When Stardom Is the Family Business: Hollywood Nepo Babies

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).

Related: Pierce Brosnan's Sons Get Candid About Benefitting From Nepotism

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.

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Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

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Kevin Mazur/WireImage

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Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

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Earl Gibson III/Getty Images

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Kevin Mazur/WireImage

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Ron Galella/Getty Images

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Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic

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Jesse Grant/Getty Images

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Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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Mark Sullivan/WireImage

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Donato Sardella/Getty Images

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Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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Lucy Nicholson/AFP via Getty Images

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Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images

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Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

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Todd Williamson/Getty Images

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Darren Gerrish/WireImage

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Michael Kovac/Getty Images

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Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

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Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Rogers and Cowan

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Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows

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Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Edward Enninful

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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Bruce Gilkas/Getty Images

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Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

Next, find out which star believes nepo babies have to work even harder in Hollywood than those who started at the bottom.