Celebrities You Definitely Didn’t Realize Have Famous Parents

It’s no secret that Baby Boomers and Gen Xers have very different tastes in, well, everything. When it comes to favorite celebrities, one generation could be completely obsessed with a celebrity and have no idea that their mother was famous a few decades beforehand.

Baby Boomers probably know who Blythe Danner is, but have no idea about her famous daughter. On the flip side, Gen Xers will know all about Angelina Jolie but forget who her estranged famous dad is. Read on to see which celebrity you recognize more and be shocked to see who they’re related to.

Jennifer Aniston Wasn’t Allowed To Watch Her Father’s Performances

Jennifer Aniston is the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. John was best known for his role on Days of Our Lives, while her mom starred on The Beverly Hillbillies.

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Despite her Hollywood connections, she wasn’t allowed to actually watch television. She found ways to get around it but never could admit to her parents that she’d seen them on TV. Eventually, she discovered acting herself at school and the rest is television history.