These adorable kids are have a lot of star power at a very young age. They’re the next generation of celebrities. Who do you think wields the most power? Vote!
Some Hollywood tots, like Kingston Rossdale and Suri Cruise, are becoming more recognizable than their famous parents. We’ve put together a list of the 10 children we believe are the most influential, whether they’re following in their parents’ footsteps — like Lourdes Leon and Willow Smith — or are branching out in their own direction — like sunglasses designer Romeo Beckham. Who do you think is the most powerful kid in Hollywood?
Suri Cruise: The Mini Fashionista
She’s only 4 years old but Tom Cruise‘s daughter Suri’s wardrobe is worth millions. Her closet is packed with $6,000 princess dresses, $25,000 tiaras and tons of high heels as well as Armani gowns and one-of-a-kind creations. Considering she dresses better than most adults, we think this little lady belongs at the top of all the best dressed lists. She even dictates what mom, Katie Holmes puts on. “And she won’t let me leave unless I’m wearing what she wants me to wear. She’s got great taste. And I want to make her happy,” says Katie.
Kingston Rossdale: The Rock Star in the Making
With his spiky dyed hair, panache for nail polish and devil-may-care attitude, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s oldest son, Kingston, 4, is clearly destined to be a headline act on stages across the world. This little guy is an old pro when it comes to living the rock star life – he’s been on tour with daddy Gavin’s band, Bush. “I take Kingston for as long as he wants, so I try to drum that into him: It’s going to be fun!” says Gavin, who makes sure that the tot is comfortable on the tour bus. “Just get him bunks so he won’t fall out — that’s the main thing.”
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt: The Tomboy
Don’t call Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 4, a girlie girl. She’ll probably beat you up! When she’s not scalping her sister Zahara’s dolls, she’s sword fighting with her brothers or trying to talk her parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, into letting her keep dead animals as pets. We find her rebellion against the normal girl things like ballet and Barbies to be refreshing. “I think she is fascinating, the choices she is making,” says Angelina. “Shiloh’s hysterically funny, one of the goofiest, most playful people you’ll ever meet.”
Willow Smith: The New Pop Princess
Willow Smith whipped the world into a frenzy with her debut single “Whip My Hair.” The daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith may only be 10 years old, but she’s got more talent than most people twice her age. Don’t expect the shine to fade from this rising star anytime soon. We have a feeling she’ll be rocking the stage for decades to come. “It’s what I’ve wanted to do my whole life. I get my flow from Daddy, my singing ability from Mommy, the camera stuff from both. That’s just what happens when you hang out with the Smiths,” Willow says.
Mason Disick: The Preppy Prince
Being born into the Kardashian family comes with a lot of perks. Little Mason Disick has been being filmed since the moment he was born. Whether he’s in pinstripes or plaid, the 1-year-old son of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick always looks perfectly preppy. “You complete and fulfill my life. This year with you has been more than I could have ever imagined,” Kourtney says about her little prepster.
Romeo Beckham: Future Heartbreaker
How many 8-year-olds do you know that have their own line of sunglasses? David and Victoria Beckham’s middle son, Romeo, does! This entrepreneur is well on his way to being a successful businessman, but since he’s got his daddy’s good looks, we have a feeling he’s going to break a lot of hearts along the way. Mothers, lock up your daughters! “Romeo loves fashion,” Victoria told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show. “He likes to go out in a suit with a bowler hat… and he’s a real fashion lover.”
Lourdes Leon: The New Material Girl
Lourdes Leon is definitely following in her mom Madonna’s footsteps. Not only is she the spitting image of her famous mom, but she’s also already showing she’s inherited her talent to boot! The duo created a Material Girl fashion line together. And like her mom, the 14-year-old is into reinventing her image – she wants to dye her hair blue – and has been taking dancing, acting and piano lessons. “I always have two reactions when Lola comes into my room with an outfit on. One is, ‘Oh, my God, she looks amazing — what incredible style.’ And then my second reaction is, ‘She’s dressed completely inappropriately for school,’” says Madonna.
Matilda Ledger: America’s Sweetheart
When Heath Ledger died of an overdose in January 2008, he left behind a daughter, Matilda, with Michelle Williams. She was too young to fully understand what happened but that didn’t stop the world from worrying about how this would affect her life. Kudos to mommy, Michelle, for insisting on raising the 5-year-old away from the Hollywood craziness, opting instead to stay in Brooklyn, “for all the obvious reasons. Being an actor’s daughter. It’s a town that’s about one thing, and I want her to have options,” she says.
Maddox Jolie-Pitt: The Rebel
Angelina Jolie’s first child, Maddox, was the original bad boy of Hollywood babies. Whether he’s rocking a mohawk and combat boots or glaring at the camera, this 9-year-old always looks like he means business. But he does have a soft spot when it comes to his mommy. “He’s just this little man that’s very supportive of me — it’s like he’s raised me a bit. So I cooked them all breakfast before school this morning, and he has that kind of ‘Thanks, Mom! Good job!’” says Angelina.
Violet Affleck: The All-American Girl
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s oldest daughter, Violet, always has a smile on her face, whether she’s on her way to ballet or puddle-jumping in the rain. Every time we see this 5-year-old, we love her even more. And just like regular kids, she doesn’t always wear designer clothes. This is the girl we want our kids to bond with on the playground! She’s so down-to-earth that she had no idea her parents are famous. “She went to school one day and someone said, ‘Oh, you live with Jennifer Garner’ and she goes, ‘No, I don’t. I don’t live with her.’ And I think she came home and said, ‘Mommy, who is Jennifer Garner?’” recalls Jen.