Take a look at The Daily Mail’s sidebar of shame on any given day and there’s a pretty high chance that you’ll come across an article about the child of a famous person doing something mundane. Critics have accused these over-privileged few of living a life of all play and no work, complete with fancy cars, millions of Instagram followers and an easy route into a career of their choosing. We’ve taken a look at a few of the most well-known ‘style icons’ who also happen to have super famous parents to take a look at how much fame can help you get ahead in life.
The Beckham Kids
The children of David and Victoria Beckham have it all and they know it; just look at those smug ‘I’m richer than you’ faces’. Quite frankly, they have every reason to be smug, as recent estimates suggest ‘Brand Beckham’ is now worth over £600 million - not bad for a former pop-princess and footballer. Both Brooklyn and Romeo have modelled for Burberry and the smuggest child, 11 year old Cruz, released his autotuned debut single last year, ‘If Everyday Was Christmas’, which peaked at number 7 and led to Piers Morgan slamming his parents for ‘pimping out’ their son. And let’s not forget Harper, who, aged five, designed her mum’s annual world AIDs Day t-shirt. These kids have pretty much been handed everything on a plate, taking on endorsement deals to enhance the brand that their parents have served up for them.
Georgia May Jagger
The daughter of supermodel Jerry Hall and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, Georgia May has amassed an impressive number of sponsorship deals, including contracts as the face of Rimmel, Chanel, Mugler and Versace. This is unsurprising given that her mother graced the covers of 40 magazines, including Vogue and Cosmopolitan; who better to teach you to perfect that smouldering stare into the camera? Although without her world-famous surname she would probably have never won these endorsements, I do admire her for maintaining her contracts for years, a rarity in the current modelling landscape, which she clearly couldn’t do without some degree of talent.
Lily Rose Depp
Lily Rose Depp, the daughter of Johnny Depp and model Vanessa Paradis can really rock a Chanel jumpsuit. Her career started when she appeared in comedy horror film ‘Tusk’, and since then she’s put her incredible bone structure to good use on the cover of British Vogue and Chanel’s catwalk. Depp has worried her father by quitting high school to dedicate more time to focus on her career. Her famous family has obviously helped her out, but leaving school early does show a level of independence. She also modelled for the Self-Evident Project, as she identifies as LGBT, putting her fame to good use to raise awareness of a broader spectrum of sexuality.
The Kardashian ‘Klan’
You can’t talk about celebrity kids making it big in the fashion world without talking about the Kardashians. Love it or hate it, their reality show has given us iconic moments; Kim hitting Khloe with her handbag for ruining her ‘Bentley moment’ or Kylie confusing a pig for a chicken. The clan have modelled for Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret and endorsed countless products, including Kylie Jenner’s own lip kit. The family have perfected the art of being famous for being famous, and not very much else. In fact, Kendall has been criticised for copying indie makeup artist Vlada Haggerty’s photos. Not cool, Kendall.