Published On: Sep 11 2012 03:42:12 PM CDTUpdated On: Oct 26 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT
Growing up in an acting family has its share of benefits, such as famous godparents. Do you know who Drew Barrymore's godparents are?
Director Steven Spielberg became Barrymore's godfather after working together on "E.T." back in the 1980s. Barrymore also has a famous godmother.
Barrymore's godmother is none other than legendary actress Sophia Loren.
Spielberg is also godfather to Gwyneth Paltrow, who he cast in her first movie role for 1991's "Hook."
And when it came time for Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, to pick a godfather for their daughter Apple, they also turned to a fellow celebrity.
They picked British actor Simon Pegg, the star of such movies as "Shaun of the Dead," "Star Trek" and "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol."
But getting back to Barrymore, she not only has famous godparents, but she is a godmother herself, to Frances Bean Cobain (left), daughter of Courtney Love (right) and Kurt Cobain.
Frances Bean Cobain also has a famous godfather in former REM lead singer Michael Stipe.
Just like Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, the son of a director and screenwriter, can claim Hollywood royalty for both his godparents.
Jamie Lee Curtis is Gyllenhaal's godmother, while his godfather was ...
... late acting great Paul Newman, who reportedly gave the young actor his first driving lesson.
Gyllenhaal, in turn, is the godfather of his "Brokeback Mountain" co-stars Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger's daughter Matilda.
Matilda's godmother is Michelle Williams' "Dawson's Creek" co-star, and current "Cougar Town" star, Busy Philipps.
And when it came time for Philipps to choose a godmother for her daughter Birdie, she turned to actress pal Lizzy Caplan, who has appeared in "Mean Girls," "True Blood," "Party Down," "New Girl" and "Bachelorette," but is best known these days for starring in Showtime's "Masters of Sex."
Courteney Cox chose a former "Friends" co-star when picking a godmother for her daughter Coco.
Cox's godmother choice was Jennifer Aniston. Aniston herself also has a famous godparent.
Aniston's godfather was Telly Savalas, best known as TV's "Kojak," who was close friends with her father, fellow actor John Aniston.
Lady Gaga was picked as godmother by a famous singer for his son. Do you know who?
The singer is godmother to Elton John and David Furnish's son Zachary. John is also a godfather to two other celebrities' kids.
David and Victoria Beckham turned to John when they were seeking a godfather for their eldest sons, Brooklyn and Romeo.
The Beckhams also chose another famous British celebrity for Brooklyn and Romeo's godmother: Elizabeth Hurley. Elton John, in turn, is also one of several godfathers Hurley picked for her son Damien, including ...
... ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant and ...
... comedian and "Rescue Me" star Dennis Leary, along with ...
... the late actor Heath Ledger.
And stick with us here, because this gets complicated, but Damien's godmother is English actress and model Patsy Kensit (pictured) while Hurley serves as godmother for Kensit and former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher's son Lennon, who was born in 1999.
And, getting back to Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, the former Posh Spice turned to Eva Longoria when it came time to choose a godmother for her first daughter.
Jennifer Garner turned to a co-star when picking the godfather of her and Ben Affleck's first daughter, Violet.
The couple choose Garner's "Alias" co-star Victor Garber as Violet's godfather. Garber also, by the way, officiated at the couple's 2005 wedding.
Lionel Richie turned to pop music royalty in choosing a godfather for his adopted daughter Nicole Richie.
Michael Jackson is Nicole Richie's godfather. The King of Pop also picked famous godparents for his own children, Prince Michael and Paris.
Jackson's chose close friend and acting legend Elizabeth Taylor as their godmother and ...
... turned to "Home Alone" actor Macaulay Culkin as their godfather.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sought out a fellow superstar when they picked a godfather for their twins Knox and Vivienne.
Brangelina asked their close friend, superstar and U2 singer Bono, to be godfather to their twins.
Jolie, meanwhile, has her own famous godmother in Jacqueline Bisset, the star of such films as "Bullitt," "Airport" and "The Deep."
Madonna and Guy Ritchie chose a famous one-named British singer for their son Rocco's godfather.
Madonna and Ritchie enlisted Sting and wife Trudie Styler to be Rocco's godparents.
They've worked together on eight films over more than 20 years, so Johnny Depp was an obvious choice for director Tim Burton when it came to picking a godfather in 2003 for his son, Billy, with Helena Bonham-Carter.
Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch turned to two fellow Aussies in picking the godparents for his daughters, Grace and Chloe, with wife Wendi Deng.
In 2010, Murdoch picked Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, stars of Baz Luhrmann's "Australia," as his daughters' godparents.
Barry Bonds not only had a baseball great for a father in Bobby Bonds, but also a Hall of Famer for a godfather.
Bonds' godfather is none other than baseball great Willie Mays.
As the daughter of a famous singer (Cissy Houston) and the cousin of another one (Dionne Warwick), the late singer Whitney Houston grew up around fame. But she also claimed a famous godmother.
Houston called the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin her godmother. The two even recorded a duet together, "It Isn't, It Wasn't, and It Ain't Ever Gonna Be," for Franklin's 1989 album "Through the Storm."
Jude Law and his ex, Sadie Frost, picked a famous British supermodel for daughter Iris Law's godmother.
Iris Law's godmother is none other than Kate Moss.
The late singer John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas chose iconic artist Andy Warhol as godfather for his daughter, actress Bijou Phillips.
Bridget Fonda's acting lineage is well established, with Peter Fonda for a father, Jane Fonda for an aunt and Henry Fonda for a grandfather. But she also has a famous actor for a godfather.
Bridget Fonda's godfather was none other than Larry Hagman, aka J.R. Ewing from "Dallas."
The family of British actor Tom Sturridge ("On the Road," "Pirate Radio") is close friends with another Brit actor, thus his sister turned to said actor when seeking a godfather for her son.
"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson was picked by Sturridge's sister, Matilda Sturridge, to be her son's godfather.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony picked a Hollywood icon when they chose a godfather for twins Max and Emme.
Lopez and Anthony turned to Tom Cruise to be godfather to their twins.
Hollywood lawyer Robert Kardashian chose a celeb from the sporting world for daughter Khloe's godfather.
Khloe's godfather is boxing champ Sugar Ray Leonard.
Actress and singer Miley Cyrus has a famous country singer for a godmother who she can turn to for career advice.
Billy Ray Cyrus turned to country legend Dolly Parton when he picked a godmother for daughter Miley.
20 individuals have been arrested in connection with a five-month long investigation that involved the Santa Barbara Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, into the sales of illegal narcotics and firearms.
They say people go to auto races just to see the crashes. If so, then they got their money's worth at Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Officials say 35 of the 40 cars in the race left with some damage.