Saturday 24 March 2018

Born to a life where fame is what matters

Celebrity offspring are taking their turn - but have they the star quality or just the entitlement? Sarah Caden weighs it up

BIRTH RIGHTS: Gabriel Kane (Daniel Day-Lewis)
BIRTH RIGHTS: Gabriel Kane (Daniel Day-Lewis)
BIRTH RIGHTS: Gene Gallagher (Liam)

Sarah Caden

In 2015, a few months shy of her 50th birthday, supermodel Cindy Crawford talked about what it was like to watch her then 14-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber growing up.

"I always tease my daughter - who everyone agrees, is a mini-me - and say, 'You have my old hair - I want it back'," said Crawford, "Or, 'You have my old legs - I want them back'. She just giggles and says, 'It's my turn now.'"

Teasing isn't quite how one might characterise Crawford's conversation with her daughter. It is a fact that those who have had great beauty and who acquired some of their self-worth through it find ageing more difficult.

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