Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis' little girl is celebrating her 21st birthday.
If Lily-Rose Depp already seemed fairly all grown up, being a Chanel muse will do that to a kid, but how time flies—especially when it used to be her parents who were the fresh new faces a few decades back.
When kids are born to a couple of well-off, connected, creative and, above-all, supportive folks, they're seemingly free to do whatever it is their heart desires for a living—and Lily-Rose couldn't help but be drawn to the arts. Blessed with a winning combination of her mother and father's genes, modeling was a given, and she's dabbled in singing (like mom) and has been busy building up her acting resume. She most recently earned solid reviews for her supporting role in The King, alongside now ex-boyfriend Timothée Chalamet, and she has at least three more films in various stages of post-production.
And throughout, though the association is unavoidable and the ability to detach is nonexistent, Depp has worked hard to get to where she is now, with a handful of movies in the pipeline and her own paparazzi escort when she steps out for coffee.
"My parents weren't very strict," she told The Sun last year. "They've always trusted me to be independent and make my own decisions. There wasn't really anything to rebel against."
In turn, she didn't see foregoing college to pursue her acting dreams as a scandalous turn of events for her family.
"They both left school when they were 15, so they can't really say anything," Depp shared. "I never thought of university as my goal. I've always just wanted to work [so] I didn't have any incentive to keep doing all that [school] work." And hats off to her parents.
"I just think it's really important to have a good support system around you and be grounded by those people," she said.
In her line(s) of work, there are more than a few other men and women who can relate. Show business is brimming with "the son of" and "daughter of so-and-so"—though there are only so many who truly break out of that celebrity-kid pack and go on to make their own careers.
Quite often, they did get a career boost from mom or dad, or both, to help get them going—or they can at least pinpoint early exposure to that film set or onstage life as the seed that was planted early on, sparking their own dreams of success in movies, music, modeling or any other creative outlet.
Sometimes the names have changed, and sometimes they're already familiar upon arrival, but here are some of the "celebrity kids" who have found success all their own:
It also seems as if all of the above were at the Vanity Fair Oscar party this year. Which pretty much signifies that they made it.