27 Stars You Won't Believe Are Related

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It must be in the genes.

Lots of children follow in their parents' footsteps when it comes to choosing a profession. When that profession happens to be show business, the world takes notice. Often, the physical resemblance will be so obvious everyone knows two stars are related. But that's not always the case!

Sometimes stars with celebrity parents may be in a different area of the entertainment industry. One may be a music legend; the other, a TV star. Or the related celebs may be estranged and will never be seen out in public together, or talk about their each other in interviews. In those cases, we may not know if someone has fame in their lineage!

It's easy to assume a child who made it big in Hollywood got there because of their famous parent. Sure, it helps to have beauty genes lined up in the DNA -- and a famous last name can get you an audition. But even if you have a celebrity parent, you still need talent to make your mark!

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