The mother daughter relationship is often tricky to navigate, and it takes a special (and patient!) mother/daughter team to work side by side on a project. We’ve gathered a group of these lucky ladies who have a unique bond and a knack for collaboration. Check out these celeb moms and daughters who successfully share the limelight on the stage, screen, and in life.
Sharon Osbourne & Kelly Osbourne
Sharon and Kelly (and the rest of the Osbourne family) were brave enough to reveal to the world the inner workings of their famous family on the hit show, The Osbournes. Sharon and Kelly worked together on their reality show during a time that most moms are struggling with parenthood—the tumultuous teen years! Kelly embraced working in the spotlight with her mom, but older sister Amy decided early on that it wasn’t in the cards for her.
Leslie Mann & Iris (10) and Maude Apatow (14)
Every day is ‘take your daughters to work day’ for this famous family! Despite their young ages, Iris and Maude Apatow have been acting alongside their talented mom (while being directed by their dad, Judd) since 2007. The Apatow ladies (who have starred in three major films together already!) get to mix work and play, while bonding with their folks!
Blythe Danner & Gwyneth Paltrow
Blythe knew from a young age that Gwyneth had a gift for acting, and she encouraged it. This mother/daughter duo starred together in their first project when Gwyneth was just a teen, debuting in the play Picnic. This dynamic duo has since kept their family life off-screen, but did make an appearance in the genealogy documentary series, Who Do You Think You Are.
Virginia Kolb & Harvin and Meyer Eadon
2013 is the year of family collaboration for the edgy Eadon ladies. This mother daughter threesome is working together on the small screen for the first time as they film their new reality show, Big Rich Atlanta. These Georgia peaches also funnel their creative energies into a joint jewelry and fashion line with business savvy mom, Virginia, at the helm!
Jada Pinkett-Smith & Willow Pinkett-Smith
While actress Jada Pinkett-Smith prides herself on letting twelve-year-old Willow make her own way in the world, the celebrity mom still loves to collaborate with her daughter, an actress and singing sensation. Jada and Willow teamed up in 2009 to work on the animated TV short Merry Madagascar.
Kris Jenner & Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian-Odom, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner
Perhaps the most famous mother and daughter(s) team in the limelight, Kris Jenner and her crew of K girls: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie, work side by side on more projects than we have room to list! The Kardashian-Jenner gals launched to fame candidly sharing the daily tribulations of their tight-knit family on the hit reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The Kardashian-Jenner girls do so much more than just film together, they team up for clothing lines, fragrances, books, and more! Kris has shown her daughters that business and family CAN successfully mix.
Joan Rivers & Melissa Rivers
This mom/daughter team is all about comedy and clothes. Melissa and Joan, who have an unshakable love of filming together, have co-starred in numerous TV projects, from competing on Celebrity Apprentice to showcasing their no-holds-barred relationship on Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best. Melissa also produces her mom’s hit E! show, Fashion Police.
Vanessa Redgrave & Joely Richardson and the late Natasha Richardson
Acting is a Redgrave/Richardson family business. This gorgeous and talented mother-daughter trio has worked together in all mediums, from the big screen to the small screen and on stage; Joely and Vanessa even played mother and daughter in the long running F/X hit series, Nip/Tuck. Before her death in 2009, Natasha starred alongside her mom in the movie Evening and just before her death, the duo planned to co-star in the Broadway play A Little Night Music.