It's great to be talented, but it's a lot easier to be wealthy and connected.
Hollywood nepotism is nothing new, but in more recent generations, it's a bit more obvious to the average person. Nepo babies are all over the mainstream, from TV (Maude Apatow in Euphoria, Maya Hawke in Stranger Things and Drew Barrymore moving to daytime) to movies (Dakota Johnson and Zoë Kravitz) and modeling (the Hadid sisters, Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber).
While many celebrity spawn prove themselves to be quite capable once they've gotten their foot easily in the door, acknowledging that they got help to get there goes a long way in maintaining a positive image—comparing, for example, Jamie Lee Curtis, who is candid about being the daughter of movie stars benefiting her career, to one Kim Kardashian, who infamously said more women need to "get up and f**king work."
Check out some of the most famous (or notorious!) Hollywood nepo babies, and remember: It's great to be talented, but it's a lot easier to be wealthy and connected.
Hollywood Nepo Babies
This stars all have family in the biz.