7 Celebrity Daughters Who Are Stars in Their Own Right

They're more than just their last names.
by Leika Golez   |  Aug 23, 2022
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It’s easy to assume that all celebrity kids get everything on a silver platter. While there’s certainly no denying that they’re more privileged than many, some of them actually toiled in the industry regardless of their parents’ fame. Driven by sheer passion and ambition, these young talents are ready to prove that they have more to offer beyond a well-known last name. You can even say that these showbiz royalties are already stars in their own right! 

Curious to learn more about them? Ahead, read about seven successful showbiz daughters who are making a name for themselves in showbiz: 

1. Cassy Legaspi 

Born to veteran actors Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villarroel, Cassy Legaspi kicked off her career doing family ice cream commercials. After working on more endorsements throughout her teen years, she officially inked a deal with Sparkle GMA Artist Center nearly five years ago. Keeping busy after her recently-concluded stint in First Lady, Cassy is reportedly working on another television series already. 

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2. Julia Barretto

Ever since she was in high school, Julia Barretto has been planning to follow in the footsteps of her aunt Claudine Barretto. She joined Star Magic Circle in 2013 and skyrocketed to fame following the success of Vince & Kath & James, I Love You, Hater, and For the Hopeless Romantic. Now, Julia is set to topbill a new movie called Expensive Candy with Carlo Aquino

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3. Angelina Cruz 

Some may simply label Angelina Cruz as the stylish daughter of Sunshine Cruz, but she’s more than just a pretty face! When she was only 16 years old, she released her first-ever single and gained nearly 2 million streams on Spotify. After amassing a loyal music fan base three years later, she made her debut as an actress in John En Ellen and Love is Color Blind. Even outside showbiz, she continues to work hard as an honors student at De La Salle University

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4. Atasha Muhlach 

Unlike her parents Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzalez, Atasha Muhlach isn’t technically in the entertainment industry at the moment. Although the style star is currently keeping a low profile while pursuing a college degree in Spain, she's already worked on a good number of brand endorsements, including Jollibee, Selecta, and Bench.She also mentioned that she’s open to working in showbiz someday, so we can only imagine just how influential she’ll be when she finally does!  

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5. Jayda Avanzado 

As the daughter of musicians Jessa Zaragoza and Dingdong Avanzado, Jayda Avnzado’s ultimate passion in life is music. At only 19 years old, she’s already composed and produced many of her own songs, such as “Text”, “Coffee”, and “Happy For You.” This talented songstress has also performed opening acts for big international artists like Niall Horan and The Vamps!

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6. Leila Alcasid 

Leila Alcasid’s father is singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, so it’s no surprise that the half-Australian beauty inherited those ~musical genes~ from her dad! After studying music in Australia, Leila moved back to the Philippines in 2017 to start composing songs with her father. Star Magic Circle officially launched her as an OPM singer soon after, pushing her to release numerous musical hits under Star Music. 

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7. Janella Salvador 

ICYDK, Janella Salvador is actually the daughter of OPM icons Jenine Desiderio and Juan Miguel Salvador. Growing up in a musical family certainly paid off as she recorded her first-ever song “Mahal Kita Pero” when she was only 16 years old. But aside from being a skillful pop singer, Janella has also proven her worth in acting when she appeared in Oh My G! And Haunted Mansion. No wonder she got casted to play the iconic Valentina in ABS-CBN’s ongoing television adaptation of Darna!

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