Noah Cyrus, Anwar Hadid and other not-so-famous celebrity siblings to watch out for in 2018
Call this the curse of stardom, but the "lesser-known celebrity sibling" status definitely seems to be a thing - case in point, siblings like Alex Watson, Joey Travalota.
Seldom has it happened in Hollywood that an A-lister family has introduced more than one superstar to the world. In fact, famous siblings - such as Sylvester Stallone and his actor brother Frank, Luke Hemsworth (of the Thor/Hunger Games brotherhood), or even Jamie Lynn Spears, younger sister of pop star Britney Spears - are proof that while one goes on to scale the heights of success, the other one pretty much has to live in their brother or sister's celebrity-shaped shadows.
Call this the curse of stardom if you like, but the "lesser-known celebrity sibling" status definitely seems to be a thing - case in point personalities like Alex Watson (Emma Watson's brother), Frankie James Grande (singer Ariana Grande), Monica Cruz (actress Penelope Cruz), Joey Travolta (John Travolta) and so on.
Except for, every once in a while, the stars align themselves differently, and these younger or not-yet-popular siblings manage to grab the spotlight, attaining the celebrity status in their own right.
Supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, fashion designer Nicole Richie, Disney princess-turned-Voice coach Miley Cyrus, and Will Smith's (The) Karate Kid, Jaden Smith are amongst the few, who are well-known and even enjoy a strong fan-following. But hatched from the same brood are those, whom we lovingly call stars-in-the-making.
Who doesn't know Miley Cyrus, the whack-queen, mother of all meltdowns, and girlfriend of actor Liam Hemsworth? But back in 2016, a completely different member of the otherwise famous Cyrus family was hogging the headlines, the Wrecking Ball singer's youngest sister, Noah.
After signing a deal with Barry Weiss' label - RECORDS - the now-18-year-old Noah, released her debut single that year. Titled 'Make Me Cry', her first release featured none other than Labrinth and within no time, made its way to the charts. The rising star, has since, worked in collaboration with several other big names, including Marshmello and Ookay.
And if this isn't proof enough that Noah is here to stay, here's some fodder for thought - the young songstress has been opening for pop diva Katy Perry on her Witness Tour.
Sharing the same gene-pool as his good-looking sisters Gigi and Bella, Anwar is the youngest child of Mohamed and Yolanda Hadid (of Real Housewives fame). Not only is the 18-year-old an absolute treat to the eyes, but following in the footsteps of his elder siblings, he is making quite a name for himself on the runway.
Anwar came into the limelight after his 2015 appearance on the cover of Nylon magazine, and what followed next was a series of fashion covers - read Teen Vogue - and a recurring stint for major designers.
So far, the youngster has worked for topguns like Ralph Lauren (during his showcase in the New York Fashion Week), Tommy Hilfiger, and Moschino.
Fun fact - his name means "luminous" in Arabic and the model shares his birthday with Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep.
In the improbable circumstances of you being unaware of the happenings in the Kardashian universe, it's highly unlikely that the name Sofia Richie hasn't cropped up in your newsfeed. For the past year or so, the youngest daughter of Hello hitmaker Lionel Richie, has been romancing the father-of-three Scott Disick and before that, she was also spotted with Justin Bieber.
Asides the profile of her incredibly saucy dating life, 19-year-old Richie has an impressive resume, boasting several modeling assignments, to vouch for her success. Since beginning her catwalk career in 2014, the teenager has come a long way - becoming the face of Madonna's 'Material Girl' clothing line and landing multiple editorial spreads.
In fact, she was hand-picked by designer Stella McCartney to join her on Met Ball's red carpet in 2015.
No one, perhaps knows what it feels like living in the shadows better than English actor Alfie Allen. Born into a family of actors and singers - his father is comedian Keith Allen and multi-hyphenated star Lily Allen is her sister - the 31-year-old finally tasted success and international recognition in 2011, after he was cast in the immensely-hit HBO series, Game of Thrones.
Although playing Theon Greyjoy happens to be Allen's most prominent work, his subsequent roles in Soulboy, The Kid and his charismatic performance in the pre-medieval era show, projects him as a promising actor in the future.
Fun fact 2 - Allen was initially auditioning for the lead character of Jon Snow, a role that ultimately went to Kit Harrington.
If the surname Delevingne rings a bell, its probably because of the younger and more famous sister Cara Delevingne - who has been a regular name in the news, thanks to her burgeoning acting career and whacky social media posts. However, even before Cara's debut in the industry, her older version, 31-year-old Poppy Delevingne, was a known figure, pursuing a career in modeling and acting.
Other than being the face of top fashion houses like Louis Vuitton and Chanel; Poppy has most recently made an appearance on the big screen as well - 2017's movie, 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle.'
And while the sisters forging a similar path might fuel talks of rivalry, Poppy simply has no patience for the whirlwind rumors.
"I am not jealous of her, unfortunately for you," she told ES Magazine adding. "I always knew [Cara] was going to be something special, since she was a child. She knew the words to every song, the routine to every dance. She was a little actress..."
There are few other families in Hollywood that has bred not one but multiple successful scions. Willow, whose real name is Willow Camille Reign Smith, shares her second name with A-lister parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and an equally popular brother, Jaden.
Her initiation into stardom happened way back in 2010 - she released her chart-topping singles 'Whip My Hair' and '21st Century Girl' that year - and in the following year, the R&B newcomer was already tracing her way to awards shows.
In the coming years, however, 17-year-old Willow tried her luck in acting and even in the world of fashion, although she is yet to establish herself as the brand like her other famous relatives.
"When you’re born into it, there are two choices that you have; I’m either going to try to go into it completely and help from the inside, or… no one is going to know where I am… and I’m really going to take myself completely out of the eye of society. There’s really no in-between," she had once said, opening up about the pressures of growing up under the spotlight.