Sometimes, the apple falls close to the tree. And these 40 celebrity kids look exactly like their parents did at roughly the same age. That means they’ve got a lifetime of good looks ahead of them, too. Well, it’s alright for some! Check out these side-by-side photos and remind yourself that no, you’re not seeing double.
40. Robin Wright (28) and Dylan Frances Penn (28)
Robin Wright had a daughter with Sean Penn back in the day, and her name is Dylan Penn. She’s followed her parents into acting, so you might have already seen her in movies. The star was in 2016’s Elvis and Nixon for one thing. And if you did see her, you probably thought for just a second, “Wait, is that Robin Wright?”
39. Lori Loughlin (16) and Olivia Jade Giannulli (15)
Actress Lori Loughlin in her teens bears a very strong resemblance to her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli at almost the same age. Alas, this lookalike pair ended up being embroiled in the same controversy. In March 2019 as Olivia Jade was starting at the University of Southern California, it transpired that her parents had bribed officials to let her in. As a result, Loughlin ended up being sentenced to two months in prison.
38. Meryl Streep (30s) and Mamie Gummer (30s)
Meryl Streep – a woman considered one of the greatest performers of her generation – has a lookalike daughter called Mamie Gummer. Unsurprisingly, the latter played Meryl’s kid in the 2015 movie Ricki and the Flash. And Gummer has proudly said that she resembles her mother in beliefs as well as looks.
37. Jude Law (20s) and Rafferty Law (20s)
If you didn’t know, Rafferty Law is the son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost. He’s also the spitting image of his dad, which the media has very much noticed. Since becoming a teenager, he’s been a model, an actor and a musician. And most likely we will be seeing much more of him in years to come.
36. Demi Moore (19) and Rumer Willis (19)
Demi Moore has three daughters with the equally famous Bruce Willis, but the one who looks most like her is Rumer. Just take a look, that beautiful black hair is exactly the same! The latter and her mom have had some ups and downs over the years, but these days their relationship seems stronger than ever.
35. Jayne Mansfield (20s) and Mariska Hargitay (20s)
Unfortunately, the story of Jayne Mansfield is a very sad one. The actress was sadly killed in a 1967 car accident at the age of just 34. But Jayne’s legacy lives on in her actress daughter Mariska Hargitay. In 2018 the latter told People magazine, “Someone once said about [remembering] my mother, ‘All you have to do is look in the mirror.’ She’s with me still.”
34. Morgan Freeman (52) and Alfonso Freeman (51)
Morgan Freeman’s son Alfonso looks so much like him that filmmakers have taken advantage of this. Remember the mugshot of young Red in The Shawshank Redemption? That’s actually Alfonso! Not only that, but the younger Freeman has appeared in parodies of his dad’s work as well – such as the Robot Chicken version of March of the Penguins.
33. Kim Basinger (20s) and Ireland Baldwin (20s)
These pics of Kim Basinger and Ireland Baldwin at the same age serve well to highlight what a great career the latter has in front of her. Every day the young model seems to grow more into her mother’s famous good looks. And having Alec Baldwin as her father shouldn’t dent her prospects in Hollywood either.
32. Arnold Schwarzenegger (20s) and Joseph Baena (20s)
A big scandal hit the Schwarzenegger household in 2011. It transpired that the actor had fathered a child named Joseph with his housekeeper Mildred Baena who he had kept secret. The fallout was swift, and Arnold’s wife subsequently divorced him. But the question remains… surely he couldn’t have possibly thought it would remain a secret for long, since Joseph looks just like him.
31. Prince William (two) and Prince George (one)
Royal genes are strong, and the royal family leans into the resemblance between kids and their parents. These pics show William and George at a close age and doing a similar thing. The former is visiting his newborn brother in hospital, and George is being taken to his baby sister’s christening. So of course, they had to be wearing almost identical red-and-white outfits.
30. Christie Brinkley (23) and Sailor Brinkley-Cook (22)
Sailor Brinkley-Cook is the daughter of supermodel Christie Brinkley, and she’s using the family resemblance to her full advantage. In August 2020 the latter posted some summer shots on Instagram, and she wore a swimsuit very similar to one her mother posed in back in 1977. And as you might imagine, fans of both women went nuts.
29. Courtney Love (20s) and Frances Bean (20s)
Mother-daughter duo Courtney Love and Frances Bean aren’t only alike in looks, but in fashion sense as well. Yes, both of them frequently rock the gothic aesthetic. Though their relationship has been a complicated one. Since both are obviously connected via Frances’ father, the late Kurt Cobain, tragedy looms large in their lives.
28. Yolanda Hadid (22) and Gigi Hadid (20)
No doubt you’ve heard of the model Gigi Hadid, but did you know where she got her good looks from? She inherited them from her mother: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid. And these two snaps of both women in their heyday spells some very good news for Gigi’s own baby daughter.
27. Will Smith (19) and Willow Smith (18)
Willow Smith is actually named after her famous father Will Smith, just as her brother Jaden got the masculine version of their mother Jada’s name. And this turned out to be a pretty good decision – since Willow grew up looking just like her father. It appears that she’s also inherited his talents in music, too.
26. Vanessa Paradis (20s) and Lily-Rose Depp (20s)
Lily-Rose Depp was set from the start. Not only is her father the world-famous Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp, her mother is the beautiful Vanessa Paradis. If these photographs of them at the same age are anything to go by, Lily-Rose has a great career in modeling ahead of her. In fact, she’s already started.
25. Phylicia Rashād (20s) and Condola Rashād (20s)
Phylicia Rashād played Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show, and the star has an adult daughter who looks identical to how she once did. They also have a lot in common. Condola Rashād is an actress, too – you know her from the show Billions – and she has a middle name which matches her mother’s first, as well. It’s Phylea.
24. Susan Sarandon (30s) and Eva Amurri Martino (30s)
Did you know that Susan Sarandon’s lookalike daughter is also an actress? In fact, Eva Amurri Martino credits her mother with assisting in her own Hollywood career. In 2019 she told the Yahoo! Finance website, “I think [my mother] really unapologetically… went after what she needed to be fulfilled. So it was nice to just have that example.”
23. Lisa Bonet (20s) and Zoe Kravitz (20s)
Actress Zoe Kravitz looks a lot like her mother Lisa Bonet did when she was young. But the two women actually still look very alike – despite Lisa obviously being older now. In February 2016 Hello! magazine noted, “The pair may be eligible for the most convincing mother-daughter lookalikes in Hollywood.”
22. Minnie Riperton (20s) and Maya Rudolph (20s)
These photos of Minnie Riperton and Maya Rudolph were taken in 1977 and 2002 respectively. As you can see, they look more like sisters than mother and daughter. Sadly, Minnie died of breast cancer at the age of 31, and thus she didn’t see a lot of her daughter’s success. Maya now works with breast cancer charities to raise awareness and support.
21. Candace Cameron Bure (16) and Natasha Bure (15)
These pics show child star 16-year-old Candace Cameron Bure and her daughter Natasha at 15. There’s a pretty strong family resemblance, right? Now, the latter is starting out as an actress, too. In 2019 Natasha said of her mother, “She knows that I definitely want to be my own person. But I am the type of person who always asks her because I do want her advice…”
20. Stellan Skarsgård (40s) and Alexander Skarsgård (40s)
Stellan Skarsgård is the patriarch of a massive acting family. There’s actually eight kids in all – although not all of them followed their dad into the entertainment business. Though out of them all, the one who looks the most like a younger Stellan is the oldest son: Big Little Lies star Alexander.
19. Diana Ross (29) and Tracee Ellis Ross (29)
Tracee Ellis Ross – the daughter of megastar Diana Ross – was cast to play a Diana-like singing sensation in the 2020 film The High Note. She told USA Today that year, “I just wanted to make sure [my character’s] hair didn’t look like we were consciously trying to make me look like my mom because we weren’t.” Yet there’s no denying Tracee looks a lot like her mother.
18. Donald Sutherland (33) and Kiefer Sutherland (31)
Many people nowadays will know Donald Sutherland as the elderly, evil President Snow from The Hunger Games. But look at a picture of him from his younger days and he looks like… well, his son, Kiefer Sutherland. The two have actually been in three movies together – including one where they played parent and child.
17. Blythe Danner (30s) and Gwyneth Paltrow (30s)
Gwyneth Paltrow’s father was the director and producer Bruce Paltrow. But she inherited her good looks and blonde hair from her mother: actress Blythe Danner. And these photographs of them at the same age prove that beyond reproach. Those great genes also seem to have been passed down to Gwyneth’s daughter Apple, too.
16. Bob Marley (30s) and Ziggy Marley (30s)
Bob Marley has passed away now, but his musical legacy lives on through his son David “Ziggy” Marley. He also happens to look just like his late father. In a 2020 interview with Rolling Stone magazine the younger man remembered that through watching his father he’d learned a number of things. These included “rehearsal, discipline, a work ethic and a standard of music.”
15. Elvis Presley (30s) and Lisa Marie Presley (30s)
Naturally, Lisa Marie Presley was never going to have a normal life. She was Elvis Presley’s only child, and cameras were on her from the moment she was born. As Lisa grew older, she moved away from the bright lights of Hollywood and tried to live quietly. But just by looking at her you’d suspect whose daughter she was.
14. Damon Wayans Snr. (36) and Damon Wayans Jr. (35)
Not only do Damon Wayans Snr. and Jr. share the same name, they also happen to share a face. The latter looks just like his dad in his younger days, but even in the modern day they look incredibly alike. And the two actors are happy to play up their likeness for the sake of comedy, too.
13. Kennya Baldwin (20s) and Hailey Baldwin (20s)
Model Hailey Baldwin – who you might also know as Mrs. Justin Bieber – seems to have got her good looks from her mother: Kennya Baldwin. The latter is actually a graphic designer rather than a model, but she could probably have become one. Putting an old snap of her next to one of Hailey proves it.
12. Paul McCartney (30s) and Stella McCartney (30s)
Stella McCartney is like her father Paul in many ways. She loves music, supports animal rights, is a vegetarian and of course happens to look a lot like her father did at the same age. But Stella decided not to follow Paul into the music industry, and she became a famous fashion designer instead.
11. Prince Harry (seven months) and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (one)
In 2019 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle presented their new baby – Archie Mountbatten-Windsor – for a photoshoot. When asked which parent he took after, Meghan said she and her husband were “still trying to figure that out.” Well, they don’t have to anymore! Archie’s now the spitting image of Harry as a baby.
10. Clint Eastwood (30s) and Scott Eastwood (30s)
Western star Clint Eastwood doesn’t look like he used to anymore. But don’t fear: his actor son Scott looks exactly like his father did when he first shot to fame. Just to really drive the resemblance home, Scott even dressed up as his dad’s famous character from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for Halloween one year.
9. Lesly Sajak (25) and Maggie Sajak (25)
Maggie Sajak is Pat Sajak’s daughter, and she’s gradually becoming a star. The former is a country music singer and has appeared on her dad’s show Wheel of Fortune… oh, and obviously she’s beautiful as well. Maggie inherited her looks from her mother Lesly, who once upon a time was a model for Playboy magazine.
8. Goldie Hawn (20s) and Kate Hudson (20s)
In April 2020 Kate Hudson posted a throwback picture of herself to Instagram… yet her followers wanted to talk about her mother instead. One person commented, “Gosh you look so much like your momma in this picture! Two beautiful ladies!” And they were right, of course. Kate just looks just like a younger version of her mom Goldie Hawn.
7. Jerry Hall (20) and Georgia May Jagger (20)
Georgia May Jagger really hit the genetic jackpot. Her parents were both famously beautiful people: Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. Her mother’s DNA seems to have just won over, though. And in a 2019 interview with the website Footwear News, Georgia named her mom as her style icon, saying, “She’s so unafraid to express herself.”
6. Debbie Reynolds (20s) and Carrie Fisher (20s)
Mother-daughter pair Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher looked very alike, and they had very similar personalities as well. Unfortunately, their story ended in the most bittersweet way possible. Carrie died unexpectedly in 2016, and as Debbie planned her funeral she suffered a stroke which killed her. According to her surviving child Todd, the star’s last words were “I want to be with Carrie.”
5. Rhea Perlman (30s) and Grace DeVito (30s)
Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito are one of the most beloved couples in Hollywood, and they have three children together. These kids – all adults now – are called Grace, Lucy and Jake. And the former happens to look a lot like her mother did at the same age. Surely, if there’s a Cheers reboot, she’s the one to call.
4. John Lennon (20s) and Sean Lennon (20s)
Sean Lennon looks quite extraordinarily similar to his late father. But that’s not all: the son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon wants to carry on his parents’ legacy as well. In 2015 he told The Guardian newspaper, “The only reason I’m interested in art and music at all is because of my parents. Respect for them is at the heart of everything I do. It defines me.”
3. Kate Moss (teens) and Lila Moss (teens)
There’s a whole new generation of supermodels coming soon. Kate Moss has a daughter called Lila Grace Moss Hack, and she’s clearly inherited her mother’s beauty. In fact, Lila was first scouted as a model at the age of only 14 – the exact same age her mom was when she got her first modeling job.
2. Tom Hanks (30s) and Colin Hanks (30s)
If you need someone to provide a flashback of a young Tom Hanks for your movie, why not contact his actual son? Colin – the child of Tom and his first wife Samantha Lewes – is an accomplished actor now. He’s been in movies including King Kong and won an Emmy nomination for his performance in the show Fargo. Oh, and he’s also played the iconic Mr. Rogers just like his father has – albeit a comedic version.
1. Reese Witherspoon (teens) and Ava Phillippe (teens)
Reese Witherspoon’s kid with Ryan Phillippe doesn’t look so much like her daughter as a clone of her younger self. Ava is in her 20s now and is the spitting image of Reese when she was that age. Unsurprisingly, the former is a model at the moment, but she could also recreate her mom’s old acting performances and no one would be any the wiser.