With a little genetic help from mom and dad, the sons and daughters of your favorite celebrities are making the most of their famous faces. This next generation are storming catwalks, filling magazine pages and even gaining top billing at the box office. The fact is nepotism has never looked so good.
The 17-year-old son of Jude Law and ex-wife Sadie Frost made his runway debut in DKNY's menswear show in London this week. He strutted out in a single earring, a branded t-shirt and the dreamy baby blues he owes to Mom and Pop.
Romeo Beckham was ten when Burberry tapped him to mug for the British brand. Burberry CEO Christopher Bailey said that the tender youth has "impeccable taste." Posh and Becks must be so proud.
Vanity Fair crowned the daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin an "It Girl" in June 2013. Since then, the 6'2 model has appeared in the pages of Elle and in an editorial for DuJour magazine.
Dylan Penn may have parents Robin Wright and Sean Penn to thank for her genetic good fortune, but it looks like the newcomer is following in the footsteps of another famous face. After signing with DT Model Mangement in April, she nabbed a high-profile gig as the spokesmodel for Bonds. Miranda Kerr was fronted a campaign for the Aussie clothing and underwear company.
Kaia Gerber is heir to more than Cindy Crawford's couture hand-me-downs. The teen also inherited one of her most iconic modeling jobs. Back in the day, mom Cindy starred in a series of campaigns for Versace. In 2012, Gerber was cast as the face of Versace Kids. According to Donatella Versace: "Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift."
The daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith has appeared on TV, in movies, and in a 2009 ad for fast-fashion retailer MANGO. But no matter how she got her start, Johnson has proved that her career is no phoned-in favor. This year she cemented her status as a star in her own right. E.L. James confirmed that Johnson will play Anastasia Steele in the hotly anticipated movie adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey."
Those who dismissed her as Kim's kid sister are in for a rude awakening. In the spring, the 18-year-old filled her dance card during fashion week. She modeled Fall 2014 collections for Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Givenchy. Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci was evidently pleased with her performance. He cast Jenner in his Fall 2014 ad for the label.
The daughter of Pearl Lowe and Gavin Rossdale has certainly made the most of her genetic fortune. Since signing with Select Model Management at age 15, Lowe has gone on to model for Chanel and Burberry and in such magazines as Italian Vogue and Esquire.
Scott Eastwood has A-list appeal all but written into his DNA. But the son of Clint Eastwood refuses to coast on his good looks and Hollywood pedigree. "I want to be a man's man," he told Town & Country. "[N]ot a kid actor or a glitzy pop star but a no-bullshit leading man." If his spread for the magazine is any indication, he's already well on his way.
The daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith is keeping it in the family. Decades after Smith starred in ads for the brand, Guess cast a then-six-year-old Birkhead as the face of Guess Kids.
Celebrity Offspring Step into the Spotlight