There is no need to highlight how much love and care grandparents give to their grandchildren. Now when your grandad is Elvis Presley or Charlie Chaplin, or you have Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly as your grandma—you could definitely get a lot of inspiration and even follow their footsteps into the wilderness of the world of art and entertainment. In some cases, the scale of the popularity of the grandchildren evens out to their grandparents’ and, unexpectedly or not, skyrockets.
Here’s a list of grandparents and their currently famous grandchildren so you can decide for yourselves if they are as talented, influential, and beautiful, or even more, than their iconic elders.
31 year old Danielle Riley Keough is the eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. At only age 15, she began modelling, featuring in Dior, D&G and Vogue campaigns. She is also known for her role in independent films.
Swiss-born Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer, who was born in 1994, made her modelling career debut on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 2014. Like her grandma, who is probably most famous for her role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but was also an avid humanitarian, Emma is a spokesperson for UNICEF and UNHCR Ambassador to the US.
Having famous parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, Dakota is the granddaughter of actress Tippi Hedren, famous model, actress, and animal rights activist. Dakota pursued a career in acting and modelling, mostly known for her role in the Fifty Shades film series.
Named after her grandmother, Oona’s grandad is cinema icon Charlie Chaplin. Spanish-born Oona Castilla Chaplin mainly features in British and Spanish productions.
Kiefer Sutherland’s granddaughter is also an actress! Canadian-American actress Sarah is known for her role of Catherine Mayer in the TV series Veep.
From Princess Diaries to Star Trek and Wonder Woman, Chris Pine is quite a recognisable actor. His grandma, Anne Gwynne, is considered to be one of the first scream queens.
The 34-year-old granddaughter of Grace Kelly, a former American film actress turned Princess of Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi, is a journalist, writer and was the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s 2018 fashion campaign.
Reflecting on her last name, it’s easy to guess her relation to her great-grandfather, writer Ernest Hemingway. Dree pursued a career in fashion and independent films.
The grandson of Marlon Brando, Hollywood film star of Streetcar Named Desire, is said to have a great resemblance to his late grandfather and has featured in the TechnoMarine ad campaign.
The son of Michael Douglas and grandson of actor Kirk Douglas made the headlines for being caught for drug offenses a few times and faced time in prison. Like his dad and grandad, he is an actor and also a writer of a book, Long Way Home.
Canadian actor and singer Walter Huston’s granddaughter Anjelica joined the fame of her grandad (and also her father) by receiving an Academy Award in the ‘80s. She is also famous for her work as an actress, director, producer and author.
Starting as a rapper, Pablo Dylan, Bob Dylan’s grandson, infamously calling his grandfather the ‘Jay-Z of his time,’ has actually decided to get into folk-rock and has led to a lot of comparisons to the award winning singer-songwriter relative.
The granddaughter of American comedian and actor Bob Elliot is also in the same industry—she is the third generation of the family that has been featured in Saturday Night Live.
Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zoleka is a very well-known writer and activist. She is known for openly discussing her addictions, her daughter’s death, and her fight with breast cancer.
From the famous Yankovsky family, Ivan, like his father and his grandfather, decided to get into acting and graduated from Moscow International Film School.
The author of The Man with the Dancing Eyes and a former model, Sophie is also granddaughter of the legendary British novelist—Roald Dahl. She also published a children’s book in 2019—Madame Badobedah.
A Yale graduate, John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg is the grandson of First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and US President John F. Kennedy. He attended Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.
Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, Elizabeth II is the grandmother of Prince William and Prince Harry. She is the longest-reigning British monarch and well, you probably don’t mess around if your grandma is The Queen.
Billie Lourd from Scream Queens and American Horror Story has a famous grandmother too—Debbie Reynolds—an American actress that had a career of around 70 years in the industry.
Who would have thought that the granddaughter of Winston Churchill was actually one of the developers of Glastonbury Festival and also founded and ran the charity Children’s World?
Gregory Peck (Spellbound, Roman Holiday and others) is the grandad of actor Ethan Peck, who portrayed young Spock in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Among many TV appearances as a young actor, he was the first onscreen kiss of Mary-Kate Olsen.
The now 57-year-old American actress that debuted in Easy Rider (1957) is the granddaughter of Henry Fonda, a film and stage actor who has starred in over 100 movies.
The actor portraying Jeremy Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries is actually Steven R. McQueen, 32-year-old American actor and model. His grandad was Steve McQueen, the ‘King of Cool’ himself.
‘The King of Hollywood’ Clark Gable, who starred in more than 60 movies, was also grandfather to the late Clark James Gable, an American actor and TV presenter who died from an overdose.
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.
Drew Barrymore, 45-year-old American actress that became famous in her childhood, is the granddaughter of John Barrymore and she recently revealed a controversial story about her grandad’s corpse being stolen by his friends from the morgue for one last party.
American singer and songwriter Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter Tayla Lynn appeared in a few movies, but made it to the headlines for her fight with addiction.
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger’s granddaughter Assisi Lola Jackson was always in the spotlight, recently for having a baby weeks apart from her mother.
A member of one of the most prominent American political families, Conor Kennedy is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and is mostly famous for having a romance with Taylor Swift.
Skyler Austen Gordy, the American rapper from the music project LMFAO, and his grandad are both in the music industry. He’s the grandson of Berry Gordy, the founder of the old label Motown.
One of three surviving biological grandsons of Albert Einstein, Bernard Einstein was an engineer through his career, receiving numerous patents in electronics.
Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, well-known for her role in Casablanca and numerous other movies, is the grandma of Electra Rosellini Wiedemann.
The granddaughter of French cinema icon Alain Delon has followed in her grandad’s footsteps and is mostly known for her roles in Two Missing Hours (2021) and L’île bleue (2001).
The grandson of legendary Russian film director, screenwriter, and actor Sergei Bondarchuk, Konstantin has followed in the footsteps of his grandad, starting his career with his first appearance in a feature film at 20 years old.
A well-known actor in Soviet movies, Andrei Mironov’s grandson followed his grandfather’s path and ended up in acting as well. The young Andrey Mironov Udalov dropped out of the University of Management in Moscow to become an artist.
The daughter of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith is also granddaughter of Tippi Hedren (mentioned twice in this list) – Stella del Carmen Banderas has starred alongside her parents in Crazy in Alabama.
The 34-year-old American actress’ paternal grandfather was two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Jack Cassidy. Katie is the infamous scream queen from When A Stranger Calls (2006).
American actor, producer, and political activist Tony Goldwyn’s grandad was the Polish-American film producer Samuel Goldwyn. Over his career, Tony played Neil Armstrong, Harold Nixon and played Colonel Bagley in The Last Samurai.
The granddaughter of both First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and US President John F. Kennedy, actress Rose Kennedy Schlossberg is often described as her grandmother’s lookalike.
Appearing on her mother Gwyneth Paltrow’s social media pages, Apple is only 16 years old. Her grandmother, Blythen Katherine Dinner, is an American actress that starred in many movies as well as collaborated with Woody Allen.
This Australian-born Hollywood actor is the grandfather of Sean Rio Fynn-Amir, an American actor appearing for four seasons in Zoey 101.
Jason Morgan Ritter, the actor behind Kavin Girardi in Joan of Arcadia, is the grandson of Tex Ritter—an American country music singer and actor from the ‘60s.
Actress, singer and model Zoe Kravitz is not only the daughter of Lenny Kravitz, but also granddaughter of Roxie Roker, who is famous for her role of Helen SWillis on The Jeffersons.
Jane Fonda was joined by her grandchildren at the protest to raise awareness around climate change. Viva Vadim, 17 years old, was one of the 38 people arrested.
One of the highest-paid actors in the ‘60s, Richard Burton is the grandfather of Charlotte Ritchie—also following in the path of acting.
Diane von Fürstenberg, a Belgian fashion designer often claimed to have invented the wrap dress, is the grandma of American socialite and fashion designer Talita von Fürstenberg.
Initially a child model, Brooke Shields, known for her acting and modelling, has a famous grandfather too—Francis Shields—an amateur tennis player and actor appearing in Hoosier Schoolboy (1937).
NBC’s Today guest co-host and famous TV personality Giada De Laurentiis’ grandad is Dino De Larentiis—a film producer who brought Italian cinema to international recognition.
Mason Disick is known for his first appearance in the KUWTK season 4 finale as he was born in 2009 and, well, his grandma is famous American persona Kris Jenner.