12 Hollywood Celebrities Related To Royalty


10. Glenn Close

Like Tom Hanks, Glenn Close is also a descendent of King John of England. This makes Close also a relative of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Few might doubt Close’s connection to this formidable queen who was born in 1137.

Regarded as one of the most powerful women during the High Middle Ages, Eleanor lived a life that is inherently the stuff of film. She had her first marriage dissolved and was nearly abducted twice and married against her will before finally marrying Henry II.

With Henry, she had eight children. While it would seem that they enjoyed a reasonably pleasant relationship considering all those children, Eleanor supported her sons in their rebellion against their father. For her behavior, the king had her imprisoned from 1173 to 1189.

What a remarkable thing if Close should play the queen on the silver screen. Eleanor of Aquitaine is regarded as one of history’s most fascinating women. Like her illustrious ancestor, Close is also regarded as one of the most fascinating women of Hollywood.

Her career is quite illustrious too. While Close isn’t technically a queen, she certainly is regal and her historic ancestor would doubtlessly be quite proud of her achievements as a leading lady.