3. Nicolas Cage and Francis Ford Coppola
The famous actor comes from a popular and well-known film industry family. Apparently, Cage’s father was August Coppola is the brother of Francis Ford Coppola, the illustrious director.
Nicolas Cage wanted to gain fame and recognition by himself and he changed his name.
4. Riley Keough and Elvis Presley
Another unexpected connection between two stars. Riley Keough’s mom is Lisa Marie Presley, making Riley the granddaughter of the music legend.
That also means that the actress was the stepdaughter of Michael Jackson during the star’s marriage to Lisa Marie. Well, we are simply amazed!
5. President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush
You know how they say: Keep the business in the family. The two former presidents are distant cousins and apparently on Barack’s mom side there are 11 COUSINS!!!
Holiday gatherings must be fun!
6. Tracee Ellis Ross, Ashlee Simpson, and Jessica Simpson
Ashlee Simpson, the younger sibling of Jessica Simpson, is married to Evan Ross, who is also Tracee Ellis Ross’ brother (lots of siblings here).
The last two also happen (happen is a big word since they share the last name) to be the children of music icon Diana Ross!!
7. Amy Schumer and Chuck Schumer
The famous comedian and actress is cousins with Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader. They are first cousins from her dad’s side.
8. Mariska Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield
You may know Mariska Hargitay from her main role in the famous TV show, Law & Order, and Jayne Mansfield for her broad career in Hollywood during the 50s and the 60s.
Not a lot of people know this, but the late playmate was Mariska’s mother. She tragically died in a car crash in the late 60s leaving behind 5 children.