In the recently released Super 8 movie, Elle Fanning stars as Alice Dainard in what amounts to a stellar performance that will quite likely propel her into mainstream A-list stardom.
Her older sister, Dakota Fanning has already made quite a name for herself, with starring roles in the likes of Letters to Juliet and PUSH, in addition to starring as Jane in the hyper-popular Twilight Saga. Both sisters have been acting from a very young age, and in fact have won movie awards before reaching the tender age of ten years old.
These girls aren’t exactly your average actresses, either. Both have been adored by the press, and loved by moviegoers and reviewers alike. By movie-making standards, they’re golden.
Here’s the crazy part. The girls are the daughters of a famous tennis player mom, and a famous Major-League Basebal-playing dad. With many celebrities coming from celebrity families, you’ve got to realize there is a formula for producing success in that world. The right schools, the right connections, and developing the right talents at an early age. Fame starts at birth for these kids.
Now, we’re by no means saying that fame should be the ultimate goal—it isn’t. There are far, far better and more worthwhile things to pursue in life. Things that actually make a difference for good in the world. But whatever your goals, getting an early start and helping kids find their strengths and weaknesses at an early age is key to their eventual success at whatever their chosen path may be.
In these girls’ case, having parents who helped them discover their talents, and then turn those talents into skills, and eventually into a successful career, turned out to be the key ingredient to their fame.
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