Who do celebrities inherit their talents from? Of course, from their parents! As it turns out, there are more celebrity families in Hollywood than you think, it’s just that stars don’t always like to talk about it.
We have done its own research and found out that some famous people had very famous parents.
1. Nena Thurman — Uma Thurman’s mother
Few people know about this, but the actress’ mother was a very famous and popular model. Nena was born into an aristocratic family and even held the title of Baroness. At the end of the 1950s, she moved to London and started to get a lot of attention. She was sought out for the cover of Vogue and other popular magazines, asked to take part in a lot of commercials, and so on. Some people say that Nena was even one of Salvador Dali’s muses.
In 1965, Nena got married to Robert Thurman, a very unusual person, who was the first American man to become a Buddhist monk. He was made a monk by Dalai Lama himself. The family had 4 children, and Uma was among them. Every child got a Buddhism-related name. Now, Nena is 78 years old, she works as a manager of a Tibetan medicine center, and she is quite a famous psychotherapist. Do you think that Uma takes after her mother?
2. Blythe Danner — Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother
Blythe Danner started her career with roles in the theater and later she started to appear on TV: in the 70s and 80s she did a lot of TV series, and the most popular among them was Columbo. She was also in Woody Allen’s movie The Other Woman and modern viewers might remember her from Meet the Fockers and Meet the Parents. Now, she is 76 years old and she still appears in some small roles in films and TV series.
3. Jon Voight — Angelina Jolie’s father
Angelina Jolie’s father is the famous Hollywood actor Jon Voight and he has a lot of awards, just like his daughter: an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA. His career was at its peak in the 70s and 80s: he starred in films like Midnight Cowboy, Coming Home, Heat, and many others. One of his latest roles was a part in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He was Henry Shaw.
4. Ingrid Bergman — Isabella Rossellini’s mother
Isabella Rossellini is not only a famous actress, model, and the ex-wife of Martin Scorsese, but she is also the daughter of very famous people in the cinema world: Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini. One of Ingrid’s best works was her part in the iconic movie Casablanca. The actress won an Oscar 3 times and she was one of the most successful actresses of her time.
Bergman’s and Rossellini’s romantic story was a hit in Hollywood: when they met, they were married to other people. Ingrid played a lot of roles in her husband’s movies, but they were not very popular.
5. Keith Allen — Lily Allen’s father
Many Game of Thrones fans probably know that actor Alfie Allen who portrayed Theon Greyjoy is also a brother of a popular singer Lil Allen. As it turns out, the entire Allen family has some sort of a connection to the world of cinema: their father Keith Allen is a fairly well-known British actor, TV host, musician, and comedian. For example, he took part in the iconic film Trainspotting (1996) and appeared in a lot of TV series. Keith hasn’t ended his career as an actor either, one of his recent works was Eddie the Eagle and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.