People in the entertainment industry are almost always good-looking, if not talented and hard-working. Because if they want to make it in show business, they have to be easy on the eyes when they’re projected on the big screen or even in the boob tube. They gain fans who develop fan-girl or fan-boy crushes on them and it’s these fans who make them famous. And when these celebrities decide to have children, they more often than not pass on their good looks to them.
Many celebs’ kids are just as known or even more so than their parents and more often than not, it’s because they inherited their parents’ looks. In some cases, they’re even better-looking than their parents, with their features more refined. Father and son tandems like Kiefer Sutherland and his dad Donald are some of the more well-known look-a-likes in the business. Below is a list of many others.
15 Lourdes Leon (Madonna’s daughter)
It’s hard to believe that Madonna’s first born Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon or Lola for short, is turning 19 this year. The daughter of the pop icon with her former boyfriend, personal trainer Carlos Leon, looks just like her mom, with dark features and brunette locks—Madonna’s natural hair color is dark brown. She not only inherited her mother’s looks, but her quirky sense of style as well, according to the New York Daily News. She dyes her hair varying shades and dresses with cool, funky outfits that her mom most likely highly approves of.
14 Ava Phillippe (Reese Witherspoon’s daughter)
Reese Witherspoon’s eldest child and only daughter Ava has been garnering a lot of media attention not because she is following in her parents’ acting footsteps, but because she is blooming into a beautiful teenager. Added to that, recent pictures are displaying her uncanny resemblance to her famous mother. Born in 1999 to Witherspoon and her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, Ava inherited her mother’s blonde hair and facial features and will surely grow up to be gorgeous.
13 Kaia Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s daughter)
After her marriage to Richard Gere ended, Cindy Crawford was able to find love again, this time with a fellow former model, Rande Gerber. They have two children, one of who is Kaia, their daughter who is practically her mother’s mini-me. According to Yahoo, the 14-year-old is being touted as the next big-thing in the modeling world, clearly following not just in her mother’s footsteps, but in her father’s as well. She’s said to have amazing stage presence, which also opens doors for a future career in Hollywood.
12 Sophie Von Haselberg (Bette Midler’s daughter)
Who knew it was possible for a mother and a daughter to look like twins? Better Midler and her daughter Sophie Von Haselberg are proof that yes, it’s entirely plausible. The 28-year-old is Midler’s only child and according to the New York Daily News, they look like they literally have one and the same face. Even their manner of dress and hairstyles are similar, leaving no doubt that the mother-daughter tandem turns heads when they’re out together.
11 Maya Hawke (Uma Thurman’s daughter)
They met on the set of the film Gattaca and romance bloomed, leaving everyone sighing with wistfulness at this lovely Hollywood romance. Unfortunately, the marriage was short-lived and after five years and two kids, Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke went their separate ways. Their children stayed mostly out of the limelight, but in recent months, photos of their daughter Maya started surfacing and boy, is she a beauty. At 17 years old, she looks exactly like her mother, from the color of her hair to her facial features, all the way to her long and lean physique.
10 Liv Helen Freundlich (Julianne Moore’s daughter)
At 14 years old, Liv Helen Freundlich is already a beauty, with her flowing red hair, porcelain skin, and fine features. She may carry her father’s last name, there’s no mistaking who her mother is because the young teenager looks exactly like Julianne Moore. According to New York Daily News, she has been seen in public more often now that she’s older, accompanying her mother to fashion shows, movie premiers, and other Hollywood events. She already shows signs of surpassing her mother in the looks department in a few years’ time.
9 Apple Martin and (Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter)
It’s always amusing when one sees an offspring look like his or her parent, but how about three generations of almost exact lookalikes? In one of her Instagram photos, Gwyneth Paltrow posted a photo of her mother Blythe Danner during her younger years with the hashtag “#isthatmeormymom.” Danner looked almost exactly the way Paltrow looks today. Not only that, but Paltrow’s own daughter took after both her mother and her grandmother as well. Apple Martin sports the same blonde hair and facial features as the older women.
8 Ireland Baldwin (Kim Basinger’s daughter)
She was famous the minute she was born, no thanks to being the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. But she was kept out of the limelight in her formative years, only emerging like a swan when she was a teenager and what a coming out it was. Ireland Baldwin stands at a jaw-dropping 6-foot-2, as reported in New York Daily News, but it isn’t just her height that makes this model striking. It’s also the fact that she looks almost exactly like her mother, but with features made finer by her father’s Baldwin genes.
7 Suri Cruise (Katie Holmes’ daughter)
She’s one of the most photographed children in the world, not only because she’s the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, but also due to the fact that she has displayed an amazing sense of style ever since she started walking. Suri Cruise is beautiful and it’s no wonder, with two great-looking parents. But it’s her mother that she resembles, with both women having long, flowing brown hair and almost the same facial features. New York Daily News says they share the same fashion sense too.
6 Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter)
It must be all kinds of difficult having a mother who’s an institution in Hollywood, being the most nominated actor in Academy Award history and having won the award three times. But all those accomplishments aside, Meryl Streep is simply a wife who’s been married to the same man for almost 40 years and a doting mother to four children, the second of who is Mamie Gummer, according to Streep’s Wikipedia page. When you look at the young Gummer, there’s no doubt as to who her mother is, as she is Streep’s carbon copy, as seen in Buzzfeed.
5 Eva Amurri Martino (Susan Sarandon’s daughter)
When she appeared as the younger version of her mother Susan Sarandon in the film That’s My Boy, it wasn’t hard to see why they were cast as the same person. Eva Amurri Martino doesn’t just share her mother’s DNA, she shares her looks as well. According to Sarandon’s profile on Hollywood.com, she had a relationship with Italian director Franco Amurri, who fathered her daughter. The young Amurri definitely looks like her mother, but her features are softer and more refined because of her Italian blood from her father’s side.
4 Violet Affleck (Jennifer Garner’s daughter)
Violet Affleck’s parents have been in the glare of the media spotlight as of late, what with their announcement that they were divorcing plus the added furor about her father allegedly having an affair with her nanny. But one thing’s for sure, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are prioritizing Violet and her two siblings amidst all this chaos. According to People, Violet was born in 2005, making her almost 10 years old and even at that young age, she bears a striking similarity to her beautiful mother, as seen in a side-by-side photo on Elle.
3 Michael Douglas (Kirk Douglas’ son)
He is just as famous and just as celebrated as his father in the field of acting. Kirk Douglas has been around for literally almost 100 years old and the 98-year-old actor has been in the business since the 1940s. His eldest son is none other than Michael Douglas, himself an actor and has probably even surpassed his father in terms of success, having bagged two Academy Awards in his Hollywood career. His resemblance to his father is uncanny, leaving no doubt of their shared gene pool.
2 Emilio Estevez (Martin Sheen’s son)
He may not be as active in show business or as much in the news today as his brother Charlie Sheen or his father Martin Sheen are, but back in his heyday, Emilio Estevez was one of the more popular actors of his generation. According to his Wikipedia page, Estevez rose to fame as part of the Brat Pack, a group of young actors who appeared in coming-of-age films back in the 1980s. Estevez bears a striking resemblance to his father, whose real name is Ramon Estevez.
1 Dylan Brosnan (Pierce Brosnan’s son)
He seems to look better and better as he ages and at 63 years old, it’s hard to believe that Pierce Brosnan is already a grandfather. Brosnan continues to do movies and in the premier of his latest film No Escape, the Irish-American actor attended the event with his three sons in tow, as reported by Entertainment Tonight. His second son Dylan Brosnan is a dead-ringer for his father and at 18 years old, he’s already banking on his good looks, having done some modeling for Saint Laurent.