Talent skips a generation, and that’s why some iconic celebrities passed theirs on to their grandkids. The grandchildren didn’t always follow the same route as their grandparents, but they did become famous. It can be challenging to make a name for yourself sometimes, though. That’s especially the case when you have very renowned parents or grandparents. It can be challenging to get out of the shadow of someone you’re close to and know well. The industry often sees you as a relation of someone famous rather than you having your own identity. These fifteen iconic celebrities, however, managed to become famous like their grandparents.
There must be very few people in this world who don’t know about Elvis Presley. He’s fondly referred to as the King of Rock. However, his granddaughter Riley Keough has become very famous in her own right. She began her modeling career at 15 and did shows for Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior. She’s also known for her roles in independent films. Her grandfather would have been proud of her screen work. Elvis did some acting roles too back in the day. However, he’s known for his singing and hit albums that took him to be a global icon. Keough has done many famous roles, including The Runaways, Magic Mike, and Mad Max: Fury Road. She never pursued music like her legendary grandfather but has done very well for herself in the film industry.
Bernard Einstein was the only grandson of Albert Einstein to survive childhood. Albert Einstein is a household name today. The German-born theoretical physicist is one of the greatest minds ever to grace the field of physics. His grandson, Bernard, was also brilliant in what he did. The Swiss-American engineer attended UC Berkeley and UTH Zurich. Both schools are very selective and have low acceptance rates. Bernard Einstein has received several patents in electronics, a feat his grandfather would be proud of. However, everyone can’t be Albert Einstein. He’s the kind of mind that comes around once in a century. The theory of relativity has laid the groundwork for a generation of physicists. However, it could be entirely possible that his grandson never looked for that kind of fame.
Anne Gwynne was a famous model and actress and began her career in the 1930s. She was known as one of the “scream queens.” That’s a name given to actresses who appeared in horror films. The title meant she was renowned in the horror genre. The famous actress passed on her acting genes to her grandson, Chris Pine. Pine has done many Hollywood blockbuster roles. He’s also shown his diversity on screen by playing a plethora of different roles on screen. Chris Pine has starred in Star Trek, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Wonder Woman, and Outlaw King, to name a few. He hasn’t featured in horror films like his grandmother. Maybe he figured that he’d branch out from that genre of film and dominate the action/thriller films.