Dakota vs. Elle Fanning! Why Famous Sisters' Feud Got Out Of Hand [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

By Ani Palen December 26, 2013 1:54 PM EST
Elle Fanning (L) and Dakota Fanning pose on arrival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in New York, May 2, 2011. (Photo: Reuters)
Elle Fanning (L) and Dakota Fanning pose on arrival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in New York, May 2, 2011. (Photo: Reuters)

Dakota and Elle Fanning are reportedly growing apart on opposite coasts as they pursue separate goals and interests. A source revealed to Radar: "They have something of a peace treaty, in the sense that Elle gets L.A. to herself, while Dakota is much happier in New York. Dakota is living off of the fortune she made as a child actor, instead of chasing after every big job under the sun." If this is true it is pretty sad, seeing as the two sisters were once extremely close.

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Cast member Dakota Fanning poses on the red carpet before a screening of the film Boogie Nights Live Read at the Ryerson Theatre during the 38th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto September 6, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
Cast member Dakota Fanning poses on the red carpet before a screening of the film Boogie Nights Live Read at the Ryerson Theatre during the 38th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto September 6, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)

Elle, 15, is currently working on four movie productions at the moment while Dakota, 19, is just enjoying a low key life in NYC. "Elle is the more ambitious one. Dakota is the one who could quit acting to start a band at the drop of a hat. Dakota is completely unimpressed with the red carpet culture in Hollywood, while Elle totally worships it," the source said.

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Dakota Fanning (L) and her sister Elle pose together at the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles March 31, 2007. (Photo: Reuters)
Dakota Fanning (L) and her sister Elle pose together at the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles March 31, 2007. (Photo: Reuters)

In Elle's newest movie, a remake of Sleeping Beauty called Maleficent, she stars alongside Angelina Jolie as Princess Aurora. The film has been much anticipated, and sources who worked on it claim that Elle and Jolie became so close during production that they have plans to work together in the future. If this is true it's a great step in the right direction for the younger Fanning's acting career, especially at such a young age. Elle originally got her start playing younger versions of Dakota's characters in I Am Sam and Taken.

Actresses and sisters Dakota (L) and Elle Fanning pose at the Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah January 21, 2007. (Photo: Reuters)
Actresses and sisters Dakota (L) and Elle Fanning pose at the Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah January 21, 2007. (Photo: Reuters)

It makes sense that Dakota Fanning has chosen a laid-back lifestyle outside of Hollywood, given that during her high school years she tried to remain as normal as possible, despite starring in countless critically acclaimed films. She even joined her school's cheerleading squad and was crowned homecoming queen two years in a row alongside the school's football quarterback as king. Clearly Dakota, who was famous by the age of 7, was well-liked by her peers and it seemed like she really enjoyed living a fame-free normal life.

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Actress Elle Fanning poses during ceremonies for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting awards in Beverly Hills November 7, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
Actress Elle Fanning poses during ceremonies for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting awards in Beverly Hills November 7, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)

Elle is still only 15 but maybe once she's a little older she'll decide she wants to take a break from Hollywood for a little while too. Though she might enjoy the red carpets now, we can imagine it gets exhausting starting a career in entertainment at such a young age. Whatever she decides to do we hope she stays grounded like her big sister, who is probably the best person to help her navigate life in the spotlight, even it is from the other side of the country. Everyone with siblings knows that sometimes you just need a break from them, so hopefully the Fanning sisters' feud will blow over after they've each gotten some space and they can do away with their "peace treaty" and get back to being best friends.

Check out Elle Fanning and Angelina Jolie in the Maleficent movie trailer below.

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