Of course, it’s not Sophie’s parents that are the very famous ones (although, as an actor and author respectively, they’re not exactly obscure) but as she was the inspiration for this list I couldn’t leave her out! It was an overheard description of children’s author Roald Dahl as “Sophie’s grandad” that made me think she might have achieved fame of her own, even with that famous surname. For those who don’t know, Sophie Dahl is a model, who first shot to fame because, as a size 16, she was considered plus-size. As such, she was the first “plus-size” model to gain global recognition. Meanwhile, her grandfather wrote some of the most memorable books in the history of children’s literature but apparently no-one remembers that!