Is Diana Hopper Related to Dennis Hopper? The Truth Behind the Rumor

Diana Hopper is a rising star in Hollywood, best known for her role as Denise McBride in the Amazon original series Goliath. She has also appeared in movies such as Bit, Shooting in Vain, and Hidden Truth. But is she related to another famous Hopper in the film industry, the late Dennis Hopper?

Who is Dennis Hopper?

Dennis Hopper was an American actor, director, and photographer who had a long and prolific career spanning more than five decades. He was a countercultural icon in the 1960s, directing and starring in the classic road movie Easy Rider, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. He also appeared in films such as Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, and Speed. He was known for his rebellious and unconventional personality, as well as his struggles with drugs and alcohol.

Are They Father and Daughter?

Many people have speculated that Diana Hopper is the daughter of Dennis Hopper, based on their shared surname and resemblance. However, this is not true. Diana Hopper is not related to Dennis Hopper by blood or by marriage.

According to IMDb, Diana Hopper was born on February 25, 1993, in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the daughter of Mark and Deborah Hopper, who are not involved in the entertainment industry. She has a younger brother named Ben.

Dennis Hopper had four children from five marriages: Marin (born 1962), Ruthanna (born 1974), Henry (born 1990), and Galen (born 2003). None of them are named Diana or have any connection to her.

How Did the Rumor Start?

The rumor that Diana Hopper is Dennis Hopper’s daughter may have started from a misunderstanding or a misreporting of facts. In 2016, Diana Hopper starred in a comedy film called The Last Film Festival, which was also the last film that Dennis Hopper appeared in before his death in 2010. The film was directed by Linda Yellen, who had worked with Dennis Hopper before and was a close friend of his.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Yellen revealed that she had cast Diana Hopper as Dennis Hopper’s daughter in the film, after seeing her audition tape and noticing her resemblance to him. She said:

“I saw her tape and I thought she looked like Dennis. I called her agent and asked if she was related to Dennis and he said no. I said, ‘Well, she’s about to be.’”

Yellen also said that she had told Dennis Hopper about Diana Hopper before he passed away, and that he had approved of her casting. She said:

“I told him I found his daughter and he said, ‘Who is it?’ I said, ‘Her name is Diana Hopper.’ He said, ‘Is she related to me?’ I said, ‘No, but she looks like you.’ He said, ‘Well, that’s good enough for me.’”

However, some people may have misinterpreted or misquoted Yellen’s words and assumed that she meant that Diana Hopper was actually Dennis Hopper’s daughter in real life, not just in the film. This may have led to the spread of the rumor on social media and online forums.

The Bottom Line

Diana Hopper is not related to Dennis Hopper by blood or by marriage. They only share a surname and a resemblance. They played father and daughter in a film called The Last Film Festival, which was directed by Linda Yellen, who was a friend of Dennis Hopper. The rumor that they are related is false and has no basis in reality.

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