Following in her family's footsteps, Ella Richards, the granddaughter of Keith Richards, has signed a contract with the Wilhelmina modeling agency. The 18-year old made her first appearance at New York's Fashion Week on Thursday (Sept. 4).

The profession is in Richards' bloodlines. Her mother is Lucie de la Falaise, who had a successful career in the '90s before marrying Keith's son Marlon Richards, and her paternal grandmother -- Keith's ex-girlfriend -- is model/actress Anita Pallenberg. Her aunts, Theodora and Alexandra Richards -- Keith's children through wife Patti Hansen, herself a model -- have also appeared in magazines in recent years. According to the New York Post, Hansen and all three Richards women (pictured above, with Ella in the middle) are represented by Wilhelmina.

The Post also says that Ella Richards' Fashion Week debut came in the Richard Chai show, and will also walk for EDUN tomorrow (Sept. 7). She has also recently modeled for Tom Ford's Fall/Winter 2014 collection.