With all the hookups and breakups and extramarital affairs, the film industry is actually like a huge, incestuous family. There are a lot of secrets and uncanny connections that most of us are not aware of.
For example, would you have ever guessed that these celebrities are related to each other?
1. Steven Spielberg And Drew Barrymore
An extremely skilled actor, Drew Barrymore has some insanely talented godparents. Her godfather is Steven Spielberg and she first debuted in his hit movie, E.T. Her godmother is the equally famous Sophia Loren. It is no wonder that she is filled with so much talent.
2. Lily Collins And Phil Collins
From starring in Growing Pains at the tender age of two, Lily Collins is now one of Hollywood’s brightest rising stars. Some would even say that she bears a slight resemblance to Audrey Hepburn. Talent clearly runs in her genes as her father is Phil Collins, one of the most famous, most decorated musicians in the world.
3. Julia Roberts And Emma Roberts
While you may have heard of both of them as actresses in their own right, you may not know that Julia Roberts is actually Emma’s aunt. Growing up, Emma watched all of her aunt’s work in Hollywood and thus found her inspiration to act. The two of them appeared together on Valentine’s Day.
4. Dakota Johnson And Melanie Griffith
Coming from a long line of movie stars, Dakota Johnson was surely born talented. Her parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and many of her extended family is in the industry as well.
5. Hugh Grant And Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Even as a child, Sangster grew up around sets and stages as his mother was an actor and his father was a musician. What’s even better is that he’s a cousin of Hugh Grant’s. They both appeared as part of an ensemble cast in Love Actually.
6. Jamie Lee Curtis And Tony Curtis
With two Golden Globes under her belt, Jamie Lee Curtis’ talent as an actress is undeniable. Of course, with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh as her parents, acting runs in her blood.
7. Bianca Lawson And Beyonce
Most people would give an arm and a leg to be related to Beyonce and Bianca Lawson is incredibly lucky. Her father is married to Beyonce’s mom and so, they are stepsisters.
8. Brad Pitt And Barack Obama
Sometimes, if you look hard enough, you’ll realize that you’re connected in some distant way to some very unlikely people. The New England Historic Genealogical Society did some research and discovered that Barack Obama and Brad Pitt are actually ninth cousins to each other.
9. Rob Schneider And Elle King
Even though Elle is his daughter, Rob Schneider believes that she should make her own way in the world. This is definitely an admirable approach to parenting!
10. Guy Ritchie And Kate Middleton
As improbable as it may sound, Guy Ritchie and the Duchess of Cambridge are actually related to each other. They are fourth cousins and their families have been related to each other for over two hundred years.