Celebrities who followed their parents into business

Celebrities who followed in the footsteps of famous parents

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Scottish bra-maker Michelle Mone gained plenty of news coverage recently when she revealed that the new face and body of her Ultimo bra collection was her own daughter, Rebecca. As the 22-year old launched the new collection for women with larger cup sizes, Michelle tweeted "Busy day. Launched our new Face of Ultimo DD-G cups, love her to bits."

And as Rebecca joins her mother in the bra-selling business, we celebrate ten famous offspring who have gone into the same business as one or both of their parents.


1. Georgia May Jagger
Mick Jagger and former model Jerry Hall have done a sterling job of producing model children - including Georgia May's sister Lizzie. Georgia May is the latest to join the family business, and at the age of 22 has already modelled for everyone from Chanel and Versace to Sunglasses Hut.

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2. Victoria Coren Mitchell
The journalist, panel show regular and host of 'Only Connect' is the daughter of Alan Coren, who in between being a satirist, editor and author found time to be team captain on Call My Bluff - as well as a regular on the News Quiz. Victoria is also the sister of Giles Coren, who followed the family into journalism, writing and TV presenting, but has sadly neglected his panel show responsibilities.

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3.Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson is one of the most well-known examples of joining the family business - following both her mum (Goldie Hawn) and her step father (Kurt Russell) into acting.

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4. Jaden Smith
Acting was perhaps the only logical choice for Jaden Smith - the son of two A-list actors. However, he went one step further than Kate Hudson in his devotion to the family business, by appearing with his father Will Smith in not one but two films by the age of 16.



5. Lilly Rose-Melody Depp
The daughter of actor Johnny Depp and pop star Vanessa Paradis, is a relative newcomer to the world of acting - at the age of 15. She's due to make a brief appearance in Kevin Smith horror film, Tusk, and is currently filming Yoga Hosers (again directed by Kevin Smith) and this time starring her dad.


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6. Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson's acting heritage is impressive, as she's the daughter of actor and Magic Roundabout creator Eric Thompson and actress Phyllida Law. Her sister Sophie is an actress too.

She is very close to her mother - who lives in the house opposite hers - and has appeared with her a number of times in films including Peter's Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Winter Guest. She has also appeared with her sister Sophie in Sense and Sensibility.

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7. Kasper Schmeichel
It's not just the showbiz types who see their parents as role models. Peter Schmeichel was a Danish goalkeeping legend, best-known for his years at Manchester United. Now his son has followed him into the goal net - as keeper for Leicester City

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8. Nico Rosberg

Rosberg also followed his father into his sport. Keke Rosbern was a Finish Formula One driver, who won the championship in 1982. He later managed drivers, including his son for the first few years. When Nico won at Monaco last year, they became the first father and son to have achieved the double - thirty years apart.

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9. Jason Bonham
Jason Bonham is the son of the late Led Zepplin drummer John Bonham, who took up his father's profession at the age of four. He has played with a number of the greats, but perhaps most memorably he has stood in for his father on the drums for Led Zepplin at a number of performances - including one at the O2 Arena.

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10. Tom Ravenscroft
Tom is a BBC Radio 6 presenter known for his eclectic tastes. He's also the son of the late John Peel - similarly known for pushing the boundaries of music radio.

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