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    No strangers to fame, these actors are the siblings of some of Hollywood’s most recognised faces

    Third time lucky
    Sisterhood comes first for the famous Olsen twins, Mary Kate and Ashley. At 25 years, Elizabeth Olsen, their younger sister, is an actress and singer, best known for her role in Silent House, and her part in the critically-acclaimed movie, Martha Marcy May Marlene. She will soon be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, where she plays the Scarlet Witch. The film is set to release in 2015. These days, the Olsen sisters enjoy working together off-screen too. Elizabeth helps her sisters design clothes for their fashion line, and the three can often be seen together shopping in LA.

    hollydaveBest of both worlds
    While the media is busy ridiculing Miley Cyrus, her elder sister, Brandi, has got her back. The 26-year-old has only positive things to say about the pop star.  “I think Miley is getting a chance to be who she really is now, after years of having to be a fictional character on TV,” said Brandi, referring to her sister’s role in and as Hannah Montana. Generally considered to be the more mature and serene of the two, Brandi has appeared in a few uncredited television serials and movies. She will soon be seen in Old 37, a horror film that also stars Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley.

    Conflict and brotherhood
    James and Dave Franco are the only boys on this list. In a recent interview, Dave said, “As much as I love him and want to work with him, I want to separate myself from him.’’ Best known for his roles in 21 Jump Street and Warm Bodies, Dave has his hands full with several movies this year—Neighbors, 22 Jump Street, Business Trip and Now You See Me 2.

    Oscar companion
    Vera and Taissa Farmiga have more in common than just starring in two of television’s best horror series. They are sisters as well. Vera  has been a professional actress since 1998, but her younger sister didn’t think of following in her footsteps until Vera asked her to hollytaisa1play a younger version of her character in 2011’s Higher Ground. “Acting had always been Vera’s thing,” Taissa told Teen Vogue in 2011. “I never thought it would be mine.” Taissa will now be seen in four movies releasing this year—At Middleton, Jamesy Boy, Mindscape and The Final Girls. “Taissa is the person you take with you to choose your Oscar gown and then to the
    In-N-Out Burger,” said Vera in a recent interview.

    Lohan love
    Lindsay and Ali Lohan grew up together, but both
    rose to stardom separately. While Lindsay needs no introduction, younger sister Ali tasted fame as a model, singer and songwriter. Having modelled from the age of three, Ali signed with NEXT models and went on to do covers for magazines like Cosmo Girl and Fault Magazine. Her musical career includes a Christmas album, Lohan Holiday, and a single, All the Way Around, which released in 2009. For now, the younger sibling  will be seen in Lindsay, a documentary miniseries.

    -Mrinalini Sundar

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