It can a double-edged sword being the offspring of famous parents. Oftentimes, children of transcendent stars get crushed under the oppressive weight of their parent’s or parents’ fame, unreasonable expectations and, especially, from the public’s unforgiving and extremely discriminating eye, particularly the media who often transmits the children’s awkward forays into adolescence gleefully to an insatiable populace.

However, not only have the following sons and daughters of these famous entertainers and politicians forged their own unique identities under the incessant pressure of familial fame, some even eclipsed the plateaus reached by the patriarchs and matriarchs, albeit not without missteps and well-publicized transgressions.

Click to continue to see the talented children-turned-adults who managed to climb from underneath the large shadows cast by their celebrity parents:

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Terry Shropshire

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