12 Hollywood Women Who Followed in Their Famous Mothers' Footsteps
Moms from all walks of life are awesome, and that includes women who have raised children while dominating the entertainment industry. We certainly admire anyone who chooses to forge their own path, but we also understand why the stars on this list would be inspired to follow in their famous mothers' footsteps. Scroll down to see some of Hollywood's most beloved mother-daughter acts. (Photos via Getty Images)
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn: It's no secret that Kate Hudson has a close relationship with her charismatic mother, Goldie Hawn. Years before Hudson made her name in the industry by appearing in films like Almost Famous (2000) and How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days (2003), her mom charmed the world in movies including Overboard (1987) and First Wives Club (1996). These days, Hudson is focusing on her Fabletics activewear brand, while Hawn pops up on Instagram and the occasional red carpet. (Photo via Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Dakota Johnson, Melanie Griffith, and Tippi Hedren: Before Dakota Johnson made audiences blush as Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey, her mother, Melanie Griffith, appeared onscreen in movies like 1988's Working Girl. But Griffith herself was following in the footsteps of her own mom, Tippi Hedren, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, where she played a character named — wait for it — Melanie. (Photo via Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)
Zoë Kravitz and Lisa Bonet: Big Little Lies actress Zoë Kravitz loves taking to social media to post about her "pal," AKA her mom, actress Lisa Bonet. Although Bonet is less active in front of the camera these days, she once ruled the spotlight — much like her daughter is doing now with Big Little Lies. In 2018, Kravitz even recreated her mom's nearly-nude Rolling Stone spread from 30 years earlier. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner: Before she started her Goop empire, Gwyneth Paltrow was an Oscar-winning star known for her roles in Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Sliding Doors (1998). And before that, she was a charmed child growing up as the daughter of Emmy-nominated actress Blythe Danner. Danner's career spans decades, but younger audiences may know her best as the mom from Meet the Parents (2000) or as Will's mother on Will & Grace. (Photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, and Yolanda Hadid: Sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid have certainly made their mark on the modeling world — not unlike their mother did in the 1980s. Before she was known as one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda Hadid (whom you might also know as Yolanda Foster) was a successful model for 15 years, working in all the major fashion capitals of the world before leaving that life behind to start a family. (Photo via Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Lifetime)
Rumer Willis and Demi Moore: When Demi Moore starred in movies like Ghost (1990) and Indecent Proposal (1993), she couldn't have known that she would one day inspire her own daughter to pursue an acting career. Rumer, Moore's eldest child with former husband Bruce Willis, made her film debut alongside her mother in Now and Then (1995). Since then, she has popped up in movies including The House Bunny and Sorority Row, as well as on shows such as CSI: NY, 90210, Pretty Little Liars, Hawaii Five-0, and Empire. She also won season 20 of Dancing With the Stars and competed on the first season of The Masked Singer. (Photo via Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Christian Louboutin)
Annie Starke and Glenn Close: Annie Starke may not be as well known (yet) as her famous mother, Glenn Close, but she's on her way. She actually played a younger version of her mother's character in The Wife, for which Close earned an Oscar nomination. Speaking about the experience during a press conference with Close, Starke said, "I don't know if you guys know this, but this lovely woman is my mother. It was just kind of a funny concept on its face, you know, to play a young version of my mom." (Photo via Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford: Kaia Gerber may be just a teenager, but she has already appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris and walked the runway for Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Alexander Wang, Coach, Prada, Chanel, Fendi, Moschino, and Versace. It's safe to say she's on her way to enjoying a long and successful career, just like her mother, Cindy Crawford, one of the most famous models ever to work in the business. In a March 2019 interview with Net-A-Porter's PorterEdit, Crawford talked about her daughter following in her footsteps, saying that she "couldn't really hold [Kaia] back. You hope that all of the advice and guidance and role modeling that you did sticks. That's the stage of parenting when you think, 'Okay, hope you can fly!'" (Photo via Michael Kovac/Getty Images for H&M)
Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Before her current gig as the host of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith appeared in movies including The Nutty Professor (1996) and The Matrix Reloaded (2003) as well as on TV as Fish Mooney on Gotham (2014-2017). Her daughter, Willow Smith, made her acting debut in I Am Legend (2007) which starred her father, Will Smith. She then worked with her mother voicing characters for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) before becoming the youngest artist to sign with Jay-Z's record label Roc Nation and releasing "Whip My Hair" and "21st Century Girl" in 2010. (Photo via Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Haute Living)
Eva Amurri and Susan Sarandon: Eva Amurri and her mom, Susan Sarandon, have appeared together on screen multiple times. When Sarandon played a soap opera actress on an episode of Friends in season 7, Amurri played her costar (yes, the one who got slapped). Amurri also played Sarandon's daughter (imagine that!) in The Banger Sisters (2002). (Photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Tracee Ellis Ross and Diana Ross: Tracee Ellis Ross may not be a famous singer like her legendary mother, Diana Ross, but she is a force in the entertainment industry. Tracee appeared on the series Girlfriends from 2000 until 2008 and now stars as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on Black-ish, a role for which she earned a Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2017. (Photo via Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds: Billie Lourd followed both her mother, Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds. Unfortunately, we lost both Fisher and Reynolds in 2016 — but not before we were able to see Fisher and Lourd appear together in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). (Photo via Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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