20 Supermodels' Kids Who Hit The Genetic Jackpot

The public is fascinated by celebrity children, from the moment a little one's birth is announced or, more likely, a clever “we’re expecting” Instagram is posted. Supermodels are no exception to our prying ways, especially when their kids grow up to take on the family business, find success by straying from that course, or simply — as in the photos ahead — inherit some of the most praised genes in the world. How can we not gawk and admire?

After all, how fascinating would it be to be a fly on the wall when Kate Moss, Iman, or Gisele Bündchen explains to her children what it’s like walking for Lagerfeld or seeing her own face reflected back from a magazine stand? How do they explain the luxurious art of jet-setting on a moment's notice?

Let's just say the stories told in the Crawford or Ambrosio family are probably very different from the ones you hear from your great-aunt Rose. But, until we're all invited over for Sunday dinner, we'll have to celebrate these accomplished, buzzed-about, and adorable model offspring the only way we know how: with pictures. Get to know some of these gene-pool victors in the slideshow ahead. 
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Photo: Courtesy of Vogue.
Patti Hansen was not only a fixture on the covers of Vogue and Glamour in the '70s and '80s, she also starred in the Calvin Klein ad that famously took over Times Square.
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Her daughters, Alexandra and Theodora Richards (father is Keith, of course), are forging their own modeling and DJ careers — taking a bit of skill from both parents.
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Before there was Adriana and Alessandra, there was Stephanie Seymour, seen here showing off her Victoria's Secret Angel wings at the fifth annual show in 1999.
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Today, her sons Harry and Peter Brant Jr. are not only men about town, they've also come to share the spotlight and a few interesting poses with mom.
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How stunning is Pat Cleveland in this photograph from the '70s?
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Clearly her daughter, Anna, seen here on the Zac Posen runway, possesses the same command over form.
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Cindy Crawford — or the owner of history's most famous beauty mark — kinda needs no formal intro, right?
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Photo: Rob Latour/REX USA.
Her daughter, Kaia Gerber, is getting there, too. She's only 13 and has already worked with Versace Kids and Teen Vogue.
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Photo: Heathcliff O'Malley/REX USA.
Alessandra Ambrosio may have one of the most captivating runway walks around...
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But, it's hard to compete with a skip from Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur.
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Most of us know Jerry Hall as a model, muse, Mick Jagger's other half, and one of fashion's biggest fixtures of the '70s.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chanel.
But to a few, such as Georgia May Jagger, she's also Mom. Georgia's also a model, having worked with brands like Chanel, Mulberry, and Sunglass Hut.
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Photo: Dave Lewis/REX USA.
Before Kim Basinger was an award-winning actress, she was also a model signed with Ford. At the age of 60 in 2013, she scored another modeling contract, this time with IMG — not bad.
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Photo: Picture Perfect/REX USA.
Her daughter Ireland Baldwin signed with IMG earlier in the same year.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chanel.
You may know this leggy lady as Gisele Bündchen, but she's been called a lot of things: "The Body," by Alexander McQueen when, at 18, she walked in his show, and "The World's Highest-Paid Model" by Forbes since 2002. Not bad, as far as name-calling goes.
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And, we will call this one "The Face." Little Vivian Lake Brady is perhaps the only person who can steal attention away from her mom.
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Grace Jones: less supermodel, more super woman.
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Paulo Goude, Jones' son with artist and photographer Jean-Paul Goude, lives slightly less in the spotlight than his mother, but is a musician and has found himself on a runway before — for Margiela, no less.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chanel.
When Karl Lagerfeld is one of your closest friends, as in the case of Brad Kroenig, your life is not exactly average.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chanel.
And, if you're Hudson Kroenig, Brad's son and Karl's godson, your modeling career begins before preschool does.
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While Carine Roitfeld is best known for being the editor ofVogue Paris and CR Fashion Book, she did model early in her career.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
Her daughter Julia Restoin Roitfeld is also a successful model-publisher hybrid, having appeared in international fashion publications and fronted campaigns for Givenchy, Eddie Borgo, and Barneys New York while running her lifestyle site Romy and the Bunnies.
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The swoosh of blonde hair, the smile, the Sports Illustrated cover: It's hard to choose what's most memorable about Christie Brinkley's super career.
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Photo: Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImages.
Picking up where mom left off, 16-year-old Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook is already a model signed with IMG.
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Photo: Tim Rooke/REX USA.
Like Oprah or Madonna, Iman’s fame and beauty are major enough to only require one name. The muse was most prominent in the '70s and '80s, and in the ‘90s she come together with another unstoppable force: David Bowie.
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Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX USA.
Her daughter from her first marriage with Spencer Haywood, Zulekha Haywood, leads a much more private life than her parents. She recently published a touching, personal story on weight loss, self-love, and being the daughter of a supermodel.
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Photo: Steve Wood/REX USA.
Won't-get-out-of-bed-for-less-than-$10K Linda Evangelista built her career in the '80s, and by the '90s she was one of THE supers, alongside other women in this slideshow, like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Stephanie Seymour.
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Of course, getting out of bed to attend a hockey game with son Augustin James Evangelista probably doesn't require the same kind of paycheck.
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Photo: Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImages.
Before Yolanda Foster was a housewife in Beverly Hills, she was a model signed with Ford in the '90s appearing in print and on the runway.
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Photo: Courtesy of Teen Vogue.
It's the rise of her eldest daughter Gigi's career that's been most meteoric. In the past year alone, she's walked for Chanel, appeared in the Pirelli calendar, fronted a campaign for Tom Ford, and landed the cover of Teen Vogue. Up next? Turning 20.
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Photo: REX USA.
Claudia Schiffer is arguably one of the most recognizable faces of the '90s.
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And, daughter Cosima Violet De Vere Drummond is like her flaxen-haired mini-me.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
Even though Doutzen Kroes recently hung up her Angel wings, she’s been a mainstay of the Victoria’s Secret runway since 2008. Oh, and there was that one time in 2013 when she landed four international Vogue covers in the same month.
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Kroes has some accomplishments to boast about outside the modeling world, too. Namely, her children, Phyllon Joy (who, as seen here, has inherited the model's famous pout) and Myllena Mae, with husband Sunnery James.
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Photo: Neville Marriner/Associated News
It’s kind of difficult to pick an era when Kate Moss was most influential — she’s still fronting campaigns and magazine covers and proving to be badass and ageless. She'll always be a '90s girl, though, which is when Kate made her big arrival in the fashion world, starting with the cover of The Face.
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Moss' young sister Lottie already has a headline-making budding career, but the super's daughter, Lila Grace (sandwiched between mom and a friend here), stays relatively out of the media. Is a modeling career in her future, too? Well, she has a great mentor at her fingertips, but that might not be on the 12-year-old's radar just yet.
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Photo: BEImages.
Sure, Mariel Hemingway only did a tiny bit of modeling before becoming known for her Oscar-nominated turn in Manhattan...
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
But, daughter Dree has made her career of both crafts: modeling (in print and runways around the world) and film (acting in various indie projects).
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Photo: REX USA.
Miranda Kerr's résumé is brimming with accomplishments, likely due to her ability to book high-fashion runway shows, get a gig as a Victoria's Secret Angel, land beauty campaigns, and still continue to run her own skin-care line, Kora.
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But, if you've ever caught a glimpse of Miranda off duty, this handsome fella is always at her side: Flynn, her son with Orlando Bloom.

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