Totally Twins: Celebrity Kids Vs. Same Age ParentsBy Jennifer Snow
Sometimes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the celebrity tree. Fans know the entertainment class become moms and dads, but what do the kids look like? Surprisingly, many are almost carbon copies!
Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber — Age 19
Original supermodel Cindy Crawford was one of the biggest phenomenons of the 90s. She remains a stunning older woman and still does covers from time to time. But looking back at her teen years in the industry, there does seem to be a shocking resemblance to daughter Kaia Gerber!
Already named ”Model of the Year” at the 2019 British Fashion Awards, Kaia has made her own splash. With a face so strikingly similar to mama Cindy, it’s not hard to see why major labels are in love!
Next: See celebs and their kids at the same age, and compare the spitting images!
Uma Thurman and Maya Thurman-Hawke — Age 19
Actress Uma Thurman is a legend: Fans know her from Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction, probably most of all. The tall, powerful blond is hard not to recognize, on the street. But what if Maya Thurman-Hawke walks into the room? Things could get pretty confusing, truly!
Side by side at age 19, it’s very easy to see their common genes. Now pursuing modeling and acting herself, little Uma doesn’t hide her inspiration. According to Maya: ”I have definitely emulated my mom’s style more than anyone’s. But that may be mostly to do with how often I steal her clothing.” Nice, Maya!
Yolanda Hadid and Gigi Hadid — Age 23
These days, it’s hard not to miss model Gigi Hadid. She’s been on almost every magazine cover that matters, and Instagram loves her. The big question is, where did she get her good looks? Clearly, from mom: Lookalike Dutch model Yolanda Hadid!
A success in the 80s, Gigi has gotten plenty of insider tips from veteran Yolanda: ”My mom always taught me to put toothpaste on pimples to dry them out at night…I don’t use anything fancy when I get a pimple. And I never use the same toothpaste for long because I get bored. So I’ll do peppermint and then one month I’ll do cinnamon. I’m creative.” Fair enough, Gigi!
Reese Witherspoon and Ava Elizabeth Phillippe — Age 18
Reese Witherspoon charmed America in Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama. She wowed audiences with secret singing talent in Walk the Line. The actress seems like one of a kind! But fans might be surprised to see her daughter, Ava Elizabeth: Hard to believe, but Reese is her mom, not her sister!
They even act like it, in one way! The actress has launched a clothing brand called Draper James, and her daughter models for the company. According to Reese: “She’s very cutting-edge, and she knows a lot about fashion. And she has her own sense of style, which is amazing…She tells me whether or not I can wear things.” With those shared features, maybe Ava would know best!
Bob Marley and Ziggy Marley — Age 35
Bob Marley will always be the soundtrack to chill, good times. Hits like “Jamming” and “One Love” made him one of the best selling artists, ever. Musicians far and wide have tried to cover his songs, but Bob is irreplaceable. Though he didn’t live to see it, his son is also in the biz. And he has more than a passing resemblance to dad!
But in his mind, it’s more than just skin deep. According to Ziggy: “The more I grow as an artist, the more I think I become like my father as an artist. The more I diversify, the more I become like my father, which is true to who he was.” Fans can see it, sure!
Jude Law and Rafferty Law — Age 21
British actor and all-around hunk Jude Law is hard to miss in any film. Kind on the eyes is an understatement, according to millions. And as he ages, he reaches new levels of handsome. As a reminder, what did he look like when he first broke into Hollywood?
Why, he looked just like son Rafferty Law does now! Already a model for luxury brands like Dolce & Gabbana, the good looks have clearly been passed to Raff. Jude shares: ”I worry about that terribly because the public eye can bring all sorts of unwanted intrusions and problems. But he’s treading his own path.” Sounds like dad is keeping a watchful eye!
Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss — Age 14
Kate Moss was one of the staples of the 90s runway world. Even walking side by side with names like Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, she was a face that stood out. In the industry, headshots are actually passed around pretty early. Her striking look was evident, even at age 14!
Lila Grace Moss is making waves now, too. Mama Kate once claimed: “Lila can’t be a model until she’s at least 21. She is already a mini-me – it is scary.” But Lila has already been on the cover of Italian Vogue. Maybe the editors are experiencing a bit of nostalgia, since she looks so familiar!
Damon Wayans & Damon Wayans Jr. — Age 30
The Wayans brothers have been a powerful clan in comedy for years. There are so many of them at this point, that it’s hard to keep track of who is who! But complicating things even further, there is the phenomenon of Damon Wayans & Damon Wayans Jr. side by side. Just who is the dad and who is the son, here?
Dad once explained: ”Junior is such a great guy. He’s the new and improved model. It’s a beautiful thing. That’s what you train your children to do. He’s an inspiration to his brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews who say it’s too hard living up to the family name.” Inspiring, maybe — but the mixup mystery continues!
Stellan Skarsgard & Alexander Skarsgard — Age 34
Europeans and Americans alike loved Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard as vintage Pennywise the Clown. But it is his nearly identical son, Alexander, that has really publicized the family name recently. With his big breakout role in True Blood, the younger Skarsgard is a contemporary fan favorite!
A generation apart, the two are actually quite close. Alex explains: “We’re more like brothers than father and son. We hang out. I’ll take him out with my buddies in LA or in Stockholm, and it’s never awkward or anything. He’s 60, but he likes to party.” Charming stuff, Skarsgards!
David Beckham & Brooklyn Beckham — Age 17
Everyone knows footballer David Beckham for one reason or another. Whether it’s skills on the field, fashion on the street, or his love-life with Spice Girl Posh, Dave’s been hard to miss in pop culture. And above and beyond it all, he’s handsome! Did the athlete ever go through an awkward phase, at least?
Not really, as it turns out. He was a cutie, right from the start! Now, the experiment continues: Son Brooklyn does look similar, comparing them both at the same age. The ball doesn’t fall far from the shoe, as they don’t say — but should!
Christopher Reeve and Will Reeve — Age 25
Actor Christopher Reeve wowed audiences as Superman. But he impressed them just as much with his post-spinal injury courage, on the public stage. Things were tough, to be sure. But Chris still had a son, along the way! How much does Will Reeve look like his pops, all grown up?
Viewers of ABC know the answer because Will Reeve is a reporter. Yes, indeed! If he looked familiar, there was a good reason. Comparing them both at age 25, it’s all there — the chiseled jaw, the rogue smile, the manly brows, the hairline — really, everything!
John Lennon & Sean Lennon — Age 31
It’s always hard to lose a parent young, but Sean Lennon has a big archive of dad. John Lennon will never be forgotten! Setting out on his own path to bring art to the world, Sean has released a few albums over the years himself. But for those simply listening to his songs, one thing might not be so obvious: Sean looks just like John!
But even though he sports similar spectacles, Sean is under no illusions: ‘‘I’m not trying to overcome my father or fill his shoes or reach any kind of level that he did. We’re talking about a Mozart of rock music.” Fair enough, say fans of both!
Maria Shiver and Katherine Schwarzenegger — Age 23
In case fans haven’t checked in since Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a proud dad. He’s a champion of bodybuilding, acting, governing, and parenting with ex Maria Shriver. Fans might wonder just who the kids take after. Both mom and dad are striking!
Truthfully, Kat looks a lot more like her journalist mom than the muscleman. Many have commented on their resemblance! Fun fact: Chris Pratt is her new husband. The two married in 2019, and now have a baby daughter named Lyla Maria. In this uber-beautiful family, good looks seem guaranteed!
Alan Thicke and Robin Thicke — Age 30
Robin Thicke broke onto the scene in a major way with the music video for “Blurred Lines” in 2003. It was scandalous, and fans loved it or loved to hate it! Since then, he’s had other singles. But how many listeners really know he has been in the entertainment world for decades?
Alan Thicke was beloved as America’s dad on Growing Pains. Sadly, he has passed on. But before he left the world, he had a lot of nice things to say about the success of his son, on his own path in music: ”If I could have grown up to be Robin Thicke, I would have. But I’m glad somebody in the family did.” The two were very close, until the end!
Gwyneth Paltrow & Apple Martin — Age 16
Gwyneth Paltrow is not just any Hollywood blonde. In a crowded market, she has been on the A-list for more than 25 years. Eventually, the actress settled down with rockstar Chris Martin. What does their daughter look like, now a teen herself?
A lot like Gwyn, it turns out! Mom is always full of praise for her mini-me, especially on Instagram. Wishing Apple a sweet sixteen, she wrote: ”You are wickedly intelligent and you have the best, most dry, most brilliant sense of humor. I have the best time being your mom. I love our nightly evening chats when I really get to hear what’s on your mind.” For now, those chats are super top secret!
Ireland Baldwin & Kim Basinger — Age 24
Ireland Baldwin is a combination of two very striking faces from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger had this girl together, though they are now apart. Since Ireland is in her 20’s, fans discuss who she resembles more: Mom, or dad?
Well, with a vintage photo in hand, the debate is over. Kim is the winner! At present, Ireland is an occasional model and actress. Her plan? She explains: ”I want to be an inspirational model. I want people to look at me and say, ‘Wow, she looks healthy.”’ There’s a niche for that these days, they say.
Kelly Ripa & Lola Consuelos — 19
Modern TV audiences may have only seen Kelly Ripa as a talk-show host alongside Regis Philbin. But how did she get that gig in the first place? Going back a few more decades, some may recall her stint on the soap scene: Playing character Hayley Vaughan on All My Children was her big break. It’s also where she met her husband, actor Mark Consuelos!
Daughter Lola looks so much like her mother, though. If there’s any Mark in there, it’s well hidden. Comparing them both at 19, it’s impossible to argue they’re not family!
Christie Brinkley And Sailor Brinkley Cook — Age 19
Christie Brinkley is still a household name when it comes to bikini models. And frankly. she’s earned that spot! An iconic gal in the 70s and 80s, Christie posed as few could. But in recent years, she’s been busy being a mom. Fans are curious: How much does grown up Sailor Brinkley Cook look like her roots?
A check reveals: Quite a bit! And just as Christie did at the same age, Sailor has begun a modeling career. She hopes to find fame on her own merits, like many children of stars. Fans are not banned from admiring both, though!
Lenny Kravitz and Zoë Kravitz — Age 26
Having a dad like Lenny Kravitz would be cool enough. But Zoë Kravitz seems to love rocking the family dreadlock and nose ring tradition around New York and LA. Some might think there is just a style similarity, here. But checking closely, it does seem like the look goes deeper!
Come on, they’re clearly related. But quirky Zoë shared that there was a lot of fashion sharing, too: ”My style is very inspired by both my parents, so we all have the same taste.” In pictures, that seemed clear to fans already!
Peggy Lipton & Rashida Jones — Age 26
Rashida Jones has a big background in entertainment, Her family has been involved for the longest time, really. The child of record producer Quincy Jones and model Peggy Lipton, Rashida may have simply been designed for success. Celeb sleuths have figured out that the actress does look more like one parent than the other. Which one?
Mom, of course! According to Rashida, that was just the luck of the draw: ”I have six brothers and sisters. We all look totally different: blonde hair, curly hair, green eyes, dark eyes, dark skin, light skin. It’s just how it is.” Sadly, Peggy died after a long battle with cancer in 2018. But it’s hard not to see her all the time, looking at her famous daughter!
Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer — Age 31
Actress Meryl Streep is an Oscar winner, an activist, and a mom. Her kids are all grown up now, and at least one is hoping to break into the biz. Daughter Mamie Gummer has had a bit of her own success on TV, with guidance from mom. Not the worst mentor, really: Meryl currently holds the all-time record, with 21 Academy Award nominations!
Sure, she looks a lot like mom. And she probably has the best inside tips in the business. But the younger Streep is trying to pave her own path. Mamie shared: ”I was always putting on shows as a kid, and obviously, my household was really creative.” Maybe that’s why she shined as a theater major in college!
Lisa Marie Presley & Riley Keough — Age 29
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll had one daughter: Lisa Marie Presley. She had a bit of her own career as a singer and songwriter, with three full albums. Granddaughter Riley Keough looks a lot like his daughter, and he might be interested to know she is continuing the family tradition in showbiz!
But Riley is ambitious to make it as an independent woman: ”I was always interested in having my own money — not my family’s money. I don’t think it had anything to do with me being Elvis’s granddaughter. None of my drive was, ‘I need to get away from my family legacy!” So far, her appearances in Magic Mike and Mad Max: Fury Road are distinct moves!
Steven Tyler and Liv Tyler — Age 30
Liv Tyler grew up with a father who was the lead in Aerosmith. That might be intimidating, for some. But the female version of Steven turned out to be surprisingly beautiful! Young Liv was soon set in the modeling biz, and even acted in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy as Arwen Undómiel.
So, are the father and daughter doubles close? Liv shared: ”I love my dad, although I’m definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight. But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.” Liv is ‘livin’ on the edge’ only so much, these days!
Kris Jenner and Kendall Jenner — Age 21
The Kardashian and Jenner clan are hard to miss, just leaving the house these days. On TV screens, billboards, and magazine covers at the grocery store, this family has somehow taken over America without a shot fired. AT present, Kendall Jenner is turning heads on her own. She’s a model, and a pretty good one!
Kendall even won Model of the Year in 2017. But her looks come from somewhere, and it’s not dad or the plastic surgeon. Look at young Kris before the glam and spray tan, thirty years ago. The resemblance is undeniable!
Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks — Age 25
Tom Hanks, always beloved. As Forrest Gump running around America, a bearded man battling the elements with a volleyball, and a Philly man battling AIDS, his endless roles have inspired everyone. What has he been doing in his real life, behind the scenes?
He’s been a very private dad, that’s what. According to Tom: “No journalist has ever been in my house and no photographs have ever been taken of where I live. I don’t parade my family out for display, which is the way it will stay.” One son is known on his own, though. Colin Hanks has had small roles on TV, and looks a lot like a young Tom!
Clint Eastwood and Scott Eastwood — Age 30
Clint Eastwood is no slouch: With not one, but five Oscars and an impressive second career as a director, old and new Hollywood meet in one man. Clint has no shortage of fans. But perhaps his biggest admirer is Scott, his son! The younger Eastwood has tried acting on his own merits, though it’s hard to miss the double effect.
According to Scott: ”I’ll probably not be the best actor in Hollywood, and I am okay with that. But I will be the hardest working one, and I’ll be the one that people like to work with because I show up on time, and I don’t complain.” A fair deal, most will agree!
Jayne Mansfield And Mariska Hargitay — Age 29
Law & Order lovers know Mariska Hargitay well, as Olivia Benson. But how many of them know that she had a famous mother, too? Model Jayne Mansfield is that woman, and America got to know her posing in Playboy. Mariska has certainly had a more conservative image investigating crime on TV. But looking closely, they actually have a similar visage!
Sadly, Jane passed away before she could see her daughter succeed. Mariska shared: “Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today; I understand the journey of life.” Some lessons are tough, indeed!
Martin Sheen And Charlie Sheen — Age 20
Actor and wild man Charlie Sheen is infamous. His father, Martin Sheen, is famous. A few times, they actually worked on films together side by side. But with so many years between them, it’s easy to miss one obvious fact: In youth, their appearance wasn’t so different!
Martin Sheen was busy filming Apocolypse Now, back in the day. And perhaps his home life was less than conventional, with such a job. According to Charlie: ”Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever.” Some might say the younger Sheen only has wacky things to say, but that’s just not true!
Billy Joel & Alexa Ray Joel — Age 25
Billy Joel sang his heart out, and he nabbed supermodel Christie Brinkley in the process. She ended up as one of his four wives, for around a decade. Together, they created Alexa Ray Joel. Fans will be the judge: Does she look more like mom, or dad?
The answer won’t take long if there are pictures involved. The evidence is in: Dad gave the dominant genes! It’s unmistakable, in fact. From their full lips to their deep-set eyes, no one would question the paternity here. Alexa is definitely related to the piano man!
Susan Sarandon & Eva Amurri Martino — Age 30
Actress Susan Sarandon starred in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Thelma and Louise, just to name a few hits. Her resume is too long to detail, but one project she is especially proud of is her daughter: Eva Amurri Martino. Seeing the name on paper wouldn’t connect back to mom very easily. But one glance gives it all away!
Eva is a lovely name, too. According to the unconventional actress, she was inspired by the garden of Eden story when pregnant: ”You know, Eve was the first person who thought for herself. And she still gets a bad rap. I named my daughter after her.” Interesting to know, for the longtime fans!