Nowadays there are lots of celebs with famous parents, so it’s no surprise that most of them are famous because of their parents, and that they’d never have established their career without family connections. And maybe you’ve ever noticed that most of the so-called celebrities do not have any talent of their own. Read on to find out 9 celebs who are famous because of their famous parents.
1. Kim Kardashian
Sure, Kim Kardashian is beautiful and smart, but she became famous thanks to her dad who was OJ Simpson’s defense lawyer and her famous step-father Bruce Jenner. In fact, Kim Kardashian has been fortunate to have lots of famous people surrounding her. She dated rap artists and athletes to ensure that everyone will have a lot to talk about. The entire Kardashian family is absolutely interested in staying in the public eye. Nevertheless, Kim is among those celebrities who are famous for no good reason.
2. Kelly Osbourne
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Kelly Osbourne is one of the most annoying celebs with famous parents. She is a daughter of popular rock legend Ozzy Osbourne. She became famous after appearing in the family’s reality show The Osbournes. Kelly has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, in which she and her dance partner Louis van Amstel took 3rd place. Kelly Osbourne is always in the papers in spite of having failed to build a career of substance. But somehow, she has managed to get presenting jobs. Maybe it’s because of her surname?
3. Pixie and Peaches Geldof
Have you ever thought why Pixie and Peaches Geldof are so famous? First of all, because they have famous parents! Peaches has tried her hand at journalism, presenting and modeling, and Pixie has managed to bag a few advertising campaigns. Without a doubt the Geldof name helped them!
4. Jaden and Willow Smith
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As the offspring of rich and famous parents, both Jaden and Willow Smith have followed in their parents’ footsteps: Jaden has gone into acting, and Willow into singing. Certainly, they are talented, but it’s obvious that their immensely famous parents have helped them. At the age of 8, Jaden made his movie debut opposite his dad in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness and in the science fiction film After Earth.
5. Chelsea Clinton
A daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton has been followed in the media since she’s a young girl. Now she is still featured in the press, even though she has done nothing to encourage it. Chelsea Clinton is an advocate for women’s rights, global humanitarianism and AIDS research.
6. Georgia and Lizzy Jagger
Georgia and Lizzy Jagger are pretty enough, but are they actually model material? Has having a supermodel mother Jerry Hall and a rock star father Mick Jagger been influential in their career choices and success? Georgia and Lizzy Jagger are definitely among those celebs who are famous because of their parents.
7. Nicole Richie
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Nicole Richie is the adopted daughter of legendary singer Lionel Richie and she is one of 9 celebs who are famous because of their parents (or actually adoptive parents in this case.) Nicole is well known for her awesome bohemian fashion sense and frenemy relationship with Paris Hilton. Nicole Richie starred in a reality series The Simple Life and The View where she made her musical debut.
8. Bryce Dallas Howard
With her red hair and pretty smile, it becomes clear that Bryce Dallas Howard is a daughter of famous producer Ron Howard. The oldest of four children, Bryce made her screen debut in her dad’s movie Parenthood and she went on to have some small roles in movies. Some of her most financially successful movies are Spider-Man 3 and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
9. Paris Hilton
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Although Paris Hilton is well-known for her modeling career as a teenager, she is actually famous because of her dad. For her extreme partying in 2001, Paris Hilton was hailed by the media as “New York’s Leading It Girl.” If you are a huge fan of Paris Hilton, it’s absolutely okay, but don’t forget that she has a Hilton in her last name and she is an heiress to the Hilton hotel fortune, perhaps it’s the only reason why you’ve ever heard of her.
It’s so annoying to see celebrities who succeed without merit. And how do you feel about celebrity offspring? Does anyone of them deserve to be famous in their own right? Share your thoughts, please!