kevin Dillon
Matt and Kevin Dillon are both very famous. Matt Dillon found fame as an actor in movies like Rumble Fish, The Outsiders, and Drugstore Cowboy, and has long been considered a Hollywood heartthrob. Kevin Dillon, while the lesser known sibling, is very well known for roles like Johnny “Drama” Chase in Entourage, one of HBO’s most famous shows.
While Kevin is really gracious about his brother’s success, he’s rightfully annoyed when he’s asked if Drama, a guy who was seen as a less attractive, less successful, delusional wannabe actor brother, was written specifically for him. In reality, Drama was one of the very best parts of the show because he served to highlight the grim, gritty reality that real working actors live in.
Kevin also told the Guardian that he really does relate to Drama. “The main reason entourages exist is what we call the ‘fallout factor,’” he says, alluding to the sexual opportunities enjoyed by anyone connected with a celebrity. “Matt was a teen idol when I was growing up, like Justin Bieber or the Beatles. Girls would figure out where he lived, drive by and ring the doorbell. And that wasn’t so bad for the younger brother … or the older ones.” While Matt is more of a traditional heartthrob, there’s nothing unattractive about Kevin, either. It just depends on what your personal preference is.
14. Maggie And Jake Gyllenhaal
Most people think that Jake Gyllenhaal is the more attractive sibling, but I’d have to respectfully disagree. They’re both plenty attractive and have done some amazing acting over the years, and they’re a lot better on the red carpet together than they are apart. They went as each other’s dates to the 2015 Golden Globes, where they were both nominees, and the entire night is filled with moments of them being adorable together. “I’m happy to be with my sister,” Jake said on the red carpet. “In a weird way, I spent my childhood watching her. Looking up to her. It’s just wonderful.”
When Maggie won her Golden Globe that year, no one was happier than Jake when it was announced. The feeling appeared to be mutual when she shouted out her brother in her acceptance speech, “I want to thank my brother, who was an amazing date!” They’ve gone to award shows and screenings together for years now. Jake even went to a screening of The Secretary, which is a movie where his older sister gets whipped with a riding crop by James Spader. While Jake Gyllenhaal is attractive in that heartthrob Hollywood way, I’ve never seen Maggie Gyllenhaal not looking gorgeous in any photo. Just look at the photo above. Even when they’re making strange red carpet wardrobe choices, she still pulls it off.
13. Brad And Doug Pitt
Brad Pitt is a prolific movie star, but these days he’s more well known for being the ex-husband of mega starlets Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston. However, one thing that most people definitely don’t know about Brad Pitt is that he has a brother named Doug. More importantly, Doug isn’t involved in Hollywood. He’s a Missouri businessman who lives a fairly private life. Rather, he did until paparazzi started following him around to see if he’d comment on his brother’s very public divorce with Angelina Jolie, which got even more complicated with the accusation from Jolie that Brad had hurt one of the kids. While Brad Pitt is the more attractive one by traditional standards, there’s something to be said for Doug’s own attractiveness. While he’s average looking for the standards of Hollywood actors, chances are he’s one of the most attractive businessmen in all of America. He’s certainly one of the most attractive in Missouri. This is a good example of how attractiveness is relative.
12. Scarlett And Hunter Johansson
When your sister is Black Widow, it’s easy to be the sibling that’s more in the background. That’s the case with Hunter Johansson, Scarlett Johansson‘s brother. They’re not just siblings, though, they’re twins! While Hunter Johansson is also an actor, that’s not really what he’s known for. What he’s actually known for is his work in the political sector. He’s worked with former President Barack Obama on both of his campaigns. He’s also worked to raise money for causes affecting New York City, where he and Scarlett are from.
In November 2014, Scarlett and Hunter hosted the Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser in New York City. “Hunter and I were here in New York — we were 15 years old when September 11 happened, and that was pretty shocking. We thought the city that we grew up in was rock solid, and it shook the foundation of the city — for very different reasons obviously. Seeing the city shaken once more [by Hurricane Sandy], it was totally, totally shocking for the people that were living here. Two years later, people are feeling huge effects of this devastating loss,” Scarlett commented. While we’re probably not going to see Hunter acting like his sister anytime soon, we might see him running for office. He’d definitely be one of the most exciting, not to mention attractive, politicians in the game.
11. Kendall And Kylie Jenner
Kendall and Kylie Jenner are basically famous because they have a famous family. That’s the way everyone sees them, anyway. While the Kardashians were always famous because of patriarch Robert Kardashian’s connections to O.J. Simpson, the members of the family became famous in their own right for a variety of reasons, whether people want to admit that or not.
Kendall is one of the more famous “Instagirls” out there, is a brand ambassador for Estée Lauder, and she’s one of the most famous models working right now. If you follow anything about fashion, chances are you’ve seen Kendall Jenner walking or representing any and every label you’d care to name. While it can be argued that she got where she is today on her family name, Kendall alone is known more for what she’s done than who she’s done.
As for Kylie, she’s probably the most famous Kardashian sibling right now thanks to her social media presence, speculation about her appearance, and turbulent personal life, which involves a complex relationship involving the mother of her ex’s child and her own brother. Both have been involved in the world of fashion, and Kylie has her own lip kit makeup line. They’ve even written a young adult sci-fi novel together!
While both Jenner sisters are very pretty, the world has spoken about their fascination with Kendall. She was the most reblogged model on Tumblr in 2015 and debuted on FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World list at number 2.
10. Angelina And James Jolie
Back in 2000, Angelina Jolie wasn’t famous for being Brad Pitt‘s wife, having a ton of kids, or being a prolific humanitarian. She made headlines because she’d kissed her brother James on the lips at the Academy Awards that year, creeping everyone out.
However, according to Cis Rundle, a friend of the family who took care of the kids, the kiss wasn’t really a big deal or anything like what people made it out to be. “The day she kissed Jamie at the Oscars, it was the first day Marcheline was treated for cancer. They left the hospital together and got ready together,” she told Radar Online. “Nobody in the world knew that they spent the day in the hospital. It was like, ‘Look where we’re at now.’ But the world saw something incestual. It was meant to be ‘Here we are.’ They only ever had each other. They had a very tight relationship with each other and their mother.”
9. Jessica And Ashlee Simpson
The Simpson sisters are both singers who have achieved a lot of success and have kept their fame in much the same way: new albums, reality TV shows and high-profile relationships. Jessica Simpson was one of the young stars who rose to fame along with names like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake, releasing her first album in 1999. She went for a more mature image around the same time as them as well. She married Nick Lachey, starred in a reality series with him (where she didn’t know what Chicken of the Sea was), and starred in moderately successful films.
As for Ashlee, she had a (underrated) role on 7th Heaven and rose to fame on Jessica’s reality TV show. She released her first album in 2004, Autobiography (an album I played on full blast all the time when I was 14) and began a relationship with Fall Out Boy member Pete Wentz. They both got divorced around the same time and are currently married to different people.
Jessica Simpson is married to football player Eric Johnson, while Ashlee is married to musician Evan Ross, the son of legendary musician Diana Ross. While Jessica Simpson is generally considered to be the hotter Simpson sister, personally, I couldn’t disagree more. I’m listening to Autobiography right now.
8. Tom Cruise And Lee Anne DeVette
Before Tom Cruise was known less for his acting and more for his affiliation with Christian Scientology, he was known for being one of the most famous attractive guys in Hollywood. His sister Lee Anne DeVette is a member of his entourage, but she doesn’t have his Hollywood good looks. She’s also very involved in Scientology, and was even called to answer questions as part of the very nasty libel lawsuit Cruise was involved in. InTouch and Life and Style ran a story that Cruise had abandoned then 7-year-old daughter Suri.
During the divorce, DeVette was stepping in as Cruise’s publicist to minimize the fallout from his split with actress Katie Holmes. She took issue with the way the media was turning his trip to Disney World with his daughter into a circus. “Thousands of people take their children to Disney World every year on vacation and stay in the same hotels, ride the same rides and do the same things Tom and Suri are doing.Tom is not trying to “outdo” anyone. His only goal is to be the best father he can be.” While it’s great that these siblings support each other, there’s definitely a sibling that inherited the looks in the family.
7. Hilary And Haylie Duff
While both Hilary and Haylie Duff have enjoyed time in the spotlight and a fair amount of celebrity, one sister is arguably much more famous than the other. Hilary Duff was one of the Disney Channel’s biggest stars, rising to fame with big names like Christy Carlson Romano, Shia LaBeouf, and more. She went on to release albums and star in movies but has lived a more low-key life since having kids, getting married and eventually getting divorced.
As for Haylie Duff, she released a few songs for soundtracks like DisneyMania and a few of her sister’s projects. She started a blog that eventually became a show on the Cooking Channel, too. Recently, she started her own fashion line for kids called Little Moon Society. Many people are quick to say that Hilary is the hotter sibling since she’s the more famous one and more conventionally hot than her older sister. That being said, Haylie Duff is also very pretty and actually looks hotter than her sister in some photos. Personally, I think Hilary is more conventionally pretty, but depending on the event, Haylie is just as hot as Hilary, if not more so.
6. Mary-Kate, Ashley, And Elizabeth Olsen
The Olsen sisters are a big deal and have been for the last couple of decades. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were huge in the late eighties and the 1990s for their direct to video movies made by the company they started when they were kids, their theatrical releases, and their roles on TV shows like Full House, Two of a Kind and So Little Time. Today, they are the brains behind fashion brands like The Row, Elizabeth and James, Olsenboye and Stylemint.
Mary-Kate is a horseback rider who had small acting roles in movies like The Wackness and had to deal with her battle with anorexia in the public eye. She’s currently married to Olivier Sarkozy, the half-brother of a former French president.
As for Ashley, her personal life hasn’t been commented on or reported on nearly as much, and her acting career ended in 2007 so she could focus on other things.
A few years later, little sister Elizabeth (the Elizabeth in Elizabeth and James) got her big break in acting with her role in Martha Marcy May Marlene and is currently a member of the Avengers playing Scarlet Witch, making her one of the biggest stars out there right now. She’s also one of the most beautiful actresses working right now, so there’s that too.
5. Nicole And Antonia Kidman
Nicole Kidman is an international superstar, but her sister Antonia is famous in her own right. She’s a former TV presenter who’s based in Singapore now, which has allowed her to step out of her famous sister’s shadow. She’s known as Antonia Marran out there, and she loves it because her six kids aren’t targets of the paparazzi, not to mention the fact that Singapore doesn’t have gossip magazines. The journalist and author told the No Filter podcast that her new life has allowed her to take charge of her identity thanks to her age and her location. That being said, she still hangs out with her sister.
Photos of her, Nicole, and Keith Urban at the beach surfaced online, showing that while Antonia isn’t the legendary beauty Nicole is, she’s still really pretty in her own right. Your opinion about which sister is more attractive might be different depending on who you are, though. Take into consideration that Nicole and Antonia look pretty different and the fact that Nicole has had some work done over the years, you might think that Antonia is the more attractive sister.
4. Alec Baldwin And All Of His Brothers
Alec Baldwin isn’t just known for his hilarious Donald Trump impression, he’s known for being the only attractive Baldwin brother. Alec is the first of the four brothers, followed by Daniel, William, and Stephen. There’s even a documentary about them called “The Baldwin Brothers.” Alec isn’t just the most attractive Baldwin brother, he’s the most successful.
Daniel Baldwin starred in Homicide: Life on the Streets, showing that his career could actually be really promising. Unfortunately, he bottomed out after doing a bunch of movies that went straight to DVD, then ended up on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. He’s been doing a bit better over the last couple of years, making appearances on Cold Case. William Baldwin isn’t as famous as Alec, but he’s by far the most stable (even Alec has had his screw-ups). He was in Flatliners, Backdraft, and The Squid and the Whale, and has shown up on shows like Gossip Girl and Dirty Sexy Money. He also did a documentary on breast cancer!
As for Stephen Baldwin, he’s had some great roles in movies like The Usual Suspects but has ultimately squandered his star power by doing weird things like challenging former President Obama to a boxing match. He’s a born again Christian who’s quoted the Bible on Celebrity Big Brother. There’s a psychology theory about siblings in this story somewhere, but we don’t have the time to get into all of that today.
3. Julia And Lisa Roberts
Julia Roberts has several siblings, but she might not be a great one to them. She has several siblings, one of whom was her half-sister, Nancy Motes. When they were younger, Julia Roberts was pretty terrible to her. “When I was in high school and she was an adult, she would just let me know that I was definitely overweight,” Motes told The Daily News. “She would make it quite clear to me and in a not-so-nice a manner. “It just makes me feel incredibly hurt and very sad.” Not long after that sit-down, Nancy Motes committed suicide.
As for her other siblings, Eric and Lisa, they’re also players in Hollywood, but they’re not as famous as Julia. Lisa, in particular, has had a fairly prolific career, but it’s often overshadowed by her younger sister and even her niece Emma Roberts of American Horror Story fame. She was also in the same episode of Friends that Julia Roberts was back in 1996. We don’t know much about their relationship, but hopefully, it isn’t anything like what happened between Julia and Nancy Motes.
According to a report from the Mirror, Nancy killed herself specifically as an act of revenge against Julia, who was up for an Oscar for her role in August: Osage County at the time. As for Julia, she was reportedly trying to get her sister help. “Julia tried in vain over the years, even in the last six months, to get Nancy to go to rehab,” a source told celebrity website RadarOnline. “Nancy refused the offers and that is when she would often publicly lash out at Julia. It hurt Julia, but she knew her sister was battling addiction.”
2. Jude And Natasha Law
Natasha Law might not have the glowing Hollywood looks of her younger brother Jude, but she has the admiration of a legion of fans, including Gwyneth Paltrow. She’s an artist who focuses on feminine beauty. She did an interview with Vogue a few years ago to talk about her solo exhibit that was about to be unveiled in partnership with MaxMara. “It’s become really important to me that I work with my friends as models, as the resonance of that affection and relationship is hopefully there,” says Law. “There is some quality of real, everyday female ‘whatness’ that I don’t get tired of exploring.”
Her project was called “Inside Out” and it focuses on women in various stages of undress. “I like the slightly ungainly moments of undressing where you’ve got the vest pulled over you and you’re sort of headless,” says Law. She’s doing totally different things from her younger brother Jude, who’s starred in a ton of different movies and been nominated for a variety of awards. While Jude Law is definitely the most famous of the siblings, Natasha Law is clearly doing great things.
1. Simon And Nicholas Cowell
While Simon is by far the most famous brother, Nicholas Cowell has achieved a lot. Nicholas would be the overachieving kid in any other family: he’s a successful businessman worth millions of dollars and has a reputation of making the right investments and being very sensible. That’s how he survived the 2008 recession: by learning from the downturns of the very late 1980s.
“We’re very cautious. We’ve never been sitting on huge amounts of debt… By the time this recession started, we already felt the market was too hot, and people had been paying too much for property. So we took our foot off the gas,” he told the Independent. While he followed his father’s footsteps into business, his older (by 18 months) brother Simon elected to get into entertainment, making a name for himself by finding some of the best, most marketable talent in the world.
However, as kids, they were just regular brothers.”We were competitive like any brothers are,” he admits, “but we got on very well.” While Nicholas Cowell isn’t ugly by any stretch of the imagination and Simon Cowell isn’t a heartthrob, it’s not that hard to give the edge to physical attraction to Simon.
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