Class Of 2015: These Rising Stars Have More Than Just Famous Parents
In Hollywood the only thing that’s constant is change—which means there’s always a new crop of up-and-comers stealing the spotlight. As of late, those cool kids happen to have something in common: parents with roots in the industry. Though their dads might be rockstars or moms supermodels, these young guns are paving a path all their own. Here, the list of spawn on our radar—we expect big things to come.
The Mod(el) Squad
The Gang (clockwise from top left): Hailey Baldwin (daughter of Stephen Baldwin), Kaia Gerber (daughter of Cindy Crawford), Ireland Basinger Baldwin (daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger), Sailor Brinkley Cook (daughter of Christie Brinkley)
These gorgeous gals have hit the genetic jackpot (thanks mom and dad!). From scoring campaigns with Topshop (Hailey) to spreads in Vanity Fair and CR Fashion Book (Ireland and Kaia, respectively) to getting signed to major agencies such as IMG (Sailor Brinkley Cook), these ladies have racked up an impressive resume despite the fact they're only in their teens.
Photos: @haileybaldwin, @kaiagerber, @irelandbbaldwin, @sailorbrinkleycook
The Front-Row Regulars
The Gang (clockwise from left): Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis), Dylan Penn (daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright), Lily Collins (daughter of Phil Collins)
These fashion girls—if not strutting the catwalks themselves—are front-row regulars at some of the biggest shows, including Chanel, Burberry and Tom Ford.
Photos: @lilyrose_depp, @iamdylanpenn, @lilyjcollins
The Artsy Crew
The Gang (clockwise from top left): Sofia Richie (daughter of Lionel Richie), Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith), Lourdes Leon (daughter of Madonna), Willow Smith (daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith)
From dabbling with careers in music (the Smith siblings) to fashion (Sofia helms a tumblr blog and Lourdes designs the Material Girl clothing line with her mother), these kids are allowing their creative juices to flow and sharing them with the world. Fun fact: Sofia is coincidentally the newest face of the Material Girl brand.
Photos: @sofiarichie, @christiaingrey, @lourdesleon, @gweelos
The Gang (clockwise from left): Patrick Schwarzenegger (son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver), Dylan Brosnan (son of Pierce Brosnan, pictured), Brooklyn Beckham (son of David and Victoria Beckham)
Taking after their dapper dads, these super studs are making young hearts swoon around the globe. Adoring fans aren't the only ones taking notice—Dylan, for one, recently scored a campaign with Saint Laurent.
Photos: @brooklynbeckham, @patrickschwarzenegger, @piercebrosnanofficial
The Gang (clockwise from left): Zoe Kravitz (daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet), Riley Keough (daughter of Lisa-Marie Presley), Allison Williams (daughter of Brian Williams), Dakota Johnson (daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, pictured)
The "older sisters" of the bunch, these ladies are practically veterans in the industry. All actors and/or musicians, they've already seen success, and yet we can't help but think they've only just scratched the surface.
Photos: @zoeisabellakravitz, @rileykeough, @aw, @melanie_griffith57