In today’s world, it’s quite common for entire families to be celebrities. Brothers and sisters, cousins, parents and children and distant relatives, who specialize in various forms of entertainment, have all made their mark in Hollywood. Obviously, this brings a whole new meaning to keeping all the money in the family.
Celebrity kids are also favorites among those who are fans of the children’s parents. After all, who doesn’t love seeing an adorable new baby who is born into fame? As these children grow, many of them prove to have talent and ambition. Of course, they are also automatically in the spotlight because of their already-famous parents, which is an advantage if the kids want to get into “the business.”
Every now and then, celebrity kids come along who have even more star power than their Hollywood moms and dads. In these instances, the public waits in anticipation for the day these children are old enough to truly make their mark in acting or music. Some celebrity children already have a pretty strong social media following, and are even mentioned in entertainment news stories. This is a sign that they are well on their way to being full-fledged superstars. Here are 12 celeb kids who will likely be more famous than their parents.
12 Lily-Rose Depp
Lily-Rose Depp is the daughter of heartthrob movie star Johnny Depp, but the elder Depp will likely not be acting for much longer. Lily-Rose, however, is just entering the Hollywood scene as a beautiful model, and has recently made the news for stating that she is “gender/sexually fluid". Her mom, Vanessa Paradis, is also a model, so there’s no doubt that Lily-Rose will continue to be fierce on the runways for years to come. Her good looks and ability to connect with the alternative culture of her generation makes the perfect formula for her to enjoy a long life as a celebrity, long after people have forgotten about her dad.
11 Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner is the baby of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, but she’s definitely the one getting the most attention these days. She’s made the news lately for dating rapper Tyga (who is in his mid 20s), and the two began their relationship when Jenner was only 17 (she’s 18 now). Kylie has also gotten way more “work” done than any teenager should have, and made news for getting lip injections. Her bold style (she’s been known to wear blue and green hair) and sense of style is likely to make her a fashion icon for years to come. People will definitely be talking about her long after they’ve forgotten about her parents, Kris and Caitlyn.
10 Rumer Willis
After winning Dancing With The Stars, Rumer Willis showed everyone that she’s not content to live in her famous parents’ shadows. Willis is the daughter of actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. Even though Rumer’s parents divorced years ago and married other people, they have remained friendly, and were in the crowd to show their support for their daughter. Rumer has gotten some negative attention online from critics who don’t think she’s “pretty enough” to be Bruce and Demi’s daughter, but she’s handled the criticism quite well. She’s also got lots of followers on social media, where she shows off her edgy hairstyles and tattoos. Rumer’s also got a great singing voice (which she got the chance to showcase on Dancing With the Stars), so it’s just a matter of time before she’s more famous than her mom and dad.
9 Brooklyn Beckham
Brooklyn is the oldest son of David and Victoria Beckham, and he’s quite handsome. This is no surprise, since his dad is almost as well-known for his good looks as his soccer skills. Brooklyn’s mom is pretty hot as well, and has made a name for herself in the fashion world after rising to fame as Posh Spice of The Spice Girls. The young Beckham has already graced the cover of two magazines, Man About Town and Rollacoaster, so a career in modeling could be in his future. Brooklyn was also seen spending time with young starlet Chloe Grace Moretz, in 2014, so chances are he’ll be known for his high-profile relationships as well. Of course, young Beckham also has the option of becoming a star athlete or a singer, so he’ll be in the spotlight for quite some time.
8 E.J. Johnson
E.J. Johnson recently rose to fame as one of the stars of the reality show, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. He is the son of basketball legend Magic Johnson and businesswoman Cookie Johnson. The young Johnson has spoken openly about coming out to his family, and the love and support that he’s received, which makes him relevant to pop culture. He’s also well-known for his sleek and elegant style, and was recently in the news once again for his impressive weight loss. Chances are we’ll see E.J. gracing the red carpet as a fashion coordinator, or designing his own clothing line soon.
7 Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith is the teenage son of actors and musicians Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith. He’s already been in several movies, including the modern remake of The Karate Kid and The Pursuit of Happyness, which he starred in with his father. The young Smith has been in the media, along with his sister Willow, for saying some pretty outlandish things (apparently he thinks school stunts children’s educations), but it’s those kinds of things that are going to keep him in the press for years. Jaden is also a rapper like his dad, so if his movie career slows down, he can always drop an album or two.
6 Zoe Kravitz
Model/actress Zoe Kravitz is the beautiful daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, who is most well-known for her role as Denise on The Cosby Show, and its spin-off, A Different World. Zoe has followed in her dad’s footsteps and has a band called Lolawolf, and has used her good looks to her advantage to model for Coach. She’s also taken a page from her mother’s career book and is known for appearing in the Divergent movie series. Zoe is also becoming a fashion icon for her boho chic style, which looks pretty similar to the edgy and fashion-forward clothes her mom used to wear on The Cosby Show. Since she’s known for being a model, actress and singer, she’ll be in the business long after people forget who her parents are.
5 Willow Smith
Singer Willow Smith has a promising future in music if she plays her cards right. She likely gets her love for music from her parents, actor/rapper Will Smith and actress/rock band frontwoman Jada Pinkett Smith. She definitely got Jay-Z’s attention when she sang for him and went on to release her single “Whip My Hair.” Aside from her musical talent, Willow is known for having an outrageous sense of style. She (and her parents) often get criticized for letting Willow grow up too soon and allowing her to shave her head, but as long as people are talking, it’s highly likely that she’ll eclipse her parents in fame one day.
4 Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner has definitely made a name for herself in the modeling industry. While there’s no denying that she got her start in Hollywood by being part of the Kardashian family, she’s certainly gotten serious about her craft and wants to be known for her modeling talent. Kendall has graced the runway for designers like Marc Jacobs and Chanel, and has also worked with Estee Lauder. She’s also modeled with young stars like Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevigne, and unlike her siblings and parents, perhaps it’s Kendall’s lack of antics that will make her more famous that her family.
3 Dakota Johnson
You may know Dakota Johnson from her starring role in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey as Anastasia Steele, but she’s actually been famous all of her life. That’s because her grandma was Tippi Hedren of The Birds and her dad, Don Johnson, was a popular actor in the 1980s, due to his work on Miami Vice. Johnson’s mother is actress Melanie Griffith, who is still well-known for her 1980s movie Working Girl. Johnson’s role in Fifty Shades of Grey made her one of the rising stars to watch right now, and she’s already been confirmed for sequels to the movie. Honestly, Grey did better than many of the movies and television shows that her parents starred in. That’s probably why she’s going to end up being more famous than them.
2 Blue Ivy
Blue Ivy was a celebrity before she was even born. Everyone cheered in amazement when Beyonce finally confirmed the rumors that she was pregnant by revealing her growing baby bump after a rousing awards show performance of her song Love On Top. Fans were amazed that Beyonce was still able to sound amazing and execute all her dance moves perfectly, even with child. When she and her rapper/mogul husband Jay-Z finally welcomed Blue Ivy into the world, the media was hungry for photos, but the couple decided to share the first pictures of their baby on their personal blog. Blue Ivy is just a toddler, but she’s already famous for her adorable hairstyles, outfits and facial expressions. Maybe she’ll be a rapper like her dad, or maybe she’ll grow up to be an award-winning singer like her mom. Or maybe she’ll do both. Either way, she’s poised to be super-famous.
1 North West
North West’s leather jackets and tutus have pretty much made her a style icon, even though she’s still a toddler. The daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, North is born into fame on both sides. Her dad is known for his colorful commentary (he’s also a pretty talented rapper and producer) and her mom is, well, Kim Kardashian. She has lots of options when it comes to her future career. She could get into the music business like Kanye, or she could be known for her style and business savvy like Kim. We wouldn’t be surprised if she made her mark in both industries, or if she becomes a worldwide superstar.