Hollywood celebrities tend to have creative names, ranging from Beyonce to Cher and more. When you hear their name, you know who they are. Celebrities often have to come up with a stage name to stand out from the crowd, but some names are more similar than others.
There are a lot of famous families in Hollywood, including the Kardashians, Clooney, Barrymores, Fondas, and others. However, there are several celebrities who share last names, but they are not Related. Fans might think they’re related at first, but the only thing they share is a last name and some talent. Take a look at 10 pairs of Hollywood stars who have the same last name, but they sure aren’t related.
ten Gaten Matarazzo and Heather Matarazzo
Strange things star Gaten Matarazzo is related to Heather Matarazzo, but it wasn’t Heather who played Lilly Moscovitz in The diary of a princess. Instead, Gaten’s real mother is also called Heather, which makes things confusing for the young actor.
Gaten has commented on several occasions that people ask him if he’s related to Heather Matarazzo, and he has to say that he is, in fact, related to a Heather Matarazzo, but not the same one that everyone knows. Gaten must have cleared up the confusion often, even in the media, as fans saw in his tweet to International Business Times.
9 Jessica Simpson and Cody Simpson
It’s easy to assume that Jessica Simpson and her younger sister, Ashlee Simpson-Ross, are related to Australian singer Cody Simpson. They are all talented artists and Cody looks a lot like Jessica, with the same bleached blonde hair.
Despite these similarities, they are most certainly not bonded to each other. However, Cody is linked with model, dancer and singer Alli Simpson. There are more Simpsons in show business than you might think!
8 Kristen Bell and Drake Bell
Contrary to what some fans think, Drake Bell is not Kristen Bell’s younger brother. The former Nickelodeon star (best known for Drake and Josh) shares many traits with Kristen, most notably acting and singing.
They’re both hilarious as well. Kristen, best known for Veronica Mars, the right place, and voicing Anna in Frozen, isn’t afraid to be herself on social media. At the same time, Drake is also sarcastic on social media. They could be siblings if you didn’t know better.
seven Diane Keaton and Michael Keaton
It can be easy for people to think of Diane Keaton as Michael Keaton’s older sister, but they’re not related. Michael, best known for Batman, is known professionally as Michael Keaton, but his birth name is Michael Douglas.
If Michael kept his birth name, he would be easily mistaken for Kirk Douglas’ son, actor Michael Douglas. It couldn’t have happened, so he adopted his stage name. However, he is repeatedly asked if he chose his new last name because of an attraction to Diane Keaton, or perhaps a tribute to silent movie star Buster Keaton, but Michael said that it had nothing to do with these coincidences.
6 Demi Moore and Mandy Moore
Demi Moore could easily be Mandy Moore’s mother, if only on the basis of the shared surname. Demi, best known for Phantom and A few good men, is 22 years older than Mandy, and both are incredibly talented actresses.
It would be cool if Demi were related to Mandy, better known for It’s us. The two women appear to share similar personality traits. Even though they’re not related, they would be great friends.
5 Denzel Washington and Kerry Washington
Denzel Washington could also pass for Kerry Washington’s father. the Remember the titans star is 23 years older than the Scandal actress. They are both considered two of the greatest players of the current generation and still deliver outstanding performances.
Other than their profession, last name, and gentle, caring personalities, stars have nothing else in common. Either way, it would be interesting to see them play together in a movie.
4 Kristen Stewart and Martha Stewart
Kristen Stewart and Martha Stewart are almost like “night and day”. They don’t look alike, but they do share a last name, and that might be the only thing they have in common.
Kristen, who has become a name known as Bella Swan in Dusk, is a tomboy, and his personality clashes with Martha, who is still the authoritative voice on DIY crafts, decorating tips, and recipes. If you want to watch a vampire love story, watch Kristen. If you’re more interested in learning how to throw a formal party, stick with Martha.
3 Jennifer Lopez and Mario Lopez
Fans might think Jennifer Lopez and Mario Lopez are siblings, but that’s not true. They are not related and have different origins, even though they share a last name. Mario is Mexican-American and Jennifer is Puerto Rican-American.
Mario, best known for playing AC Slater in Saved by the Bell and as an entertainment host for Additional, seems to have inherited Jennifer’s famous dance moves, even though they’re unrelated. They both know how to be the life of a party.
2 Paul McCartney and Jesse McCartney
Jesse McCartney probably wishes he was linked with Beatles legend Paul McCartney. The iconic singer and bassist wrote some of the best songs of the 60s and 70s with his musical partner, John Lennon.
Most people will always associate the last name with Paul. While Jesse is a talented singer and actor in his own right, his name will always be in Paul’s shadow.
1 Audrey Hepburn and Katharine Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn and Katharine Hepburn are both icons of Hollywood’s golden age of cinema. Audrey starred in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Roman holidays, while Katharine was a prominent woman in Raise baby and The History of Philadelphia. The actresses had many similarities, including their last name.
Audrey’s birth name was Audrey Ruston, but she chose her stage name after WWII when her father found documents proving her ancestors were named Hepburn. He added the last name to his own name, and Audrey followed in his footsteps. Back then, Audrey couldn’t have dreamed that she would be a successful star. She was not related to Katharine, as many believe, but they were both impeccable actresses who helped revolutionize the history of cinema.
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