While most celebrities love to make every little detail of their lives a headline, there are some who have managed to keep a few things low-key. From having royal blood, to being a descendant of great political leaders, some celebrities have such unexpected famous relatives that you will have a hard time believing that they really belong to the same family!
Bright Side has put together a list of these celebrities who have equally famous relatives, but hardly anyone knows about it.
1. Johnny Depp and Queen Elizabeth II
Believe it or not, The Pirates of the Caribbean star is actually a distant cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, 20th to be exact. Both her Majesty and Depp descended from Edward III, making Johnny a royal himself.
2. Madonna and Hillary Clinton
The queen of pop has political roots and is related to none other than Hillary Clinton. According to genealogist William Addams Reitwiesner, Madonna is Hillary’s 10th cousin. The more you know!
3. Tom Hanks and Fred Rogers
Not only did Tom Hanks play Fred Roger’s iconic part in the recent remake of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, but he is also related to him! According to Hanks, the 2 are 6th cousins.
4. Kate Middleton and Elle Fanning
Yes, Princess Aurora is a princess in real life as well. Elle Fanning and her sister Dakota are Kate Middleton’s distant cousins and descendants of King Edward I.
5. Larry David and Bernie Sanders
Not only do they look alike, but they also belong to the same family. Famous comedian and writer Larry David is Bernie Sanders’ cousin. And, just like the world, they were both quite shocked when they found out about it!
6. Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci
Hollywood’s new Mary Poppins is famous Hollywood actor Stanley Tucci’s sister-in-law! And well, she’s married to the iconic Office star herself — John Krasinski.
7. Vera Farmiga and Taissa Farmiga
Famous for playing the role of paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, Vera Farmiga is the older sister to Taissa, who first gained recognition through American Horror Story. They have a 21 year age gap between them.
8. Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd
Actress Billie Lourd is the daughter of legendary actress Carrie Fisher. Not only that, Lourd has quite the background — her father is Bryan Lourd and her grandmother is none other than Debbie Reynolds!
9. Steven Spielberg and Jessica Capshaw
Steven Spielberg, the creator of iconic movies like Jurassic Park and Jaws, and Grey Anatomy’s Jessica Capshaw are related! How? They are step-father and daughter!
10. Ralph Fiennes and Prince Charles
Harry Potter’s Lord Voldemort is Prince Charles’ eighth cousin in real life and that is a crossover we never saw coming!
Which one of these celebrity connections blew your mind?