Sometimes siblings both make it big in Hollywood (see Luke and Owen Wilson), but not every celebrity sibling follows their brother or sister into stardom. Some celeb sibs prefer to keep a low-profile, while others on our list are poised to break out. Here are the top 10 celebrity siblings you never hear about.
A knockout lookalike of her sister Penelope Cruz, Monica is a triple threat with her beauty, acting chops, and professional dancing. She even played a body double for pregnant Penelope in the filming of Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Her A-list sister even raves that Monica is “much, much more beautiful and so very talented.”
25-year-old Alex Watson is the younger brother of Harry Potter star Emma Watson. Alex once expressed an interest in following in his big sis’s footsteps, and even appeared as an extra in the first two Harry Potter films. He has had some success as a model (he posed for a Burberry campaign with Emma and for an international frame manufacturer, Silhouette), but seems to be keeping a low profile in recent years.
27-year-old Gemma Styles is Harry Styles’ older sister. While she has not followed her One Direction brother into music, she’s made a successful career for herself as a writer, working for such outlets as MTV U.K. Although she might never catch up to her younger bro’s 24 million Instagram followers, her 4 million IG followers of her own is nothing to slouch at.
The music bug hasn’t seemed to catch Austin Swift, younger brother to Taylor, but the acting bug has. He’s had a few film roles thus far, including one in this year’s Cover Versions, and he could have a breakout hit any minute. This 26-year-old Notre Dame graduate has accompanied Taylor to award shows, and he’s hoping she’ll be accompanying him to them in the future.
Sofia Vergara’s cousin and adopted sister Sandra is stunning and could do a stand-in turn as the younger Sofia anytime Modern Family wants to do a flashback episode. Sandra is a Colombian model and actress who appeared in 2011’s Fright Night as well as episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful.
Being the second most famous Pitt is not a bad place to be for Brad’s younger brother Doug. Like his brother, he’s a strong supporter of global social issues. Doug’s a Goodwill Ambassador for Tanzania and he founded Care To Learn, a charity funding health, hygiene and hunger needs. He’s also a successful entrepreneur and real estate investor, as well as a talented photographer who has done charity photo exhibits all over the world.
Gwyneth Paltrow has been a media darling since her Oscar winning turn in 1998’s Shakespeare in Love. She followed her mother Blythe Danner into acting, and her younger brother Jake followed their father Bruce Paltrow into writing and directing. Jake gave big sis a role in his film writing-directing debut The Good Night, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. He has also directed episodes of NYPD Blue and Boardwalk Empire.
Zac Efron’s younger brother Dylan hasn’t followed Zac into acting, but he does share a passion for the film industry, working as an assistant on several films including the 2017 comedy CHIPS. The 26-year-old has a degree in economics, and apparently harbored some jealousy for his older brother’s fame when he was a child.
On Instagram, Zac shared a poem Dylan wrote in the sixth grade where he complained about Zac being a movie star. Their relationship wasn’t contentious, though, as Dylan went on to write, “I guess he isn’t that bad / If I think about it twice. / He helps me with my homework, / And always gives advice.”
Kate Hudson’s older brother Oliver is proof that good looks are genetic. The son of musician Bill Hudson and actress Goldie Hawn, Oliver has also ventured into Hollywood as an actor. He’s appeared in films and had featured roles on TV shows such as Rules of Engagement, Nashville, and Dawson’s Creek. He even starred opposite his famous mother in The Out-of-Towners.
TV star AnnaLynne McCord’s big sis Angel joined the acting world after a stint in the U.S. Army. Her first lead role was in the independent film Salvation in 2016, and in 2013, Angel earned a best actress nomination at the Madrid International Film Festival.
A beauty inside and out, Angel has worked for many humanitarian causes, around the world from building fresh water wells in Africa to helping the rebuilding of homes for people affected by Hurricane Katrina.