x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

The lens is on the little ones

The first magazine cover is a big moment in the life of any starlet, as Madonna's daughter Lourdes Ciccone is finding.

The first magazine cover is a big moment in the life of any starlet. So it's no wonder that when Madonna's daughter Lourdes Ciccone appeared on the front of the July issue of the German magazine Quality, it attracted attention. She might face the ultimate in hard acts to follow, but it seems that the 13-year-old is emerging from her mother's gargantuan shadow. While Lourdes didn't actually pose for the magazine, it's clear she's destined for a life in the spotlight. The budding actress - she was offered a role in 2008 drama, The Secret Life of Bees and is studying at The Manhattan School of Acting, whose past alumni include Macaulay Culkin and Scarlett Johansson - looks every inch the polished superstar.

As many of us roll our eyes while attention is showered on the latest celebrity child, it's impossible to deny that equal numbers are intrigued. And the bigger the celebrity the more anxiously we scan their looks and personalities of their offspring for information about their parent. Witness the mark currently being made on the fashion world by the gap-toothed beauty Georgia-May Jagger. Having inherited her good looks from mother Jerry Hall, the 18-year-old has already graced the front cover of Vogue, and become the face of Rimmel and Versace.

In case you're concerned that the supply of celebrity spawn might run out, there's a whole new generation being lined up to replace the current crop. First on the list is Suri Cruise, the adorable daughter of pint-sized actor Tom Cruise and former Dawson's Creek star Katie Holmes. Named by Forbes magazine as the most influential child in the world when she was a mere two years old, it's clear that big things are expected from the tiny tot.