It takes a special type of person who’s known worldwide for their talents. To have a sibling that’s equally famous, takes a special gene pool. For years, we have known about famous families like the Jacksons, Kardashians, and even the Bushes from Texas that have been popular figures, both individually and collectively.
These days, there are many who may be a brother or sister to someone who’s famous and may wish for the same popularity. Then again, there are many siblings that work in the same field but may choose to not be as prolific. This top 10 list of famous siblings has a few surprises because one thing has changed over the years – some choose a different stage name over what their parents named them. For a long time, many didn’t believe that Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez were brothers until it came out that veteran actor dad Martin Sheen not only used a stage name throughout his career but is of Latino heritage. Here are some fascinating facts about the famous!
List of Top 10 Most Famous Siblings in The World in 2017
10. Mark and Donnie Wahlberg
Both brothers started in show business in front of a microphone. Marky Mark was not only a million-record selling rapper but also a model for Calvin Klein for a few years. It was the 1998 dark comedy Boogie Nights that catapulted him to the mainstream and the public saw his as a true artist. As part of New Kids on the Block, Donnie’s harmonious vocals and intricate dance steps helped his band stand out in the 1990s. Today, he stars in the CBS crime drama Blue Bloods, occasionally tours with his old bandmates, and is currently married to comedic actress Jenny McCarthy.
9. Eric and Julia Roberts
This pair continue to dazzle the screen as much as they at the beginning of their acting careers. Older brother Eric was the first to find fame as the husband of murdered playmate Dorothy Stratten in Star 80. When Julia starred in 1988’s Pretty Woman, Eric popularity waned slightly but has been a continuous presence on the small screen. He’s starred in many quirky but engaging made-for-cable movies but Julia still sizzles on the big screen. Her recent performances in Duplicity, Eat Pray Love, and August: Osage County continues to draw in big numbers at the box office.
8. Zooey and Emily Deschanel
The pair of TV star sisters – Zooey in the Fox sitcom New Girl and Emily in the crime drama Bones – are not the typical Hollywood starlets. Their quirky nature and unpretentious disposition is refreshing and has allowed them to cross over into other areas. Younger sister Zooey is a singer and songwriter while Emily produces various projects and is an advocate for animal rights. Emily has also worked on promotional projects for the non-profit organization StandUp2Cancer.
7. Damon and Marlon Wayans
For nearly 30 years, this clan of comedians has entertained the world with their special brand of humor – both in front of and behind the camera. In 2016, second-eldest brother Damon returned to the small screen in the TV version of Lethal Weapon. The popular crime flick, which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, brought three successful sequels. Earlier this year, youngest brother Marlon starred in the movie parody, Fifty Shades of Black, and slated to return to the small screen. It’s a major network sitcom loosely based on his real life and how he handles career and family.
6. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine
Though now considered golden in the world of entertainment, Beatty’s career is still in motion. In recent, he has chosen to work more behind the scenes as a director and choosing projects carefully in the process. Older sister Shirley is an Academy Award winner and has an impressive list of accomplishments, which include dancer, activist, and author. In recent, she hasn’t been as busy as Warren but continues to make headlines. In 2016, she gave an eye-opening interview with People magazine about the benefits of having an open marriage.
5. Bella and Gigi Hadid
These sisters, the offspring of reality TV star Yolanda Foster and real estate magnate Mohammed Hadid, have made quite an impact on pop culture in recent. Both signed to IMG modeling agency, their strikingly good looks have captivated many and increased their stock in the land of social media. Recently, Gigi hosted the 2016 MTV Music Awards, an honor normally bestowed upon entertainment veterans. Bella was romantically linked to pop superstar The Weeknd. These are one amongst the Top 10 Most Famous Siblings in The World 2017.
4. Tracee Ellis Ross and Evan Ross
The children of actress and music legend Diana Ross have gone on to make a strong presence on the big and large screen for some time now. Elder daughter Tracee got her start as a model and later starred in the long-running series Girlfriends before moving on to the big screen in a number of supporting roles. In recent, she has received an Emmy nomination for the female lead in the ABC sitcom blackish. Brother Evan got his start on the smaller screen and indie flicks. In recent, he expanded his resume by co-starring in the Hunger Games franchise (Parts 1 &2). Evan’s currently married to another famous sibling, Ashlee Simpson, who recently gave birth to a daughter.
3. Jack and Kelly Osborne
When America first met the children of metal rocker Ozzy Osborne on the family’s now-defunct reality show, audiences were surprised by their on-camera behavior. However, both managed to stay in the limelight and overcome public scrutiny. Today, they are polished, well-dressed, and managed to carve a niche separate from their famous father. Like mom, siblings Jack and Kelly enjoy hosting shows that are entertaining and informative. For several years, Kelly has co-hosted E! Network’s Fashion Police series and Jack has a number of televised shows under his belt. In 2016, he collaborated with dad on the History Channel’s Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour.
2. Nicole and Sofia Richie
The former reality TV star and current “it” girl are both daughters of musical legend Lionel Richie. Over the years, Nicole worked hard to overcome personal obstacles and become successful in her own right. Today, she is married to Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, works in fashion design, and is a mother of two. Sofia, whose mother is Diane Alexander, has been seen a lot in public lately. She is an aspiring model who, in recent, has been linked to singing sensation Justin Bieber.
1. Rob Kardashian and Kylie Jenner
As older sisters Kim and Kourtney settle into maternal life, younger brother Rob and half-sister Kylie are on the rise in 2016! This year, his reality show with fiancé Blac Chyna (a.k.a. Angela Renee) made a fantastic debut. Younger sis Kylie continues to stay busy with various design and modeling projects. While both siblings got their start on E! Channel’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, they’ve managed to parlay this opportunity into other areas like fashion.
These above are the Top 10 Most Famous Siblings in The World 2017. Just like siblings that aren’t famous, these famous siblings tend to have identities that are sometimes the extreme opposites. For instance, Beyoncé is a popular recording artist that sings mostly catchy pop tunes. On the other hand, younger sister Solange has a more eclectic persona that is reflected in her music and clothing choices. Sometimes, if a person is trying to create their own brand, it helps to be as different and not seem like a clone. Often, contrast is more interesting when in the public eye.