We like to think we know everything about celebrities. We follow their moves as they get married, have babies, get divorced, have breakdowns and then bounce back up again. We have found that a surprising number of famous people had brothers and sisters that we had no idea about. Take a look at the brother you had no idea Rihanna had and the sister of Miley Cyrus who looks completely different!
Wow, when you see this photo you can really see the family resemblance can’t you? We had no idea that actress Penelope Cruz had a sister and especially one that looked the same! Penelope first starred in her acting role at 16 years of age and with her beauty and charm, it’s easy to see why she made it big. Her sister Monica Cruz is following on from her sister’s steps and also working as an actress and dancer.
A Very Close Relationship
It’s no secret that actor Tom Cruise is a member of the controversial (and frankly a bit cult-like) Scientology religion. Scientology is well known to be very secretive and its members’ (especially those who donate millions of dollars) private lives are kept under lock and key. This may be the reason we never hear anything about his sister, Lee Ann Mapother DeVette who apparently once taught him how to kiss with their other two sisters too. Weird.
Captain America’s Brother
Who knew that our favorite superhero Captain America (AKA Chris Evans) had a brother who was equally as twinkly as himself! On speaking up about his brother’s sexuality he said “It’s important to understand, whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with other ethnic groups… it’s important to experience anything different from what you know. To encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding,”. Showing us that he wants people to accept one another despite differences.
Ashton Kutcher has a lot of fans, both female and male! He has the looks, charm and humor to win just about anyone over. It certainly worked on Mila Kunis who he married and started a family with. Did you know that Ashton Kutcher had a twin brother named Michael? It’s not common knowledge at all! Michael has cerebral palsy and had to have a heart transplant when he was younger. Michael is a spokesperson for Reaching for the Stars who support people with the condition.
Although Prince Harry and Prince William live their lives in the public eye, not everything about them is up for public consumption — even when it comes to family. The brothers have two much less discussed step-siblings, Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles, who tend to duck out of the limelight.
They aren’t celebrities or royals. They each keep their lives far more private than their step-siblings do, and it’s safe to assume that their family respects that.
Ariana Grande’s Big Brother
At first glance Ariana doesn’t look so similar to her older brother but then when you look again and focus on the eyes it’s like ohhhh yeah! Frankie James Grande isn’t as famous as his sister, but his time will probably come. He shares his sister’s talent for singing and he even works as a producer and TV host. He recently made a name for himself on Big Brother too so he’s definitely not a secret sibling.
A Shared Smile
We don’t know what it is but there’s something super cute about this photo of actress Jennifer Lawrence and her two brothers, Blaine and Ben Lawrence. Jennifer can often appear uncomfortable on camera but here she looks right at home which tells us she’s close to her family. The actress is well known for her goofy humor so when asked what her brothers do for a living once she replied “God, I don’t know,”! We love Jenny.
You’d be so proud if you were the parents of these handsome boys, wouldn’t you? Such a good-looking family, Of course one being heartthrob actor Zac Efron and the other being Dylan Efron – the brother he’s so close to they actually live together! Zac admits using his brother as a barometer as he’s lead a more normal life than the Hollywood star. Coming up…you had no idea this gorgeous Hollywood star had a younger sister!
Everyone knows who Sofia Vergara is but how many people know her sister? It can’t be easy to be a sibling to such a beautiful and successful actress and this is something Sandra Vergara is well aware of. Sandra has worked hard to create her own success and doesn’t want people to think that her success is due to being a sister to Sofia. Although she is fully aware that her family connection helps a little as her sister is adored.
Peas in a Pod
The High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens has admitted that she feels very protective of her younger sister Stella. Blessed with the same beautiful features as her sister, Stella isn’t quite as used to the limelight. Vanessa said that she’s that protective she actually feels like her sister’s mother and wants her sister to call her when she gets to the movies! If you thought that was a strange relationship, then you should read the other celebrity sibling stories!
Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?
You wouldn’t be able to tell from the photo, but this is Eminem’s brother, Nathan Kane Mathers who shared the same difficult history as Eminem. Nathan was taken away from home at just 10 years old and put into foster care. Bizarrely his brother’s experience has also made him want to put pen to paper as Nathan is also a rapper. We can’t think of anything worse than trying to compete with Eminem…
A Real Gent
Michael Jordan of Marvel fame has made quite an impression since his performance in Fruitvale Station and takes pride in the movie roles he takes and doesn’t just accept anything offered. He loves his sister and told Oprah – “I have a sister. I never really wanted to do females wrong. You can’t act like that”, the actor told Oprah. “So, you don’t want to treat any woman any differently than you’d want a man to treat your sister”.
Could Be Twins
You’ll recognize actor Josh Hutcherson from his character as Peeta in the Hunger Games. Ever since he graced our screens Josh has been gaining quite a significant following of fans who often think he looks similar to his younger brother Connor. This isn’t something his brother is happy about either, stating: “I am more handsome than Josh is, well jokes apart; it is ironic how people get confused with me and him, we don’t look alike at all”.
These two are as cute as a pair of buttons! Hayden Panettiere has been hiding her younger brother away all these years and we think she’s probably quite protective given that she’s so famous. Jasen Panettiere is no stranger to fame though as he currently works as a voice, television and film actor and has starred in: The Perfect Game, The Martial Arts Kid and Ice Age: The Meltdown. He has two movies in pre-production at the moment.
Another Richie Daughter
Well it seems that Nicole is not the only daughter of legend Lionel Richie. You may have seen Sofia Richie in the newspapers but might not have made the connection as instead of it being family-related, the news was centered around Sofia’s relationship/friendship with Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy and ex, Scott Disick. Nicole and Sofia are rarely pictured together but recently Sofia featured in an episode of Candidly Nicole. Which English star has a secret sibling?
A Successful Pair
You’d be so proud if you were the mother if these two boys! You’ll recognize Eddie Redmayne from his acting roles in Fantastic Beasts, The Theory of Everything, Where To Find Them and The Danish Girl alongside numerous TV dramas and plays. Eddie’s brother Tom, whilst not as famous has an impressive resume including working as an Assistant Surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield which is a worldwide real estate company and as a Director of Business Development for Wired.
Buscemi Has A Brother
It’s pretty safe to assume that most people have heard of the actor Steve Buscemi, it’s also pretty safe to say that not many people will have heard of his brother Michael Buscemi. Which is a shame as his brother also works as an actor, working in television, movies and voice acting. His most recent projects include: the hit TV show Gotham, Blue Bloods, Nurse Jackie and the new season of Orange is the New Black.
We’re so used to seeing Jayden Smith strutting his stuff in the latest edgy fashion wear and hearing Willow Smith’s catchy pop tunes that we always just assumed that these were Will Smith’s only kids. How wrong we were. Back in 1992, Will’s first son Trey Smith was born, which makes him 25 years old. Trey has tried to launch his own music career like his father and siblings but unfortunately hasn’t found the same level of success.
Did you know that Scarlett Johansson is a twin? We didn’t have a clue and we’ve been following this Hollywood beauty in the media for years! With a wealth of movies to her name including Lost in Translation, Lucy, Ghost in the Shell, Avengers, Captain America and The Island (to name a small percentage of movies she’s starred in) it can never be easy being her sibling. Especially when you’re trying to start an acting career like her twin, Hunter!
Singer superstar Rihanna AKA Robyn Fenty has a younger brother called Rajad Fenty who is adorable! When the singer isn’t busy with her music she’s normally busy creating new products for her makeup line. The singer rarely gets time to herself being who she is so when Rihanna gets down time she likes to spend it with family and is really close to her little brother. Coming up…why do we never get to see this celebrity sister?
Mention Sylvester Stallone to anyone and they would know who this actor was! After all Rocky was an absolute classic movie and one that most people have seen, even if you weren’t born in that era. Most people have also heard of Sylvester Stallone’s mom, Jackie, who is famous for many things but especially her plastic surgery and snarky attitude! But who’s heard of Frank Stallone? The brother has acted in several movies and has a successful songwriting career.
Miley Has A Sister
Most of Miley’s fans would know that her dad is famous country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, but would all of them know that she has a younger sister called Noah Cyrus? Her sister is just 17 years old and at the start of a promising music career – she’s obviously following the family footsteps! In 2016 Noah released her debut single Make Me (Cry) and she’s apparently recently opened up to other artists such as Katy Perry.
A Singing Duo
Jared Leto has been around in the movie industry for quite some time, but did you know that he has an older brother called Shannon? Fans of Jared’s music would know this fact because of course Shannon is the founding member of their band 30 Seconds to Mars where he plays the drums and writes the songs that Jared Leto sings. The band is very successful and has sold over 15 million records worldwide! Coming up soon…a secret sister!
Another Skarsgard Brother
Alexander is the most famous of the Skarsgard brothers with his fame raising the roof after he starred as Eric the vampire in True Blood. The brothers come from a solid acting family with Stellan Skarsgard being their father. Bill Skarsgard just made fame from playing Pennywise the Clown in the remake of IT. Gustaf Skarsgard, the third lesser known brother, is known for his role as Floki in Vikings and starring in the movies Evil and The Way Back.
A Talented Pair
Well who knew that Jude Law had an older sister that was super arty? His older sister, Natasha Law is a talented artist who quit studying history at university to move onto art at Camberwell College of Arts in South London. Natasha specializes in graphic work, illustration, photography and styling and has celebrity admirers such as actress Gwyneth Paltrow and DJ Jo Whiley. The artist has worked with Vogue, Samsung and Max Mara to name a few!
The Other Firth
Jonathan Firth and Colin share the same love of drama and both like to dress up in period costume for their acting roles. He’s most famous for starring in British television dramas such as Victoria & Albert, Middlemarch and Far from the Madding Crowd. He’s also starred in some movie fails too: The Prince and Me 4: The Elephant Adventure anyone?! We can forgive him of that though, as he won an award for his role in Luther!
We love this photo of One Direction pop star Harry Styles and older sister Gemma Styles…as it’s just so ordinary! Gemma wasn’t well known before her brother made it big with his pop career. The fashionista/writer now has over 4.1 million followers on Instagram and she regularly contributes to blogs, MTV UK and started the movement #GirlCrush which is about getting women to see beyond their Instagram photos. Another fashionista coming up next…can you guess who?
Much like her sister, Louise Adams younger sister to Victoria Beckham, doesn’t like to smile in photos! Although Victoria is known as the fashionable sister, Louise is also a woman to be taken seriously as not only is she often photographed wearing chic fashions around the world, but she also owns her own boutique called Hidden Closet in Hertfordshire. Another less-known fact is that Louise actually got into modelling and acting before Victoria and claims she is not cashing in on her sister’s success.
If you met these boys on the street we have no doubt you wouldn’t recognize who they were. But if you saw their sister you would definitely recognize her as their sister is Paris Hilton! Nicky and Paris are the socialite sisters, whereas Barron Hilton II and Conrad Hilton III (yes that’s really their names!) aren’t in the limelight as often. The boys are the youngest siblings in the family which means that they will actually inherit the Hilton fortune, lucky boys.
Guess Whose Brother?
Well who is this handsome man? It’s actually hard to believe that this is in fact, Brody Kardashian. Did we just hear you gasp? Shocking isn’t it? We had no idea the Kardashians had a cute brother and we thought we knew everything about them. Reason for this is that the brother likes to stay well away from the limelight which is no easy feat when your family are the Kardashians! He disowned his entire family in 2016.
The Famous Not-Famous Sister
It’s weird how literally everyone has heard of Hilary Duff, but no one has heard of her sister Haylie Duff. The weird thing about this all is because Haylie Duff has been acting for years and has a long list of movie credits to her name including: Holiday Engagement, The Wedding Pact, 7th Heaven and the absolute cult classic Napoleon Dynamite! Hollywood stardom obviously runs in this family as well as a winning smile of course!
No Stranger to Hollywood
Blake Lively made a name for herself after starring in Gossip Girl and has since managed to add an impressive list of movies to her acting resume. Don’t recognize her brother? You should…as he’s also no stranger to the movies. Eric Lively has starred in The Butterfly Effect 2 and the popular TV series The L Word. He isn’t only a talented actor either…he’s also well known for his photography skills too. He’s since shied away from Hollywood.
The Silent Brother
There’s something odd about seeing Brad Pitt standing next to his brother like this. We thought we knew everything about the actor given that his relationship with Angelina Jolie was hot media news for years. We saw his kids, his movies but never saw his brother…until now! Doug Pitt purposely avoids the media and the limelight and has serious issues with questions about his brother, he said he’s been answering the same question for over 25 years!
Venus and Serena Williams
These two tennis stars first started playing together when they were not much taller than the net on a tennis court. They actually play doubles together whenever they can but have often had to play opposite each other on court. They have played in many finals against each other, which is an occurrence that neither take pleasure in. In their earlier careers, Venus was the stronger player, but Serena went on to dominate the female game, as she still does to this day.
Ralph and Joseph Fiennes
This acting pair of brothers are both classically trained. Joseph Fiennes is best known for his work in the Oscar winning Shakespeare in Love opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and a whole host of other huge acting names. Ralph Fiennes has recently found further fame through his portrayal of the character M in the James Bond franchise, though he will always be remembered for his heart breaking role in The English Patient, opposite Juliette Binoche. Click next to find out another surprise celebrity sibling pair.
Liam and Chris Hemsworth
This genetically blessed pair of brothers actually hark from Australia originally. Liam Hemsworth is currently dating his on again, off again girlfriend, Miley Cyrus, the teen music star. They are rumoured to be engaged again too. Chris Hemsworth is happily married to Elsa Pataky and has acted in huge blockbuster movies like Thor and Avengers. He first made his name in the acting world however through the Australian soap, Home and Away. He was named one of the highest earning actors in 2017 by Forbes.
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
This brother and sister often attend awards together even though neither is shy of date. Jake famously dated Taylor Swift for a while. She wrote the song ‘We’re Never Ever Getting Back Together’ about him and their relationship – a point that he refutes. He appeared in films such a Jarhead and Brokeback Mountain. Maggie is a talented actress too and has recently received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Nessa in The Honourable Woman. Click next to read about yet more surprising celebrity siblings.
Stella and Mary McCartney
Whilst Stella McCartney may be the more famous of all of Paul McCartney, the ex Beatle’s children, Mary McCartney is also a very popular photographer. She also champions a vegetarian way of life, like her mother Linda did. Stella McCartney runs her own successful fashion brand. Her clothes have a huge celebrity following and she has dressed the likes of Orlando Bloom, Gwyneth Paltrow and the Duchess of Cambridge. She even recently designed one of the two wedding dresses worn by the new Duchess of Sussex on her wedding day.
Gigi and Bella Hadid
The lanky sisters have taken the fashion world by storm. Whilst Gigi was the first of the two to enjoy success, Bella was recently named model of the year at the fashion awards. Gigi is rumoured to be dating Zayn Malik, the former One Direction boy band member, whilst Bella is supposedly single. Their mother is famous as well for her part in the reality show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Both sisters are part of a close knit circle of supermodels who are regularly snapped together.
Kate and Oliver Hudson
Kate and Oliver Hudson are both actors. Kate is known for her parts in Almost Famous as well as the romcoms she has starred in with Matthew McConaughey like How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and Fool’s Gold. Oliver Hudson recently enjoyed success on the TV series Nashville, based on the country music scene in Tennessee. He played a troubled character who everyone loved to hate, but came to an untimely end when he fell, trying to help one of the lead character’s down from a rooftop.
Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears
These two sisters are extremely close with Jamie Lynn being a mini me for her famous sister. In fact, the pair look so alike that when Spears made her loosely autobiographical film, Crossroads, Jamie Lynn was cast to play the lead’s younger self. The pair are both now enjoying motherhood – though Jamie Lynn sparked attention when she fell pregnant at just 16. She is now happily married to the father of her second child. Britney is continuing a hugely successful run in Las Vegas.
Dakota and Elle Fanning
These blonde haired beauties have Hollywood at their fingertips. Elle, the younger of the two, has also enjoyed success as a fashion model given her height. She recently starred opposite Angelina Jolie in the Walt Disney film, Maleficent. Dakota Fanning rose to fame when she was cast opposite several Hollywood heavyweights like Sean Penn in I Am Sam and Denzel Washington in Man on Fire. Surprised they were related? Keep clicking to find out more celebrity siblings that will shock you.
Derek and Julianne Hough
This blue eyed brother and sister duo are known for their dancing skills having appeared in the American show, Dancing With The Stars. Julianne was even made a permanent judge on the show back in 2014. Derek has taken part in the show’s competition and won it an astounding six times. He also notably dated the UK singer, Cheryl Cole for a time and there was much rumour that the pair were engaged for a time. He once studied under Shirley Ballas, who is head judge on Strictly Come Dancing.
Ashlee and Jessica Simpson
Ashlee and Jessica Simpson are both talented singers. Jessica was the first to release music and she was quickly classed amongst the likes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Ashlee, however, released her own music with a totally different look to the bubblegum pop that was popular at the time. Jessica now dedicates her time to growing her fashion empire, and Ashlee is now the wife of Diana Ross’s son. They both have children. Ashlee has a son and daughter. Jessica has two children with husband Eric Johnson.
David and Richard Attenborough
Whilst Richard Attenborough has sadly passed away, he saw a great deal of success in the acting world during his lifetime. He was perhaps most famous recently for his roles in Miracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park. David Attenborough is knighted in the UK and is something of a national treasure in his country. His nature shows make his voice one of the most recognisable on TV and he is currently championing a world that no longer uses single use plastics.
Love and Respect
J-Lo only has the ultimate respect for her sister who is two years younger than her. Life for J-Lo is very different from her sisters in that she’s used to being in the spotlight and having all the attention. Her sister Lynda Lopez sometimes shares the spotlight but as a New York TV journalist and single mom, her life is different. J-Lo always praises her sister for being an amazing mom who doesn’t get as much help as herself.
Out of the Shadows
The Olsen twins have been a household name in the US since they made their debut in the hit show Full House. Since then the world had watched them grow into popular teenagers and then morph into uber fashionable sisters running their own clothing collection. But we had no idea they had a sister named Elizabeth who actually looks similar to the pair! In 2017 Elizabeth started making a name for herself as a successful actress.
A Magical Pair
Well, we had no idea our favorite wizard Emma Watson had a brother. And one so similar-looking too, what is this sibling wizardry?! We’re sure Emma Watson’s biggest fans knew of Alex Watson’s existence, but we were shocked when we found out that he was a model and has starred as an extra in one of the Harry Potter movies too! If you think they look alike…wait until you see these other celebrity siblings!