13 Celebrities That You Might Not Know Are Actually Siblings
In the entertainment world, some names occasionally become the only celebrity in the family. Other times, they become famous as a family. It may get a bit hard to spot the famous siblings because some look precisely like the spitting image of each other, while others may look completely different.
5-Minute Crafts researched the famous siblings of celebrities — read on to see who looks alike or is familiar to you.
1. Scarlett and Hunter Johansson
Not many people know that the beloved Oscar-nominated actress Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother, named Hunter Johansson. They’re the youngest of 4 children, and Scarlett is 3 minutes older than her brother. Hunter occasionally joins Scarlett on her premieres or red carpet walks. When there’s a chance, the gorgeous actress mentions her special bond with her twin.
2. Brad and Doug Pitt
The Ocean’s 11 actor, Brad Pitt, has a younger brother named Doug Pitt. Unlike the Oscar-awarded actor who has had a lot of frenzy around him since the beginning of his acting career, Doug Pitt leads a low-key but successful life, running a family-owned computer business.
3. Blake and Eric Lively
The beautiful actress and model Blake Lively has a younger brother, Eric Lively, who is also an actor and just as handsome and charming as she is. He’s appeared in multiple TV shows and films. Moreover, in 2009, he acted as the singer Pink’s on-screen boyfriend in the “Please Don’t Leave Me” music video.
4. Penélope and Mónica Cruz
The accomplished actress Penélope Cruz has a younger sister named Mónica, who has followed her sister’s lead in acting. She’s also a successful dancer and attended the Royal Academy of Dance before working at Joaquín Cortés’s flamenco dance company.
5. Jessica and Ashlee Simpson
The 2 famous sisters, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson have been in the spotlight as singers and actresses, who later had their reality shows after years in the entertainment industry. In the following years, Jessica started a new journey and created her fashion brand, The Jessica Simpson Collection, where Ashlee co-designed a tween apparel collection.
6. Gigi, Anwar, and Bella Hadid
Most of us know Gigi and Bella Hadid are sisters, thanks to their successful modeling careers. But, what most of us don’t know is that the unstoppable sisters have a handsome brother, Anwar, who followed them into the modeling world too. It’s undoubtedly in their blood, as their mother, Yolanda Hadid, was also an accomplished model. Moreover, all 3 siblings have appeared on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” several times with their mother.
7. Zooey and Emily Deschanel
Emily Deschanel, best known for her role as Dr. Temperence on the comedy-drama series Bones, has a younger sister named Zooey, who is also an actress. They come from an accomplished family — their father, Caleb Deschanel, is a cinematographer, and their mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, is an actress.
8. Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
The famous pair—Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal have surely been destined for the big screen thanks to having a father, Stephen Gyllenhaal, who is a director and a mother, Naomi Foner, who is a screenwriter and producer. Both siblings have starred in leading roles in many successful films. They have 3 movies together, too; A Dangerous Woman, Homegrown, and Donnie Darko.
9. Beyoncé and Solange Knowles
The Grammy-awarded world-famous singer, Beyoncé, known for her heartfelt lyrics, epic dancing skills, and fashion style, isn’t the only talented one in her family. She has a sister named Solange Knowles, a musician who won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance and created several award-winning albums.
10. Michelle and Dedee Pfeiffer
The beautiful thrice Oscar-nominated actress, BAFTA, and Golden Globe Award winner Michelle Pfeiffer, best known for her roles in Scarface, Frankie and Johnny, The Wizard of Lies, and many others, has a younger sister, Dedee Pfeiffer, who is an actress too.
11. Chris, Liam, and Luke Hemsworth
Liam and Chris Hemsworth aren’t the only actors in the Hemsworth family. They have an older brother, Luke, who got into acting earlier than his brothers, appearing as Nathan Tyson in the TV series Neighbours. Although Luke seems shorter when he’s next to his brothers, who are 6’’3’’ and 6’’4’’ tall, he’s not that short at 5’9’’.
12. Kate and Rooney Mara
Although the successful and charming sisters chose acting as a career, interestingly, they come from a family with football history. Their father, Timothy Mara, is an NFL football team, the New York Giants, executive. Their grandfathers were Wellington Mara, co-owner of the Giants, and Timothy Rooney, owner of Yonkers Raceway. They’re the great-granddaughters of Art Rooney, the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers football franchise.
Both sisters have acted in numerous films. Kate is best known for her roles in the Netflix drama House of Cards, FX horror mini-series American Horror Story, The Martian, and more, while Rooney Mara has received a lot of prestigious award nominations for Best Actress, thanks to her jaw-dropping role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
13. Dakota and Elle Fanning
The successful actress, Dakota Fanning, is best known for her supporting role in the I Am Sam movie, which earned her the youngest person to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award at only 8. As they say, it’s in their genes. She has a younger sister, Elle Fanning, who is also an actress. She’s best known for her roles in Maleficent and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The famous pair greatly resemble each other thanks to their perfect blonde hair and blue eyes.
Celebrities have siblings who often get recognition for their similar looks. In some instances, these siblings are successful at achieving fame. Do you recognize any sibs of famous people? Please share your comments below 👇👇