During Elizabeth Taylor’s time on earth, she captivated millions around the globe with her iconic roles and her personal life. She had a good heart, and today, the legacy that she created lives on with her grandchildren. Of all of Taylor’s grandkids, another one who was gifted her looks is granddaughter Laela Wilding.
She may not be the sort of movie star that her grandmother was, but besides being a yoga instructor and graphic designer, she is also an activist for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Laela is the oldest grandchild out of Taylor’s ten grandchildren and probably got to spend the most time with her grandmother since she was already 30 years old at the time of her passing.
Brooke Shields: Granddaughter of Francis Xavier Shields
Due to the debonair good looks that Francis Xavier Shields carried, he managed to land himself a few minor Hollywood roles. However, he started out as an amateur tennis player in the 1920s, and by the age of 22, he was ranked as the second-best tennis player in the world. His second marriage to American heiress Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi produced two children, Francis Xavier Alexander, Jr. and Christina Shields.
Brooke Shields, the granddaughter of Francis Xavier Shields, started acting at the age of 11 months and later gained notoriety for her role in "Pretty Baby," in which she starred at the age of 11 years. She not only got her grandfather's talent for acting, but she also got the bloodline's refined looks. It's easy to see why she has landed on countless "Most Beautiful Actresses" lists, and that's thanks to her grandpappy’s good genes.
India Eisley: Granddaughter of Anthony Eisley
Anthony Eisley was an actor best known for his role as the detective Tracy Stelle in "Hawaiian Eye." The series was set in tropical Honolulu and ran for four seasons from 1959 to 1962. Besides this famed series, Eisley was also part of the cast of the crime drama "The Naked Kiss," which aired in 1964. He made quite a name for himself with over 100 acting credits to his name.
His granddaughter India Eisley not only got his bloodline's acting talents, but apparently, she also got his looks. As you can see, they have almost identical noses and smiles. Unlike her grandfather's detective roles, she has gone for thriller roles, and her most prominent acting job to date has probably got to be 2012's "Underworld: Awakening."
Talita von Furstenberg: Granddaughter of Diane von Fürstenberg
Diane von Fürstenberg is a fashion designer of Belgian descent who achieved fame in the fashion industry when she created the wrap dress. Thanks to her contributions to the industry, she was named a Time 100 icon by Time Magazine, and in 2014, she was listed as one of the top 70 most powerful women.
Her granddaughter Talita Von Fürstenberg has also decided to mold a career in the fashion industry as a model and a fashion designer. The pair even launched their own fashion line, TVF, in partnership with Diane's line, DVF. Besides Talita living up to her grandmother's fashion abilities, she was also gifted with her delicately fine features.
Jennifer Wayne: Granddaughter of John Wayne
John Wayne made quite an impression in the Hollywood scene back in his day. Throughout his 50-year career, he starred in over 180 films that ranged from genres of war, detective, and even a few romantic comedies. However, it was Western films that cemented the star's status in the showbiz industry. In 1969, Wayne received an Oscar for his role as Rooster Cogburn in the Western flick "True Grit."
The granddaughter of John Wayne, Jennifer Wayne, may not have followed the grandpappy’s exact footsteps in the world of acting, but she did opt for a career in the music industry. Nowadays, she is a country singer in the country group "Runaway June." Perhaps all those Western films that her grandfather played in inspired something for the genre of music she chose to pursue. She may not have gotten his acting streaks, but she did get his looks to kill.