Happy Father’s Day from the Daily Geekette staff! This year, in honor of fathers everywhere, we’d like to share with you some of our favorite celebrity father/daughter duos. These are the fathers who have raised incredibly talented, beautiful, and confident women. Musicians, actresses, ambassadors, and more: Daily Geekette predicts these women will surpass their famous fathers if they haven’t done so already.
I have always loved the movie Tarzan. Phil Collins’ music always hit me in a place that made my heart both sing out and sob for hours. But it wasn’t until I began writing this piece that I discovered that my favorite song from that movie, ‘You’ll Be In My Heart” was dedicated to Phil Collins’ daughter, Lily Collins.
You might recognize Lily Collins from her most well-known role as Clary in City of Bones. I first saw her, though, in a film called Mirror, Mirror, where she plays Snow White. OH MY GOD I LOVE THAT FILM. The costumes are so fantastic, and it’s great fun to watch. (Also apparently she was in The Blind Side…? No idea until I stalked her IMDB profile).
I didn’t realize that these two Collinses were related until someone flat-out told me. Although Lily’s parents split, it’s clear that Mr. Collins has helped raise an amazing woman. Lily has been acting since the age of two, and was published in Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and The LA Times. She is a Celebrity Ambassador for Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization. She has quite the active social media presence on both Facebook and Instagram (which seems to be her preferred method of social media). She is a stunning woman, and I can only hope that she and her father have the best Father’s Day this year!
Until the last decade or so, the name Cyrus was associated with mullets, heartbreak, and old fashioned country music. Billy Ray Cyrus’s music has been nominated for 69 major awards, and has won 41. Billy Ray Cyrus’s fame started to fade, and it wasn’t until he got a role on a show called Hannah Montana that he started a new wave of recognition.
Miley Cyrus is definitely much cooler than her dad and has been since Hannah Montana premiered. She started off her career by being an inspiration for young girls and then after she left Disney, used her career to do a lot amazing things. Number one would be how she advocates for homeless teenagers and raises money. She uses her career to get attention to things she cares about, like when she allowed her date, a homeless teen, to accept an award on her behalf. Miley founded an organization called the Happy Hippy Foundation. The foundation supports the homeless youth as well as supports those struggling with gender and sexuality that may become homeless due to lack of support.
Miley has an incredible love for animals. She has many pets, including a pig. She’s has tattoos for her pets that passed away, a dog and a fish. She is open about sexuality in a way that a lot of people aren’t and a lot of people can’t accept. I think that makes her pretty cool.
On top of all that, she has had a pretty awesome career. She has created music that grew with her audience. From “Best of Both Worlds” to “Wrecking Ball,” she has crossed genres and created music with an original sound. Music that I’d much rather listen to than “Achy Breaky Heart.”
So basically if you compare twerking to mullets, there really is no comparison. You can bet your sweet niblets that Miley is the best Cyrus of all.
I absolutely love Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, so I knew that him and his daughter, Liv Tyler, are known for being incredibly close. However, I had no idea that Liv didn’t know Steven was her father until she was 9 years old until I started researching their relationship for this article! In fact, Liv Tyler was actually born Liv Rundgren and was thought to be the daughter of rock star, Todd Rundgren, her mother, model Bebe Buell’s, on-again-off-again love interest. When Liv was 9, her mother took her to an Aerosmith concert where she met Steven and his daughter Mia. She noticed an uncanny resemblance between herself and Mia (I mean they look EXACTLY alike!) and questioned her mom about it. She admitted that Steven was her real father Liv eventually changed her name to Liv Rundgren Tyler about 8 years later.
While her father has had an incredible career rocking out with Aerosmith (even at age 68 he can out-sing and out-perform most of today’s generation!), Liv has done her own amazing things throughout her career as a child model and actress. Her film debut, Silent Fall, led her to receive a handful of supporting roles in movies such as Empire Records and Heavy. She first received critical acclaim for her role in Stealing Beauty and went on to revieve international recognition for her portryal of Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In 2014, she took her acting chops to the sci-fi TV series, The Leftovers, in which she plays the role of Megan Abbott.
Throughout her life, however, Liv has always made it very clear how important her family is to her. Early this year, she gave birth to her second son, Sailor. The event was all over Steven Tyler’s Instagram and he has had numerous interviews talking about how much he loves his daughter and the new baby! Liv also spends interviews talking about the special
relationship between her first child, Milo, and Steven. They really have the cutest relationship. If you have any doubts about this, take a look at this duet of Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You on Instagram! It will melt your heart. I’m sure these guys will have a wonderful Father’s Day together!
My favorite tidbit, of course, is that in a blatant buck of social tradition, Lily-Rose threw a “Sour Sixteen” party for her birthday this year. Now a teenager, Lily-Rose is choosing to put herself in the public eye with modeling work and acting. Her father was “nervous” about her debut in Yoga Hosers, “until I saw her—about three seconds of her in a scene—and I saw she’s amazing.”