Female Stars From The 90s And Their Grown-Up Daughters
Imagine you had a famous mom who starred in some of the most memorable films of the 90s or modeled on the hottest runways? Well, there's a select few who were born into stardom thanks to their talented mothers. Let's take a dive and rediscover the stars who dominated the 90s era and their grown-up daughters, who may be the future of Hollywood.
19. DEMI MOORE AND HER DAUGHTERS RUMER, SCOUT, AND TALLULAH WILLIS
Demi achieved success through her roles in heavy 90s hit films including Ghost. During the said era, she and the Die Hard actor Bruce Willis were one of the hottest couples in Tinseltown. The two share 3 equally successful daughters who are making a mark in the world in their individual ways.
The eldest daughter of the former couple followed in her parent's footsteps by pursuing an acting career. Rumer's done quite well for herself by starring in a couple of films, even acting opposite her father. Moreover, she has graced the Broadway Stage, she st played Roxie Hart in the iconic Chicago musical.
DEMI'S DAUGHTER, THE RISING STAR
The actress' sister Scout pursued another entertainment talent by becoming a singer and songwriter. You can catch her performing in some Los Angeles nightclubs. She also released her first EP this year so her career is definitely on the move. However, the singer has also dabbled in some acting, she appeared in The Scarlett Letter and Bandits.
As for the last of the Willis daughters, we'll she took a different route. Tallulah is an artist and mental health activist. She's struggled with issues in the past but has worked her way through it. Recently, she set out on a new venture by designing and releasing her own clothing line.
18. REESE WITHERSPOON AND AVA PHILIPPE
Reese is still one of Hollywood's most beloved actresses and she's also got a twin! The star's daughter is spitting imaging of her. Ava is one of two kids she had during her marriage with the actor, Ryan Philippe. The copy and paste version of Reese has a budding career as a model and she's also a student at Berkeley College.
Mom admitted on the Ellen Show that it was difficult to part ways.“I might have gone into her empty room, laid down on her bed, and cried when she went to college.” In a 2008 interview, Reese revealed why she and Ryan decided to name their first child Ava.
“My daughter’s name is Ava… like Ava Gardner because to me she was the only woman who could break Sinatra. So the idea of that name to me is very classy and strong.” Ava is also very talented, she's a sketch artist and sculptor. Her flair for the arts must come from her entertainment parents.
17. HEATHER LOCKLEAR AND AVA SAMBORA
The Golden Globe nominee/Melrose Place star was one of Hollywood's hottest actresses for a moment in time. But in recent years, her career has been overshadowed by her challenges and struggles. But despite all that, she's managed to raise a fine daughter Ava Sambora. Ava was born from Locklear's marriage with Richie Sambora.
She's taken after her mom by pursuing an acting career. Sambora has appeared in a few films such as This is 40, Mommy Be Mine, and A Dark Foe. Recently, the actress celebrated her 23rd birthday with her famous mother and Heather took the opportunity to praise her daughter in a touching Instagram post.
16. JULIANNE MOORE AND LIV FREUNDLICH
Known for her breathtaking portrayals in films such as Far From Heaven, Magnolia, A Single Man, and The Big Lebowski. While she's a critically acclaimed actress, she's also a family woman. The star has a gorgeous teenage daughter who is becoming more like her mother every day. Moore welcomed her lookalike during her relationship with Bart Freundlich.
She shared: "I always tell my little girl that I can remember lying in the bathtub when I was pregnant, and I say, I wished and wished for a girl and got her."
TAKING AFTER HER PARENTS
The two have always had a tight bond, in 2007, they collaborated on a children's book together called Freckleface Strawberry. Freundlich shares a love of film with her actor parents. At 17, she served as a production assistant and directed by her father and starring her mother After the Wedding. "We loved having her around more than she loved being around," Moore shared.
In 2020, Liv is a high school graduate and her parents couldn't be more proud. In fact, Julianna took to Instagram to pay tribute to the milestone. "We are so proud of everything she is and everything she has accomplished," she wrote in the caption. "She is smart and brave and kind, and I can't wait to see what she does next."
15. KIM BASINGER AND IRELAND BALDWIN
Kim burst onto the scene as a model but she quickly climbed all the way to the top by becoming an Oscar award-winning actress. Her best-known work is on L.A Confidential and Batman. We also can't forget that she was one half of a Hollywood couple with her ex-husband Alec Baldwin.
Together they had one child Ireland, and she's a stunning mixture of both entertainment powerhouses. Baldwin began a career in modeling in 2013 when she signed with IMG Models. The 23-year-old beauty has been blessed as far as her career is concerned.
GROWING UP IN THE SPOTLIGHT
However, growing up in the spotlight has its pitfalls. Her parents' divorce had a huge media splash and it revealed a tough relationship between her and Alec Baldwin. Speaking about the divorce and its impact on Ireland, Basinger shared.
"Divorce is hard on a kid, no matter how you cut it," the actress said. "And ours was very public and nasty. So I brought up Ireland in a very unconventional way. I just wanted her to be free. If she wanted to have her friends over and write over the walls with a pen, that was fine. I wanted her childhood to be full of love and light and animals and friends."
DID A MESSY PUBLIC DIVORCE AFFECT IRELAND?
But now that Ireland is all grown up, she and her father have worked to improve any problems they had in the past, although it hasn't been easy. Therapy has also helped ease the tension and heal old wounds. "We were both in really dark places in our lives," Ireland shared.
"I think things being publicized the way that they were made things seem more heightened and escalated than it really was," the model continued.
14. ANDIE MACDOWELL AND MARGARET QUALLEY
Fans of the early 90s blockbusters will remember Andie as a leading lady on films such as Groundhog's Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral, as well as her projects with Wireless executive producer Steven Soderbergh. But, she also has a daughter Margaret that's following closely in her footsteps as an actress and model.
Qualley was born from MacDowell's marriage with model Paul Qualley and has earned her own stellar reputation in Hollywood as an Emmy nominated actress. The Fosse/Verde actress and her rom-com legend mom are set to star in a Netflix series called Maid. And yes, they will be appearing as mother and daughter! We've got a lot to look forward to.
13. CINDY CRAWFORD AND KAIA GERBER
Cindy's name is synonymous with superstardom, she served as one the greatest models of the 80s and 90s. Not to mention she's also raised so beautiful children. Her daughter Kaia is taking over the reins from mom as models in the industry. She began earning her stripes quite young as she scored her first Vogue cover at 14 years old. At 19, she's modeled for big brands like Alexander Wang and Versace.
12. BROOKE SHIELDS AND HER DAUGHTERS ROWAN AND GRIER HENCHY
Brooke has had a fruitful career in Hollywood as an actress and screenwriter, the Blue Lagoon star settled down with her husband Chris Henchy and welcomed two daughters Rowan, 17, and Grier, 14. Her daughters may follow in their mom's Hollywood footsteps, they've got quite the social media following. Young influencers in the making.
Brooke is committed to teaching her kids the value of money before they start making their own millions so, the girls got summer jobs. Shields says having a job has taught her daughters the opportunity to learn how to work hard. The author added that it's been an interesting experience teaching the kids how to manage their money but they are improving.
11. GWYNETH PALTROW AND APPLE MARTIN
Gwyneth rose to fame with her starring role in Shakespeare in Love, ever since then her career has skyrocketed, and now she's even a successful businesswoman. Yes, we can also add mom to that list. Her eldest child Apple is indeed the apple of her eye. The young lady is 1 of 2 children that she shares with Chris Martin.
Paltrow considers herself to be a lucky mom to have a daughter like Apple. On her sweet 16, the actress took to Instagram to make a special birthday shout out. The actress said, “You are wickedly intelligent and you have the best, most dry, most brilliant sense of humor. I have the best time being your mom. "
10. KELLY PRESTON AND ELLA TRAVOLTA
The late actress gave us unforgettable performances in films such as Jerry McGuire and For The Love of The Game. Preston has also been a supportive wife to her actor husband John Travolta and loving mom to her kids. Their eldest child Ella is all grown up at 20 years old and pursuing her own career in Hollywood.
The young actress's most recent role was in The Poison Rose. Of course, the Travolta family suffered a huge loss when Preston succumbed to cancer early this year but the family seems to be recovering from the loss in private. John shared a touching video of he and Ella dancing in tribute to Kelly. He captioned the Instagram video:
"My daughter @ella.travolta and I dancing in memory of momma. One of Kelly's favorite things, dancing with me."
9. COURTENEY COX AND COCO ARQUETTE
No doubt that fans will immediately recognize this actress as Monica from Friends. Apart from being on one the biggest shows of the 90s, Cox has been a doting mother to her one and only kid Coco. The teen is a product of her marriage with actor David Arquette.
Coco is just as talented as her folks, the 16-year-old has a stunning voice which her mom proudly showed off in an Instagram post. Courteney played the piano while Coco belted out Fleetwood Mac's 1977 song Silver Springs. Fans were surprised at how impressive young Arquette's vocals are and of course, mama was proud.