25 Celebrity Kids Who Make Up Hollywood's Latest 'It' Crowd

Celia San Miguel | Jun 21, 2016 Celebrities

There was a time when the term, "Hollywood dynasty," instantly conjured images of celebrities such as Drew Barrymore and Angelina Jolie. Today it's more likely to echo pics of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, both of whom came of age on reality television, where they starred alongside their famous families. In most cases, celebrity offspring not only work hard to forge their own path, they also establish close-knit inner circles with other second-generation celebrities, creating a new type of Hollywood "it" crowd.

Following are 25 DNA darlings who are all part of Hollywood's new "it" crowd. Which celebrity offspring is your personal fave?

 

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  • Dakota Johnson, daughter of Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson

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    Even after the epic success of Fifty Shades Of Grey, Dakota Johnson largely remains an elusive figure, and that sense of mystery only makes her more alluring. The daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith has become a megastar virtually overnight. She's still adjusting to being trailed by paparazzi; the Hollywood heiress is swiftly learning all the tricks needed to balance fame and privacy. Fortunately, she has her parents to teach her the ropes!

  • Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood

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    Fans of hunky Scott Eastwood nearly fainted when the actor Snapchatted a video of himself sparring with his trainer in preparation for his role in Fast 8. The youngest of Clint Eastwood's children shared the big screen with his dad in four films before carving his own path. He landed the coveted heartthrob title when he played cowboy Luke Collins in The Longest Ride, but it seems that Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev has landed this cowboy IRL.

  • Allison Williams, daughter of news anchor Brian Williams

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    Before the first episode of HBO's Girls had aired, critics were already applauding the series for its fresh point of view: how it addressed the challenges millennial females face, how it approached sex through a post-feminist lens, and so on. Audiences eagerly embraced the series and the cast members ascended to A-list status — particularly Allison Williams, whose father is news anchor Brian Williams. Allison has gone from actress to brand, landing an endorsement dear with Simple Skincare in 2013 and appearing in a Keds ad campaign in 2016.

  • Riley Keough, daughter of Lisa Marie Presley & grandaughter of Elvis Presley

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    When your grandfather is the King of Rock 'n' Roll, you'd think the world will instantly love you tender. But according to Lisa Marie Presley's daughter Riley Keough, 27, even women with influential families have to grapple with the lack of quality female roles in Hollywood. After small roles in Magic Mike and Mad Max: Fury Road, Keough is sinking her teeth into a meaty role in the new Starz series The Girlfriend Experience, which explores the world of high-end escorts.

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  • Bella Hadid, Yolanda Foster's daughter

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    Like Kylie and Kendall, modeling sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid grew up on reality TV, a by-product of their mom, Yolanda Foster, joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills's cast in 2012. Now 19, Bella is a fixture in the London, Paris, and Milan runways. Last month, the brunette stunner, who has been dating The Weeknd for a year, was named the new face of Dior Beauty. Still, she insists there's no sibling rivalry between the Hadid sisters. "I have a darker personality," Bella told Allure. "And my sister being blonde and me being brunette, it's a good separation."

  • Brooklyn Beckham, son of Victoria & David Beckham

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    David and Victoria Beckham may soon have to pass the power couple baton to their eldest son Brooklyn Beckham and his girlfriend, Chloe Moretz. The 17-year-old Beckham recently stopped playing soccer in order to pursue his passion for photography. He's also become more comfortable in front of the camera, modeling for Man About Town and L'Uomo Vogue. Since Moretz and Beckham went public with their relationship in May 2016, they've been adorably affectionate on the red carpet, stealing the show at the Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising premiere.

  • Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet

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    Talk about hitting the genetic jackpot! Zoe Kravitz, the stunning daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, has been turning heads for years, but she's finally stepped out of her famous parents' shadow and into the well-deserved limelight thanks to her work in X-Men: First Class, the Divergent film series, and Mad Max: Fury Road. Known for her effortlessly cool style, which combines rock 'n' roll and Bohemian elements, Zoe Kravitz has emerged as a formidable fashion and beauty icon. In May, she was named YSL Beauty's newest muse.

  • Emma Roberts, daughter of Eric Roberts & niece of Julia Roberts

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    As Chanel Oberlin in Fox's Scream Queens, Emma Roberts rules over her sorority with tyrannical force. Not that we should be surprised: Emma's dad is actor Eric Roberts, known for edgy roles in flicks such as Runaway Train, and her aunt is Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts. Her acting chops, combined with her killer street style, have made Emma a young Hollywood darling.

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  • Dylan Penn, Sean Penn & Robin Wright's daughter

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    Since signing with DT Model Management in 2013, Dylan Penn, the 24-year-old daughter of Robin Wright and Sean Penn, landed ad campaigns with Gap and Lord & Taylor. She's also started to make her foray into acting. Following her mom's lead, Dylan will soon share a credit with Kevin Spacey via the historical comedy Elvis & Nixon. As her star continues to rise, so does the media attention. She's become a tabloid fixture since rumors surfaced that she was dating Robert Pattinson after his split from Kristen Stewart.

     

  • Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith

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    The youngest child of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith has always danced to her own tune — and often made us bop to it. A 10-year-old Willow Smith had us dancing alongside her with 2010's "Whip My Hair." Five years later, Willow's eclectic sound and introspective lyrics have won over doubters. Her off-kilter style, meanwhile, has been embraced by the fashion world: Karl Lagerfeld himself cherry-picked her to be Chanel's newest ambassador. 

  • Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger

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    His dad may have played the Terminator, but Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick seems to have little interest in becoming the next major action hero. Instead, he's trying to flex his acting muscle in upcoming dramas like Midnight Sun (co-starring Bella Thorne) and rom-coms like Dear Eleanor (starring Jessica Alba and Josh Lucas). In the meantime, he's enjoying his popularity with the ladies. In March 2016, a year after his much-publicized relationship with Miley Cyrus came to an end, Patrick Schwarzenegger started dating model Abby Champion.

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  • Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith

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    The world first fell in love with Jaden Smith when he starred alongside his daddy, Will Smith, in 2006's The Pursuit of Happyness. Now 17, Jaden Smith is known for his gender-bending fashion sense (he's rocked skirts on the red carpet and even modeled womenswear for Louis Vuitton's Summer 2016 campaign), his relationship with Kylie Jenner (the two remained friends even after their split), and his philosophical tweets. Jaden is poised to star in the new Netflix series The Get Down.

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  • Hailey Baldwin, Stephen Badwin's daughter

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    Marie Claire magazine anointed Hailey Baldwin one of the "fresh faces of 2016" — and with good reason! Stephen Baldwin's 19-year-old model daughter has fronted campaigns for Topshop and Ralph Lauren and walked the runway for Moschino and Tommy Hilfiger, plus her inner circle includes supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. Hailey Baldwin has dated Justin Bieber on and off for over a year, and has most recently been linked to Drake.

  • Dylan Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan's son

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    When your father was considered enough of a charming, suave, sophisticated gentleman to play 007, chances are you've inherited some of that allure. Sure enough, Pierce Brosnan's middle son, Dylan (second from right), is the embodiment of tall, dark, and handsome but unlike his dad, he's got a bit of a brooding rock 'n' roll edge. Not surprisingly, the 19-year-old model (second from right) has already starred in print ad campaigns for Saint Laurent and Burberry.

  • Lily Collins, Phil Collins's daughter

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    Like the doe-eyed Snow White she played in 2012's Mirror Mirror, Lily Collins is royalty — pop music royalty, that is. The daughter of Genesis frontman Phil Collins, Lily (center) made her big screen debut playing Sandra Bullock's daughter in 2009's The Blindside. Nowadays, she's a legitimate screen star, a Lancôme spokesperson, and a total heartbreaker: Lily Collins has been romantically linked to Taylor Lautner, Zac Efron, and Jamie Campbell Bower.

  • Francesca Eastwood, Clint Eastwood's daughter

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    A 6-year-old Francesca Eastwood made her big screen debut alongside her father, Clint Eastwood, in the 1999 thriller True Crime. Fifteen years later, she once again began pursuing acting. She earned recognition for her work in Heroes Reborn and has been tapped to star in next years's Twin Peaks reboot.

  • O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ice Cube's son

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    A splitting image of his father, rapper/actor Ice Cube, O'Shea Jackson Jr. was formally introduced to the world in 2015 when he played his dad in the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton. Not only did his performance earn him critical acclaim, but it also left many female viewers smitten — among them the youngest Kardashian sister. During a taping of her radio show earlier this year, Khloe Kardashian said she'd get frisky with Ice Cube Jr.

  • Kendall Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner & Kris Kardashian's daughter

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    Keeping up with the Kardashians may be hard, but Kendall Jenner (pictured with mom Kris and sister Khloe) is making it so that keeping up with the Jenners is even tougher, launching a successful modeling career via her reality TV and social media exposure. She's been romantically linked to One Direction member Harry Styles and is besties with Gigi Hadid and several other models on this list. Experts estimate 20-year-old Kendall Jenner's net worth to hover around $10 million!

  • Kylie Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner & Kris Kardashian's daughter

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    By the end of 2015, 18-year-old Kylie Jenner had been deemed more influential than all of her older sisters. The selfie-loving teen has over 63.5 million followers on Instagram, and her fans emulate her makeup, hair, nail, and fashion looks. She's already launched a fashion line for Topshop with her big sis Kendall, as well as a namesake cosmetics brand, a nail lacquer collection with SinfulColors, and a hair extensions line. The budding entrepreneur's romantic entanglements — from Jaden Smith to rapper Tyga — have made as many headlines as those of Kim Kardashian. Who's breaking the Internet now?

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  • Ireland Baldwin, Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger's daughter

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    Remember that infamous voicemail message in which Alec Baldwin called his 11-year-old daughter a "rude, thoughtless little pig"? Well, nine years later, both Alec and Ireland have turned the page, even poking fun at the debacle in an Instagram photo. Ireland, who began modeling in 2013 at the suggestion of her mom Kim Basinger, has starred in campaigns for Sisley and Rampage. Modeling portfolio aside, the bisexual bombshell has drawn media attention thanks to her romantic alliances. Her list of exes includes professional stand-up paddler Slater Trout and female rapper Angel Haze. She's currently dating Jon Kasik, who she met during a brief stint in rehab for "emotional trauma."

  • Max Irons, son of Jeremy Irons

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    He's been called the leader of the "new Brit pack," but actor/model Max Irons, the 30-year-old son of actors Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack, says he's more interested in career longevity than insta-fame. "You want to be working for 60 years, not six, and you can only do that by laying a foundation of good work," Irons told British GQ. As for any claims that nepotism is factoring into his own rise to fame, he says, "You might get invited to a party because of who your father is but you'll never get a job." His slow-and-steady approach seems to be paying off quite well!

  • Gigi Hadid, Yolanda Foster's daughter

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    Like Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington in the '90s, Gigi Hadid — the daughter of real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid — is ubiquitous these days. In addition to being the new face of Maybelline, Gigi has appeared in Tom Ford, Stuart Weitzman, BMW, Max Mara and Versace ad campaigns, not to mention over a dozen magazine covers. The "it" girl counts Zayn Malik as her boyfriend and Kendall Jenner as her BFF.

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  • Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus's daughter

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    Billy Ray Cyrus who? The country singer's daughter made a name for herself throughout her Hannah Montana years, then reinvented herself from wholesome Disney star to musical wild child. Nowadays, Miley Cyrus is as known for controversy as she is for chart-topping hits. From the VMAs twerk-a-thon to her #FreetheNipple topless Instagram photos, her provocative "Wrecking Ball" video, and her turbulent romances, Miley can't — and refuses to be — tamed.

  • Lily-Rose Depp, Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis's daughter

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    Karl Lagerfeld has spoken, and Lily-Rose Depp is on the brink of stardom. The daughter of Johnny Depp and French singer Vanessa Paradis was tapped to star in Chanel's Pearl Eyewear Collection ad campaign last year, when she was just 16, and was recently unveiled as the face of the new Chanel No. 5 L'Eau fragrance. She's also poised to take the film world by storm with roles in Kevin Smith's next comedy, Yoga Hosers, and a promising part as modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan in The Dancer.

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  • Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber's daughter

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    Being called someone's "mini-me" might be infuriating — unless, of course, that someone is a well-known supermodel. Cindy Crawford's daughter, Kaia Gerber, is practically a mirror image of her younger self. Not surprisingly, 14-year-old Kaia is following in mom's modeling footsteps. She was signed to IMG models in July 2015 and recently posed alongside her mom for the March 2016 cover of Vogue Paris.

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