Hollywood's famous families: stars who prove talent runs in the family

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Hollywood's famous families: stars who prove talent runs in the family

Aaron Spelling & Tori Spelling

“The word nepotism,” sighed Tori Spelling, “I feel like I was born with it being my middle name”. Not that her father, legendary TV and film producer Aaron Spelling, handed her everything on a plate; when Tori asked to be an actress, the Dynasty producer made her take acting lessons, only later offering her parts in shows to prove herself.

After she was cast in a leading role in Beverly Hills: 90210, she beamed, “I’ve finally stopped being ‘Aaron Spelling’s Daughter’!”

In 2006, Aaron Spelling tragically passed away, leaving Tori a small part of his immense fortune, sparking rumours of a feud between the pair. “I lost my father. I lost my hero,” she said, “Did I think I would get more? Yes”.

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