Indie queen Sofia Coppola is a favorite of moviegoing hipsters, who appreciate her quiet, cerebral flicks like Lost in Translation.
Coppola is Hollywood royalty-her father, of course, is Francis Ford Coppola-so it's no surprise that she started her acting career when she was just an infant. She first appeared on screen in The Godfather when she was a year old, in an uncredited role as a baby boy in the christening scene. But acting, it's fair to say, wasn't her thing. (She scored a not-so-coveted Razzie for "Worst New Star" for her memorably awful role in The Godfather Part III.) She studied photography at Cal Arts before dropping out and pursued a string of different ventures like a short-lived Comedy Central show called Hi-Octane and a clothing line called Milk Fed, which still lives on, albeit only in Japan (obviously).
Coppola finally decided to step behind the camera in the mid-'90s, helming the film adaptation of the Jeffrey Eugenides novel The Virgin Suicides. The movie earned her critical praise and an Oscar nod, and three years later, thanks to a star-making performance by Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation won Coppola a statue and panegyrics from critics. However, her more recent efforts Marie Antoinette and Somewhere have not fared as well with the critics, films with more style than substance.
Sofia's not just Hollywood royalty: she's indie royalty too. She earned hipster sainthood when Marc Jacobs picked her to front several of his ads in 2003. (Jacobs often describes her as one of his muses.) After dating the likes of Keanu Reeves, Coppola wed fellow director Spike Jonze in 1999; they divorced in 2003. Coppola was briefly involved with Quentin Tarantino before having her first child in 2006 with Thomas Mars, front man of French rock band Phoenix. They had their second child in 2010 and tied the knot in 2011. [Image via Getty]