Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Related (PHOTOS)

Michele Marin | Aug 20, 2015 Celebrities


If it's all about who you know, then these lucky stars have an edge as they share genes with other famous faces. From fathers and daughters you didn't know were related to movie star siblings and everything in between, there are probably quite a few Hollywood families whose members you didn't realize shared the same DNA.

Check out the following 13 celebrities that you probably didn't know were related. 


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  • Daisy Lowe & Gavin Rossdale


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    She's a British fashion model and daughter to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale (aka Gwen Stefani's soon-to-be ex). Gavin was actually designated Daisy's godfather until a paternity test when she was 14 revealed Rossdale was actually her dad.

  • Dave Franco & James Franco


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    Dave is the younger brother in this sibling relationship. He had a blast working under his big brother while filming Zeroville, but you may not see the pair in many movies, at least not right away, because baby bro, "doesn't want to live in his shadow."

  • Warren Beatty & Shirley MacLaine


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    She was actually born Shirley Beatty, so there's the giveaway. This Hollywood brother-sister duo have not starred in any movies together, but their decades of success in the industry keeps them in the spotlight.

  • Mary Kate, Ashley & Elizabeth Olsen


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    Everyone knows that twinsies Mary Kate & Ashley are related, but the fashion designers also have a little sis, Elizabeth, who starred in Godzilla as well as several of the Avengers films. 

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  • Jennifer Aniston & John Aniston


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    Glowing newlywed Jennifer Aniston shares DNA with Days of Our Lives star Victor Kiriakis, aka John Aniston. Although Jennifer has a strained relationship with her mom, she and her pops are pretty tight!

  • Bryce Dallas Howard & Ron Howard


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    You know him as Richie Cunningham from Happy Days, but Ron Howard went on to become a big-time director. His gorgeous daughter, Bryce, is following in Pa's filmmaking footsteps. But even famous fathers can embarrass their children. The proud papa reportedly broke the news that his daughter was cast in Jurassic World before it was even announced. Opps!


  • Ray J & Brandi


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    This brother-sister duo may share the same mom and dad, but Brandi and Ray J couldn't be more different. In their VH1 reality show, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, Brandi is usually not thrilled with her baby brother's behavior, telling him to "grow up." Ray J rose to stardom when he dated Kim Kardashian in the early 2000s and the two famously made a sex tape that was leaked during the first season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians

  • Rashida Jones & Quincy Jones


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    He may be a media mogul and music legend, but to Rashida, Quincy Jones is simply Dad. The 37-year-old starred as Ann Perkins in Parks and Recreation, but just in case the acting thing doesn't work out, she also has a Harvard degree. Smart cookie!

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  • Zoey Deutch & Lea Thompson


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    Those are some good genes! It's hard to tell who is the mother and who is the daughter here. Zoe, 20, is a Disney Channel and CW darling as well as the daughter to Back to The Future star Lea Thompson. The two often attend award shows and cocktail parties in similar attire.

  • Jamie Lee Curtis & Janet Leigh


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    Known for her leading role in Alfred Hitchcook's thriller, Psycho, for which she won a Golden Globe, Leigh and Tony Curtis are parents to Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis. Although Curtis has no relationship with her father, she and her famous mama were tight.

  • Lily Collins & Phil Collins


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    She's a model and he's a musician, but the Glamour magazine cover girl never asked for handouts. She says she wants to pave her own path. With her striking looks and independent spirit, we doubt she'll have any trouble!

  • Mariska Hargitay & Jayne Mansfield


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    Bet ya didn't see this one coming! Mansfield was a sex symbol in the '60s, an actress, and a Playboy Playmate. She's also mama to Law & Order star Mariska Hargitay. Mansfield was killed in an accident in 1967, when the car she was riding in struck a tractor-trailer.

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  • Alexander Skarsgard & Stellan Skarsgard


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    The son of actor Stellan Skarsgard is none other than the star of True Blood, Alexander Skarsgard. The father-son duo teamed up in the film Melancholia.

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