“It was on my eighth birthday, at Disneyland, that I started to understand what was going on. I wanted to take pictures with the princesses, and everyone wanted to take pictures with her!” that’s how Kaia Gerber recalls the moment she first realized how popular her mom, Cindy Crawford, was. Undoubtedly, just like other characters of our compilation, Kaia is lucky to have her parents.
smartzune.com decided to find out which celebrities were lucky to be born into a family where their creative qualities found recognition and support and what life their extraordinary parents had.
Keira Knightley and her modest but talented mother
Keira grew up in a creative environment. Her father, Will Knightley, is a cinema and theater actor, her mother, Sharman Macdonald, is a talented playwright, writer, and director. Not being able to overcome her shyness, young Sharman left her career as an actress after having worked 7 years in television. She dreamed of having a daughter, but her husband was against it because they already had one son. Moreover, they didn’t have enough money and were surviving off of eating only baguettes, lentils, and tomatoes.
Once Sharman had an idea to write a drama for the Bush Theater where she used to work. And her husband made her a bet: if she managed to sell her work, they could have one more kid. The play was staged in 1984, it was a huge success, and the former actress got an award as the best beginning playwright. One year later, future Hollywood celebrity Keira Knightley was born. Her father named her after the outstanding Soviet ice skater Kira Ivanova.Thanks to her parents, Keira became acquainted with the theater and ballet in her early childhood. At the age of 6, the little actress got her own personal agent.