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Will Francesca Eastwood Be As Successful As These Past Miss Golden Globes?

Francesca Eastwood, next year's Miss Golden Globe, could end up like Hollywood stars Melanie Griffith or Linda Evans, who held the title when they were young.

Being named Miss Golden Globe (or the rare Mr.) must be a strange honor — as far as we can tell, it’s basically the Hollywood Foreign Press saying, “Hey, you’re a young, attractive daughter/son of someone famous. Will you please wear this fancy gown and help hand out awards so we don’t have to hire a model?” On the other hand, it’s also sometimes a nice way for a PYT to get his/her name and face out there. Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca was named Miss Golden Globe for 2013 yesterday, and she’ll actually be following in the footsteps of her older sister Kathryn (2005), which is a first. What we’re really wondering is whether the actress — who’s now known mostly due to her mom’s reality show, Mrs. Eastwood and Company — will also be following in the footsteps of the Globe honorees who did make a name for themselves, from The Beverly HillbilliesDonna Douglas and Dynasty‘s Linda Evans to Melanie Griffith and her daughter, Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate). Check out the ladies (and man) who turned this into a golden (sorry) opportunity:

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Dynasty Star Linda Evans Wins UK Hell’s Kitchen

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Those former Dynasty divas are certainly keeping busy in their later years. First, Joan Collins signed up to boss other women into dressing smartly and now Linda Evans has become a reality star in the UK. Krystal Carrington, sorry, Linda, won the British series of Hell’s Kitchen last night, under the tutelage of chef Marco Pierre-White and beating out hot favorite, comedian Ade Edmonson in the final. Sweetie Linda proved that slow and steady wins the race, by getting on with almost everyone and her quiet nature won many fans.

“I am still trying to grasp it. It’s been so long since Dynasty I thought that time was over, but clearly I was wrong. I am just so glad that at 66 I was able to do this and be on television and win people over. It’s important that women know they can have a long life in television,” she said. [Photo: Splash News Online]