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It's no surprise when children look like their parents, but these Hollywood mother-daughter duos look like complete copies of each other. You are probably familiar with most of these stars, but do you know what their kids look like? The resemblance of these mother-daughter pairs when they were the same age is so uncanny that you might have to do a double-take to tell them apart. So if you're ready to have a look at the strong genes these A-lister moms' passed down, keep scrolling.
Robin Wright and Dylan Frances Penn - 20s
Actress Robin Wright is basically a household name in Hollywood, most memorable for one of her most iconic roles as Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump and Claire Underwood in House of Cards. Robin welcomed daughter Dylan to the world with actor Sean Penn. However, her genes were clearly stronger because their daughter is a carbon copy of her mother. Now Dylan is in her early thirties and has taken a liking for modeling and acting just like her parents.
Dylan even had a few roles in films like the horror movie Condemned, Elvis & Nixon, and Flag Day, in which she co-starred with her father.
Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger - Early 30s
Jerry Hall was a world-renowned model before making her transition into acting with the films Urban Cowboy and Batman. She started dating Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger, and the couple had several children together, one being Georgia May Jagger. If you look at a photo of Jerry at the same age as Georgia, it's nearly impossible to believe that these two aren't twins. Georgia is known now for her modeling career and not just for her famous parents.
Now Georgia has moved on to fashion design and even helped design collections for Volcom and Mulberry. Being born to one of the most famous rock and roll icons must help a little.
Diana Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross - 40s
The Motown sensation Diana Ross rocked the music world with her hit songs as the lead singer of the group the Supremes. Not only was she an iconic musician of the 1960s, but she also achieved mainstream success as an actor over the next few decades. She married a music executive, Robert Ellis Silberstein, and they share three daughters, one of whom is Tracee Ellis Ross. Being the daughter of a Motown singer and acclaimed music business manager undoubtedly set her up for success.
Now Tracee Ellis Ross is a successful actress known for her roles in tv shows Girlfriends and Black-ish. You must wonder how someone can ever live up to Diana Ross, but Tracee has no issue carving her own successful path.
Natalie Wood and Natasha Gregson Wagner - 30s
Natalie Wood hit mainstream success in the 70s, starring in the hit musical movie West Side Story and earning three Oscar nominations. When she was thirty-two, she welcomed her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner. Who knew all those years later, at the same age, Natasha would go on to appear in several films, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and High Fidelity. Not only do they share looks, but they are both talented in their acting abilities.
Though it is clearly hard not to marvel at how alike these two look, if they were the same age and in the same room, they would easily be impossible to tell apart.
Meryl Streep and Grace Gummer - Late 20s
Meryl Streep is one of the most memorable actresses, and though her career has spanned over five decades, she actually didn't act on the big screen until she was almost in her thirties. Her acting range is out of this world, with films like Sophie's Choice, Mamma Mia! and Devil Wears Prada all on her resume. Her daughter Grace, now almost forty, replicates not only her looks but also her career choices.
Grace has acted on television and even on Broadway. Recently, Grace revealed that she is expecting a baby with record producer Mark Ronson, embarking on a new adventure.
Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley-Cook - 20s
Christie Brinkley, effortlessly gorgeous, gained lots of success as a model in the late 70s and early 80s. She gained notoriety for her Sports Illustrated covers and continued modeling, collecting over 500 magazine cover appearances. Though she's been married several times, including to Billy Joel, her marriage to Peter Halsey Cook resulted in her daughter Sailor. Now just like her mom, she is continuing the legacy and modeling for big magazines and even walked the runway at New York Fashion Week.
In a full-circle moment, Christie had the opportunity to appear in Sports Illustrated as a mother-daughter duo, along with Christie's other daughter, Alexa.
Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson - Early 30s
Melanie Griffith entered the entertainment world at just nine months old, appearing in advertisements. She went on to act in several movies like Working Girl, Paradise, and Shining Through. She had daughter Dakota Johnson with longtime partner, actor Don Johnson, and their daughter would also become an actress. Though she had many minor roles, she would go on to star in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise which ultimately skyrocketed her to success.
Dakota Johnson has become a household name and was recently cast as Madame Web in the new superhero film of the same name. This only proves that acting is in her blood!
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher - 20s
Here is a genuinely iconic mother-daughter duo. Debbie Reynolds was especially popular throughout the fifties to the eighties for her time on projects like Singin' in the Rain and Charlotte's Web. She even reached a younger generation when she appeared in the Halloweentown series. She gave birth to her daughter Carrie Fisher, who became famously associated with her character Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. However, both of their lives ended tragically.
Carrie suffered a medical emergency while on a flight which resulted in her sudden death. Debbie was rightfully devastated by her daughter's death and suffered from a stroke the very next day, ultimately passing away as well.
Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley - 40s
Lisa Marie is an only child that gets to call some iconic figures mom and dad. Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, welcomed Lisa into the world, and they probably never expected how much she would resemble her mother. Priscilla had a part in the long-running television series Dallas while Elvis toured as a music icon. Seeing her parent's careers, naturally, she pursued the music business.
Connected to her mother by looks, Lisa wanted to find a way to connect to her father after his passing. So she recorded songs that include duets with Elvis using tracks he had released before he died.
Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe - Age 23
One of the world's highest-paid actresses, Reese Witherspoon, has dominated screens for decades. With movies like Legally Blonde and Walk the Line under her belt, she has remained a top name in Hollywood. She had a daughter, Ava Elizabeth, with fellow actor Ryan Phillippe. The popular actress and her daughter, now in her early twenties, take twinning to another level. Ava looks exactly like Reese from the past, and it's spooky.
Not only is Ava a copy of her mom, but of course, she wants to pursue a career in the entertainment world. She is officially a model; she made her debut when she starred in a lookbook for the big fashion house Rodarte.
Diane Ladd and Laura Dern - 40s
Diane Ladd is a renowned actress that has been in over 120 TV and movie roles, collecting more and more awards as the years went on. She starred in films like Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Chinatown, and Wild at Heart. The talent runs deep in the family because even her daughter Laura Dern has become an acclaimed actress and director with credits like Mask, Blue Velvet, and Little Women.
It's hard not to marvel at how these two lookalikes have graced the entertainment industry, and their performances will continue to be timeless.
Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri - 30s
The legendary actress Susan Sarandon has plenty of accolades under her belt. She starred in the cult classics The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Atlantic City, and Dead Man Walking, and acting was evidently her passion; similarly, her daughter, Eva Amurri, followed right along. Eva already had thirty-three acting credits to her name by the time she turned thirty-one. However, now she mainly updates her popular lifestyle blog and spends less time acting.
There is no doubt that Eva is her mom’s look-alike. Although one question still lingers, is their gorgeous hair color real, and how can someone replicate it?
Vanessa Williams and Jillian Hervey - Early 30s
The former 1984 Miss America, Vanessa Williams, made headlines when she was crowned, taking the stage as the first African-American woman to do so. Being a woman of many talents, she had a successful career as a singer, actress, and even a fashion designer! Jillian Hervey's daughter must've been inspired by her mother because she followed her into the entertainment industry. If their looks weren't enough to peg them as related, then their talents are!
Jillian Hervey is a singer and member of the group Lion Babe, an R&B duo, and is well on her way to carving a name for herself in the music world.
Minnie Riperton and Maya Rudolph - 30s
Minnie Riperton is an iconic singer-songwriter for her whistle register and hit 1975 single "Lovin' You." She sang backing vocals for famous artists like Etta James and Chuck Berry. She married a music producer, and together they brought Maya Rudolph into the world. Maya grew to be a hilarious actress with never-ending movie credits. She appeared in movies like 50 First Dates, Grown Ups, and Bridesmaids and is a reoccurring cast member on Saturday Night Live.
Maya resembles her mother in many ways; from their cheekbones, noses, and endless talents, the gene-pool game is stronger than ever.
Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz- 30s
The effortlessly cool Lisa Bonet skyrocketed to fame when she appeared on the popular Cosby Show. She also became involved in a high-profile relationship with Lenny Kravitz, the singer-songwriter. Between her parents' charm, talents, and good looks, Zoë Kravitz was destined for fame. Now she is an instantly recognizable face in the entertainment world. She has flourished in roles in movies and tv series like High Fidelity, Catwoman, and Big Little Lies.
Now Zoë Kravitz serves as a fashion icon and has garnered a huge social media following. She continues to act and even models and directs.
Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow - 50s
The experienced actress, Blythe Danner, knows her way around Hollywood. She has acted in dozens of roles on screen and onstage since the seventies like Butterflies Are Free, Will & Grace, Meet the Parents, and The X-Files. She was involved with director and producer Bruce Weigert Paltrow, and they had two kids, including Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth has made a name for herself separate from her mother but has been heavily criticized in recent years.
She has appeared in films such as Shakespeare in Love and Iron Man but is most recently known for her lifestyle company Goop. Though people don't fully support it, claiming it promotes pseudoscience.
Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp - Age 20
Vanessa Paradis was popular at just fourteen years old when her song "Joe le taxi" became popular. She continued to garner success in France as a musician, actress, and fashion model. She began dating iconic actor Johnny Depp in the late nineties, and they had two kids together. Their daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, grew to look just like her mother. Now Lily is in her twenties and becoming a famous actress and model just like her parents.
Lily acts in French and English films, most recently in Les Fauves, The King, Crisis, and Wolf. She secretly dated Call Me by Your Name star Timothée Chalamet, but they allegedly broke up after a year together.
Glenn Close and Annie Starke - 30s
The versatile actress Glenn Close has collected numerous awards and nominations for her acting performances over the years. From The World According to Garp, Fatal Attraction, and even played the infamous villain Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians. But really made her debut in her mid-thirties. Just like her mother, Annie Starke also got her big break by the time she entered her thirties. In just the past few years, she appeared in the hot show Ratched.
From their blonde locks to their passion for acting and even the time in their lives their careers took off, this mother and daughter are definitely connected.
Demi Moore and Rumer Willis - 30s
The inspiring actress and pioneer for equal salaries for women in Hollywood, Demi Moore, has built a name for herself for years. She was recognized for her roles in movies such as Indecent Proposal, Striptease, and G.I. Jane. However, after a few unsuccessful films, she experienced a downfall in her career and decided to lay low for a while. She had children with actor Bruce Willis, and their daughter Rumer Willis has an uncanny resemblance to her mom.
Rumer Willis wanted an acting career for herself and appeared in movies such as Hostage, The House Bunny, Sorority Row, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Angelina Jolie and Shiloh Jolie Pitt - Age 15
Angelina Jolie is an actress, humanitarian and was even named Hollywood's highest-paid actress multiple times. She impressed audiences globally and solidified her place in Hollywood with her roles in films like Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Changeling. She has six children with ex-husband Brad Pitt, of which three were adopted from orphanages in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. Angelina and Brad's first biological child is Shiloh Pitt, who is now sixteen.
Shiloh happens to be the spitting image of her mom in her youth. Side-by-side photos make it almost impossible to tell the difference between the two.
Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson - 40s
People say like mother, like daughter for a reason, and it's evident in these two. Their looks and careers are incredibly similar. Goldie Hawn rose to fame in the 1970s, but her career spawned over decades. Some of the films and shows she starred in were Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Private Benjamin, and The First Wives Club. Her daughter Kate Hudson would go on to make a successful acting career for herself as well.
Kate was an icon of romantic comedies, shining in films like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and You, Me and Dupree. Both women are praised for their charm on and off the screen.
Phylicia Rashad and Condola Rashad - Late 30s
It's never too late to chase your dreams. Phylicia Rashad's career really took off when she landed the role of Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, and she was already in her mid-30s. Following in her mom's footsteps, Condola Rashad also decided to pursue acting. Though she is best known for her work on stage in The Trip to Bountiful, A Doll's House, and especially for her performance in the off-Broadway play Ruined.
Lately, she's been appearing in more roles on the big screen, such as Money Monster and Come Sunday. Entertainment seems to be the only passion in their family!
Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis - 20s
These two are practically mirror images of each other! It also seems Jamie Lee Curtis surpassed her mother, Janet Leigh, in fame and acting accolades. Janet began working formally when she was eighteen and starred in classics like Little Women, Psycho, and Bye Bye Birdie. However, Jamie also awed audiences with her performances in Halloween, Perfect, and Freaky Friday. It goes without saying that these two ladies have earned their rightful places on the big screen.
Though they were born around three decades apart, these leading ladies were both extremely gifted. Whether it was pure DNA or acquired skills, they knew how to make an impact in Hollywood.
Madonna and Lourdes Leon - 20s
Madonna is a singer and songwriter, also known as the "Queen of Pop." Her work has been seen as iconic and controversial because it frequently incorporates religious, political, and sexual themes. However, she is still considered the best-selling female recording artist. Her daughter Lourdes Leon, now twenty-six, has been in the limelight and socialized with Hollywood's biggest A-listers her whole life, so it's no surprise that she has also garnered success.
Lourdes Leon got her start as a fashionista by launching her own fashion line called Material Girl. Now she also spends her time modeling and making music.
Linda McCartney and Stella McCartney - Early 30s
The talented photographer and musician Linda McCartney brought a beautiful girl to this world that would grow to be the spitting image of her. Though before motherhood, she was the keyboardist in the band Wings, along with her husband, Paul McCartney. Paul was a former Beatles member, so undoubtedly, people highly sought after their music. The two were married for almost three decades and, in that time, had many children, including Stella.
You would imagine that today Stella is mainly known for her iconic parents, but surprisingly not. She has made a name for herself as a very famous fashion designer and runs a successful fashion company.
Peggy Lipton and Rashida Jones - 40s
Many didn't know these two were a mother-and-daughter duo. But after you see a few pictures, the resemblance starts to reveal itself. Peggy was a model and actress famous for her time on The Mod Squad. However, when she met and married Quincy Jones, the legendary musician and record producer, she stopped acting for the next fifteen years. They parented Rashida, and with those genes, she was bound to be talented.
Rashida became successful on her own acting accords, known for her comedic roles on The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Our Idiot Brother. And there is no doubt beauty also runs in the family.
Lea Thompson and Zoey Deutch - Late 20s
Lea Thompson had her big break in Hollywood in her early twenties, starring in movies like Back to the Future and Howard the Duck. She met her husband, director Howard Deutch, while on set for the film Some Kind of Wonderful. They had a beautiful daughter Zoey who was bound to be no stranger to the entertainment world. Of course, now Zoey is starring in high-profile roles like The Politician and Netflix's Set It Up.
Lea Thompson, pictured here, is only twenty-five years old, and her daughter appears strikingly similar by the looks of it. Zoey is following right in her footsteps from the stunning facial features to the acting.
Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber - Early 20s
The gorgeous supermodel Cindy Crawford undoubtedly left her mark on the 90s. Her face frequented magazine covers, and she walked endless runways. She was ready to leave modeling behind and try something new, motherhood. That's when she had two children, one boy and a daughter, Kaia. Who could've known she would have a Cindy Crawford mini-me? Kaia is identical to her mother and even joined the world of modeling, which should come as no surprise.
This is one lucky family full of supermodels. Kaia is barely twenty-one and has already walked for fashion houses like Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Prada, and Chanel.
Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain - Age 30
Queen of the grunge scene, Courtney Love, once dominated the tabloids. She was a lead singer and guitarist for an alternative rock band before getting into a highly publicized relationship with Nirvana's lead singer, Kurt Cobain. The media followed their relationship closely, and when she became pregnant, the world was in awe. Considering the couple's substance abuse, their choice to become parents was a shock. Nevertheless, they welcomed a little girl, Frances Bean Cobain.
Apparently, for a while, Frances and her mother were estranged, but now they have a decent relationship. Today, Frances mostly spends her time creating artwork.
Andie MacDowell and Rainey Qualley - Early 30s
These beautiful brunettes are actually not sisters. Andie MacDowell, known for some of her most significant roles in St. Elmo's Fire and Four Weddings and a Funeral, is a mother to two daughters. Both of her daughters have joined her by pursuing an acting career. Even Rainey Qualley was previously named Miss Golden Globe in 2012. So clearly, this famous mom didn't just pass down her gorgeous looks but her talents too.
It's either downright freaky or fabulous how alike they are! Either way, Hollywood is blessed with their onscreen performances, including Rainey's segway into music.
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter - Age 10
Beyoncé was only ten years old when she was in a group called Girl's Tyme, which later became Destiny's Child. She soon became one of the most-known female musicians worldwide, with a distinctive and soulful voice. Her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, is now ten years old and clearly already as talented as her mother. She was featured on her mom's song, "Brown Skin Girl," which won her a Grammy Award.
Being born to some of the most famous musicians could seem intimidating, but Blue Ivy is on her way to becoming a sensation just like her parents.
Leslie Mann and Maude Apatow - 20s
The comic actress Leslie Mann has starred in many hilarious films like Knocked Up, 17 Again, and This Is 40. Judd Apatow is a comedian and also happens to be the director of many of the movies Leslie starred in. Their Hollywood romance quickly turned into vows and children, resulting in Leslie's daughter being born, Maude. Maude is now twenty-four years old and well on her way to building an impressive acting resume.
Though Maude played Leslie's daughter on screen in several films, now she is best known for her role in the HBO drama series Euphoria alongside other prominent actresses like Zendaya.
Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade Giannulli - 20s
Establishing herself in Hollywood at the young age of eighteen, Lori Loughlin was a dynamite. Though her role in Full House was most iconic, she also starred in shows like The Edge of Night and Summerland. When she wasn't acting on television, she was raising her children; one child, in particular, Olivia Jade Giannulli, is her absolute twin. If you didn't know any better, you would think there was a warp in time, and a younger Lori appeared.
Just because they appear gorgeous and innocent doesn't mean they can't get up to no good. Lori and her husband were arrested for fraud and bribery for measling her daughters' way into college.
Candace Cameron Bure and Natasha Bure - Mid 20s
The 90s icon Candace Cameron Bure is best known for her time on the hit tv series Full House. She appeared on Dancing with the Stars and has acted in over two dozen Hallmark Channel movies. Her mini-me goes by the name Natasha and began releasing music and making videos on YouTube. She's openly spoken about being frustrated with people's assumptions that coming from a famous family means roles will be handed to her.
Apparently, it is tough for Natasha to land acting roles, but she wants to pursue acting regardless, recently securing a spot in the movie, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Carys Douglas - Age 20
Catherine Zeta-Jones became known for her performances in films like The Mask of Zorro, Entrapment, and Chicago. The entertainment industry began to notice her in the 90s and 2000s, and the acting gigs were overflowing. She met a fellow successful actor, Michael Douglas, and despite their age difference of over two decades, they hit it off. Soon they got married and had two kids, one being their daughter, Carys Douglas.
Carys is only nineteen but is already a successful model, starring in a Fendi campaign and on the cover of Vanity Fair Spain's September 2019 issue alongside her mom.