People often look at their favorite celebrities as role models and some fans never lose interest in their favorite public personalities, even as they are slowly drifting away from the spotlight. Sometimes, when the children of these famous people follow in their parents’ footsteps, it’s almost as if the heroes of our childhoods have been given an elixir of youth and made their way back into our lives.
Even though being the child of a celebrity can make things easier in some instances, making a name for yourself in Hollywood is always difficult, no matter who your parents are. Originally published by Architecture World, here are eight daughters with famous dads who made it thanks to the talent that was passed down to them through their genes, rather than the famous surnames on their IDs.
1. Rowan Atkinson and Lily Sastry Atkinson
Lily is one of Atkinson’s two daughters. She pursued an acting career and in addition to having small roles in her dad’s two films, Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007) and Johnny English Reborn (2011), she has performed in the famous Chelsea cabaret club, The Pheasantry.
2. Don Johnson and Dakota Johnson
Twenty-eight-year-old Dakota, who is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, as well as the granddaughter of Golden Globe Winner, Tippi Hedren has entered her parents’ and grandparent’s league by delivering memorable roles in Fifty Shades Of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker.
3. Johnny Depp and Lilly Rose Depp
Lilly first appeared in front of cameras when she presented a summer clothing line in Chanel’s Métiers d’ Art Show in New York two years ago. She looks so much like her father, doesn’t she?
4. Eminem and Hailie Scott
Hailie Scott made sure to keep away from the limelight during the teens but she couldn’t avoid the attention as Eminem’s daughter on social media. The born Detroiter is studying Michigan State University after graduating from high school with honors, and even though she doesn’t have a career yet, her 677k following on Instagram might suggest she has a future in the modeling industry.
5. Jude Law and Iris Law
Jude Law, who famously brought Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick Doctor Watson to life, has a beautiful 17-year-old daughter named Iris who has been blessed with her father’s the charm and is pursuing a modeling career. Many also see features of her mom’s, Sadie Frost, in the young beauty.
Iris made her modeling debut when she appeared on the pages of Illustrated People in 2015 and is working for Burberry’s beauty line.
6. Alec Baldwin and Ireland Baldwin
Los Angeles-born Ireland definitely takes after her famous father. The 22-year-old is currently pursuing a modeling and acting career, signing for IMG Models in 2013 and appearing in a swimwear editorial for the New York Post, also appearing in the 2013 movie Grudge Match, alongside Sly Stallone and Robert De Niro.
7. Sylvester Stallone and his daughters
Nineteen-year-old Sistine Rose Stallone has been going strong in her modeling career, walking for Chanel and working with brands like Dolce & Gabbana in Milan.
Her 15-year-old sister Scarlet, on the other hand, says she’s still too young to decide on her future career.
8. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Katherine Schwarzenegger
The former California Governor’s eldest daughter, 27-year-old Katherine is a writer who wrote a book entitled Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who’s Been There and Back in 2010. She has a degree in Communications from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.