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30 Celebrities Who Are Grandchildren Of Famous People

Sometimes, the stories told about the forefathers can inspire people to follow in their footsteps. And famous people are not the exception. There are many celebrities who succeeded in making a name for themselves without flaunting the names of their grandparents. In fact, you probably still wouldn’t know some of them had legendary grandparents if it were not for this list!

You may know Dakota Johnson for her impressive roles in “Fifty Shades of Grey” and her famous parents, Melanie Griffth and Don Johnson. But her grandmother might be a bigger surprise; she was a very famous actress. Dakota’s grandmother, Tippi Hedren, is recognized for her roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and “Marine.”

In this list, we don’t just gather the actors or famous people who work in the entertainment industry; there are celebrities who have followed in their legendary grandparents’ footsteps in other fields. Let’s scroll down to find out more!

#1 Anne Gwynne And Chris Pine

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Chris Pine is a well-known actor who has been in films such as “Princess Diaries,” “Star Trek,” and “Wonder Woman.” Anne Gwynne, his grandmother, is regarded as one of the earliest scream queens.

#2 Albert Einstein And Bernard Einstein

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Bernard Einstein was one of Albert Einstein’s three biological grandsons who worked as an engineer throughout his life, receiving many patents in the field of electronics.

#3 Steve Mcqueen And Steven R. Mcqueen

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Steven R. McQueen, a 32-year-old American actor, and model, is the actor who plays Jeremy Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries. Steve McQueen, the “King of Cool”, was his grandfather.

#4 Charlie Chaplin And Oona Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin is Oona’s grandad who was a cinema icon. Oona Castilla Chaplin, who was born in Spain, focuses on British and Spanish films.

#5 Walter Huston And Anjelica Huston

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Anjelica Huston, granddaughter of Canadian actor and singer Walter Huston, followed in her grandfather’s (and father’s) footsteps by winning an Academy Award in the 1980s. She is also well-known as an actress, director, producer, and author.

#6 Jacqueline Onassis And Rose Schlossberg

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Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, the granddaughter of both First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and US President John F. Kennedy, is often compared to her grandmother.

#7 Clark Gable And Clark Gable III

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Clark Gable was known as “The King of Hollywood,” having appeared in over 60 films. He was also the grandfather of the late Clark James Gable, an American actor and television host who died of an overdose.

#8 Gregory Peck And Ethan Peck

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Ethan Peck, who played young Spock in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, is the grandson of Gregory Peck (Spellbound, Roman Holiday, and others). He was Mary-Kate Olsen’s first onscreen kiss, among his many TV appearances as a young actress.

#9 Elizabeth Taylor And Quinn Tivey

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Although Elizabeth Taylor was a well-known Hollywood actress, she was Grandma to Quinn Tivey. Quinn manages his grandmother’s inheritance and foundation as a trustee.

#10 Princess Diana And Princess Charlotte

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Princess Charlotte never met her late grandmother Princess Diana, but she is now a children’s fashion icon at the age of five.

#11 Elvis Presley And Riley Keough

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31-year-old Danielle Riley Keough is Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s eldest granddaughter. She began modeling at the age of 15, appearing in ads for Dior, D&G, and Vogue. She’s also noted for her work in indie films.

#12 Henry Fonda And Bridget Fonda

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Henry Fonda, a film and stage actor who has appeared in over 100 films, is the granddaughter of the now 57-year-old American actress who made her breakthrough in Easy Rider (1969).

#13 Audrey Hepburn And Emma Ferrer

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Swiss-born Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer, who was born in 1994, debuted as a model in 2014 on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. Emma is a UNICEF spokesperson and UNHCR Ambassador to the United States, just like her grandmother, who is most known for her role in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” but was also an active humanitarian.

#14 Ingrid Bergman And Elettra Wiedemann

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Electra Rosellini Wiedemann’s grandmother is Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, who is best known for her roles in Casablanca and other films.

#15 Ringo Starr And Tatia Starkey

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Tatia is famous for her striking likeness to Ringo Starr and for being a musician, despite the fact that the legendary Beatle has seven grandkids.

#16 Bob Dylan And Pablo Dylan

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Pablo Dylan, Bob Dylan’s grandson, who famously referred to his grandfather as the “Jay-Z of his time” and has drawn many comparisons to his award-winning singer-songwriter relative, began his career as a rapper.

#17 Roald Dahl And Sophie Dahl

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Sophie is the author of “The Man with the Dancing Eyes” and a former model, as well as the granddaughter of Roald Dahl, the famed British novelist. In 2019, she also released Madame Badobedah, a children’s book.

#18 Marlon Brando And Tuki Brando

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Marlon Brando’s grandson, who appeared in the TechnoMarine marketing campaign, is believed to bear a striking likeness to his late grandfather, the Hollywood film star of Streetcar Named Desire.

#19 Nelson Mandela And Zoleka Mandela

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Zoleka Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, is a well-known writer and activist. She is recognized for being frank about her addictions, the death of her daughter, and her battle with breast cancer.

#20 Grace Kelly And Charlotte Casiraghi

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Charlotte Casiraghi, the 34-year-old granddaughter of Grace Kelly, a former American film actress who became “Princess of Monaco,” is a journalist and writer who was the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s 2018 fashion campaign.

#21 Tippi Hedren And Stella Banderas

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Stella del Carmen Banderas, the daughter of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, and also a granddaughter of Tippi Hedren. She co-starred in Crazy in Alabama with her parents.

#22 Winston Churchill And Arabella Churchill

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You might be surprised to know that Winston Churchill’s granddaughter was one of the founders of Glastonbury Festival and also founded and led the charity Children’s World.

#23 Ernest Hemingway And Dree Hemingway

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It’s easy to infer her relationship to her great-grandfather, novelist Ernest Hemingway, based on her last name. Dree worked in the fashion industry and in indie films.

#24 Paul Burke And Alia Shawkat

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The 31-year-old actress and producer Alia Shawkat, playing Maeby Fünke in “Arrested Development”, is the granddaughter of Paul Burke, an actor with leading roles in “Naked City” and “12 O’Clock High”.

#25 Patty Duke And Ali Astin

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Ali Astin, known for her roles in “The Lord of the Rings” and “Bad Kids of Crestview Academy,” is the granddaughter of actress and health advocate Patty Duke.

#26 Debbie Reynolds And Billie Lourd

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Debbie Reynolds, an American actress who had a 70-year career in the industry, is Billie Lourd’s grandmother from “Scream Queens” and “American Horror Story”.

#27 Kirk Douglas And Cameron Douglas

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The son of Michael Douglas and grandson of star Kirk Douglas made news after getting arrested several times for drug charges and facing prison time. He, like his father and grandfather, is an actor and the author of the novel “Long Way Home.”

#28 Bob Elliott And Abby Elliott

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She is the third generation of the Elliot family to appear on “Saturday Night Live,” and she is the granddaughter of American comedian and actor Bob Elliot.

#29 Donald Sutherland And Sarah Sutherland

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The granddaughter of Kiefer Sutherland is also an actress! Sarah is a Canadian-American actress who starred in the TV show “Veep” as Catherine Mayer.

#30 Tippy Hedren And Dakota Johnson

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Dakota is the granddaughter of Tippi Hedren, a famous model, actress, and animal rights activist, and has famous parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Dakota went on to have a successful acting and modeling career, and is most recognized for her role in the “Fifty Shades” film trilogy.