Surprising Celebrity Relatives You Didn't Know About

September 22, 2014 3:47 PM

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Few know that America's sweetheart is actually half-German (and speaks Deutsch fluently). Mom was the late Helga Meyer (pictured, far left), who earned fame in her home country as an opera singer and toured in Europe.

The former "Gossip Girl" actress hails from a showbiz family: Dad was an actor; mom, a talent manager. Sister Robyn Lively also witnessed early success as the main character in the cult '80s teen film "Teen Witch."

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