Celebrity DNAce

Genetics is about the luck of the draw and not every celebrity child will get the famous cheekbones to go with the famous last name. Life rounds up Hollywood's genetic lottery winners

ZOE KRAVITZ, 26, ACTRESS

Pedigree: The daughter of actress Lisa Bonet, 47, and musician Lenny Kravitz, 51, has followed them into show business. Father and daughter have between them been in most of Hollywood's dystopian hits. He was in 2012's The Hunger Games and she, last year's Divergent and this year's Mad Max: Fury Road.

She has: Mum's face but dad's eyes.

Next: She is in two more Divergent movies.


SCOTT EASTWOOD, 29, MODEL AND ACTOR

Pedigree: The son of director Clint Eastwood, 85, and flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves has to audition for his father's movies, like everyone else.

One of his early roles was in his father's 2006 war drama Flags Of Our Fathers. He had a couple of lines and was credited as Scott Reeves.

He landed his first starring role in this year's romance, The Longest Ride.

He has: Dad's face and megawatt appeal.

Next: He is in director Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic, Snowden.


GABRIEL-KANE DAY-LEWIS, 20, MODEL AND MUSICIAN

Pedigree: The son of French actress Isabelle Adjani, 60, and British actor Daniel Day-Lewis, 58, grew up in France, Ireland and the United States.

As a boy, he once spent a week at the summer house of his mother's friend, German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, in southern France.

He happened to meet Lagerfeld near the Chanel studio in Paris in June and the designer instantly cast him in his July show, where he was an Internet sensation walking with actress Julianne Moore on his arm.

He has: Dad's impressive eyebrows and cheekbones.

Next: He has released his first single, Ink In My Veins, independently and is hoping for a career in music. He tells Teen Vogue magazine: "I don't want to get too deep into modelling because I don't want people to think I'm a model with a music hobby."


JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON, 31, ACTOR

Pedigree: The son of actor Denzel Washington, 61, and his wife Pauletta, 65, played American football professionally in Europe and the United States before playing a football star in HBO's recent comedy series, Ballers.

He kept so quiet about his Oscar-winning father that the Twitterverse found out about his parentage only about two months ago, then freaked out.

He has: Dad's facial symmetry.

Next: He has a hip-hop movie, Coco, opening next year.


LILY-ROSE DEPP, 16, MODEL AND ACTRESS

Pedigree: The daughter of French singer Vanessa Paradis, 42, and actor Johnny Depp, 52, is starting young, like her mother. Paradis has been a spokesmodel for Chanel since her teens. In July, Lily-Rose was announced as the fashion house's new face.

She has: Mum's waif-like quality.

Next: She is in director Kevin Smith's upcoming comedy, Yoga Hosers, with her father. Father and daughter were also in Smith's 2014 comedy Tusk.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 01, 2015, with the headline 'Celebrity DNAce'. Print Edition | Subscribe