We all know that Hollywood is on the hunt 24/7 for fresh faces and new talent. It seems like every day, there's a new young star making their debut on the modeling, acting, or singing circuit. There’s always a new bunch of up-and-comers ready to steal the show and take the world by storm, and the latest pack of young hopefuls are definitely no strangers to the entertainment industry. Most of them even grew up in the spotlight as the children of very famous parents. There is a bunch of future stars-to-be whose parents have already paved the way for them to be uber-famous and super successful at just about anything they do. These kids are out to prove that they are more than just the product of celebrity moms and dads... and that they have their own set of skills to pay the bills. With a little guidance and perseverance, these emerging talents are sure to go the distance and become celebrities in their own right. Here are 15 rising stars who have ridiculously famous parents.
15 Kaia Gerber
Only fourteen years old, Kaia Gerber certainly has the makings of a future supermodel. The talented young beauty has already worked with prominent fashion designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Alexander Wang, and Miu Miu. Additionally, she is experienced on the catwalk and has already been featured on the cover of Vogue Paris. Where does Kaia Gerber get her knack for high-fashion modeling? From none other than her own mother, the biggest supermodel of all time, Cindy Crawford. Crawford is not only a supermodel, but basically the definition of a supermodel, so it’s no surprise that her daughter is already eager to follow in her footsteps. Crawford has been dubbed one of the hottest women of all time and had a super successful career. She was even featured in an iconic commercial for Pepsi at the height of her career. Kaia’s dad is Randee Gerber, a former model himself and successful in his own right. Take one look at Kaia Gerber and you’ll instantly see that she has what it takes to carry on her family’s legendary dynasty.
14 Ava Sambora
Ava Sambora is nothing short of stunning, and at just eighteen years old, she’s already giving her very famous parents a run for their money. While Sambora may be just starting her career as an actress, appearing in such films as This Is 40, her future in the entertainment industry is already looking super bright. She has caught the attention of many lately after modeling a series of bikinis for a recent ad- campaign with a Malibu-based brand. If her last name sounds familiar, it’s because her father is none other than Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. Bon Jovi released hit after hit and Sambora became a legendary fixture in rock music. Sambora partnered up with someone equally as famous as he is: Heather Locklear. Locklear is pretty much a huge sex symbol, even to this day. She appeared on popular shows such as Dynasty and Melrose Place and was notoriously a knockout in a swimsuit. It’s pretty clear that Ava gets her blonde locks and good looks from her mother, and she is well on her way to sharing the same claim to fame.
13 Kendall Jenner
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you, of course, know who Kendall Jenner is (and you probably love her, too, right?). Kendall was signed to Wilhelmina Models at just fourteen, and since then has become one of the most famous faces in the industry. Kendall has modeled for every big-name brand imaginable and even landed her dream job as a Victoria’s Secret model for their most recent fashion show. She has been featured in endless amounts of magazines, commercials, and ad campaigns. Though her family’s claim to fame precedes her, Kendall has been pretty adamant about making a name for herself on her own terms. Let’s face it, the Kardashians are some of the biggest celebrities in the world, and have been for quite some time. Her mother Kris works as the manager for Kendall and her famous siblings. Oh yeah…and they just so happen to dominate your TV screens with an increasing number of reality shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and I Am Caitlin. Aside from her family’s influence, there’s no denying that Kendall has what it takes to be a top-notch model and has worked hard for her very long and impressive resume.
12 Brooklyn Beckham
Brooklyn Beckham is only seventeen and has already done more than most people who are twice his age. No doubt about it, Brooklyn's already on his way to being a future celebrity. His interests and talents range from professional photography, soccer, and modeling. Brooklyn is the eldest son of David and Victoria Beckham. David is a world-renowned soccer sensation, while Victoria is an accomplished singer and fashionista. Currently, Brooklyn is showcasing his photography skills for one of Burberry’s fragrance campaigns. He also has played youth English football and has the potential to be scouted by his dad’s former team, Manchester United. He also has modeled for a few ad campaigns and already scored himself a contract with a top agency. Brooklyn even found himself his own up-and-coming leading lady, actress Chloe Grace Moretz. The Beckham family is oozing with talent, and Brooklyn certainly shares his parent’s passion for success.
11 Patrick Schwarzenegger
You probably recognize this last name, and yup, Patrick is the son of actor Arnold and Maria Shriver, a journalist and author. Those are definitely some super influential parents: Arnold is not only an actor but the Governor of California and his mom is a relative of former Prez John F. Kennedy. Though he's not into having a career in politics, Patrick is working as an actor and model and his hard work is definitely paying off. With the help of his parents, he founded a clothing line and is also going to star in some ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren and Armani after signing with LA Models. In 2013, he appeared in a music video for Arianna Grande’s song titled, Right There. Additionally, Patrick has landed small film roles in Stuck In Love and Grown Ups 2. He was also in the tabloids thanks to dating Miley Cyrus for a while. It’s pretty clear that Patrick Schwarzenegger has ample potential to be a huge star.
10 Riley Keough
Riley Keough is an up-and-coming model and actress. She signed with IMG models in 2004 and has appeared on numerous runways and campaigns alongside hugely successful models such as Kate Moss. She has been the face for huge brands including David Yurman and Christian Dior. Keough has also appeared in Elle Magazine and has even walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Her most recent endeavor is starring in Steven Soderbergh's widely talked about television series, The Girlfriend Experience. The show is both controversial and critically acclaimed and has generated a ton of buzz for this young rising starlet. Keough is the product of a very famous bloodline. Her mother is actress and singer-songwriter, Lisa Marie Presley. Keough’s grandfather is none other than one of the biggest cultural icons of all time, music phenomenon, Elvis Presley. “The King” has left an everlasting mark on society, and some pretty impressive shoes to fill. At the rate she’s going, we think Keough can manage to make a name for herself just like those before her.
9 Ireland Baldwin
The 20-year-old model signed with IMG Models in 2013 and has been seen in magazine features for The New York Post, W Magazine, and Vanity Fair. She is currently represented by DT Model Management and appears to have a solid future in the industry. The future star also dabbled in acting, making an appearance in the movie, Grudge Match. It may help that her parents are seriously famous: her mom is a fashion model and actress Kim Bassinger, while her dad is Alec Baldwin... you might have heard of him.The Baldwin family name holds an impressive group of successful actors including uncles Stephen, Daniel, and William Baldwin. If Ireland is anything like the rest of her family tree, she will have an extensive career and a stunning resume of acting and modeling gigs to show for.
8 Hailey Baldwin
Following the lead of the rest of her family dynasty, Hailey is the youngest and hottest budding Baldwin set to make it big in the entertainment world. Much like her cousin, Hailey is also a model. She is the daughter of Stephen Baldwin. She signed with Ford Models at an early age and has worked for brands such as Ralph Lauren, French Connection, and Topshop. She is currently signed with IMG Models and regularly makes headlines in the media and is seen in paparazzi photographs. Hailey has been romantically linked to megastar Justin Bieber, which has resulted in her gaining some newfound attention. She is also friends with fellow model and rising star, Kendall Jenner, catapulting her further into the spotlight and catching the eye of many. There’s no question that Hailey Baldwin’s career is already hot and on the rise.
7 Dylan Penn
Dylan Penn is an increasingly popular model and actress. Her credits include an impressive modeling campaign with Gap Inc. where her image was featured on billboards across the country. Penn, who is signed with Premier Model Management, has also been featured in several top-rated magazines including Elle, GQ, and W Magazine. Penn also has appeared in films such as Condemned and Elvis & Nixon. On top of all that, she also appeared in Nick Jonas’ latest music video, Chains. Being in the spotlight must come naturally to Dylan, being that her mother is actress Robin Wright and her father is actor Sean Penn. Both of her parents acting credits prove them to be quite accomplished and affluent Hollywood stars. Dylan Penn is on the rise, and will likely be a familiar face for years to come.
6 Lily-Rose Depp
Lily-Rose Depp is an actress and model. At just seventeen, this budding starlet has already made her debut as a model for Chanel. She has been featured in an array of magazine shoots for publications such as Oyster Magazine. Depp’s acting career started out with a role written for her in a film called Tusk. Other acting credits include roles in movies Yoga Hosers, Planetarium, The Dancer. While young Depp has yet to receive her breakthrough role as an actress, it’s only a matter of time before she establishes herself as a star. Lily-Rose is the daughter of world-famous actor, producer, and musician, Johnny Depp. You are likely to be familiar with Johnny Depp’s wide range of unforgettable roles in films that include Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Pirates of the Caribbean. Lily-Rose’s mother is also responsible for her talented daughter’s road to stardom, as she is French singer, actress, and model, Vanessa Paradis. The odds are stacked high in favor of Lily-Rose becoming the next big thing in Hollywood.
5 EJ Johnson
EJ Johnson is nothing short of fierce, fabulous, and, most importantly, fashionable. EJ is definitely most famous for appearing on the hit reality show, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. He was the stand-out star of the show and ultimately earned himself his own six-part spin-off series, EJ And The City. Viewers know that this up-and-comer has an unforgettable over the top personality and is never afraid to make a bold fashion statement. More than just a reality star, his new series outlines EJ’s adventures in New York as he sets out to build a name for himself in the high-power world of fashion. He’s a budding style icon and hopes to be a heavy-hitter in the fashion industry in the near future. EJ is no stranger to the limelight: his father is a basketball player and activist, Magic Johnson. It’s very clear that EJ is well on his way to finding his own success and following in his famous father’s footsteps by being a public figure and a force to be reckoned with.
4 Rumer Willis
Rumer Willis is a rising actress with a name that you may already recognize. She appeared in film at an early age, making appearances in movies such as Now and Then and Striptease. In 2008, she had a substantial role in the movie House Bunny alongside Anna Faris. Rumer also has a few television credits to her name. Her most recent and most fruitful career move was appearing on Season 20 of the incredibly popular show, Dancing With The Stars. Week after week, Rumer and her dance partner kept getting high scores for their performance and ultimately won. There’s no doubt that winning the coveted trophy on DWTS will open many doors for Willis and her career, but she’s already no stranger to fame. Rumer is the daughter of A-list actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. Both her mother and father’s career highlights feature far too many impressive roles to name, and Rumer is surely on her way to becoming just as successful on the big and small screen.
3 Scott Eastwood
He's a model and actor with classic good looks and a powerful family name, so it makes total sense that Scott Eastwood would find success in the entertainment industry. He starred in several modeling campaigns for brands such as Hugo Boss and Davidoff Cool Water. Scott has shown off his acting chops in films like Grand Torino, Invictus, and most recently, The Longest Ride. The handsome hunk even took center stage in Taylor Swift’s music video for “Wildest Dreams”. He also stars in an upcoming film titled Snowden, which features an all-star cast and is set to be released later this year. Scott was born into a famous family, his father being prominent actor and director Clint Eastwood. Clint’s credentials include a long line of western films, and he is presently known for his work as a director to some top-selling motion pictures, including American Sniper. Scott has the dapper appearance and the acting chops to be a Hollywood success story, just like his father before him.
2 Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson has been acting and modeling for over a decade, having signed with IMG models in 2006. While she has appeared in many big-name films including The Social Network and 21 Jump Street, Johnson found her big break when she starred as Anastasia Steele in the hit movie Fifty Shades of Grey. The film, based on the immensely popular book series, took Johnson’s career to new heights, and she is set to reprise her lead role for the upcoming sequels, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. Both of Johnson’s parents have had immensely successful acting careers, so it comes as no surprise that she has already begun following in their footsteps. She is the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, who have both been in the business since the early 70’s. Melanie Griffith has starred in a lengthy list of films, while Don Johnson appeared in such shows as Miami Vice and Nash Bridges. It’s clear to see that talent runs in this family, and Dakota Johnson will be a name you'll see around for many years to come.
1 Gigi Hadid
A few years ago, nobody had ever heard of Gigi Hadid and today, it's the total opposite because she's definitely a household name. Hadid has found tremendous success as one of our most recognizable supermodels. She has been modeling since the young age of two and signed with IMG models in 2011. In the five years since then, Hadid has been the face of multiple ad campaigns for big brands such as Guess, Maybelline, and Victoria’s Secret, just to name a few. She has become a staple at New York Fashion week and is the go-to model that designers such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Michael Kors want to work with. Her stunning image has graced the pages of virtually every high-fashion magazine including Vogue. At the rate she’s going, Hadid is setting herself up for a very long and lucrative career in the modeling industry. It’s no wonder Gigi has the beauty and determination it takes to thrive in the entertainment industry: her mom is Yolanda Hadid, who had a fifteen years plus modeling career. Yolanda also found fame for the second time when she landed a coveted spot as one of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Yolanda can’t be the only one credited with giving her model daughter all of her great genes. Gigi’s father, Mohammad, is also an incredibly wealthy and well-known luxury real estate developer, while her step-father was none other than mega record producer, David Foster. It seems like everything this family touches turns to gold, and Gigi Hadid’s superstar status was more than just luck.