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Old 29-Sep-2011
Famous parents: Help or hindrance?

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"There were so many times I could have played on my name, but I always steered away from it. Now I've realised that the name Collins can open doors, and that's OK. But it's more fulfilling knowing I earned my place in young Hollywood."
Lily Collins (Phil Collins' daughter)

"Having well-known parents is kind of a double-edged sword. It's given me wonderful opportunities, but people also like to knock you down because of it too and say that you have got things because of that."
Zoë Kravitz (Lenny Kravitz's daughter)

"I had dropped [my surname] because of insecurity - I didn't want people to say I'd got a role because of my dad. But then later my parents asked me, ‘Aren't you proud to come from our family? Is there something that we've done?'"
Bryce Dallas Howard (Ron Howard's daughter)

"You can feel it when you walk into an audition… I knew that if I was having an off day, there would have been people sitting there whispering, ‘Goldie Hawn's daughter is horrible. She should really choose another career.'"
Kate Hudson (Goldie Hawn's daughter)

"Following in the footsteps or torch bearing - I think it's rubbish."
Colin Hanks (Tom Hanks' son)

"Producers judge you three times as hard. I have been acting for 10 years. I think I have done enough work that people can formulate their own opinion. But people give you this identity."
Mariska Hargitay (Jayne Mansfield's daughter)

"I've had to work harder to prove myself. Ever since I was little I've had this fear I would walk on the set and people would think I was going to be a snob So, I've always been very careful and very polite."
Tori Spelling (Aaron Spelling's daughter)

"The celebrity part of it… was kind of a hindrance when I was young and trying to come up in the business because everyone assumed that I got help. It doesn't matter how many times I told them that I didn't."
Rashida Jones (Quincy Jones' daughter)

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