16 Actors With Famous Parents You Didn't Know About

It seems to be some sort of Hollywood trend that the children of famous stars go on to be stars themselves. We see it all the time and often begin to wonder who in Hollywood is not connected. There are endless cases of stars with famous parents, and this list aims to look at those actors in Hollywood that you had no idea had famous parents. Sometimes, these actors don’t bother to mention their famous family; this is often due to wanting to make a name for themselves, away from their mom or dad’s shadow. These stars want to rely solely on their own talent.

Yes, we admit, although these stars may come from households of fame, most managed to stay in the spotlight due to their own talent and capability. Their parents may have been able to get them some early auditions or roles, but if the ability isn’t there, this parental influence won’t last long, no matter how famous they may be. So, let's take a look at the list and see some of the connections between these actors and their parents that you may have never realized before. It may even make you believe that talent is genetic...

16 Rashida Jones


15 Eva Amurri Martino

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14 Kate Cassidy


13 Alexander Skarsgard


12 Grace Gummer


11 Chris Pine


10 Drew Barrymore


9 Matthew Broderick

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8 Dakota Johnson

7 Jennifer Aniston

6 Blake Lively


5 Gwyneth Paltrow

4 Kate Hudson

3 Billie Lourd


2 Carrie Fisher

1 Mariska Hargitay


Many individuals will recognize Mariska Hargitay from her portrayal of NYPD Special Victim’s Unit Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC drama series Law and Order SVU. This role has allowed Mariska to display just how much of a talented actress she is; the star has been awarded numerous awards throughout her time on the show, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe. It all becomes clear, however, where Mariska gets her talent from when you learn that her mother is none other than 50s actress and sex symbol Jayne Mansfield. Mansfield was a huge star up until her untimely death in 1967, from injuries she sustained in a terrible car accident. Mariska, who was only three years old at the time, was a passenger in the car but escaped with only minor injuries. Years later Mariska chose to follow in her mother’s footsteps and has succeeded in having a successful career herself.

Sources: IMDB, Bustle, Wikipedia

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