It can be difficult to live in the shadow of Miss America, as Chris Williams would find out. While he managed to find roles on well-known television shows like “JAG” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” he hasn’t been able to achieve the heights of fame that his older sister Vanessa has achieved.
With a successful music and film career, Vanessa is one of the most popular female entertainers in Hollywood. In addition to being talented, Vanessa is known for her barrier-breaking achievements including becoming the first African American woman to receive the title of Miss America. Talk about a trailblazer!
Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff
Though sisters Hilary and Haylie Duff began their careers at relatively the same time, younger sister Hilary was lucky enough to catch her big break on the Disney television series "Lizzie McGuire.". Though Haylie made appearances on "Lizzie McGuire" and in the cult-classic "Napoleon Dynamite," she hasn’t been able to achieve the long-running success of her younger sister.
Hilary was able to successfully transition from teen actress to established actress and singer with roles in films like "A Cinderella Story," and television shows like "Younger," and "How I Met Your Father."
Ben Savage and Fred Savage
Both Ben and Fred Savage are known for playing characters on some of the most iconic television shows. After starring in the show "The Wonder Years" and in the film "The Princess Bride," Fred was able to make the successful transition from child star to a respected director. Younger brother Ben also became a popular star thanks to his role in the hit sitcom "Boy Meets World."
Ben enjoyed a new resurgence of fame thanks to the show’s spin-off series, "Girl Meets World." However, there's no doubt that Fred has had more success in his career as a director.
Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson
There’s no denying that the late Michael Jackson was truly the “King of Pop”. Younger sister Janet, however, also managed to carve out her own identity as an artist to become known as the “Queen of Pop” and one of the best-selling artists in history.
From appearances on classic television shows like "Diff’rent Strokes" and "Good Times" to sold-out arenas and chart-topping hits, Janet has become so much more than Michael’s sister. Today, Janet is still recognized as a powerful influence in the music and entertainment industry.
Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estévez
By the 1980s, both Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estévez were Hollywood heavyweights. Charlie had starred in major films like "Platoon" and "Wall Street" while Emilio was part of the decade’s “brat pack” thanks to roles in films like "The Breakfast Club" and "The Outsiders." In the decades to follow, Charlie's scandalous life and risque romances kept him in the spotlight and on the cover of tabloid magazines.
All that attention helped him land his role in the hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men" making him the highest-paid actor on television at the time. We're sure that Charlie's infamy made Emilio sing "don't you...forget about me." Yes, that is a "Breakfast Club" reference!