Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’ve rounded up a list of some fabulous mother-daughter duos who have made an impact in the world of entertainment.
Pictured, from left: Diana and Tracee Ellis Ross, Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne.
Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli
The mother and daughter are both entertainment icons in their own right. Garland struck fame as a child star, memorably appearing as Dorothy in the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz.’’ She went on to star in dozens of movies, released multiple albums – including the bestselling “Judy At Carnegie Hall,’’ which captured one of her many triumphant stage shows.
Minnelli has also conquered stage and the silver screen, earning an Academy Award for the 1972 musical “Caberet.’’ She has gone on to win four Tony Awards, an Emmy, two Golden Globes, and a Grammy Legend Award.
Ingrid Bergman and Isabella Rossellini
Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman is a Hollywood icon, who starred in over 50 movies, including the screen classic “Casablanca’’ (1942), and won three Oscars, two Emmys, and a Tony Award during her career. She was also notorious for engaging in an affair with Italian director Robert Rossellini, an event many fans found scandalous.
Isabella is one of Bergman’s twin daughters with Rossellini, and she became famous as a model, notably working with the beauty company Lancome for many years. She has also acted in films such as David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet’’ and stars in the quirky short films about the animal sexuality titled “Green Porno.’’
Diana and Tracee Ellis Ross
The legendary singer and former Supremes frontwoman has 18 number one records hits and has sold over 100 million records.
She passed on the showbiz bug to daughter Tracee (left), who starred in the hit TV show “Girlfriends’’ for eight seasons, and now appears on the sitcom BET “Reed Between the Lines.’’
Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian
Jenner has been the media-savvy matriarch behind the Kardashian empire which includes reality shows, clothing lines, tabloid domination, and more.
Although there are three Kardashian sisters, Kim, who boasts over 17 million Twitter followers and had one of the biggest weddings – and quickest marriages – in TV history, has been the A-list siren who has captured the public’s interest.
Joan and Melissa Rivers
Iconic funnywoman is considered a comedy pioneer, with credits on “The Tonight Show,’’ her own Emmy-winning daytime talk show, and sharp red carpet commentary. She also has her hands in the retail world with clothing and accessories collection for QVC.
Sharon and Kelly Osbourne
Both Osbourne women rocketed to pop-culture notoriety during the heyday of their raunchy MTV reality show “The Osbournes,’’ which also featured patriarch Ozzy and brother Jack. Before the reality fame, however, Sharon was force in entertainment as Ozzy’s manager, and launched the successful Ozzfest tour.
Both women have established steady gigs as opinionated television experts; Kelly as a fashion pundit on E!’s “Fashion Police’’ and Sharon as a judge on “America’s Got Talent’’ and co-host on the CBS show “The Talk.’’
Peggy Lipton and Rashida Jones
Lipton soared to television fame in the ‘60s and ‘70s as a member of the swinging crime-busting trio on “The Mod Squad.’’
Decades later, her daughter Rashida, whose father is renowned record producer Quincy Jones, has cultivated her own primetime success on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.’’
Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow
Daughter Gwyneth has conquered the movie world, winning an Oscar for “Shakespeare In Love’’ and starring in everything from indie films to blockbusters like the “Iron Man’’ series.
Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson
Hawn blazed a Hollywood career as a bubbly blonde, breaking through on the ‘60s TV show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.’’ She eventually moved into film and landed an Academy Award for her work in the 1969 film “Cactus Flower.’’ She was remained largely A-list since then, garnering another Oscar nod for 1990’s “Private Benjamin.’’
Hudson has similarly parlayed her upbeat persona into a a solid box-office presence, beginning with her Oscar nod for 2000’s “Almost Famous.’’ She’s known for romantic comedies like “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,’’ “Bride Wars,’’ and “You, Me and Dupree.’’
Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer
Streep is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actresses with three Oscars and a record 17 nominations to her name. She’s known for a range of movies from “Sophie’s Choice’’ to “The Devil Wears Prada.’’
Streep’s daughter Mamie is also an actress, appearing in off-Broadway productions, television shows such as “The Good Wife,’’ and movies such as “Taking Woodstock’’ (2009).
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher
Reynolds (right) is an iconic singer and actress, gaining fame in ‘50s by appearing in movies alongside legends like Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly (in “Singin’ in the Rain’’), and marrying heartthrob Eddie Fisher. She scored an Oscar nod for 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,’’ and has appeared in dozens more films over the years.
Carrie Fisher became a star as Princess Leia in the 1977 game-changing sci-fi flick “Star Wars.’’ She has continued to act, and has also scored fame for her work as a best-selling author of books such as “Postcards from the Edge’’ and “Wishful Drinking.’’
Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz
Bonet is renowned for her role as Denise in the much-watched ‘80s TV family the Huxtables on “The Cosby Show.’’ The actress also briefly appeared in the “Cosby’’ spinoff “A Different World,’’ and later returned to entertainment in films such as “High Fidelity’’ (2000) and in the TV show “Life on Mars.’’
Kravitz, Bonet’s daughter with the rocker Lenny Kravitz, has also caught the acting bug. She’s appeared in a few indie films as well as the 2011 blockbuster “X-Men: First Class’’ and the Showtime hit “Californication’’
Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter
Beyonce has taken over the pop world, first as a lead singer of the best-selling girl group Destiny’s Child and then as a solo superstar with four chart-topping albums, a clothing line, fragrances and movie career under her belt.
While her first-born daughter Blue Ivy was only a few months old, the tot has already become the youngest artist to appear on the Billboard chart and the announcement of Beyonce’s pregnancy set a Twitter record. More success is likely in store as Bey and her husband, Jay-Z, have also trademarked her unique name.
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise
Holmes went from teen television sweetheart as Joey on the ‘90s primetime soap “Dawson Creek’’ to sharply coiffed A-lister when she began dating and eventually married Hollywood veteran Tom Cruise. The actress now boasts a fashion line in addition to her outsize celebrity status.
Suri Cruise just turned 7, but she has been a pop culture fixture for years. Tabloid interest in her birth reached a fever pitch, she’s the subject of a widely read blog which has reportedly just scored the author a book deal, and she has been named the most influential celebrity child in the world.