Beautiful actresses are some of the most interesting creatures on the planet. They're kind of like average-looking actresses except better. Okay, we've gotten off on the wrong foot. We know that there are people who pretend they don't judge an actress' looks when they see them. Yeah, us too. But that's taking the easy way out. Everyone can judge an actress' performance, but it takes a trained eye to critique their looks. In all seriousness, we can pretend that looks don't mean a thing in the film industry, but we would only be ignoring simple truths. Since the very beginning of cinema, beautiful women have dominated the ranks of actresses. This is the way it was, is, and probably always will be. Sure, these days, there are plenty more roles available for talented actresses who may not have the whole package–looks and all–but look at the top earners list. Every single year, since the very beginning, at least 90% of the top-earning actresses have been beautiful. It's a way of life.
But we don't want to settle with just being part of the crowd. Just because everyone judges the beauty of actresses doesn't mean we have to. Rather than sit here and tell you how beautiful all the gorgeous females in the film industry are, we've decided to take a look at their daughters. It makes perfect sense that attractive women have attractive children. Add in the fact that the mothers on this list are rich and likely have attractive husbands or baby-daddies, and you've got the perfect recipe for some really hot young women. Each of the females on this list are the offspring of a famous actress. Their mothers are hot or were considered hot in their day and now, their daughter's beauty has surpassed them. But let's not cry about what's gone; let's celebrate what we have in front of us. Here are 15 Hot Actresses Whose Daughters Are Better-looking.
15 Isabella Rossellini - Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann
There was a time when the Italian actress Isabella Rossellini was one of the most desirable women on the planet. Her sultriness and foreignness combined to make her one incredible package. Although she is probably best known to us for her performance in Blue Velvet, Rossellini was a colossal star. Her appearance on Friends on Ross' list of celebrities he could sleep with if given the chance, perfectly encapsulated what she meant to the general public. Now, it may have snuck up on you like it did us, but Rossellini also happens to have a gorgeous model for a daughter. Even though we didn't even get the memo of her birth, let alone her growth into a fully grown hot woman, here she is. Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann is now 33 years old, a model, and a food writer. She's stunning like her mom.
14 Lisa Marie Presley - Riley Keough
Okay, so maybe Lisa Marie Presley is not much of an actress. She was in several music videos acting around, though, so we're counting her. Fine, maybe her window of hotness wasn't as long as some of the other actresses on this list, but you can't tell us with a straight face that she wasn't hot in her prime years. Maybe you could make an argument, but we won't be buying it. One thing we can all agree on is that Riley Keough, Presley's daughter and Elvis' granddaughter, is very attractive. Keough is also becoming a hell of an actress. She was in Mad Max: Fury Road and American Honey, which was probably her best performance to date. Keough is 28 now and turning into a startlingly beautiful woman.
13 Linda Carter - Jessica Altman
Linda Carter will always be Wonder Woman for a certain generation. Because of the Wonder Woman TV show in the '70s, Carter was one of the most loved and pined over women in the world. The fact that she was playing a sexy superhero helped, but Carter was sexy all on her own. Crowned Miss World America in 1972, Altman would have a decent career outside of the Wonder Woman TV show, but nothing would ever eclipse that early fame. She has two children, a daughter and a son, and not much is known about either, except that the daughter, Jessica Altman, is gorgeous. There is one picture that floats around of the very attractive Ashley Zesoro, an actress who is completely unrelated to Carter that many try to pass off as Carter's daughter. But, the real Jessica Altman is every bit as good-looking. From the early days, Carter has dabbled with singing and has put out a few albums. Her daughter, Jessica, now joins her onstage for the odd duet and is featured on the album.
12 Marla Maples - Tiffany Trump
It's always the last name of Tiffany Trump that gets all the press. It is understandable, though. Being the daughter of the host of The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice makes everyone want to talk about Tiffany's dad, but we want to talk about her mother, Marla Maples, who is a celebrity as well. Maples was a model, and she was in the films Executive Decision, Happiness, and Black and White. That's more than Trump ever did. His biggest role outside of The Apprentice was in The Little Rascals. Of the girls in the family, Tiffany is the youngest. These days, she is a 23-year-old internet personality; whatever that means. She was once an aspiring musician but that never panned out. She's also a model. She interned at Vogue for a while, which probably had nothing to do with her last name. She's attractive.
11 Susan Sarandon - Eva Amurri
10 Andie MacDowell - Rainey And Margaret Qualley
By the time Andie MacDowell starred in Groundhog Day, she was already 35 years old. Obviously, she still looked great at that age, but the movie was nine years after Sex, Lies, and Videotape where she looked really amazing. MacDowell may not have been the s*x symbol that some of these actresses were, but she was gorgeous. Her daughters, Rainey and Margaret Qualley, are even more gorgeous. Rainey is a 27-year-old actress. She hasn't yet become a star like her mom, but she has the looks for the business. Margaret is the younger sister. She's 22 and has shown that she might be the more successful of the two, already landing a big role on The Leftovers. In matters of attractiveness, they're all winners.
9 Kim Basinger - Ireland Baldwin
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin's daughter, Ireland, first became known to us years ago when Basinger and Baldwin were fighting publicly, and Ireland's name got dragged into it. Baldwin had left Ireland a voicemail in which he called her a "thoughtless little pig." This got leaked, presumably by Basinger, and the media had a field day with it. That was when she was a kid. These days, Ireland is tall and beautiful and is modeling. Like her mother, Ireland got into the modeling world at a young age. At 6'2" and looking as beautiful as ever, this is a career choice that fits her strengths well. It's unclear if, like mommy, Ireland will move into the acting world. She did have a small role in Grudge Match, playing the younger version of Basinger's character, but she has nothing else on the horizon. Throughout the '80s and '90s, Basinger was one of the world's most desirable woman, so to say that Ireland could hold a candle to her might seem crazy, but just take a look at this gorgeous 21-year-old.
8 Goldie Hawn - Kate Hudson
Goldie Hawn has been around for a long time. She wasn't always the s*x symbol she would later become, but she was always an eye candy of sorts. On her early television gigs, she often found herself in bikinis and playing the giggling bimbo character. Later on, she acquired a more seductive persona and her acting career blew up. Her daughter, Kate Hudson, however, was seen as much more of a s*x symbol from day one. Hudson has been front and center for quite a while now and has always looked amazing in front of the camera. Her career as an actress might be belittled by some because of the rom-com genre she has been known to stick within, but she's made an astounding career for herself.
7 Nicole Mitchell Murphy - Bria Murphy
Bria Murphy's old man, Eddie Murphy, might be more famous than her mom, Nicole Mitchell Murphy, but that doesn't matter. Nicole is a model and a television personality first, actress second. That, too, doesn't matter. She's wildly attractive and looks absolutely amazing for her age. She also has a beautiful daughter. We're here to talk about Bria, though. Bria is 27 years old and models, which is the obvious choice of profession for someone as attractive as she is. Outside of that, we don't have a lot of information about her other than the fact that she's hot.
6 Peggy Lipton - Rashida Jones
When it comes to her parentage, Rashida Jones' father gets the bulk of the media's interest. He's Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer, and Rashida shares his last name. But her mom is quite the star too. Peggy Lipton first rose to fame in television's Mod Squad. Throughout her long-lasting career, she would take on many other popular roles including the character of Norma Jennings in Twin Peaks. Like Rashida, Peggy has a sweet kind of beauty to her. Even during the Twin Peaks years, Lipton was in her mid-40's and looked incredible. Rashida is now following in those ageless shoes. At 41, she is still one of the industry's most attractive women. She's also one of the most talented daughters on this list, appearing in a slew of major films and TV shows. Her comedic chops add to her looks, making her a wonder to behold. It's crazy to think that Peggy is 70. She's a magical woman.
5 Lea Thompson - Zoey Deutch
Lea Thompson was so hot that her son in Back to the Future, Marty McFly, was into her. She was amazing and looked amazing in Howard the Duck, All the Right Moves, and Red Dawn as well. She was a perfect specimen. Now, her daughter, Zoey Deutch, is following close behind. Deutch is gradually making some waves in the industry and looking incredible while doing it. She played the love interest in Everybody Wants Some!! which is probably her best work to date. She was also in Dirty Grandpa and Beautiful Creatures. Like her mom, there's a unique quality to her look that makes her more attractive.
4 Robin Wright - Dylan Penn
Dylan Penn has a bundle of talent and fame mixed into her genes. Her mother is the unbelievably talented Robin Wright, who has been blowing minds with her looks and performances since she was young. These days, she's mostly known for her work on House of Cards, but she might always be connected to Jenny from Forrest Gump. Dylan's father is obviously Sean Penn. He's a pretty good actor as well. Dylan has done some acting like her parents, but the bulk of her work has been in the modeling world. She's the girl in Nick Jonas' "Chains" music video, where she got to blend her modeling and acting together. Her swimsuit modeling is where she's caught the most attention, even being included in Maxim's Hot 100 list in 2014.
3 Heather Locklear - Ava Sambora
When Heather Locklear is your mom, you know you're going to be alright in the looks department. Locklear first came on to the scene in the '80s, and she was an instant s*x symbol. When she was in her 30's on Melrose Place, she gave people something to look forward to each week. As she aged, we realized that she might be attractive until she's in her '80s. Ava Sambora, Locklear's daughter, is taking a different path, thanks to the times. She has acted–appearing in This is 40–but she mostly models online. On Instagram, Sambora has almost 150,000 followers basically just look at pictures of her just living her life.
2 Jaclyn Smith - Spencer Margaret Richmond
The stunning Jaclyn Smith played Kelly Garrett on Charlie's Angels alongside her costars, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett, Smith became an instant star. The trio of gorgeous women were everywhere, largely because of their looks. Smith would continue acting, but she's never been thought of as anyone other than one of Charlie's smoking hot angels. These days, Smith appears to have dabbled too readily in the discount plastic surgery bin, but her daughter, Spencer Margaret Richmond, is picking up the slack. Richmond has done a little acting herself and some modeling with her mom, but her real claim to fame is that she's married to Fran Kranz, one of Joss Whedon's go-to actors. Kranz has been in Cabin in the Woods, Dollhouse, and Much Ado About Nothing.
1 Christie Brinkley - Sailor Brinkley
Sailor Brinkley is just 19 and already becoming a big time swimsuit model. Now, if you would have asked us what Christie Brinkley's daughter did, even before we saw her, we would have guessed that she's a model. Like most of the women on this list, Brinkley was a huge s*x symbol in her prime. Before her daughter took this career, Brinkley was a swimsuit model in her early days as well. Her modeling took her almost everywhere, and she became one of the top and most recognizable models in the world. This brought her into the world of acting, landing small roles in National Lampoon's Vacation, Mad About You, and more recently, Parks and Recreation. Well, her daughter may not be considered one of the most beautiful women in the world like her mama, but give her a little time. She's still young and those genes need time to fully blossom. She's off to a really strong start, though. This past year, the entire Brinkley clan did a photo shoot for Sport's Illustrated, and Christie and her two daughters took the cover. It was a good moment for all of humankind.
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