Talia Shire

Oscar-nominated actress and producer Talia Shire was at the center of two of the most popular film franchises in Hollywood - she was the painfully shy Adrian, who won the heart of rough-hewn boxer Rocky Balboa in the "Rocky" (1976) series, and appeared as Connie Corleone, youngest daughter of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972) sequels. Being at the heart of a movie dynasty was nothing new to the New York-born performer - she was the daughter of musician and composer Carmine Coppola, and sister to acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. She later extended the Coppola family business via her sons, actor Jason Schwartzman and musician Robert Carmine.