Famous siblings

By admin
30 January 2014

Forget sibling rivalry! These stars not only won the genetic lottery – they also share the spotlight with their sibs


Brothers Chris (30) and Liam Hemsworth (23) are from down under and have taken Hollywood by storm. Their older bro, Luke (32), is also an actor.

Fun fact: Liam was also considered for the role of Thor (2011) before losing out to Chris.


Derek and Julianne Hough are professional dancers – Derek (28) is a dance instructor and Emmy-winning choreographer on the US reality competition series Dancing with the Stars. Julianne (25) also started out as an instructor on the show and is now an actress, with roles in Rock of Ages (2012) and Safe Haven (2013).

Fun fact: Rumour has it Derek is dating Julianne’s BFF, The Vampire Diaries hottie Nina Dobrev (24).


Ashley, Elizabeth and Mary-Kate Olsen

Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley (27) grew up in the spotlight as child actresses on sitcom Full House before switching careers to fashion design. Their younger sis, Elizabeth (24), is also an actress and created major buzz when she starred in the indie film Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011).

Fun fact: Elizabeth will play the Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, due out in 2015.


Elle and Dakota Fanning

Dakota (19) became famous starring opposite Sean Penn in the film I Am Sam (2001) and has since grown into a major star with an impressive list of films to her name, including the Twilight movies. Little sis Elle (15) is hot on her heels with roles in films such as Super 8 (2011) and We Bought a Zoo (2011).

Fun fact: Elle began her acting career playing the younger version of Dakota in the TV mini-series Taken and I Am Sam.


Kate and Rooney Mara

Kate (30) has appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005) and 127 Hours while Rooney (28) is best known for her Oscar-nominated role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Fun fact: Both sisters appeared in Best Picture Oscar-nominated films in 2011 – Rooney in The Social Network and Kate in 127 Hours.

SOURCES: glamourmagazine.co.uk; latimes.com; perezhilton.com; imdb.com

- Edna Isaacs

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