Most popular celebrities have been in the spotlight since birth. Baby celebrities are frequently seen on celebrity baby blogs, where fans can follow the progress of their baby photos as careers evolve. While it’s normal for some celebrity kids to be more famous than their parents, it’s not always the case. Take a look at some of the most famous celebrities who had children later in life, how old their kids were when they gained fame, and whether or not their kids became famous himself or herself.
The most well-known and arguably the most beautiful woman in the world, Demi Moore, gave birth to Rylan when she was 54. He was named after the youngest of her six children, Rycroft. She gained a loyal following while playing the role of a glamorous New York City mom on the 90s sitcom, Growing Up Brady. It was rumored that her character was modeled after the late Elizabeth Taylor, who went through a similar situation when she turned 60 in 1992.
Even after all these years, the actress still looks stunning and is frequently referred to as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. In 2018, she celebrated 50 years in show business with a glamorous celebration involving friends, family, and fans. In April of 2019, she celebrated the grand opening of her newly revealed boutique at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The store sold luxurious items including jewelry, hats, and scarves.
The fashion industry took notice of the former actress’ stylish moments and she was later named one of the top fashion influencers of all time by Vogue. Moore’s incredible beauty and success earned her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest worldwide reputation as an influencer. Her son Rylan became a well-known face in his own right, appearing in commercials, music videos, and even a horror movie with his famous father in 2019.
Diane Keaton, born Diane Keaton Roberts, became famous for her iconic role as Annie Hall in the comedy film, Annie Hall. The 1989 classic is largely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time and helped establish the actress as a household name. Hall was 50 when the film was released, one of the most significant points of reference in the movie. She went on to star in a number of other successful films, including An Old Fashioned Girl: Letters to my Grandchildren in 2019, in which she played a grandmother battling Alzheimer’s disease. The film also starred Bette Midler and Marion Ross. It was the actor’s final film before announcing her retirement in 2020.
Keaton, whose maiden name is Keaton, is married to comedian and actor Buster Keaton. The couple have been married for over 40 years and have three children together. Her eldest daughter, Maya, is also an accomplished actress, having starred in the 2007 films, Something’s Gotta Give and Stepmom, and the upcoming The Kidnapping of Amelia Peabody.
Keaton’s daughter has also acted in commercials and appeared in episodes of The Simpsons, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and How I Met Your Mother. Her stepdaughter, Tallulah, has had minor roles in movies, including What/Who What/Where, When/Why, and What Now?.
As if being one of the most prominent voices in pop music isn’t enough, Kesha Rose, born Kesha Selkridge, also found fame as a songwriter and musician. In 2019, she collaborated with English producer and DJ Calvin Harris on a track entitled, “Feels Like Somethin’s Gotta Give.” Although he did not appear in the music video, Harris plays Kesha’s love interest in the clip. The song, which is the first single from her upcoming album, due out in April, was co-written by Harris and Selkridge and features guest appearances from Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry. The pair have also written songs for artists including Rihanna, Cardi B, and Normani.
In 2011, Kesha was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist but lost out to Macklemore. The Grammy voters did, however, acknowledge her as the singer with the year’s most impressive debut. Kesha went on to release two more albums in 2012 and 2014, both of which debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200. Her song, “We Rocked,” from the 2014 album, Rainbow, was named the 21st century’s answer to “Smile.” The track was featured in the Charlie’s Angels movie and is now considered a modern classic. Rainbow also yielded the hit single, “Lovely,” as well as the Billboard #1 duet with Normani, “Fallin’.”
Since 2014, Kesha has been involved in a number of legal battles. In April 2018, she was sued by former collaborator and business manager, Lukas Graham, who accused her of sexual assault and fraud. Kesha vehemently denied the allegations and, in 2019, her lawyer stated that the singer took “a well-deserved stand against an ex-employee who sought to extort her and ruin her reputation.” The following month, Graham was ordered to pay Kesha $570,000 in damages.
Babs Streisand, born Barbra Ann Karmen, was named after the singer Eva Braun. After graduating from high school, Barbara worked as a typist for a doctor before finding success in show business. She earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of a suburban housewife who becomes a business owner in the comedy classic, What Price Hollywood?. Aside from acting, Streisand is also a successful singer, songwriter, and record producer. She received an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the 1994 film, A Star Is Born, which she co-produced. She also won a Golden Globe for her role as a matchmaker in the 2013 film, The Grand Tour.
Streisand is frequently ranked among the most beautiful women in the world. The iconic singer was named the most beautiful woman in the universe in 2016 by Forbes, making her the only celebrity on this list. As a successful producer, entrepreneur, and innovator, Barbra could very well continue to find fame and fortune well into the next decade.
Actress, writer, director, and musician Goldie Hawn, born Geletta Zelle, became famous for her work in films like Funny Girl and Paper Moon. She is also the younger half-sister of legendary actor Danny Hawn. Hawn is best known for her work in comedies and was named one of the greatest comedic actresses of all time by Comedy.com.
Hawn frequently worked with her older sister, actress/singer/composer Penny Hawn, on various projects. The pair collaborated on several musicals in the 1960s as well as wrote and co-produced the 1967 film, Muppetman USA. They also appeared in the 1999 cult classic, Urban Legend. In 2017, the sisters were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, they were both inducted into the American Musical Theatre Festival’s Theatre Hall of Fame in 2019.
Annie Hall, the film that introduced the world to Diane Keaton, is often cited as one of the greatest films of all time. The 1973 film established the actress as one of the most prominent figures in Hollywood. While Hall’s character has a typical ‘70s wardrobe of wide-legged trousers and mini-skirts, it was her acting and direction that propelled her to stardom. Her work in the film also led to her winning the Academy Award for Best Actress. Most importantly, the movie is remembered for its one and only line: “Annie Hall, what does that woman need?” The question remains unanswered to this day.
One of the most prolific and successful actresses of the 1950s and ‘60s, Doris Day, was named after the grandmother of one of her co-stars on her most famous television show, The Dick Van Dyke Show. Day is credited with creating the happy, housewife stereotype and went on to star in a string of successful films, including Green Card, Catalina Cove, and Van Dyke, which was also the name of the show she co-starred on for 10 years. Day even gained some degree of fame for her activism, particularly with regards to animal rights. In 2010, she was named the “Most Influential Woman in Entertainment” by People for the first time in the magazine’s history. It was also noted that the actress was a “true pioneer” who “set the stage for future female superstitions.”