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Francesca Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint and star of "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" has been named Miss Golden Globe 2013 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
“I'm really honored to be chosen – I was really surprised,” said 19-year-old Eastwood of the announcement made Thursday night.
Eastwood revealed that her father took the news in typically laid-back, fashion. “I called him right after I got off the phone with my mom, and I said, 'What do you think?' He said, 'Yeah, I think it's a great idea.'”
The title - which involves assisting during the awards ceremony - traditionally goes to the son or daughter of a Tinseltown celebrity. Eastwood's dad is a six-time Globe winner and her mom is actress Frances Fisher. Her sister Kathryn was a previous Miss Golden Globe, in 2005.
Eastwood's addition to the 50-year-old tradition isn’t too shabby, as evidenced by several of the second generation stars who held the title:
Donna Douglas – 1963
When the Miss Golden Globe title was first introduced, all the traditions hadn’t been established. For instance, there were two statuesque trophy-tenders, neither of whom had famous parents: one for film (obscure Hungarian glamour girl Eva Six, whose three career total movie appearances occurred that same year) and one for television. At the time, 30-year-old Douglas had only just started the small screen gig that would ultimately establish her as a television icon, playing shapely tomboy Elly Mae Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
Linda Evans – 1964
When the 22-year-old actress earned the title, she had no showbiz dynasty but had scored a handful of TV appearances (most notably a recurring role on “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet”). A year later, Evans landed the series that would make her star, playing Audra Barkly on “The Big Valley.” By 1981 she became a big-haired, big-shouldered, big moneyed primetime soap diva as “Dynasty’s” Krystle Carrington, a role that earned her five consecutive Globe nominations and one win as Best Actress in a TV Drama.
Anne Archer – 1971
Archer was 24 when she kicked off the Miss Golden Globes tradition of being the offspring of Hollywood royalty. Archer is the daughter of prolific character actor John Archer and TV star Marjorie Lord (“Make Room for Daddy”). Immediately after her stint Archer amassed a long and impressive array of credits, most notably as Michael Douglas’ betrayed wife in “Fatal Attraction” – a role for which she was nominated for a dramatic Supporting Actress Globe – and Harrison Ford’s dutiful spouse in the Jack Ryan film series.
Melanie Griffith – 1975
The daughter of icy Hitchcock blonde Tippi Hedren (“The Birds”) and child actor-turned-advertising executive Peter Griffith was only 18 – and coming off several risqué nude scenes in counterculture films – when she earned the title. A decade later she scored her first Globe nomination as a supporting actress for her role in “Body Double,” was subsequently nominated for her work in “Something Wild,” the TV miniseries “Buffalo Girls” and the HBO film “RKO 281” and took home a Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical trophy for “Working Girl.”
Laura Dern – 1982
Only 15 at the time of her stint, the daughter of Globe-winning actress Diane Ladd (“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”) and multiple nominee Bruce Dern (“Coming Home”) grew up to become the most honored Miss Golden Globe of them all, collecting three trophies over the years for the telepics “Afterburn” and “Recount” as well as her current HBO series “Enlightened,” plus an additional two nominations for “Rambling Rose” and “The Baby Dance.”
Joely Fisher – 1992
The daughter of Globe-winning pop crooner Eddie Fisher and perky TV singer-starlet Connie Stevens (“Hawaiian Eye”) was 25 when she trotted out the trophies. Dozens of TV gigs later, she landed her signature role in 1994 as Ellen Degeneres’ best friend Paige Clark on the groundbreaking sitcom “Ellen” – a role for which she received a TV Supporting Actress Globe nomination in 1998 – and went on to recurring and regular parts on such series as “Desperate Housewives” and “’Til Death.”
Freddie Prinze, Jr. – 1996
One of the rare Mr. Golden Globes (he shared his duties with Barbara Mandrell’s daughter), the 20-year-old son of the comedian and sitcom star Freddie Prinze (who died within a year of his son’s birth) wasted no time moving on to stardom after his stint: Prinze Jr. quickly headlined hit films like “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “She’s All That” and “Scooby-Doo,” winning the heart of his co-star and eventual bride Sarah Michelle Gellar along the way.
Dakota Johnson – 2006
At 17 the daughter of television icon Don Johnson (a Globe winner for “Miami Vice”) and Melanie Griffith earned the distinction of becoming the first second generation Miss Golden Globe, following in her mother’s footsteps. After subsequent film roles in hits like “The Social Network” and “21 Jump Street,” Johnson became a bona fide TV star in 2012 with her hit sitcom “Ben & Kate.”
Rumer Willis – 2008/2009
After the 20-year-old daughter of A-list action hero Bruce Willis and sex symbol Demi Moore (both multiple Globe nominees) was named Miss Golden Globe, her stint was delayed a year when the ceremony was downsized to a press conference during the 2008 writers’ strike that brought showbiz to a standstill, but she dutifully handed out trophies the following year. Though pursued more by the tabloids than top-tier filmmakers thus far, Willis continues to work steadily in film and TV.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host the 70th Annual Golden Globes, airing live on NBC on Jan. 13.