The Descendants of Famous People: How They Live and Who They Have Become

6 months ago

It has been proven that people’s abilities are first and foremost influenced by social factors. Genes play a secondary role. Maybe, this is why talented people sometimes have ordinary children and sometimes they even surpass their ancestors. The people from our compilation prove this idea.

We at Bright Side have researched the descendants of famous people to find out what they do now. And at the end of the article, there is a bonus that will show you how the daughter of a famous singer has changed after 18 years.

Charles Dickens — great-great-grandson Harry Lloyd

Harry Lloyd, who you might know by the role of Viserys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, is the great-great-grandson of the famous Victorian age writer Charles Dickens. The British actor has starred in many movies and shows, including the show Great Expectations based on his great-great-grandfather’s novel.

Pablo Picasso — granddaughter Diana Widmaier Picasso

Diana has a law degree, but her genes turned out to be stronger. After she got the master’s degree in Sorbonne, she became a researcher in fine art. She organizes exhibitions and works as a consultant for auctions and collectors. Diana wrote a book about her grandfather Picasso: Art Can Only Be Erotic.

Grace Kelly — granddaughter Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte Casiraghi is a businesswoman, a journalist, a philanthropist, an athlete, a happy mother, and the 8th heir to the Throne of Monaco. She protects the environment and endangered species, and supports young talent giving them internships and scholarships. Charlotte looks very much like her famous grandmother and is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world.

Elvis Presley — granddaughter Riley Keough

The granddaughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley became an actress. Her most famous role is in the movie Mad Max: Fury Road. She has worked as a model and collaborated with the model agency IMG.

Charlie Chaplin — granddaughter Oona Chaplin


Oona Chaplin is famous for her role as Talisa Maegyr in Game of Thrones. Her family has a lot to do with movies. Her grandfather is famous comedian Charlie Chaplin, her mother is an actress, and her father is a cameraman. Just like many famous actors, Oona graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. And soon, we’ll see her in the Avatar sequel.

Ernest Hemingway — great-granddaughter Dree Hemingway

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Dree is the great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway and the daughter of Mariel Hemingway. She has worked with many fashion houses: Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Gucci, and Chanel. And in 2016, Dree became the “Playmate of the Month” in Playboy. By the way, she was the first “Playmate of the Month” to not appear naked.

John Lennon — son Sean Lennon

Sean Taro Ono Lennon is the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Sean is a creative person: he is a composer, a singer, an actor, and a scriptwriter. Sean has an incredible resemblance to his mother and father. It’s interesting that Sean was born on the same day as his father — October, 9. He has released 3 albums and 4 singles and is featured in a Lana Del Ray song.

John Lennon also has a son from his first marriage — Julian Lennon. He is a rock musician. By the way, little Julian inspired The Beatles to write “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

Frank Sinatra — daughter Nancy Sinatra

Nancy followed in her father’s footsteps. She starred in Speedway with Elvis Presley, sang pop music, recorded “You Only Live Twice” — the main theme song of the fifth Bond movie. She also sang with her famous father, and at the age of 45, she posed for Playboy.

Nancy became popular again when Quentin Tarantino used her “Bang Bang” in Kill Bill.

Bonus: Eminem — daughter Hailie Scott

Eminem’s daughter Hailie Scott is not quite sure what’s she is going to do with her life. She graduated from college where she studied psychology. She is interested in the beauty industry but she doesn’t know yet if she wants to live in the spotlight. What she does know is that she isn’t going to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a singer.

Do you think talent can be inherited or is it formed by the people around a person? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!


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