We all have those friends who claim their kids look exactly like them or are absolutely positive they themselves look just like one of their parents, but let's be honest, most of the time there's just a vague resemblance, and we all just nod our heads and agree with them for the sake of being nice. But one thing that we've noticed is how often celebrity kids actually really do end of looking like one of their parents. That's not to say it always happens, but we're starting to think there might be some kind of correlation between being ridiculously good looking and talented and passing on these strong genes along to future generations.
These 20 celebrities pictured below have all been chosen for their striking resemblance to one of their parents. Often, as you'll see, they are scarily identical, and it's basically like looking at a the same person, just separated by time. These celebs who look like their parents have definitely lucked out when it comes to the gene pool, and a lot of these are so shockingly similar that you'll have to see them to believe them!
20 Kaia Gerber Is A Mini-Me Model of Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford was one of the most famous supermodels in the world, and her beauty made her a global name in both modelling and acting. Long before Cara Delevingne was even born, Cindy was the queen of fierce eyebrows, and made a name for herself thanks to her striking features. Her daughter Kaia Gerber is following in her mother’s footsteps, and has taken the modelling world by storm in her own right. Advised by her mother to never pluck her eyebrows, Kaia bears an uncanny resemblance to her mom and the two are almost identical in every way. Thanks to her mother’s stunning genes, Kaia is going from strength to strength in her modelling career and has even managed to land her first ever solo cover for Vogue Paris.
19 Rumour Has It Rumer Willis Looks Just Like Demi Moore
Rumer Willis is lucky enough to have two superstar parents, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, and her facial traits are a good blend of both her celeb mom and dad. However, looking at this picture, it definitely seems like Rumer is taking after her mom, and they look almost exactly identical here. Rumer has followed in both her parents footsteps, in that she’s also an actress, although currently not as big as either Bruce or Demi. But that will surely come with time. She’s proven that she’s a credible actress in her own way and there’s no doubt that she’ll be forging ahead with new and exciting acting projects in the years to come. One thing’s for sure, if any director is looking to make a movie about either Bruce or Demi, they’ll be in safe hands having Rumer play either of those parts.
18 Miley and Tish Cyrus Are Two Peas In A Pod
It’s a well known fact that Miley is the daughter of famous country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, but what you may not have realised is how much the former Disney star looks like her mother Tish. Although Tish Cyrus may not have the fame that her husband Billy Ray has, she is known for being an actress and producer, known for LOL, The Last Song, and So Undercover. Miley definitely takes after her mom when it comes to her looks, and many of the singer’s facial features, like her cheeks and her eyes, are pretty much identical to Tish’s. Miley has a close relationship with her mother, and it’s been said that it’s thanks to her parents that Miley’s relationship with Liam Hemsworth was saved. After being married to Billy Ray for twenty-five years, it looks like Tish is passing on more than just good looks to her daughter by helping her with her relationship values too.
17 Kris and Kendall Jenner Are Carbon Copies Of Each Other
Aside from being known for ruling reality TV, the Kardashian-Jenner family is also known for their insanely gorgeous looks. And, while healthy eating, hard workouts, and great makeup might have a lot to do with their beauty, the fact that they have gorgeous genes certainly comes into the mix as well. There’s no denying that Kris Jenner is a very attractive lady, and her daughters have certainly taken after her, especially Kendall. Looking at this picture, the resemblance between Kris and Kendall is definitely striking, and it’s not hard to see the many similarities between their two faces. We knew that the family had a very close bond with one another, but it’s clear that their tight-knit relationship extends beyond just the way they act towards one another.
16 Yolanda and Gigi Hadid Share More Than Just Their Love Of Modelling
Gigi Hadid is one of the most gorgeous women around and her career as a supermodel has launched her into the public’s consciousness in a huge way. But when it comes to any gorgeous person, it makes us wonder: were their parents just as stunning? In this instance, the answer is definitely yes. Gigi’s mom is Yolanda Hadid, a former model and star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Looking at the mother-daughter pair side by side, it’s clear that Gigi got her great looks from her mom, and it’s unsurprising that she decided to follow the modelling path in life, just as her mother had. Yolanda is currently hosting a new show called Making a Model which follows six aspiring models and their mothers. Both Gigi and Bella, her two daughters, will also make appearances on the show, and we’ll get to see the stunning young models alongside their gorgeous mentor-mother.
15 Vanessa Paradis and Lily Rose Depp Make The Perfect Mother-Daughter Pair
When you’re the daughter of two hugely famous people, the odds are, you’re going to end up being a celeb too. And Lily Rose Depp, the child of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, has done just that by becoming a successful, budding model. Lily Rose is a gorgeous mix of both her parents, but it’s clear when looking at a picture of her with her mother Vanessa that she takes after her mom in a big way. Once again, this is a classic case of a daughter of a model following in her mother’s footsteps, and Lily has been gaining traction in her modelling career. It’s much thanks to her great genes that she’s been able to forge her way in the modelling world, and we’re certain her mother sees herself in her young daughter, and is very proud of her indeed.
14 Mamie Gummer Has Made Mother Meryl Proud
Mamie Gummer looks so startling like her mother Meryl Streep, that it’s hard not to compare them. It’s safe to say that Meryl is probably one of the most famous actresses of all time, and her collection of awards and nominations is a testament to her talent and skills as an actor. Her daughter Mamie is also an actress, and aside from appearing in movies alongside her famous mother, she has also starred and performed in a wide variety of films and TV shows separate from her mom’s career. We bet it’s difficult for Mamie to be seen as a separate entity from her mother, especially since Meryl is such a widely-respected actress, and she’s likely to feel like she’s always in her mom’s shadow. However, it’s hard not to associate one with the other and draw comparisons, especially when they look so strikingly alike.
13 Reese Witherspoon and Ava Could Definitely Be Twins
It’s almost scary how much Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Phillippe look like each other, as the mother-daughter duo could definitely pass for twins if you didn’t know Ava was Reese’s daughter. Reese is very fortunate to look so young for a mom with an 18-year-old daughter, and the resemblance between the two is uncanny. Ava looks just like a mini-me version of her mom, and it’s clear whose traits she took after while growing up. Ava recently attended one of the social calendar's highlights of the year, the Bal des Debutantes in Paris, and dazzled the crowds in a gold gown while also looking like the spitting image of her famous mother. The apple definitely doesn’t fall from the tree with this mother-daughter pair, and we can’t wait to see the amazing things Ava goes on to do in the future.
12 The Good, The Bad, And The Very Good Looking, Scott Eastwood Looks Just Like His Dad
Yet another child to follow in their famous father’s footsteps is Scott Eastwood, who decided to pursue acting just like his father Clint Eastwood. Although Clint is known these days for his conservative views and his curmudgeonly facade, the rough and tough actor was once known for his rugged good looks and his swoon-worthy swagger. It seems like Clint’s son Scott has inherited more than just his father’s acting bug though, as the young Eastwood looks exactly like a younger version of his dad. Scott has made a name for himself in the acting world, featuring in films including Suicide Squad, The Longest Ride, and The Fate of the Furious and it seems like talent as well as handsomeness is something that is easily passed down from Eastwood to Eastwood.
11 Kate Hudson Could Be A Goldie Hawn Look-Alike
It’s hard to find a sweeter, more fun mother-daughter duo than Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, and they’re often photographed together looking like they’re best friends having the best times out with one another. This kind of mother-daughter relationship is so endearing to see, especially in Hollywood where so many awful stories about family relationships going wrong are commonplace. Despite Goldie Hawn having aged considerably since her golden days as a movie starlet, the resemblance between her and her daughter are still very visible. Kate and Goldie share that same brilliant smile, and their eyes and bone structure are pretty much exactly the same. It’s great to see Kate following in her mother’s acting footsteps, and exuding that same sense of warmth and comedy that her mother was so famous for.
10 Tracee Ellis Ross and Diana Ross Are Mother And Daughter Soul Sisters
Tracee Ellis Ross looks so much like her mother, famous singer Diana Ross, that it’s safe to assume that she’ll no doubt play her mom in an eventual biopic of her life. We’d definitely go watch that movie! And we have full confidence that Tracee would kill it at being her mom, as the young Ross is not only a hugely accomplished actress, but she’s also clearly the spitting image of her mom too. Tracee is just another enviable example of a celebrity kid who’s grown up to be not only beautiful, but also immensely talented in her own right. It does make us wonder whether or not our own lives would be insanely different if only we came from such a talented family. In any event, Tracee has certainly done her mother proud, and she continues to be an inspirational figure, just as her mother was, for women everywhere.
9 Georgia May Jagger Is Her Dad’s Female Doppleganger
There are few bands more renown or more influential than The Rolling Stones, and few rock stars who are as famous as Mick Jagger. From his iconic dance moves to his signature pout, Mick Jagger is one of the most recognisable people on earth. It’s hard to imagine anyone looking like this famous rocker, but his daughter Georgia May proves that striking traits do indeed get passed down in the family. Georgia is an established model, whose striking good-looks have made her the face of Rimmel's “London Look” campaign, and her gorgeously plump lips are almost an exact replica of her father’s famous chops. With her mother Jerry Hall who was a former model and her famous rockstar father who was known for his dashing good looks, it’s no wonder Georgia is the model we all wish we could be.
8 Zoë Kravitz and Lisa Bonet Are One And The Same
Let’s be honest here, Zoë Kravitz inherited some of the best genes in the business. Between her rockstar father Lenny Kravitz, and her gorgeous, bohemian actress-singer mother Lisa Bonet, Zoë’s beauty cannot be denied. It’s crazy how much 29-year-old Zoë looks like her 50-year-old mother, but honestly they could pass for twins if you didn’t know they were mother and daughter. The pair have been papped out and about shopping together and were featured together in a Calvin Klein ad campaign, and any time you see them as a pair, you’d swear they were just best friends hanging out together. Thank goodness we have empowering women like these two who not only demonstrate a great family relationship, but who also clearly support each other in their work and ambitions. If there was ever an enviable mother and daughter pair, it’s definitely Zoë and Lisa!
7 Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri Are Perfectly Identical
There’s no denying that Susan Sarandon and her daughter Eva Amurri bear a striking resemblance to one another. While Susan Sarandon is still one of the most notable actresses in Hollywood, her daughter Eva has managed to make a name for herself in the acting world too. Even though she has struck out on her own, however, and found plenty of acting jobs, Eva will always conjure up pictures of her mother in people’s minds, and she certainly can’t escape the fact that she looks like her famous mom. Susan Sarandon gave birth to Eva back in 1985 when she was dating director Franco Amurri, but it’s safe to say that Eva definitely took after her mom in the gene department. There’s no stopping these two fiery redheads, and together there’s no doubting they’re a force of nature.
6 Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight Are Scarily Similar
It’s no secret that Angelina Jolie and her famous actor father Jon Voight have had a rocky relationship for many years, and the two haven’t exactly had the best track record for showing much love and affection to one another. Despite their differences however, one thing they do have in common is their looks. When looking at a photo of Angelina with a slightly younger photo of her father, the similarities between the two of them are uncanny. There’s no mistaking that these two are related, and we wonder if Angelina ever resented the fact that she looks so much like her dad with whom she doesn’t get along. Whether or not this is the case, the actress sure shouldn’t have too many complaints about inheriting her father’s looks, as for many years she was considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world.
5 Amber Le Bon Could Be Yasmin Le Bon's Clone
Yasmin Le Bon isn’t just any run of the mill British model - she was one of the highest earning models in the entire country back in the 1980s, and her daughter Amber, who looks exactly like her mother, is clearly continuing the modelling tradition in fine form. When you see modelling pictures of this mother and daughter duo put side by side, it almost looks like photos of the same immortal person who refuses to age despite the years having flown by. Yasmin’s ability to look ageless and beautiful despite being 53-years-old is definitely some kind of superpower, and it’s no wonder she’s what we would call a “supermodel.” We don’t know how she’s doing it, but we’d definitely like to know her secret to eternal youth!
4 Dakota Johnson is 50 Shades of Melanie Griffith
Most famously known for her role in 80s movie Working Girl, Melanie Griffith was always considered to be a beautiful, talented actress. And it seems like talent and good looks definitely run in the family, as her 50 Shades of Grey-famous daughter Dakota Johnson looks very much like her mother. Stunning looks and great acting seem to run deep in the family though, as Dakota’s grandmother and Melanie’s mother is Tippi Hedren, best known for her infamous role in Alfred Hitchcock’s horror film The Birds. Dakota’s definitely part of Hollywood royalty, that’s for sure! Dakota Johnson is absolutely a young actress on the rise, and despite her rather racy debut into big Hollywood movies, there’s no doubt that her mother and grandmother are completely supportive of her budding career.
3 Maya Rudolph Is The Spitting Image of Minnie Riperton
Maya Rudolph is best known for being a hilarious comedian, with her most prominent roles being on SNL and starring in Bridesmaids. Maya comes from a talent-filled background however, her mother having been famous singer Minnie Riperton who sang the iconic 1975 song “Loving You.” The song was actually written about Maya, and was originally composed to sing to her as a lullaby. Sadly Minnie Riperton passed away in 1979, but her legacy lives on through her work and through her daughter Maya who looks almost exactly like her. Maya Rudolph is obviously best known for her acting, but she’s also a talented singer and clearly takes after her mother in that regard also. Maya has given birth to four children of her own, so time will tell if her kids go on in hers or Minnie’s footsteps.
2 Rafferty Law Looks Just Like His Father Jude
Everyone is aware of Jude Law, the talented lothario actor with the devilishly good looks. But Jude better watch out, as his son Rafferty is soon becoming the ultimate heartthrob of the family. Rafferty, who’s 21-years-old, has been making a name for himself in the modelling world, and it’s no wonder as he looks almost identical to his handsome dad. Aside from taking the modelling world by storm, Rafferty is also a musician and one of the founders of Something to Hate On, a creative collective which he plans on turning into an independent record label. With such a talented father, it’s no wonder Rafferty is on his own path to success, and we’re likely to see him making waves in music and fashion increasingly more as he gets his footing as a celeb in his own right.
1 Colin Hanks Could Definitely Pass For His Dad Tom
Another father-son duo that looks scarily like one another is Tom Hanks and his son Colin. Following in his father’s footsteps and choosing a career in film, Colin Hanks is best known for his roles in TV series Fargo, Dexter, and a whole host of other TV series and films. It must be hard for Colin to try to live up to his ultra-famous father, especially since if you put their photos side by side, you’d hardly be able to tell one from the other. According to Colin however, whenever he sees his dad, he tries to keep shop talk to a minimum, and they don’t really compare projects with one another. We reckon that’s a wise choice as, let’s be honest, nobody would want to compare career score cards with Tom Hanks, would they?
SOURCES: DailyMail.co.uk, TheTelegraph.co.uk, Inquirer.net, BusinessInsider.com, ETOnline.com