The most famous sisters in Hollywood seem to have one thing in common: they always put each other above fame and fortune. Check out our list of today’s most popular celebrity siblings and see what some of them have to say about their relationships with one another.
The Kardashian-Jenner Sisters
It’s hard to imagine Khloé, Kim, or Kourtney rising to fame on her own while leaving her two other sisters in the dust. The Kardashians’ support for one another is the very reason each has managed to become an independent mogul. The same goes for Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who are as much a part of the clan as their three half-sisters. Whether they work as business partners or model for each others’ brands to boost publicity, they practically move and breathe as one unit.
“Honestly, if I didn’t have my family in my life, and I was going through all of this myself, I don’t know what I would do,” Kylie told Allure in 2016.
Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth Olsen
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been an inseparable duo since birth. From their infant acting days on Full House to their current status as fashion icons, the twins’ success is built on their trust in one another.
“We like working together and we like having that dialogue,” Ashley told i-D on the 15th anniversary of their apparel brand The Row. “Our instincts are kind of the same. But I think what’s great is that we have each other to lean on.”
Little sister Elizabeth also made a name for herself as an accomplished actress—and she likes to think that she earned it on her own merit. She even once considered using a different name to separate herself from her famous siblings.
“I guess I understood what nepotism was like inherently as a 10-year-old,” the WandaVision star told Glamour UK (via E! News). “I don’t know if I knew the word, but there is some sort of association of not earning something that I think bothered me at a very young age… I did think, ‘I’m going to be Elizabeth Chase when I become an actress.'”
Jessica and Ashlee Simpson
One’s a little bit country, the other’s a little bit rock and roll. Jessica Simpson was the first to achieve fame as a pop singer and reality star, but it wasn’t long before Ashlee followed. Riding on the success of Jessica’s MTV series Newlyweds, the younger Simpson earned her own self-titled reality show in 2004. Both sisters also share the fortune of being commercial hit makers—Jessica is best known for her 1999 double platinum album Sweet Kisses, while Ashlee’s 2004 debut Autobiography was certified triple platinum. Perhaps one day they’ll combine their talents.
“I feel like Jess and I — because we’re sisters, our tones sound so good together… but we need to do a real song.” Ashlee told Hollywood Life in 2019.
Beyoncé and Solange Knowles
A loyal sister is someone one who will literally fight for you. That said, Beyoncé and Solange rightfully prefer to focus on positive stories about their relationship. Although both beauties share the same status as best-selling artists and fashion icons, each is beloved for their distinct identity. And despite their different styles, the sisters have always been each other’s biggest fans.
“I remember thinking, ‘My little sister is going to be something super special,'” Bey once said in a January 2017 issue of Interview.
Solange later replied, “Growing up in a household with a master class such as yourself definitely didn’t hurt.”
Gigi and Bella Hadid
Talk about hitting the genetic lottery. As the daughters of former model Yolanda Hadid, sisters Gigi and Bella are the current reigning queens of high fashion. Bella, 24, just scored her first Vogue cover in September 2021, while Gigi, 26, has been the face of countless designer campaigns (Valentino, Moschino, Versace and Fendi).
But at the end of the day, the sisters insist that they’re just regular gals.
“I just want to be around people who love me,” Bella told her big sis in a 2018 Harper’s Bazaar interview. “Like you and I play video games, watch movies, paint pottery—all the stupid shit we used to do back in our childhood before we became Gigi and Bella.”
Emily and Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel had her mainstream breakout role in the comedy Elf, then became an official A-lister when she starred on hit comedy New Girl. Meanwhile, her older sister Emily played small parts in big films (Cold Mountain, Spider-Man 2) before becoming a lead character on Bones. The two are so supportive of each other that in 2009, Zooey appeared on a holiday episode of her sister’s Fox series.
But the talented sisters weren’t always tight. In a 2012 interview with Conan O’Brien, Emily revealed that she “would kind of torture” Zooey and that they would “physically fight all the time.”
“We get along now very well,” she assured the host.
Miley and Noah Cyrus
Despite being an accomplished singer in her own right, Noah Cyrus once confessed that having pop icon Miley as an older sister hasn’t always been easy.
“Being born in the family I was in, everybody gave me such a hard time for having a hard time being Miley’s little sister,” she tearfully told Instagram Live followers in May 2020 (via Harper’s Bazaar). “It was unbearable.”
However hard it may be, the two continue to enjoy success for their separate musical pursuits—and Miley makes it known that she cherishes their bond.
“The day you were born I never knew that one day the roles would be reversed and you would be the one taking care of me,” the Plastic Hearts singer wrote on Instagram in honor of Noah’s 21st birthday. “You lead me to making the hard but right decisions. You’ll have many more of those choices in your own life & I am here for you every step of the way.”
Malia and Sasha Obama
As former first daughters, Malia and Sasha are bonded by a life experience that almost no one else could even begin to relate to. But despite the awkwardness of having Secret Service follow them on dates and concerts, the girls grew up to be well-adjusted and accomplished young women. Malia, 23, graduated from Harvard this year and is currently working as a writer for Donald Glover’s upcoming Amazon series. Meanwhile, 20-year-old Sasha is attending the University of Michigan.
Dakota and Elle Fanning
The Fanning sisters both began their careers as child actors. Dakota, 27, received a Screen Actors Guild Award at age 8 for her role in I am Sam, while Elle, 23, made her film debut at 3. In a rare Hollywood feat, both sisters managed to transition into respected adult actors. In 2020, Dakota received a SAG Award nomination (Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture) for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; and earlier this year, Elle also earned a SAG Award nomination (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series) for her role in Hulu’s The Great. In 2022, the sisters will combine their talents and co-star in Melanie Laurent’s The Nightingale.
Venus and Serena Williams
The most powerful sisters in professional tennis enjoy a little sibling rivalry, but they never let competition overtake their love for one another. In 2002, Venus told Oprah Winfrey that playing against her sister required a balancing act.
“I always want the best for Serena,” she said. “As the older sister who took care of her, I still look out for Serena on the court—yet I’m trying to get the win myself. We’re definitely in a strange situation, one that no other player has been in.”
After 18 years, her position remains the same. Venus did a YouTube Q&A in 2020 and told fans with a menacing expression, “We always take care of each other so don’t mess with us.”
She continued to joke that the only time Serena didn’t have her sister’s best interest in mind was “the time she took the head off my My Little Pony and broke my piggy bank.”
Tia and Tamera Mowry
Twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry built their brand on their blood bond. The two rose to fame after starring in six seasons of the sitcom Sister, Sister. They continued to work as a package deal in the years that followed, co-starring in Disney’s Twitches, co-writing the Twintuition book series, and joining forces for their reality program Tia & Tamera.
When the two were separated during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Tamera told Today that virtual chats were no substitute for bonding in real life.
“We text almost every other day,” she explained. “But there’s something about visually seeing your loved one, but there’s something even better, obviously, just the human connection and (to) touch and hug, and I just, I can’t wait to do that.”
Kate and Rooney Mara
It’s unsurprising to learn that Kate and Rooney Mara are sisters. Both are incredibly talented and couldn’t pick a bad project if they tried. Kate is best known for her roles on House of Cards, 24, and A Teacher, while Rooney scored a breakthrough when she was cast as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The sisters are known for being private, so they often depend on each other for support. Kate once told ABC News that she began acting years before her sister, which meant she “didn’t have someone to share this craziness with.” When Rooney finally began to pursue a film career, the shared experience brought them closer.
“We would both go on auditions and come home and talk about the terror of certain auditions and funny stories and so it just became something super special that you can actually bond with a sibling with which is very rare,” said Kate.
Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears
We’re not sure where Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears currently stand, but for as long as we’ve known, the pop superstar and former Nickelodeon tween idol have always been tight. Although Britney rose to fame in music while Jamie Lynn took her own path as an actress, the two have had some career crossovers. For instance, Jamie Lynn played a younger version of her big sister in the 2002 film Crossroads.
“Me and Brit, I’m sure no one believes me when I say, there is no rivalry!” The Zoey 101 star told Billboard in 2013. “You have to remember that we are 10 years apart, so I always saw her as a second mom. We have fun like only sisters can, but we don’t have that young sibling rivalry.”
Charli and Dixie D’Amelio
The D’Amelio sisters’ rise to fame began with younger sister Charli, who became a TikTok sensation in 2019. Dixie, an aspiring singer, followed her footsteps on the social media platform, and today the girls have a combined estimated net worth of $11 million. But despite their massive success, they put family loyalty before their own egos.
“I mean, we’re teenage sisters,” Charli told High Snobiety. “So, obviously, we get into disagreements. It’s usually about clothes. We’re the same size, so I tend to wear a lot of her clothes. But Dixie is my number one go-to person — we’re just so close, and our fights usually last two seconds and then we’re over it and, like, ‘Hey, wanna go for a car ride?’”