Famous alive/dead siblings

by crisso | created - 22 Aug 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

A list of famous siblings...with a twist.

1. Vanessa Redgrave

Actress | Atonement

On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, ...

2. Corin Redgrave

Actor | A Man for All Seasons

Corin Redgrave, a towering, award-winning force on the British stage but a lesser universally recognized third-generation scion of the acting dynasty, was the reddish-haired middle brother of his more internationally famous sisters, Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave who achieved widespread ...

1939-2010

3. Lynn Redgrave

Actress | Gods and Monsters

Actress of both the English and American stage and screen, Lynn Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, England, into one of the world's most famous acting dynasties. As the daughter of Rachel Kempson and Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughter of Roy...

1943-2010

4. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her ...

5. Joan Fontaine

Actress | Rebecca

Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to ...

1917-2013

6. Barry Gibb

Soundtrack | Grease

If you were to try and summarize Barry Gibb's forty-five year career in the music industry in a single phrase you would probably come up with something such as "versatile". Barry Gibb continues to remain an important, relevant figure in the music industry due to his willingness to adapt his music, ...

7. Robin Gibb

Soundtrack | Saturday Night Fever

Robin Gibb was born in 1949 on the Isle of Man, about half an hour before his twin brother Maurice. His parents, Barbara and Hugh, were both musical. Barbara sang and Hugh was a drummer and bandleader. Robin had four siblings - an older sister and brother, Lesley and Barry, twin Maurice and younger...

1949-2012

8. Maurice Gibb

Soundtrack | Saturday Night Fever

Maurice Gibb was born on December 22, 1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man, UK as Maurice Ernest Gibb. He was married to Yvonne Spencely and Lulu. He died on January 12, 2003 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

1949-2003

9. Sean Penn

Actor | Mystic River

Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints.

Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the ...

10. Chris Penn

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

Christopher Shannon Penn was born on October 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, the third son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director, actor, and writer Leo Penn. His siblings are musician Michael Penn and actor Sean Penn. His father was from a Lithuanian Jewish/Russian Jewish family, ...

1965-2006

11. Kim Appleby

Soundtrack | Coronation Street

Kim Appleby was born on August 28, 1961 in Stoke Newington, London, England as Kim Lorraine Appleby. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Doctors (2000) and Kim Appleby: Don't Worry (1990).

12. Mel Appleby

Soundtrack | Coronation Street

Mel Appleby was born on July 11, 1966 in Hackney, London, England as Melanie Susan Appleby. She is known for her work on Coronation Street (1960), Mel & Kim: Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) (1986) and Mel & Kim: That's the Way It Is - Version 2 (1988). She died on January 18, 1990 in...

1966-1990

13. Joely Richardson

Actress | Nip/Tuck

For Joely, the theatre must be in her genes. Born in Marylebone, London, England, she is the daughter of director Tony Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave, granddaughter of Sir Michael Redgrave, niece of Lynn Redgrave, and sister of Natasha Richardson. Former husband Tim Bevan is a producer. However ...

14. Natasha Richardson

Actress | Asylum

Natasha Jane Richardson was born in Marylebone, London, England, to director and producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave. She was the sister of actress Joely Richardson, the niece of actors Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, and the granddaughter of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel ...

1963-2009

15. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Her

Joaquin Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family from New ...

16. River Phoenix

Actor | My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...

1970-1993

17. Janet Jackson

Soundtrack | Poetic Justice

Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse) and Joe Jackson, a musician. She is the youngest of ten children. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while ...

18. Jermaine Jackson

Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop II

Jermaine Jackson was born on December 11, 1954 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Jermaine LaJuane Jackson. He has been married to Halima Rashid since August 11, 2004. He was previously married to Alejandra Genevieve Oiaza and Hazel Gordy.

19. La Toya Jackson

Actress | The Last Sharknado: It's About Time

La Toya Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, USA as La Toya Yvonne Jackson. As a member of the famous Jackson family, though she was the most outspoken, she has lived in her sister Janet's and brother Michael's shadow. She is a producer, known for Playboy Celebrity Centerfold: La Toya Jackson (1994),...

20. Tito Jackson

Soundtrack | An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

Tito Jackson was born on October 15, 1953 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Toriano Adaryll Jackson. He was previously married to Delores V. Martes.

21. Michael Jackson

Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Michael's ...

1958-2009

22. Jim Belushi

Actor | Red Heat

James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was comedian John Belushi - he ...

23. John Belushi

Actor | Saturday Night Live

John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was ...

1949-1982

24. Mariel Hemingway

Actress | Manhattan

Mariel Hemingway was born on November 22, 1961 in Mill Valley, California, USA as Mariel Hadley Hemingway. She is an actress, known for Manhattan (1979), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) and The Sex Monster (1999). She was previously married to Stephen Crisman.

25. Margaux Hemingway

Actress | Killer Fish

Born in Portland, Oregon, she grew up in on a farm in Ketchum, Idaho. But dad was Jack Hemingway, son of the Nobel prize winning author Ernest Hemingway and, with that heritage, fame was almost foreordained. By the time she was 21, after the lead in the rape melodrama Lipstick (1976), she had a ...

1954-1996

26. Don Everly

Soundtrack | Bye Bye Love

Don Everly was born on February 1, 1937 in Brownie, Kentucky, USA as Isaac Donald Everly. He has been married to Adela Garza since March 22, 1997. He was previously married to Karen Prettyman, Venetia Stevenson and Mary Sue Ingraham.

27. Phil Everly

Soundtrack | Bull Durham

Phil Everly was born on January 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Phillip Jason Everly. He was married to Patrice Yvonne Arnold, Patricia Mickey and Jacqueline Alice Ertel. He died on January 3, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.

1939-2014

28. Ronald Isley

Soundtrack | Okja

Ronald Isley was born on May 21, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His love of music was encouraged at early age, by his father, a professional vocalist, and his mother, a church pianist who also provided musical accompaniment for him and his brothers at their early performances.

For over 50 years, he has ...

29. Rudolph Isley

Soundtrack | Okja

Rudolph Isley was born on April 1, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Rudolph Bernard Isley. He is married to Elaine.

30. O'Kelly Isley

Soundtrack | Okja

O'Kelly Isley was born on December 25, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as O'Kelly Isley Jr. He died on March 31, 1986 in Alpine, New Jersey, USA.

1937-1986

31. Griffin Dunne

Actor | After Hours

Griffin Dunne was born on June 8, 1955 in New York City, the oldest child of Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer, and Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne, an activist. His sister was actress Dominique Dunne. He grew up mainly in Los Angeles, California and attended school in Colorado before ...

32. Dominique Dunne

Actress | Poltergeist

Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer. Actor Griffin Dunne is her brother. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in ...

1959-1982

33. Richard M. Sherman

Music_department | Mary Poppins

Richard Morton Sherman was born in the spring of 1928 in New York City to Rosa and Al Sherman. Together with his older brother, Robert B. Sherman, the Sherman brothers would follow in their songwriting father's footsteps to form one of the most prolific, lauded and long lasting songwriting ...

34. Robert B. Sherman

Soundtrack | The Jungle Book

Robert B. Sherman was born just before Christmas in 1925 in New York City. Parents, Rosa & Al Sherman didn't know how they would pay the doctor and delivery costs. Fortunately, upon their arrival home from the hospital, Al discovered a large royalty check in the mail. Ironically, it was Al's song, ...

1925-2012

35. Ridley Scott

Producer | The Martian

Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him ...

36. Tony Scott

Producer | Domino

Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British...

1944-2012

37. David Attenborough

Self | Blue Planet II

Born 8 May 1926, the younger brother of actor Lord Richard Attenborough. He never expressed a wish to act and, instead, studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1947, the year he began his two years National Service in the Royal Navy. In 1952, he joined BBC Television at ...

38. Richard Attenborough

Actor | Jurassic Park

Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. ...

1923-2014

39. Sandra Caron

Actress | Carry On Camping

Sandra Caron was born in 1936 in Stepney, London, England as Sandra L. Cogan. She is an actress and writer, known for Carry On Camping (1969), The Crystal Maze (1990) and The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968).

40. Alma Cogan

Actress | Muziek voor U!

Alma Cogan was born on May 19, 1932 in London, England as Alma Angela Cohen. She died on October 26, 1966 in London.

1932-1966

41. Ruth Pointer

Soundtrack | Oliver & Company

Soul and R&B singer Ruth Pointer was born on March 19, 1946 in Oakland, California. She's the eldest member of the hugely popular and successful soul and R&B group The Pointer Sisters. Ruth began her formal vocal training as director of the junior choir at her priest father Elton Pointer's church ...

42. Anita Pointer

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Soul and R&B singer/songwriter Anita Marie Pointer was born on January 28, 1948 in Oakland, California. She's the second eldest member of the extremely popular and successful soul/R&B group The Pointer Sisters. Anita got married at age 17. In 1969 she quit her job as a secretary at a legal office ...

43. Bonnie Pointer

Soundtrack | 54

Singer/songwriter Patricia "Bonnie" Pointer was born on July 11, 1950 in Oakland, California. She's the second youngest member of the hugely popular and successful soul/R&B group The Pointer Sisters. Bonnie began singing in the choir of her father Reverend Elton Pointer's church. In 1969 Bonnie ...

44. June Pointer

Soundtrack | The Nutty Professor

June Antoinette Pointer was born on November 30, 1953 in Oakland, California to Reverend Elton Pointer and his wife Sarah. She was the youngest member of the hugely popular and successful soul/R&B group The Pointer Sisters. June attended Edison Elementary School, Elmhurst Junior High, and ...

1953-2006

45. Queen Elizabeth II

The Good Life

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on April 21, 1926, in London England to the second son of George V -- Albert, Duke of York and the Duchess of York, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Her sister Princess Margaret was born 4 years later. In 1936, when she was 10, her uncle, King Edward ...

46. Princess Margaret

Self | The Man Who Bought Mustique

Princess Margaret was born on August 21, 1930 in Glamis Castle, Glamis, Tayside, Scotland as Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret Rose of York. She was married to Lord Snowdon. She died on February 9, 2002 in King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes, City of Westminster, London, England.

1930-2002

47. Annie Ross

Actress | Short Cuts

Annie Ross was born on July 25, 1930 in Mitcham, Surrey, England as Annabelle Short. She is an actress, known for Short Cuts (1993), Superman III (1983) and Throw Momma from the Train (1987). She was previously married to Sean Lynch.

48. Jimmy Logan

Actor | Carry on Abroad

The legendary Scottish entertainer came from a family of entertainers. He started by selling programmes then moved onto operating theatre lights at the age of 8 and performing a cowboy act at 10. He was an assistant manager at 15, tackled juvenile leads and landed his own show at the Metropole ...

1928-2001

49. Linda Nolan

Actress | Breaking and Entering

Linda Nolan was born on February 23, 1959 in Dublin, Ireland. She is an actress, known for Breaking and Entering (2004), Mike Yarwood in Persons (1976) and Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987). She was previously married to Brian Hudson.

50. Anne Nolan

Actress | Blackpool

Anne Nolan was born on November 12, 1950 in Dublin, Ireland. She is an actress, known for Blackpool (2004), Mike Yarwood in Persons (1976) and Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987). She was previously married to Brian Wilson.

51. Coleen Nolan

Actress | Lemon La Vida Loca

Coleen Nolan was born on March 12, 1965 in Blackpool, England as Coleen Patricia Nolan. She was previously married to Ray Fensome and Shane Richie.

52. Bernie Nolan

Actress | The Bill

The instantly recognisable and distinctive voice of Bernie Nolan is for many people, the unmistakable 'sound' of The Nolans group. Bernie performed lead vocals on many of their hit singles including the cult hit record 'I'm in the Mood for Dancing'. One of the best rock singers in the UK over the ...

1960-2013

53. Catherine Deneuve

Actress | 8 femmes

Catherine Fabienne Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was barely a teenager and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue (1963). But her breakthrough ...

54. Françoise Dorléac

Actress | L'homme de Rio

The radiant Francoise Dorleac is better remembered today as the elder, ill-fated sister of French film star Catherine Deneuve. The Paris-born actress, however, was actually the first to become a star and had quite a formidable career of her own in the 1960s until it was cut short. Born into a ...

1942-1967

55. Joan Collins

Actress | Dynasty

Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933 in Paddington, London, England as Joan Henrietta Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Dynasty (1981), Empire of the Ants (1977) and Land of the Pharaohs (1955). She has been married to Percy Gibson since February 17, 2002. She was previously ...

56. Jackie Collins

Actress | Danger Man

Jackie Collins was born on October 4, 1937 in London, England as Jacqueline Jill Collins. She was an actress and writer, known for Danger Man (1960), The Saint (1962) and The Stud (1978). She was married to Oscar Lerman and Wallace Austin. She died on September 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, ...

1937-2015

57. Sheila Mercier

Actress | Laughter from the Whitehall

Sheila Mercier was born on January 1, 1919 in Hull, Yorkshire, England as Sheila Betty Rix. She is an actress, known for Laughter from the Whitehall (1963), Brian Rix Presents ... (1960) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). She was previously married to Peter Mercier.

58. Brian Rix

Actor | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Lord Rix, who was the president of Mencap since 1980, was also the entertainer behind a hit run of Whitehall farces in London in the 1950s and 1960s.

"Lord Rix was a beloved colleague and friend to so many people with a learning disability and their families," Mencap chief executive Jan Tregelles ...

1924-2016

59. Elisabeth Waldo

Actress | Song of Mexico

Elisabeth Waldo was born on June 18, 1918 in Yakima, Washington, USA. She is a composer and actress, known for Song of Mexico (1945), Chinese Box (1997) and Lost on Paradise Island (1975). She was previously married to Carl Schaefer Dentzel.

60. Janet Waldo

Actress | The Jetsons

Janet Waldo provided the quintessential voice of the swooning, overly dramatic teenager for numerous generations -- from the 1940s swinging babysitters to the 1960s groovy chick. A bouncy, perennially-youthful brunette, she was born in Grandview, Washington, and began entertaining in church plays ...

1920-2016

61. Todd Fisher

Director | Science of Survival

Todd Emmanuel Fisher is an American actor, director, cinematographer, and producer of television films and documentaries. He has a professional background in architectural design and sound engineering, with experience designing and building sound stages, recording studios, and television facilities...

62. Carrie Fisher

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return ...

1956-2016

63. Keith Carradine

Actor | Nashville

It seems the second generation of acting Carradines -- David, Keith and Robert -- are proudly continuing the family tradition and begetting a third generation of talent. The dynasty began with veteran Hollywood patriarch John Carradine, the son of a surgeon and a correspondent for the Associated ...

64. Robert Carradine

Actor | Revenge of the Nerds

Robert Carradine was born on March 24, 1954 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Reed Carradine. He is an actor and producer, known for Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Escape from L.A. (1996) and The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003). He was previously married to Edith (Edie) Mani.

65. David Carradine

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

David Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, and his wife, Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). He presided over an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine and ...

1936-2009

66. Kathy Sledge

Soundtrack | Action Jackson

Kathy Sledge was born on January 6, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is married to Philip Lightfoot. They have two children.

67. Debbie Sledge

Actress | The Jeffersons

Debbie Sledge was born on June 9, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is known for her work on The Jeffersons (1975), Sugar Baby (2011) and Jake and the Giants (2015).

68. Kim Sledge

Writer | Life Song

Kim Sledge was born on August 21, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Life Song, The Jeffersons (1975) and American Bandstand (1952). She is married to Mark Allen. They have three children.

69. Joni Sledge

Soundtrack | California Girls

Joni Sledge was born on September 13, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Joan Sledge. She died on March 10, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

1956-2017

70. Janice Long

Actress | Lift Off

Janice Long was born on April 5, 1955 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England as Janice Chegwin. She is an actress, known for Lift Off (1984), Stopwatch (1978) and Top of the Pops (1964). She has been married to Paul Berry since September 2017. They have two children. She was previously married to Trevor...

71. Keith Chegwin

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

Keith Chegwin was born on January 17, 1957 in Liverpool, England. He was an actor, known for Shaun of the Dead (2004), Macbeth (1971) and The Troublesome Double (1972). He was married to Maria Fielden and Maggie Philbin. He died on December 11, 2017.

1957-2017

72. Marisa Berenson

Actress | Cabaret

Marisa Berenson was born on February 15, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Cabaret (1972), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016). She was previously married to Aaron Richard Golub and Jim Randall.

73. Berry Berenson

Actress | Cat People

Born Berinthia Berenson in New York in 1948, Berenson was a noted photographer and actress and was the sister of model-turned-actress Marisa Berenson (of "Barry Lyndon" fame). Berenson met her husband, actor and star of Alfred Hitchcock's original version of Psycho (1960), Anthony Perkins on the ...

1948-2001

74. Jane Fonda

Actress | Klute

Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and Ontario-born New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was ...

75. Peter Fonda

Actor | Easy Rider

Peter Henry Fonda was born in New York City, to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw. He is the brother of actress Jane Fonda and the father of actress Bridget Fonda. Fonda made his professional stage debut on Broadway in 1961 in Blood, Sweat and Stanley ...

1940-2019



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