A pretty face, a camera, and a boat load of money can make you an instant celeb on no merit at all. This is what we call the “Celebutante;” rich socialites who are famous simply for being rich and famous. In the days of old Hollywood, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Gloria Vanderbilt were famous for being wealthy women about town. Now, in the age of the internet and reality TV where 15 minutes of fame can turn into a bonafide career, Hollywood is inundated with the young and rich who are famous on no merit of their own.
Check out these 15 Hollywood celebs who are famous for being famous.
Angela and Vanessa Simmons
Vanessa and her younger sister Angela debuted on their father Reverend Run’s (Run DMC) MTV reality series Run’s House in 2005. The girls eventually used their newfound fame to help launch their shoe line Pastry Footwear.