2007-10-09

THEY HAD SUPER STAR GRANDPARENTS

I forgot to mention, to everyone back home I hope you had a good thanks giving!

After being inspired by something I saw on ONTD I got really excited to do this post! I was enthralled and started reading up on everything I could about these families, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Marlon Brando / Tuki Brando

Tuki's Deal (This story is amazing) : Tuki is the grandson of Marlon Brando an acadamy award winning actor. Marlon met Tuki's grandmother, Polynesian actress Tarita Teriipia while filming a movie in Tahiti. Tarita quickly became his third wife in 1962 and they had three children, one of them being Cheyenne Brando. Cheyenne Brando became a model, but was a handful as a teenager and into her early adulthood. She had drug and psychiatric issues. Marlon and her mother even tried to put her in an institution. While pregnant with Tuki, Cheyenne managed to convince her older protective half brother Christian Brando that her boyfriend was abusive. Christian lost it and shot Cheynne's Tahitian boyfriend dead, Christian got ten years in the slammer for man slaughter. It was later said that her boyfriend was not being abusive and that she made it up. After Cheyenne Brando had Tuki in 1990, she fell into a downward spiral and eventually hung herself in 1995 in her mother's home in Tahiti.

It's reported that Tuki wasn't in Marlon Brando's will when he died in 2004, so were assuming he had to make his living somewhere. He became a model after being discovered in Italy. He's only 16!


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Princess Grace Kelly /Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte's deal: Actress Grace Kelly met Prince Rainier of Monaco while she was attending the Cannes film festival and was invited to Monaco for a photoshoot. They soon married in 1956, Grace quit acting and had three children Caroline, Albert and Stephanie. Unfortunately Grace was killed when she had a stroke while driving down a mountain side in Monaco with her daughter Stephanie. Her car flew 100 feet off the mountain, Grace died the next day after never regaining consciousness, but Stephanie escaped with relatively minor injuries. After Grace's death, her daughter Princess Caroline went to have kids of her own including Charlotte Casiraghi with Italian industrialist Stephano Casiraghi who died in 1990 in a boat racing accident. Not much is known about Charlotte since she is a very private person, but from what I see this girl loves fashion.


Prince Rainier / Grace Kelly/ Andrea Casiraghi

Andrea's deal: Sister of Charlotte Casiraghi, oldest child of Princess Caroline and Stephano Casiraghi and is heir to an Italian oil fortune. He's known for his extremely good looks and is currently attending university in Paris.




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Riley Keough / Elvis Presley

Riley's deal: Riley's grandfather Elvis Presley was a singer and actor in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Elvis met Priscilla Ann Wagner a singer and model in 1963 and they later married in 1967. Their first and only child Lisa Marie Presley was born 9 months after their marriage. After quite a tumultuous marriage they separated in 1972, but retained shared custody of Lisa Marie. After Elvis' tragic death from a reported drug overdose in 1977, both Priscilla and Lisa Marie were forced to move on. Lisa Marie grew up and married four times, including that infamous one to Michael Jackson.
Lisa Marie had Riley keough with her first husband actor Danny Keough. It's pretty clear that Riley inherited her mother's and Elvis's looks. She's currently a fashion model, having had successful campaigns with Dolce and Gabbana, Dior as well as appearing on the cover of Vogue. She's currently dating Ashlee Simpson's ex Ryan Cabrera.



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These are screen caps from the new Rachel McAdams's movie with Pierce Brosnan, Married life. I'm not sure about the movie, but the vintage, 50s 40s fashions look amazing!




Mahalo fashion,
Jen

Today's Links: Mer, Vintage Bunny, SET, carina, discothequechic, coco, kara, glamour girly, In Yr Fshn, WendyB, Dani, Seraphine, Jackie, alexgirl, Carolina Lange, maveri_ck<3

Photo Credits: Wikipedia, Google images, ONTD

40 comments:

Filó said...

I loveeeeeeeee your post very good.
I saw Tuki Brando in Tenn vogue a long time ago and he is "Lindo", i love Charlotte to she is bery very beatfiful.
Bjsssssssssssssssssss

jayne said...

haha awesome post! hot kids! ;) married life looks gorgeous!

Filó said...

And Elvis?????? He is the GREATER!!
Riley Keough is so like him ahahahaha

Jennifer said...

Filó - I remembered him from teenvogue as well that's when I first heard of him.

WendyB said...

I can't believe Tuki is all grown up. Time flies. I remember Cheyenne when she was young and beautiful. I saw Married Life and really loved it but I must say that I thought the two actresses were painfully, painfully thin. Patricia Clarkson was really aged by it and Rachel McAdams looked like a bobblehead. Still, the movie was very suspenseful and Pierce Brosnan is great bad boy.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

That Tuki Brando is PERFECTION!!! God i want him for christmas... lol

bee said...

wonderful post.

Bella said...

Tuki is amaaazingly gorgeous...no lie...and I love Racheal McAdams and she does vintage sooo well...great post...

Jennifer said...

^
^^^

Tuki is amazing and gorgeous, he's doing well for himself even after losing both his parents so young!

fashionholic said...

great reading! I had no idea about some of these stories!! great work ;)

Jennifer said...

^ aww thank you!

Jennifer said...

WendyB - I haven't seen married life yet but I will for sure.
I was too young at the time to remember Cheyenne, it's so sad that she took her own life :(

Secret Agent said...

Hmmm. I wonder why you have a picture of Caroline Trentini's runway picture of when she was walking during the Victoria's Secret 2006 show, along with Kate Moss in the Dior campaign in your Riley section. Mistake, perhaps?

Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
Tuki is the one in the Versace campaign right?

Jennifer said...

^ aww crap see you can't trust google images, I thought it was correct i'll have to fix it.

Jennifer said...

Your wrong that was her: http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/pictures/riley_keough.html

grr you made me remove my picture hahha.

Mer said...

wow, that's a sad story! Poor Tuki... (he's not my cup of tea, but he is really handsome) Great post!!

Debbie Shiamay said...

Wow i think you have a talent for writing interesting posts! Meaningful and insightful!

Kira Fashion said...

Fancy Men!

waw!

a kiss

Miss Woo said...

Ooh these uber cool celeb kids grows up so fast. Tuki Brando really does look like a younger Marlon, its uncanny!

In Yr Fshn said...

Jennifer, this is one of my favorite posts ever! I didn't know the Brando story... crazy. He's a gorgeous boy, too. I could read this stuff all day! And I might just head over to wiki to do that.

Angelina said...

Hi you,

Yeah, sorry I dont have a English blog anymore =). But thans for your comment. Great log!

Bye xox

Romeika said...

End of the story: When you have Brando, Elvis Presley or Grace Kelly in your genes, you're definetely gonna be a gorgeous person!

:-)

hehehe
I haven't heard of this film, but the outfits definetely look fabulous, indeed!

Jo said...

charlotte is so adorable! a true "grace kelly"!!!

The Clothes Horse said...

I'm glad you like my blog. The jacket is urban outfitters (not real leather) and a bit pricey (for me at least).
Don't we all wish our lineage was as prestigous?
Do you think the white blonde on Rachel McAdams is aging?

Carolina Lange said...

The story of Tuki's live is really something, it wasn't easy!
Charlotte is so beautiful!
Amazing post!

-S said...

tuki. what a story!
and i loved this post!

Secret Agent said...

Nooo... I'm 100% sure that was Caroline Trentini and Kate Moss. That website you linked up put up the wrong photos. Analyze them. You know what, search up Caroline Trentini and you'll see images of her. Any Modelizer will see that those 2 pix u had previously on was not Riley. 100% sure.

Jennifer said...

^ ahh I think you might be right
God they look so alike, you would not believe how many web sites have them confused.
I'm not big on models anyway to be honest I'm only aware on the really famous ones but that's where it stops.

Seraphine said...

Tuki's story is very interesting. Thank you for sharing that. I love reading about people's lives, famous or not.
There is tragedy in every story you related, but also hope for the this next generation of children and grandchildren.

said...

Tuki Brando was in teenvogue a while back and he was put in there again.. i dont find him model- looking at all.. but i guess he has a cool name!

and if only there was a fashion god!

Jennifer said...

^ really you don't think he's model looking? I think he screams fashion model!! To me he's one of the hottest guys I've ever seen, even though he's so young!

J said...

That was a very interesting blog. I don't care for or about royalty too much. I'm the typical American who adores rags to riches I suppose. Mainly I like people who do something with their fame, no matter how they acquired it.

I love this blog though, and it's obvious you did your research, so kudos!

Flashy_Shades said...

what a knockout that charlotte is! and those cheekbones!

discothequechic said...

Rachel McAdams and Pierce B?! (Where has be been anyway, by the way?..)

What a weird combo..

Don't you think Rachel looks like Gwen..

S xx

Shaz said...

Tuki is HOT HOT HOT...and Charlotte is gorgeous, but you can't expect anything less with a grandmother like Grace Kelly

Anonymous said...

Your post is really interesting.
Just s note about Elvis. He met Priscilla Beauleau in 1960 while he was stationed in Germany (Army). She was a 14-year-old schoolgirl. He married her when she was 21.

Vintage Bunny said...

Wow,Tuki is so cute

Jennifer said...

^^
PLEASE GUYS I BEG YOU, NO ANONYMOUS COMMENTS!

And according to wiki it was 1963 and they married in 67,

Marcia said...

Not much is known about the Casiraghis? Have you heard of GOOGLE. Research. Seriously. And Their aunt was sustained several injuries in the accident, and Grace lost control of the car, the stroke theory has never been proven.

Marcia said...

and I'm surprised...
you're missing Bacall/Bogart's grandchildren:
Jasper, Brooke, Jamie, Richard, Calvin and Sebastien.
And Judy Garland's grandkids:Vanessa and Jesse Richards (Lora's kids)
And with Grace/Rainier:Pierre Casiraghi, Princess Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virgina of Hanover,
Louis & Pauline Ducruet, Camille Gottlieb, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and Alexandre Stephane Coste

Great post though, even if you have misinformation and failed to include A LOT of people.