Love Can Build a Bridge
It's not always easy—as Naomi, Wynonna and Ashley Judd would be the first to admit—but mothers and daughters have a unique emotional connection. Now add fame to the mix. Here, on Ashley Judd's 49th birthday, are 40 revealing portraits of celebrated moms and the offspring who followed them into the spotlight.
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Naomi, Wynonna & Ashley Judd
As country duo, Naomi and daughter Wynonna had four Platinum albums. More recently, both Naomi and her younger daughter Ashley—soon to appear in the revived "Twin Peaks"—have published memoirs that revealed dark family secrets. Still, love is alive.
Naomi on Ashley: "She said, 'As long as you guys are right here, this is my favorite place in the world,' I just thought, 'You know, those seven Grammys are good... But for Ashley to say that to me? That's all I need."
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Blythe Danner & Gwyneth Paltrow
Both are celebrated actresses, but Blythe Danner's daughter Gwyneth has ventured beyond Hollywood with her lifestyle website Goop. While remaining a movie star, Paltrow has built her brand into a mini-empire, with products ranging from cookbooks to clothing.
Blythe: "I think it's worrisome when fame happens to your child so early. Bruce [Paltrow] and I, having had careers more modest, never had that kind of scrutiny ... never had that kind of pressure."
Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson
Goldie's daughter Kate Hudson, who received an Oscar nomination for 2000's "Almost Famous," was once asked if she could see the uncanny resemblance between herself and her mother.
Kate Hudson: "We stood in front of the mirror one time and we were both smiling. We just caught that little moment when we looked alike."
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Lisa Bonet & Zoe Kravitz
The spitting image of her genetically blessed parents, Zoe Kravitz is the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Naturally, Zoe is both an actress and musician who fronts the indie-rock band Lolawolf.
Zoe: "My mother's a ... beautiful woman, and I think, in some way, I felt intimidated by that sometimes."
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Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher
Catapulted to fame by 1977's "Star Wars," Carrie Fisher wrote about her relationship with her famous mom in her autobiographical first novel, "Postcards from the Edge." Before the famously close mother and daughter died in December—just one day apart—they had become best friends who shared a distinctive sense of humor.
Carrie: "I love being her daughter. Debbie Reynolds is great."
Debbie: "Have you met her?"
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Meryl Streep & Mamie Gummer
It should come as no surprise that the daughter of the most-nominated performer in Academy Award history became an actress. Streep's daughter with sculptor Don Gummer has appeared with her mother in three films.
Marnie Gummer: "Our parents have, by far, the greatest influence on shaping who we are and how we deal with the world."
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Demi Moore & Rumer Willis
One of Moore's three children with Bruce Willis, Rumer has acted on "Pretty Little Liars" and the "Beverly Hills 90210" remake. She has also competed on "Dancing with the Stars."
Rumer: "Every girl looks up to her mother, but my mom was larger than life and I felt I could never be like her. I just didn't feel like we were even the same caliber."
Demi Moore & Tallulah Willis
The youngest child of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, Tallulah is an artist who shares her zany drawings and snapshots on Instagram. The 22-year-old is also an advocate for positive body image and women's rights, having collaborated on projects with Planned Parenthood and Style Like U.
Tallulah (writing a photo caption): "Mom is literal teenager."
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Diane Ladd & Laura Dern
Diane Ladd has been nominated for three Academy Awards in her 68-year career. Laura, her daughter with fellow actor Bruce Dern, has received two Oscar nods, and the the three of them have adjacent stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Laura, on her screen debut as a 7-year-old extra in Martin Scorsese's "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore": "I had to eat 19 [ice cream] cones and Marty said to my mom, 'If she doesn't throw up after that, this girl is ready to be an actress.' "
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Isabella Rossellini & Elettra Rossellini Wiedmann
Elettra Rossellini Wiedmann is a blogger ("Impatient Foodie") as well as a model with the lineage to back it up. Her grandmother, Ingrid Berman, romanced Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca." Her mother, Isabella Rossellini, was the face of Lancome for 14 years before the "Blue Velvet."
Elettra: "[My mother] is everywhere. She is the official poster of the festival and she has enormous spread all over Cannes. It's wonderful."
Tippi Hedren & Melanie Griffith
Hitchcock femme fatale Tippi Hedren's daughter was memorable in the 1975 thriller "Night Moves"—her first credited role—and went on to be nominated for an Oscar for 1988's "Working Girl."
Melanie: "I remember when one time you caught me doing something—I don't remember what it was—but I remember you wouldn't talk to me. You went for these long, dramatic walks."
Tippi Hedren: "Really?"
Melanie Griffith: "Yes. I remember thinking, 'Oh god, is she back yet? Oh no, she's not back. This was a really long walk.'"
Melanie Griffith & Dakota Johnson
A third-generation Hollywood star, Melanie Griffith's daughter with Don Johnson hit it big in the erotic romance "50 Shades of Grey."
Melanie: "I'm never gonna see ['50 Shades'] myself. I don't think Don will ever see the movie. It would just be too awkward. She, I think, would be mortified if we came to see her movie. She said, 'You can see it up until I lose my virginity.'"
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Peggy Lipton & Rashida Jones
Best known for her roles in "The Mod Squad" and "Twin Peaks," Peggy Lipton has two daughters with ex-husband Quincy Jones. The younger one, Rashida, co-starred in "Parks and Recreation" as well as movies including "The Social Network."
Rashida: "My mother and I are more than best friends; we are partners in crime. Mom is the most unconditionally loving person I will ever know, and she has always supported me on every level."
Catherine Deneuve & Chiara Mastroianni
French icon Catherine Deneuve was involved with Italian superstar Marcello Mastroianni in the early '70s. Their daughter, Chiara, has appeared in nearly 50 films and acted opposite both of her parents.
Chiara: "I've never seen my parents together, never in my whole life. They split when I was two, so I've no recollection of them as a couple. I've never even seen them kiss—except in the movies."
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Sissy Spacek & Schuyler Fisk
Sissy Spacek has two daughters with husband Jack Fisk, a director and production designer. Schuyler, a singer-songwriter and actress, appeared in 2014's "The Best of Me" and has released two albums.
Schuyler: "I always loved harmonies, and when my mom and I would sing together she'd harmonize to the songs I'd write. I always felt like that made the songs I was writing feel like 'real songs.'"
Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli
After playing Sally Bowles in "Cabaret," the daughter of Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli became the kind of star who's recognized by her first name alone, as in the 1972 TV concert special "Liza With a 'Z'."
Liza: "She did not leave her kids for a second. For a second. She was always there for us."
Susan Sarandon & Eva Amurri
Susan Sarandon's daughter with Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri has appeared in "Californication," "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Mindy Project."
Eva: "I listen [to my mom] more now than I did in my early twenties, and I will definitely be imparting the same wisdom to my daughter."
Diana Ross & Tracee Ellis Ross
The elder daughter of Diana Ross and music executive Robert Silberstein, Tracee Ellis Ross starred for eight seasons on the UPN/CW sitcom "Girlfriends" and won a Golden Globe for her role in ABC's "Black-ish."
Tracee: "[My mom] didn't raise us with a sense of entitlement. She used to say things like, 'Oh no, no, no, I worked for all of this. This is mine and I'm not leaving any of it to you. I'm going to spend it, so you'd better get a job, little girl.'"
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Priscilla & Lisa Marie Presley
The only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie is an actress and singer-songwriter who has been married four times, most famously to Michael Jackson.
Priscilla on Lisa Marie: "It's true she grew up in Graceland and then lived with Michael Jackson in Neverland and Michael was like a child and just wanted to have fun all the time. How do you not gravitate to that? But it's not the real world.... At that point, the right thing to do would have been to bite my tongue, but I didn't bite my tongue."
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Lisa-Marie Presley & Riley Keough
The eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley and daughter of Lisa-Marie Presley, Riley Keough made her film debut in "The Runaways" and played a high-priced escort in the Starz series "The Girlfriend Experience."
Riley on her mom: "She was like, 'I don't want you growing up like another Hollywood celebrity daughter' ... We'd get photographed doing stuff, but I didn't see a tabloid until I was 15."
Vanessa Redgrave & Natasha Richardson
Vanessa Redgrave's elder daughter with director Tony Richardson, seen here on the set of 1967's "Isadora," went on to become a star in her own right. Natasha Richardson died in 2009 following a skiing accident.
Vanessa Redgrave: "When you've lost people you absolutely love and adore, you're both glorying and you're grieving. You're grieving 'cause you haven't got them anymore and you're glorying because you're taking in what a gift each of them was."
Jerry Hall & Georgia May Jagger
The daughter of Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger has followed in her mother's footsteps. Known for her trademark gap tooth, Georgia May Jagger has modeled for Chanel, Miu Miu and Versace.
Georgia May (asked by People magazine which outfit worn by her mom is her favorite): "She wore this beautiful long sparkly Thierry Mugler dress with a fish tail. It was two tone and was so glamorous. Beyoncé actually wore the same dress recently."
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Cindy Crawford & Kaia Gerber
You might say that Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber's daughter is a clone of her mother. Only 15 years old, Kaia Gerber is already working the camera and has been signed as a model for IMG, doing campaigns for fashion labels like Marc Jacobs.
Kaia: "It's reassuring to know even Cindy Crawford doesn't wake up looking like 'Cindy Crawford.' That's helped me learn to be happy with myself as I am."
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Jane Birkin & Charlotte Gainsbourg
The daughter of French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg and iconic British muse Jane Birkin is herself an actress and singer, as charming as her mother and edgy as her father. After growing up on film sets, Charlotte Gainsbourg played the title roles in Franco Zeffirelli s "Jane Eyre" (1996) and Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" (2013).
Charlotte: "The English was really my mother, it was never me. Being the daughter of my father, I always felt very French."
Janet Leigh & Jamie Lee Curtis
Celebrated for her role in 1960's "Psycho," Janet Leigh had two daughters with her third husband, Tony Curtis. The younger one, Jamie Lee Curtis, made her acting debut in the seminal 1978 horror film "Halloween."
Jamie Lee: "My mother instilled very good qualities in both of us, and I give her all the credit for it, although we may not have had this deeply emotional bond that you would like to have with your mother."
Robin Wright & Dylan Penn
The daughter of actors Robin Wright and Sean Penn, Dylan is an actress and model who has appeared in magazines like W and Elle.
Dylan: "Since I was really little, my mom always said, 'The simpler you go, the better it is. Like, don't over do it. And as long as you feel comfortable, it's going to be sexy."
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Vanessa Paradis & Lily-Rose Depp
Lily-Rose is the daughter of Johnny Depp and French actress/pop star Vanessa Paradis. Inspired by her parents, she co-starred with Natalie Portman in "Planetarium" and has served as the face of Chanel No 5.
Lily-Rose: "She just gives me the same advice that any other parent would—just do your best—and she's proud of me, she's supportive."
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Pat & Anna Cleveland
Pat Cleveland was a groundbreaking African-American model, and her daughter has followed in her mother's stilettos, making a big splash on runways in Milan, Paris and London.
Anna: "My mother is inspiring, but her legacy carried a lot of weight. Being her daughter, I thought, Is [modeling] her thing, or is this my thing? In many ways, it's been harder for me in this business because I have to distinguish myself."
Christie Brinkley & Sailor Brinkley-Cook
Now 18, Sailor Brinkley-Cook looks like she could be the sister of her mom. And like Christie Brinkley, she's a model, having signed with IMG while continuing her studies at Parsons School of Design.
Sailor: "Yes, I am so fortunate that my mother is my mother... But being constantly compared to her 50-plus years of success at only 18 years old? And being told I could never amount to what she was and what she looks like? Doesn't feel great."
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Courtney Love & Frances Bean Cobain
The only child of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain. Frances Bean Cobain is a visual artist as well as executive producer on the HBO documentary "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck." Although she and her mom have had a troubled history, they patched things up not long ago and appeared together in a Burberry ad.
Frances Bean: "Sometimes I wish I wasn't so much at home alone and that it wasn't about nannies and chauffeurs and all that stuff."
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Diane Lane & Eleanor Lambert
The star of movies like "Unfaithful" and "Under the Tuscan Sun" maintains a close bond with her daughter Eleanor Lambert, who's a music writer, a Wilhelmina model and an all-around "It" girl. Cool mom, cool daughter.
Diane: "To me, there's no greater reward than being around people you care about and can be present with. To be at home doing the crossword puzzle cheek to cheek with my daughter—that's a moment,"
Cybill Shepherd & Clementine Ford
Clementine is the daughter of Cybill Shepherd and David Ford, a Memphis auto parts dealer and nightclub entertainer. An actress like her mom, she played the daughter of Shepherd's character on Showtime's "The L Word."
Clementine Ford on seeing her mom perform: "I wouldn't watch some of the love scenes in 'Moonlighting.' There's certain things you just don't want to see your parents doing."
Laurie Simmons & Lena Dunham
The "Girls" creator and star is the daughter of New York artists Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham. Before launching the HBO series, Lena wrote, directed and starred in the 2010 film "Tiny Furniture."
Lena: "I feel like nothing would be going on with me now if I didn't have the parents I have."
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Andie MacDowell & Rainey Qualey
The daughter of model-turned-actress Andie MacDowell and musician Paul Qualley, Rainey Qualey is a singer and actress who has appeared in "Mad Men," "Falcon Song" and "Mighty Fine."
Rainey: "Like all mothers, my mother has a tendency to be a bit overbearing and always give her two cents. But she gave me my space and allowed me to figure things out for myself."
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Jada Pinkett-Smith & Willow Smith
Willow is the daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith. The 15-year-old made her acting debut in 2007 in the film "I am Legend." Three years later, she released her first single, "Whip My Hair," which reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Jada: "I always tell Will, 'Just say I love you. Go pick her up, make sure she's safe. Leave it to me to ask all the questions.'"
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Patti Hansen & Theodora Richards
The daughter of Patti Hansen and Keith Richards is, like her mother, a successful model, having starred in an ad campaign for Tommy Hilfiger. But she also has an artistic bent: Theodora did the illustrations for Keith's children's book, "Gus and Me."
Theodora, asked to describe her personal style in three words: "Comfortable, colourful, crazy. The three C's."
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Angela & Margherita Missoni
Margherita is the daughter of Angela Missoni, the matriarch of the Italian fashion brand. Born into a family of designers, Margherita recently has her own kids' wear label, Margherita Kids.
Angela: "Margherita moved from Italy when she was about 19 and went to the States, but when she was 25 or 26 she decided to come back. She said, "I don't want to live my whole life in New York ... I would like to have a family and would like my children to grow up the way I did."
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Yasmin & Amber Le Bon
Combining the talents her famous parents—supermodel Yasmin and Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon—Amber is both a model and a DJ. She is currently the face of Myla swimwear and Forever 21.
Amber: "Walking into a room with [my mom] is amazing; people's eyes are just drawn to her. She's got this character and charisma, and you can't take your eyes off her."
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Kris & Kendall Jenner
The Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has a bevy of famous daughters, but Kendall, whose parents are Kris and Bruce (now Caitlin) Jenner, has carved a name for herself beyond reality TV. Kendall is a supermodel and Hollywood "It" girl who has walked runways for fashion houses such as Chanel, Alexander Wang and Balmain.
Kendallr: "I get asked all the time what it's like or if I ever wish things were different, but my mom is such a rock star, it's crazy."
Mariel & Dree Hemingway
The daughter of Mariel Hemingway and Stephen Crimson, Dree is an actress as well as a model who has walked runways for Chanel, Gucci and Valentino.
Mariel: "'My kids had a happy childhood, but when I would watch them play I admit that sometimes I was jealous. I know it's a tough admission for a mother, but it made me realise I had never played in my childhood and I didn't know how to play with them."
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