For every Solange Knowles and Elizabeth Olsen, there are lesser known celebrity siblings that we think you ought to know about. Why, you ask? Siblings play a huge role in shaping our lives, and many of today’s stars wouldn’t be where they are if it hadn’t been for their family members.
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Take Blake Lively for instance, her older brother, producer Eric Kopeloff, was the one who urged a 15-year-old Blake to audition for parts, and later suggested she delay college to pursue acting. Meanwhile, Penelope Cruz and younger sister Monica continue to make their sartorial mark by inking a five year partnership with Agent Provocateur to design a diffusion line for the luxury British lingerie company.
And in times of need, celebrities often turn to their siblings for comfort and support. A little while after her split from Chris Brown, Rihanna was seen shopping with none other than her 15-year-old brother Rajad, and the good girl gone bad most definitely looked happy.
Check out the 10 not-famous celebrity siblings you never knew about:
Miley and Brandi Cyrus
Nowadays you can't turn a corner without seeing Miley Cyrus' name, you might not know the star has a 25-year-old sister named Brandi, not to mention two brothers and a younger sister. Like Miley and their 24-year-old rocker brother Trace, Brandi is following in father Billy Ray's footsteps by singing in pop duo Frank + Derol. Unsurprisingly, even 13 -year-old Noah Cyrus has taken to YouTube to showcase her vocal talents.
And while Miley can be seen modeling couture look for Harper's Bazaar's September issue, Brandi recently posed for Rad + Refined, an online boutique selling youthful labels like Mara Hoffman, House of Harlow and and Wildfox Couture. In case you need more proof that good looks run in the family, last year their 18-year-old brother Braison, was signed my Wilhelmina Models.
Robert, Victoria, and Lizzy Pattinson
Robert Pattinson isn't the only one in the family that's genetically blessed, the 'Twilight' heartthrob has two gorgeous sisters: 25-year-old Lizzy and 27-year-old Victoria. Lizzy is a member of the punk band Aurora, while Victoria works in advertising. The sisters made headlines at the start of the year by reportedly being the reason why Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart spent last Christmas apart. Unlike their brother, the sisters allegedly couldn't forgive K-Stew for publicly humiliating Rob by cheating on him with Rupert Sanders, and urged him to forget her for good
Blake Lively and Eric Kopeloff
As the youngest of five children, Blake Lively was born into a show business family (her older sister Robyn starred in the 1989 cult classic "Teen Witch"), but her it was her older brother Eric Kopeloff who encouraged her to audition for roles when she was 15 and to pursue an acting career versus going to college. Clearly he has faith in his sis because in 2012 he produced the film "Savages" featuring Lively. Other successful titles Kopeloff's produced include 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' and 'W.'
Brad and Doug Pitt
Doug Pitt not only shares his older brother Brad's face, but the 47-year-old is also a big time philanthropist who's been honored by Bill Clinton and acts as a Goodwill Ambassador For The United Republic of Tanzania. When he's not saving the world, Doug runs his own business called ServiceWorld Computer Center and spends time with his wife and their three teenage children.
Penelope and Monica Cruz
Penelope Cruz, 39, and her lookalike sister Monica, 36, are a fierce fashion pair if we've ever seen one. The two have posed for and designed a line for Mango, they're working on a handbag for Loewe, and earlier this month they announced a five-year partnership with the high-end British lingerie label Agent Provocateur.