Hollywood Actresses Who Became More Famous Than Their Parents

Jon Voight, Marcheline Bertrand and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is the daughter of famous actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. The couple has starred in the 1983 movie “Lookin’ to Get Out” together.

They divorced soon after Angie’s birth. Marcheline quit acting to raise Angelina and her brother while Jon Voight continued to build his career in Hollywood. Eventually, he won the Academy Award for Best actor and four Golden Globe awards.


John Aniston, Nancy Dow, Jennifer Aniston

The same story happened in the family of Jennifer Aniston. Her parents got divorced when she was a child. Jennifer’s father John Aniston continued his acting career and was known as a television actor. At the same time, her mother quit the job to take care of the daughter.

There is a difference, though: Angelina Jolie has a poor relationship with her father while Jennifer did not get well together with her mother. According to rumors, Nancy Dow envied her daughter’s fame.

Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth’s father is a director and her mother Blythe is an actress. She has starred in such movies as “Futureworld”, “Meet the Parents”, and “The Last Kiss”. Even though Blythe has a decent acting career, she never was as popular as her daughter Gwyneth is now.

Will Knightley, Sharman Macdonald, Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley’s Will is a television actor who has finished his career. Her mother Sharman is a playwright and screenwriter. Keira got her first agent at the age of six. The actress became incredibly famous after playing one of the leading roles in the 2003 film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”.

Ernie Lively, Blake Lively

Blake Lively grew up in a family of an actor and a talent scout. Her father Ernie Lively has starred in such films as “Turner & Hooch” and “Passenger 57”. He often took her to acting classes when Blake was a child. In the end, she turned into a famous actress and became far more popular than Ernie.