Although it’s not quite bikini weather, the sun that’s trying to peek out from behind the clouds is definitely getting us in the mood for summer. Yes, we can imagine it now! We’re spending our days on the beach, trying to top our tan, all without a care in the world. But what are you wearing as you lounge on the beach? Well, we hope it’s a one-piece and not a two-piece because 2019 is all about the swimsuits. Here are some of the styles you need to be rocking this summer.
The Plunging Neckline
Swimsuits don’t always have to cover up every inch of your body. If you want to show a bit of skin and the fact that you’ve been crunching for what seems like the entirety of your life, a plunging neckline on your summer swimsuit could become your best friend. Of course, if you want to avoid an awkward wardrobe malfunction, you might want to choose one that has a criss-cross pattern across the chest. You have to keep the ladies in, after all.
The Side-Cutout Suit
We all have parts of our body that we love more than any other part, and if that just happens to be your hips and the side of your body, then the side-cutout swimsuit could be your next purchase. While it may have a high neck, the contrast between the plain top, the patterned bottoms, and the slight hint of skin around your waist gives this swimsuit a more modern feel to it.
The Ultimate Throwback
If you didn’t already know, 2019 is all about embracing the past. This is a time to remember the years gone by and give the fashion of these eras another chance in the spotlight. We’re talking high thigh-brows, plunging necklines, and belts to cinch you in. You’ll be happy to know that these swimsuits are all the rage this year. This is also an extremely flattering style, so why wouldn’t you give it a go?
If you’re wondering whether you’d suit a swimsuit, there’s really only one way to find out. Ditch your bikini, and opt for one piece of fabric instead. We bet you anything you’ll be able to rock these looks…
Sometimes, talent is in your genes, and these celebs and their grandparents prove it.
Audrey Hepburn – Emma Ferrer
She might not be anywhere near as famous as her grandparents, but Emma Ferrer is a star-in-progress, nonetheless. Widely regarded as one of the greatest film stars of all time, Ferrer’s grandmother, Audrey Hepburn, starred in numerous classic movies such as My Fair Lady and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Unsurprisingly, due to her resemblance to Hepburn, Emma Ferrer is a successful model and recently had her first acting role in the movie The Man In The Attic.
Donald Sutherland – Sarah Sutherland
A classic example of a family who has celebrities in three separate generations is the Sutherland family. Sarah Sutherland isn’t just a daughter of 24 star Keifer Sutherland. This means that one of her grandparents is the legendary Donald Sutherland, who starred in M*A*S*H and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Make no mistake about it though: Sarah Sutherland also has serious acting chops, having starred alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as Catherine Meyer in the popular political comedy series Veep.
Elizabeth Taylor – Quinn Tivey
He might not be as famous as his grandparents Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd, but Quinn Tivey is a spitting image of his grandmother, with exactly the same eyes as her. It shouldn’t come as too much of surprise that Taylor would end up having talented grandchildren, especially after having been married a staggering seven times! Tivey is certainly carrying on his grandmother’s legacy, having become a proud trustee for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
Elia Kazan – Zoe Kazan
When one of your grandparents has directed some of the greatest movies of all time, there’s a good chance that you will one day make it big too. Zoe Kazan shares the same eyes as her late grandfather Elia, who directed classics such as A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront. While Elia was a confrontational individual in the film industry, Zoe doesn’t seem to have had such problems after starring movies such as The Big Sick and the TV show The Deuce.
Gregory Peck – Ethan Peck
After winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in To Kill a Mockingbird, there is no denying that Gregory Peck is one of the all-time Hollywood greats. However, it seems like his grandson Ethan Peck, who is a spitting image of him, is also destined for greatness in the world of acting. Ethan has already starred in shows such as 10 Things I Hate About You and recently took on the iconic role of Spock in Star Trek: Discovery.
Kirk Douglas – Cameron Douglas
Another trio of actors from different generations consists of Kirk, Michael, and Cameron Douglas. Even though the former has had remarkable success with movies such as Spartacus, he is more than 100 years old and is still going strong! Then there is Michael Douglas, who has also had a successful acting career with movies such as Wall Street and Fatal Attraction under his belt. While son Cameron had a promising early acting career, legal issues have unfortunately got in the way.
Steve McQueen – Steven R. McQueen
When you think of classic action movies such as The Great Escape and The Magnificent Seven, it’s impossible not to think of Steve McQueen’s iconic, handsome face. And it seems like his grandson, Steven R. McQueen, has inherited his grandfather’s good looks, as well as his name! Yet, the young actor also had the talent to break into the world of TV, having key roles in shows such as The Vampire Diaries and Chicago Fire.
Roald Dahl – Sophie Dahl
Unlike many other celebrities on this list, Sophie Dahl is the granddaughter of one of the greatest storytellers of all time – Roald Dahl. The British author is responsible for classic children’s novels such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, to name a few. As for his granddaughter, Sophie, she is famous for very different reasons. She is renowned for being an exceptionally tall model and is married to jazz musician Jamie Cullum.
Tippi Hedren – Dakota Johnson
Virtually every branch of 50 Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson’s family tree is laden with celebrities. Not only is she the daughter of Don Johnson, best known for playing Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice, her mother’s side is also famous for a number of reasons. Her mother, Melanie Griffith starred in classic movies such as Night Moves and Body Doubles. Furthermore, Johnson’s grandmother, Tippi Hedren is best known for having starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
Roxie Roker – Zoe Kravitz
There is no denying that both of Zoe Kravitz’s grandparents were talented in different ways. While her granddad Sy Kravitz was a successful new producer for NBC, her grandmother, Roxie Roker is best known for her role on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons. That’s not all though, Zoe’s parents are rock star Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. As for her, Zoe has become a talented actress in her own right, starring in movies such as X-Men: First Class and Fantastic Beasts.
Errol Flynn – Sean Flynn
He might not be as much of a household name as his grandfather, but Sean Flynn is an absolute spitting image of Errol! The golden age actor is best known for his role as Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood. And while Erroll sadly passed away when he was just 50 and virtually without a penny to his name, grandson Sean is hoping not to make the same mistakes. He is best known for starring in Nickelodeon series Zoey 101.
Patty Duke – Ali Astin
Sean Astin might be the most well-known name in his celebrity family today. However, he owes a lot of thanks to his mother Patty Duke, who won an Academy Award for her role as Helen Keller when she was just 16 years old. Fast forward to the present day, and her granddaughter, Ali Astin, is an up-and-coming actress herself, having starred alongside her father in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King when she was just six years old.
Walter Huston – Angelica Huston
Most casual fans will recognize Angelica Huston for her role as Morticia Addams from The Addams Family. However, it turns out that she came from another famous family, the Hustons. Her grandfather, Walter Huston was one of the most sought-after actors of the 30s/40s, starring in films such as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. That very same movie was directed by her father, John Huston. Anjelica will star in the upcoming sequel, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Charlotte Ritchie – Richard Burton
Charlotte Ritchie, the British singer/songwriter and actress, inherited her acting gene from her legendary grandfather, Welsh actor Richard Burton. Charlotte is the daughter of Kate Burton, who in turn is the daughter of one of the most in-demand actors of the mid-20th century. This paved the way for Richard Burton’s granddaughter to also become a TV and film actress. His granddaughter and grandson, Luke Ritchie, both decided to pursue music composition and performance. The siblings are known to collaborate on occasion on musical projects.
Tippi Hedren – Stella Banderas
Daughter of former Hollywood heavyweight couple Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, Stella Banderas is also the granddaughter of Tippi Hedren. Hedren was the star of the classic Alfred Hitchcock films Marnie and The Birds, forever solidifying her place in film history. It’s easy to see that Stella got her eyes and nose from her grandmother, who is the head of the Shambala Preserve animal sanctuary. Besides this, the 89-year-old actress was also instrumental in the development of Vietnamese-American salons.
Dree Hemingway – Ernest Hemingway
Indubitably one of the greatest writers in any language of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway’s legacy is not limited to his achievements in literature. Besides receiving a Nobel Prize following the publication of “The Old Man and the Sea,” Hemingway was also passed off his genes. His great-granddaughter, Dree Hemingway, has left her own mark on the fashion world with her catwalk, in addition to some acting work. She has worked with Calvin Klein and Givenchy, proving she inherited some of her great-grandfather’s excellence.
Arthur Donald – Paul McCartney
Just a glance at the pictures below makes it crystal clear the two are blood relatives. Arthur Donald, on the right, is the son of Mary McCartney, who is the daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney. The young Donald now attends Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, whose prestige is matched only by its obscene tuition costs. Luckily, McCartney is worth over a billion dollars, by some estimations. There’s enough money there for Donald’s grandson’s grandson to go to Yale, too.
Katie Cassidy – Jack Cassidy
Jack Cassidy was able to translate his successful Broadway career into success in TV, as well. His offspring include former teen idols David and Shaun Cassidy. David sadly passed away in 2017, leaving behind his gorgeous daughter, Katie Cassidy. She has been following in the family trade and become an actress as well. Jack sadly passed away when his apartment was engulfed in flames in 1976, so she never got a chance to meet her grandfather. What is clear is she inherited Jack’s charming smile.
Bob Dylan – Pablo Dylan
When he was just 15, Pablo Dylan released his first mixtape, titled “10 Minutes.” It seems unlikely one of the greatest folk singers of all time would turn to rap, and this may be why seemingly everyone was tuning in to listen to “Bob Dylan’s rapping grandson.” After collaborating with several highly respected names in the rap game, the young Dylan switched gears and moved to folk rock. It seems folk music is in his DNA and is pushing itself out.
Mahogany Lox – Berry Gordy Jr.
When you are the granddaughter of one of the godfathers of Motown, you know you are destined to do big things eventually! Berry Gordy Jr. is, of course, the man responsible for stars such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and The Supremes, to name a few. And it seems like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Mahogany Lox, who is Gordy Jr.’s granddaughter, is an aspiring musician and recently went on tour with girl group Fifth Harmony.
Kate Mara – Wellington Mara
Who would have thought that the co-founder of the New York Giants would eventually have two grandchildren who would go on to become Hollywood stars? That’s exactly what happened for Wellington Mara. The NFL team’s co-founder is the grandfather of sisters Rooney and Kate Mara, who have both gone on to have prolific careers in the world of film. Although Kate Mara didn’t quite stick the landing in the Fantastic Four reboot, she has also had key roles in shows such as House Of Cards.
Assisi Lola Jackson – Mick Jagger
When you have lived the rock and roll lifestyle as Mick Jagger has, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that he’d end up having a long list of grandchildren. The apple certainly doesn’t fall that far from the tree, as far as The Rolling Stones legend is concerned. Jade Jagger’s daughter Assisi Lola is a spitting image of her grandfather and you could even say she’s got the moves like Jagger.
Rose Kennedy Schlossberg- Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Having been part of one of the most famous families in American history, it should come as no surprise that Jackie Kennedy Onassis would have grandchildren who were just as talented, beautiful and noble as she was. She was a positive symbol for the American people and it seems like her granddaughter, Rose Kennedy Schlossberg has also followed in Jackie O’s classy footsteps. She is a Harvard graduate and has even had viral YouTube videos.
Paul Burke – Alia Shawkat
He might not be the most well-known name on this list, but Paul Burke was a beloved actor in the world of TV for nearly 40 years. With recurring roles on shows such as Naked City and 12 O’Clock High, he could never have foreseen his granddaughter Alia Shawkat, following in his footsteps. Thankfully, Burke was able to live long enough to see her also enter TV with her role as Maeby Funke in the classic comedy series Arrested Development.
Clark Gable – Clark James Gable
While his parents weren’t famous, one of Clark James Gable’s grandparents certainly was. Clark Gable is, of course, one of the most iconic actors of the 20th Century, having starred in classic films such as Gone With The Wind. Although he never got a chance to meet his grandfather, Clark James Gable went on to host two seasons of Cheaters. On the morning of February 22, 2019, Gable was found unresponsive and died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He was only 30 years old.
Henry Fonda – Bridget Fonda
The Fondas are undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s most iconic families. With Jane Fonda followed in the footsteps of her father Henry, her brother Peter also had a daughter, Bridget, who would go on to have multiple roles in classic movies such as The Godfather Part III and Jackie Brown. She might not have been nominated for Academy Awards like her grandfather did for 12 Angry Men and On Golden Pond, but Bridget’s in good company, especially after marrying film composer Danny Elfman.
John Wayne – Brendan Wayne
It must be difficult to follow in the footsteps of your grandfather if they are arguably the most iconic figure in all of western cinema. This is Brendan Wayne’s predicament, as he is the grandson of legendary actor John Wayne. Of course, John was famous for his roles in classic Wild West flicks such as The Cowboys, True Grit, and The Alamo, to name a few. As for Brendan, he most recently appeared as a warrior in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
Queen Elizabeth – Prince William
Without a doubt, one of the most famous grandparent/grandchild pairings in the world is Queen Elizabeth and her grandson, Prince William. Of course, the Queen of England has many grandchildren but for the sake of this article, we will shed some light on one of her most famous ones, William. Despite losing his mother Diana back in 1997, William has managed to make both her and the Queen extremely proud through his various charitable efforts. It seems that eventually, he will be King.
Samuel Goldwyn – Tony Goldwyn
It’s safe to say that Tony Goldwyn is a descendant of Hollywood royalty. His grandfather, Samuel Goldwyn is the namesake for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, one of the most iconic media companies in the film industry. These days, Samuel’s grandson Tony is a well-respected actor in his own right. One of his most notable roles came in the 1990 classic Ghost, in which he starred alongside the likes of Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. He also voiced the role of Tarzan in the 1999 Disney flick.
John Carradine – Ever Carradine
Classic character actor John Carradine could never have foreseen just how much of an impact his family would have on Hollywood over the years. Some of his children, including Keith and David Carradine, have gone on to become well-respected actors in their own rights. Then there is John’s granddaughter, Ever who also seems to have followed in the footsteps of many of her family members. Ever recently appeared in hit TV series such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Marvel’s Runaways.
Blythe Danner – Apple Martin
Having been a talented actress in her own right, Blythe Danner must be delighted by how much success her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow has received over the years. And it seems like Danner’s talents have been passed onto yet another generation, ever since Gwyneth and her ex-husband, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, had their own daughter. Apple Martin seems destined to follow in the footsteps of both her mother and her grandmother, having also inherited their golden locks and stunning looks.
Ringo Starr – Tatia Starkey
While Ringo Starr often gets poked fun at for supposedly being the least beloved Beatle, his contribution to the iconic rock band is unquestionable. We also assume that the drummer’s granddaughter, who bears a striking resemblance to Ringo, idolizes him in many ways. It turns out that Starr became the first grandparent out of all of The Beatles when Tatia Starkey was born. Also, Tatia gave birth in 2016, which makes Ringo the first Beatle great-grandparent!
Albert Einstein – Bernhard Caesar Einstein
Even some of the most important scientists have longlasting legacies that live on through their grandchildren. Take Albert Einstein, for example. The man behind the theory of relativity would be extremely proud of his grandson, Bernhard Caesar Einstein. It turns out that Bernhard also decided to follow in the footsteps of his iconic grandfather, having also studied quantum physics. He also developed certain night vision devices and even worked with the US Corps of Engineers at one point.
Princess Diana – Princess Charlotte
The apple certainly doesn’t fall far from the royal family tree! There is no denying that Princess Diana’s untimely passing was one of the most tragic incidents in the last 25 years. However, her legacy still lives on in her children and also, her grandchildren. This includes Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton. As you can see, Charlotte is definitely Diana’s granddaughter, seeing that she bears much resemblance to her late grandmother. They share very similar hair and facial features!
Mick Jagger – Amba Isis Jackson
Another grandchild of Mick Jagger that makes this list is Amba Isis Jackson. It is no secret that The Rolling Stones frontman has had many children with multiple women, meaning that he has many grandkids to his name. Amba Isis might still be in her teens, but she is already creating a lot of buzz on social media. It is believed that she is currently dating Frankie Lagrange and apparently, they have moved into a London apartment together.
Jane Fonda – Viva Vadim
It should make perfect sense that the Fonda family would have some talented grandchildren to carry on the legacy, moving forward. It seems like Hollywood superstar Jana Fonda never really aged, despite being in her 80s. And it seems like her granddaughter, Viva Vadim, inherited her youthfulness. The daughter of French film director Roger Vadim and Jane’s daughter Vanessa. So far, she has one acting credit to her name, appearing in the documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts.
Marlon Brando – Tuki Brando
It’s surprising that out of all the children (and grandchildren) Marlon Brando had in his life, hardly any of them were able to come even close to his superstardom. He’s been through so much, having lost his mother at an early age and not being included in his grandparents’ wills. Despite this, he is now modeling for the likes of Versace.
Charlie Chaplin – Oona Chaplin
Even though they are separated by a generation, the resemblance between Oona Chaplin and her iconic grandfather Charlie Chaplin is uncanny. The silent actor, who was one of the revolutionary figures in the world of cinema, never got the chance to meet his granddaughter, after dying from a stroke in 1977. However, Oona has managed to carry on her grandfather’s legacy, having key roles in shows such as Game of Thrones, The Hour, and The Crimson Field.
John Barrymore – Drew Barrymore
Some child stars don’t push on in their acting careers. Not Drew Barrymore though. Ever since first starring in ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, Drew has gone on to star in numerous other movies such as Scream, The Wedding Singer, and Donnie Darko. However, her grandparents were just as talented as she is. Sadly, addiction seems to run in the family, as Drew and grandfather John Barrymore, who starred in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, both had bouts with substance abuse.
Debbie Reynolds – Billie Lourd
After Debbie Reynolds enjoyed over six decades of fame, her daughter, Carrie Fisher, was able to carry on the family torch when she starred as Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy. These days, Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd, is also enjoying success as an aspiring actress. Sadly, Debbie passed away just a day after Carrie’s untimely death. They’d be proud of Billie though, who has recently starred in the new Star Wars movies, as well as American Horror Story: Cult.
Elvis Presley – Riley Keough
If you can call Elvis and Priscilla Presley your grandparents, you are surely destined to be a star as well. Of course, they don’t call Elvis “The King” for nothing. And if Riley Keough keeps churning out great performances, like the ones she had in movies such as Magic Mike, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Logan Lucky, then she could end up calling herself “The Queen.” She might not use the name “Presley,” but Elvis definitely would be proud.
Bob Elliott – Abby Elliott
Yet another celebrity whose father and grandfather were also famous is former Saturday Night Live star, Abby Elliott. Her granddad, Bob Elliott was famously part of comedy duo Bob and Ray and funnily enough, also regularly featured on Saturday Night Live, years before Abby was even born. Her father Chris is also a well-respected actor, having starred in movies such as There’s Something About Mary. Also, Chris and daughter Abby have both had guest roles in How I Met Your Mother.
Elizabeth Taylor – Laela & Naomi
Aside from her grandson, Quinn Tivey, granddaughters Laela and Naomi Wilding also bare striking resemblance to their grandmother. The sisters are only a few years apart, but they had very different experiences and relationships with their grandmother. Laela and Naomi have continued the legacy for advocacy of AIDS/HIV, which other family members also take an active part in.
Tex Ritter – Jason Ritter
When both of your parents and grandparents were Hollywood actors, you know you’ve got big shoes to fill. Despite this, Jason Ritter has managed to carry on his family name with class, making a name for himself on the show Joan of Arcadia. His grandad Tex was a well-respected country singer and actor. Sadly, his dad John and both of his grandparents are no longer with us. Nevertheless, Jason is a prolific TV star, appearing in shows like Parenthood, Girls, and Skylanders Academy.
Anne Gwynne – Chris Pine
There is no denying that Chris Pine has come from a talented family, full of Hollywood stars. Not only was he born to actors Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, but one of the Star Trek star’s grandparents was none other than Anne Gwynne. Regarded as one of the very first scream queens, Gwynne was a poster girl for many movie buffs during WWII. Sadly, she passed away in 2003, but Pine has carried on the family torch, starring alongside Gal Godot in Wonder Woman.
Grace Kelly – Charlotte Casiraghi
This is one example of a celebrity with famous grandparents who were both Hollywood royalty and literal royalty. Grace Kelly, who was most famous for her roles in Mogambo and Dial M for Murder, eventually tied the knot with Rainier III, the Prince of Monaco. Sadly, at just 52 years of age, she died in a car crash. However, her legacy lives on in her grandchildren. This includes Charlotte Casiraghi, who is the eleventh in line to the Monegasque throne.