What The Living Descendants Of Classic Hollywood's Most Famous Actors Look Like Today

Speaking of Classic Hollywood’s golden ages, we think about many legendary actors who graced the silver screen. Men actors like Cary Grant, James Stewart, James Dean, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, etc… melted the heart of many audiences, especially girls as they dream of a lover like them. For women actresses, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor also gripped much attention and drove any movie to success. All of them pretty much contributed to the movie industry. They become models for posterity.
The descendants of Hollywood’s golden generation are also very successful in their acting careers. They presumably inherit fame, talent, and beauty from their parents. Michael Douglas is such a talented actor and director, like his father Michael Douglas. Or Cary Grant's Daughter - Jennifer Grant is as beautiful as her mother.
In this post, we enlist 12 incredible classic Hollywood superstars’ descendants. They are as successful as their parents that earned many triumphs in their acting careers. Let’s dive into it!

#1 Michael Douglas - Kirk Douglas's Son

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Michael Kirk Douglas is the elder son of “legend” Kirk Douglas and actress Diana Dill. Just like his father, he is an actor and producer and has made many strives in his career over a half-century. So far, he earned two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and the list goes on.Some of his most remarkable roles are Jack Colton in the 1985 sequel “The Jewel of the Nile”, Gordon Gekko in “Oliver Stone's Wall Street” (1987), and latest, the aging acting coach in Chuck Lorre's comedy series – “The Kominsky Method”. He also produced many impressive movies, such as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” (1975), “The China Syndrome” (1979), “Romancing the Stone” (1984), etc…
He is still active as an actor, and he will star in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, which is going to be released the next year.

#2 Patrick Wayne - John Wayne's Son

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Patrick Wayne is the second son of actor John Wayne and his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz. He is also an actor and starred in over 40 films, including eleven with his father. Besides, he is also the host of The Monte Carlo Show (1980), and Tic-Tac-Dough (1990).

#3 Fraser Clarke Heston - Charlton Heston's Son

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Fraser Clarke Heston is the son of actor Charlton Heston and actress Lydia Clarke. He is more active as a film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He made his directing debut with the release of the movie "The Wild Man of the Navidad" in 2001. Additionally, he was the director of "The Legend of Pancho Barnes" (2008).

#4 Jamie Lee Curtis - Tony Curtis And Janet Leigh's Daughter

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Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of the famous actor Tony Curtis and actress Janet Leigh. Like her parents, she has a fruitful acting career with many accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Film Award, etc… She has had many impressive roles, including Hannah Miller on “ABC's Anything But Love” (1989–1992), Cathy Munsch on “Scream Queens” (2015–16), and latest, an IRS inspector - Deirdre Beaubeirdre in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (2022).
She is still active in acting. Her fans are awaiting her performance in “Haunted Mansion” and “Borderlands”, which will release next year.

#5 Stephen And Cecilia Peck - Gregory Peck's Son And Daughter

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Cecilia Peck is the daughter of the “12th-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood Cinema” - Gregory Peck and his second wife Veronique Passani. She is a film producer, director, and actress. Peck was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for The Portrait, in which she portrayed the daughter of her father's character. Concerning her direction, she directed and produced “Shut Up & Sing”, which brought her many triumphs, including a Special Jury Prize at the Chicago Film Festival.
While Stephen is the son of Gregory Peck and his first wife. He is a Vietnam veteran.

#6 Maria Riva, Marlene Dietrich's Daughter

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American actress, writer, and activist Maria Riva is the daughter of Marlene Dietrich, who is also a famous Hollywood star. In the 1950s, she had a career in television. She has acted in many movies for a long time. Her latest role is in a short film entitled “All Aboard” in 2018.

#7 Mariska Hargitay - Jayne Mansfield's Daughter

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Mariska Hargitay is the daughter of a famous actress, singer, and Playboy Playmate Jayne Mansfield. She is outstanding for her role in as New York Police Department Lieutenant Olivia Benson on the NBC drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Besides, she has received a plethora of awards and nominations for her role on the show, including a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe. She is joining the Gusty TV series, which will release soon.

#8 Christina Crawford - Joan Crawford's Daughter

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Christina Crawford is the daughter of Joan Crawford - one of Hollywood's most prominent movie stars and one of the highest-paid women in the United States. She is well-known for her 1978 memoir and exposé, Mommie Dearest. She’s currently not active in acting anymore.

#9 Chris Lemmon - Jack Lemmon's Son

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Chris Lemmon is the son of “the most successful tragi-comedian” Jack Lemmon. Chris is an actor and author. He starred in three movies with his father: Airport '77 (1977), That's Life! (1986), and Dad (1989).

#10 Peter Fonda - Henry Fonda's Son

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Peter Fonda is the son of Hollywood star Henry Fonda. Just like his father, he has a prosperous acting career with many awards. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2019 due to a respiratory failure caused by lung cancer.

#11 Aissa Wayne - John Wayne's Daughter

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Aissa Wayne is the sister of Patrick Wayne, and also John Wayne's Daughter. She is an actress and a lawyer. She stared at several movies, including McLintock! (1963), The Alamo (1960), and Hollywood Greats (1977).

#12 Jennifer Grant - Cary Grant's Daughter

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American actress Jennifer Diane Grant was born on February 26, 1966. She is the only child of Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon. She is most recognized for her roles in the television shows Movie Stars and Beverly Hills, 90210.

#13 Isabella Rossellini - Ingrid Bergman's Daughter

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Isabella Rossellini is the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian neorealist film director Roberto Rossellini. She is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. She is well-known for her successful tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet (1986) and Death Becomes Her (1992). Rossellini also earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Crime of the Century (1996). Her latest role is Jane in “Land of Dreams” (2021).

#14 Sam Robards, Lauren Bacall's Son

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Sam Robards is the son of To Have and Have Not actress - Lauren Bacall. He is an actor and had many impressive roles. One of them is Henry Swinton in the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

#15 Edoardo Ponti - Sophia Loren's Son

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Edoardo Ponti is the son of famous actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti Sr. He is currently an Italian director. His latest product was The Life Ahead, released in 2020.

#16 Melanie Griffith - Tippi Hedren's Daughter

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Melanie Griffith is the daughter of a famous actress and model - Tippi Hedren. Like her mother, she is beautiful and has made many strives in her acting career. Her latest role is Tess in the American comedy-drama “The High Note” (2020).

#17 Michael Wilding Jr. - Elizabeth Taylor's Son

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Michael Wilding Jr is the son of a famous actor couple - Michael Wilding and Elizabeth Taylor. He boasts of attractiveness that came from his parents. He is an actor, well-known for roles in Dallas (1978), Deadly Illusion (1987), and Guiding Light (1952).

#18 Cheryl Crane - Lana Turner's Daughter

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Cheryl Crane is the only child of actress Lana Turner and her second husband - actor-turned-restaurateur Steve Crane. She is an American retired real estate broker and author. She briefly worked as a model.

#19 Yasmin Aga Khan - Rita Hayworth's Daughter

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American philanthropist Princess Yasmin Aga Khan is well-recognized for increasing public awareness of Alzheimer's disease. She is the third child of Prince Aly Khan, who served as Pakistan's UN representative from February 1958 until he died in 1960, and Rita Hayworth, an American actress, and dancer.

#20 Maria Cooper Janis, Gary Cooper's Daughter

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Maria Cooper Janis is the daughter of a famous actor - Gary Cooper, who is known for his strong, quiet screen persona and understated acting style. She is a painter and has had much memorable artwork.
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