Fans of celebrities are always delighted to see the children of celebrities. The public eye is fascinated to learn of a celebrity’s life outside of their career and having kids is definitely a part of that. While a lot of celebrities actually keep that part of their life very private, most likely to protect their kids, sometimes celebrities will bring out their kids to events and show them off a little bit.
In some cases, these kids get exposure to their parent’s spotlight and in a sense grow up under the public eye as well. We’ve gathered a list of celebrity daughters who you may still see as little girls, but you will soon see that they have grown into gorgeous young women with careers of their own. You’ll be shocked when you see what Steve Irwin’s daughter looks like today..
Lourdes Leon is affectionately known as “Lola” to her iconic superstar mom, Madonna. Madge had her first child in 1996 with her then-partner, Carlos Leon, who is a personal trainer and actor. The now 20-year-old Lourdes studies musical theater at the University of Michigan, her mother’s alma mater, and recently made her modeling debut with Stella McCartney.
But that wouldn’t be the first time Lourdes had dipped her toes into the world of fashion. In 2010, Lourdes and her mother launched Material Girl, a teen fashion line sold exclusively at Macy’s. The line was inspired by Madonna’s “punk-girl style” that she rocked in the 1980’s when she rose to fame.
Anyone who grew up in the 2000’s should know who Miley Cyrus is. Barely a tween, Miley rose to popularity as Hannah Montana, a girl who lived a double life as a normal teen and a pop star. Her on-screen dad was also her real-life dad, country star Billy Ray Cyrus. After Hannah Montana ended, Miley seemingly did everything she could to shed her Disney star image.
While trying to forge a successful music career, she shocked everyone when she chopped off her brown locks and began displaying sexually explicit behavior, wearing next to nothing and making obscene gestures when she would perform live. Since then, she is clearly living a life that makes her happy, without concern for what anyone thinks. In recent years, the 24-year-old has toned down the eccentric persona, continuing to work on music while also acting as a judge on The Voice. She is also engaged to Australian heartthrob actor, Liam Hemsworth.
Zoë Kravitz is the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Although both her mom and dad are successful, Zoë has worked to step out from their shadows to forge her own acting career. She is quite successful in her own right, starring in films like X-Men: First Class, the Divergent series, and Mad Max: Fury Road.
28-year-old Zoë also has a modeling career. She’s posed for fashion magazines and was featured in campaigns for the likes of Vera and Alexander Wang. She is popular for her nonchalant and effortless style, which many say she inherited from her parents.
Maude Apatow is the daughter of actress Leslie Mann and director Judd Apatow, whose films. She’s played parts in the films her parents have worked on, such as Knocked Up, Funny People, and This is 40 . Although she doesn’t have much many roles in films to name just yet, you can be sure that the 19-year-old is aspires to add more credits to her resume.
She has a recurring role in the HBO series Girls and is currently enrolled at Northwestern University, where she studies radio, television, and film. As a young girl, she would often play the on-screen daughter of her real-life mother’s characters. Her most memorable performance as such is in Knocked Up, pictured on the left.
It wasn’t until she was eight years old that Liv Tyler discovered that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was her biological father, yet the resemblance is evident. She started out as a model at age 14, but soon became bored with it and decided to go into acting. In the early ’90s, she starred in the music video for Aerosmith’s “Crazy.”
In her late teens, she really broke into acting having small roles in a number of films. Her first major film role would be in1998’s Armageddon. The now 39-year-old actress has more acting credits under her belt, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Incredible Hulk.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard is the daughter of actor-director Ron Howard, but she certainly has proven to have acting chops of her own. Although her parents shielded her and her siblings from show business, she was still allowed to be an extra in some of her father’s films. After studying at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she acted in a number of plays before she was discovered by M. Night Shyamalan, who cast her in The Village.
The now 35-year-old actress has since been featured in many successful films such as Terminator Salvation, a couple of The Twilight Saga films, The Help, and Jurassic World.
Emma Roberts had acted in small film roles before she broke out as a Nickelodeon star at the age of 13 on Unfabulous. Many people were surprised to discover that the young star was actually the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the niece of his sister, actress Julia Roberts. As a child, Emma reportedly would spend time on the sets of her aunt’s films, which sparked her interest in acting.
Since Unfabulous went off the air, Emma acted in several kid-friendly movies such as Aquamarine and Nancy Drew. It wasn’t until after her role in Valentine’s Day (in which her aunt Julia Roberts also stars, although they are never seen together on-screen) that we began to see Emma shed her Nickelodeon persona. Since then, the 25-year-old has acted in Sofia Coppola’s Palo Alto, her performance for which received much praise, and has had starring roles on American Horror Story and Scream Queens.
Probably most widely known for her role as Marnie Michaels on HBO’s Girls, 28-year-old actress Allison Williams has wowed critics with her acting and singing talents as Peter Pan on NBC’s live television presentation of Peter Pan Live! This is not her only connection to the television network, as her father is NBC anchorman Brian Williams.
Allison graduated from Yale University, where she joined the improv comedy troupe, Just Add Water. She has also written a series of sketches for comedy website Funny or Die. She has certainly shown the world her true passions for acting and writing, and has proven that you can forge a career separate from that of your successful family members.
Lily Collins is a model, actress, and the daughter of musician Phil Collins. Although she has had small acting roles as a young child, one can assume that she had a relatively normal upbringing. Collins graduated from high school in Los Angeles and subsequently attended USC to study broadcast journalism. As a teen, Collins caught the media’s eye as a contributing writer for many teen magazines.
Her first major acting role was Collins Tuohy in The Blind Side. After that movie, she went on to others such as Abducted, Mirror Mirror, and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The 27-year-old keeps a relatively low profile but continues to pop up in numerous film and television projects, such as the drama To The Bone and the Netflix original drama Okja.
Australian actress and television personality Bindi Irwin is, of course, the daughter of late crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin. She has been involved in show business since a young age, having her own wildlife kids show called Bindi the Jungle Girl, which was produced by the Discovery Kids television network.
She has gone on to work on other film and television projects, but most notably came into the public eye in 2015 as a contestant on and winner of the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars. She is currently only 18 years old, but she continues her father’s legacy by working with animals.
Vanessa and Angela Simmons
You may remember Vanessa and Angela Simmons from the MTV reality television series, Run’s House, which followed the family life of Run-D.M.C. rapper Joseph Simmons, otherwise known as Rev Run. Vanessa and Angela were both the eldest children and only daughters on the series (that is until the family adopted a girl in 2007).
Since the show went off air in 2009, the Simmons sisters had their own short-lived spin-off series but seemed to have primarily focused on their shoe brand, Pastry. Fast forward to the present day and both sisters are happily married, with Vanessa and her husband having welcomed a baby girl in 2014 and Angela and her husband having just welcomed a son in 2016.
The daughter of actor Johnny Depp and French actress/model Vanessa Paradis has recently risen to popularity in her own right as an actress and model as well. At only 17 years old, she was already announced as an official Chanel ambassador for their eyewear collection and she recently became the face of Chanel’s new No° 5 L’Eau. Depp also has graced the cover of the December 2016 issue of British Vogue.
Also a budding actress, she was cast in films such as Tusk, Yoga Hosers, The Dancer, and Planetarium. She is widely popular on Instagram where she is seemingly as much cool as she is quirky, which is probably a direct result of being Johnny Depp’s and Vanessa Paradis’s daughter.
Judging from her recently adopted last name, you’d be correct in guessing that Corinne Bishop is the daughter of actor and singer, Jamie Foxx. She had originally gone by the last name Bishop, since Jamie Foxx’s real name is Eric Morlon Bishop. 22-year-old Corinne has been spotted throughout the years accompanying her father to red carpet events, so it was about time that she was announced to be Miss Golden Globe in 2015.
She made her debut at the annual Bal des Debutantes at L’Hotel de Crillon in Paris and has recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Public Relations.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Who doesn’t know the Jenner sisters, Kendall and Kylie, at this point? They made their debut in 2007 on Keeping Up With the Kardashians at just ages twelve and ten, respectively. At that point, they weren’t necessarily a main focus on the show and were seen as the annoying kid sisters of the Kardashian sisters. But fast forward to today and you will see that they have forged their own career paths to step out from under their sisters’ shadows.
They both design a clothing line together called The Kendall & Kylie Collection, which is sold at PacSun. Kendall has become a full-blown supermodel, having walked numerous fashion shows, including the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and has graced the cover of Vogue‘s September 2016 issue. Kylie has launched her own cosmetics line and does some modeling as well. They are barely into their twenties and those are only some of their business ventures.
Actress and model Bria Murphy is the daughter of actor Eddie Murphy and model Nicole Mitchell Murphy. Born in 1989, the 27-year-old actress doesn’t yet have a lot of acting credits to her name, but she is certainly building up her resume. Her most recent work can be seen in the comedy Amateur Night, in which she co-stars with Jason Biggs and Ashley Tisdale.
She was the brand ambassador for hair color company Dark & Lovely and her modeling chops could be seen in numerous advertisements on television and in magazines. Since she is slowly working her way into acting, we can only hope to see what she will venture into next and if she bears the same talents as her father.
The daughter of the late Carrie Fisher and granddaughter of the late Debbie Reynolds wasn’t really in the Hollywood spotlight until recently. In 2015, Billie Lourd was cast as Chanel #3 in Scream Queens and reprised her role the following year for a second season. In the series, she is never seen without wearing a pair of ear muffs, which apparently is paying homage to her mother’s iconic Princess Leia buns.
The 24-year-old also starred alongside her mother as Lieutenant Connix in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and is set to reprise the role for the next Star Wars installment. Judging from her participation in highly successful film and television projects, we expect to see her continue her mother and grandmother’s acting legacies.
When she’s not whipping her hair back and forth, Willow Smith is known as the daughter of actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith. The 16-year-old has dabbled in acting since a young age, first appearing in her father’s movie I Am Legend.
In her later years, she has made a name for herself in the music industry, releasing her first single, “Whip My Hair,” at just ten years old. The song went platinum and peaked at number 11. She subsequently released another single called “21st Century Girl,” but since then has yet to release anything that performed as well as her first two hits. Despite that, she continues to work on music and is featured in a lot of songs by other artists.
You probably know Dakota Johnson for her lead role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey series, but many people didn’t know who she was before that. She actually has quite the acting pedigree, as her father is actor Don Johnson and her mother is actress, Melanie Griffith. Johnson’s grandmother is also actress Tippi Hedren.
She was previously a Miss Golden Globe girl in 2006 and has had small acting roles in films such as The Social Network and 21 Jump Street. After landing the lead role for Fifty Shades of Grey, however, Johnson has proven that this is only the beginning of her acting career.
You might not know based off of her name, but Riley Keough’s mother is Lisa Marie Presley, therefore making her the granddaughter of Elvis Presley. She didn’t go into music like her mother and grandfather, but Keough actually made her acting debut in The Runaways, a film based on the ’70s girl rock band of the same name.
The 27-year-old actress has since been in a number of other popular movies, but her most current notable role is that of Capable in Mad Max: Fury Road. She was also in Magic Mike and American Honey, and you can expect to see her in a number of films set to come out in 2017. The picture on the left is Keough’s grandparents and Lisa-Marie Presley as a young girl. When you put Keough’s picture next to theirs, you can definitely see the resemblance to Elvis in her facial features.
You may have heard the name Hailie mentioned in a lot of Eminem’s songs and that’s, of course, because the rapper was talking about his daughter. Eminem, whose name is Marshall Mathers, had Hailie with his high school sweetheart Kim, but in a lot of his songs you can hear about the type of relationship the two had, leading one to imagine if their daughter had to go through any troubles growing up.
Of course, Hailie’s parents probably didn’t let their relationship issues get in the way too much of properly raising their daughter. In recent years, pictures of the now 21-year-old Hailie have surfaced and many were astonished to see how beautiful she is. Living a normal life in comparison to all the others on this list, Hailie graduated with honors from her high school and is currently enrolled at Michigan State University.