Top 12 Famous People Who Look Like Their Parents


Well – how often have you spotted celebrities and rubbed your eyes and thought if you are seeing a double?

It’s a reality that many famous people do exactly look like their parents and this is what stuns their fans. It cannot be denied that they do share the same DNA and indeed, they are lucky to get some of the beautiful genes, which makes them resemble their parents.

Here are 12 such famous people who look like their parents! Yes, you will agree – it is simply uncanny!

Number 1: Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Melody Depp

Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Melody Depp

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Lily-Rose Melody Depp is a popular French American Actress and model. She looks quite similar to her Mom, Vanessa Paradis. Vanessa Paradis is a popular name in the entertainment industry. She is a popular French singer, actress and model. Lily-Rose is on her way to becoming one of the most popular superstars of Hollywood.

Number 2: Kim Basinger and Ireland Baldwin

Kim Basinger and Ireland Baldwin

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Kim Basinger is a former fashion model, singer and American actress. Her daughter, Ireland Baldwin is a well-known actress and an American fashion model. Baldwin started her modelling and acting career in 2013 and appeared in a number of films since then. There are several people who follow Ireland as they wish to follow her career. However, there are many others who follow her, as they are awed by the fact that she looks quite like her mom.

Highest Grossing films of Kim Basinger include:

  • 8 Mile (2002)
  • Cellular (2004)
  • The Door in the Floor (2004)
  • The Sentinel (2006)
  • Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
  • The Nice Guys (2016)
  • Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
  • The Real McCoy (1993)
  • The Getaway (1994)
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)

Number 3: James McCartney and Paul McCartney

James McCartney and Paul McCartney

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James Louis McCartney is a popular British musician and songwriter. His popular compilation album is The Complete EP Collection (2011). His famous studio albums include Me (2013) and The Blackberry Train (2016). He is the only son of the Beatle star Paul McCartney. He has contributed to many solo albums by his parents which include Driving Rain and Flaming Pie. Paul McCartney is a famous English composer, musician, songwriter, English singer, composer and film producer.

Some popular solos of Paul McCartney include:

  • McCartney (1970)
  • Ram (1971) (with Linda McCartney)
  • McCartney II (1980)
  • Tug of War (1982
  • The Family Way (1967) (soundtrack)
  • Thrillington (1977) (Ram instrumental)
  • Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984) (soundtrack)
  • Wild Life (1971)
  • Red Rose Speedway (1973)
  • Band on the Run (1973)
  • Venus and Mars (1975)
  • Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976)

Number 4: Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks

Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks

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Colin Lewes Hanks is a famous American producer, actor and director. He is best known for his films which include Jumanji, The Great Buck Howard, King Kong, Orange County and The House Bunny. Tom Hanks is a famous filmmaker and American actor. Tom Hanks received the Honorary citizen of Greece in 2019. Also, Asteroid 12818 Tom Hanks is named after him. Hanks is known for its dramatic roles and comedy roles. He is best known for his roles which include Forrest Gump, Bachelor Party, Splash and Toy Story.

Colin Hanks filmography includes:

  • 2015    Vacation
  • 2016     Elvis & Nixon                
  • 2017     Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)              
  • 2017     Band Aid          
  • 2017     Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • 2019     Jumanji: The Next Level

Number 5: Michael Douglas and Kirk Douglas

Michael Douglas and Kirk Douglas
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Michael Kirk Douglas is a famous American producer and actor. He received plenty of accolades which includes Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards. Kirk Douglas is popular producer, philanthropist, director and actor.

Kirk Douglas – Awards

  • In 1999 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • In 1963 Lonely Are the Brave nominated for Best Foreign Actor (BAFTA Awards)
  • In 2009 BAFTA/LA award for Worldwide Contribution To Filmed Entertainment
  • In 1986 Amos nominated for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
  • In 1996 he won the Academy Honorary Award for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community

Number 6: Ava Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

Ava Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
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It is no longer a secret now. Reese Witherspoon’s 20-year-old pretty daughter looks just like her. As Phillippe grew up, she started looking more and more like her superstar mom.  The mom and daughter duo have a really close relation which the fans often get to see in social media. Reese Witherspoon needs to the formal introduction. She is a famous entrepreneur, producer and one of the finest American actresses. She has received many accolades in her career which includes the Academy Award. She was counted amongst the highest-paid actresses of 2019.

Number 7: Marcheline Bertrand and Angelina Jolie

Marcheline Bertrand and Angelina Jolie
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Marcheline Bertrand is a famous American actress and well-known humanitarian. Bertrand co-founded All Tribes Association which offers economic and cultural benefits to the Native Americans. She is the mother of famous actress Angelina Jolie. A lot is written about the striking relation between Angelina Jolie and her mother. Angelina Jolie is a renowned humanitarian and actress.

Awards and Nominations:

  • Screen Actors Guild Award in 2000 for Outstanding Supporting Female Actor
  • Golden Globe Award in 2008, Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama – A Mighty Heart (Nominated)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award in 2008 for Outstanding Leading Female Actor (Nominated)
  • Academy Award for Best Actress in 2009
  • BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actress – Nominated in 2009
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama – Nominated in 2009
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Leading Female Actor – Nominated in 2009
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy The Tourist -Nominated in 2009
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film -In the Land of Blood and Honey in 2012
  • BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language in 2018
  • Golden Globe Award in 2018 for Best Foreign Language Film in 2018

Number 8: Lisa Marie Presley and Elvis Presley

Lisa Marie Presley and Elvis Presley
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Lisa Marie Presley is a popular American singer-songwriter. She is the child of the popular actor Elvis Presley and popular actress Priscilla Presley. Presley has developed a career in the music business and issued three albums.

Studio Albums of Elvis Presley include:

  • Elvis Now (1972)
  • He Touched Me (1972)
  • Elvis (1973) (The “Fool” Album)
  • Raised on Rock / For Ol’ Times Sake (1973)
  • Good Times (1974)
  • Promised Land (1975)
  • Today (1975)
  • From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (1976)
  • Moody Blue (1977)

His soundtrack albums include:

  • Girl Happy (1965)
  • Harum Scarum (1965)
  • Frankie and Johnny (1966)
  • Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
  • Spinout (1966)
  • Double Trouble (1967)
  • Clambake (1967)
  • Speedway (1968)

Number 9: Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith

Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith
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You might have known her from her role as Anastasia Steel in Fifty Shades, but Dakota Johnson is not new to this high-profile world. She is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. She has great experience in handling the daily hustles which is quite common in the life of a celebrity and actor.

Dakota Johnson Filmography includes:

  • Fifty Shades Freed                    
  • Suspiria
  • Bad Times at the El Royale        
  • Wounds           
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • The Friend       
  • The Nowhere Inn         
  • The High Note

Number 10: Scarlett Johansson and Melanie Sloan

Scarlett Johansson and Melanie Sloan
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Scarlett Johansson is a famous American singer and actress. She is the highest-paid actress since 2019. She made multiple appearances in the list of Forbes Celebrity 100. Johansson’s mother is Melanie Sloan, who always took her daughter to different auditions at a very young age.

Number 11: Jane Carrey and Jim Carrey

Jane Carrey and Jim Carrey

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The world knew Jim Carrey for his role in the comedy show, In Living Color. Later, he starred in many films which include The Mask, Dumb and Dumber and Pet Detective. Fans greatly appreciated his hilarious skills. Jane Carrey is known as a great performer. She came into limelight when she first auditioned for American Idol in 2012.

Jim Carrey Filmography includes:

  • 2012 – Rock of Ages      
  • 2012 – Jack Reacher      
  • 2013 – Oblivion
  • 2014 – Edge of Tomorrow         
  • 2015 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation       
  • 2016 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back      
  • 2017 – The Mummy      
  • 2017 – American Made 
  • 2018 – Mission: Impossible – Fallout      
  • 2020 – Top Gun: Maverick

Number 12: Tom Cruise and Mary Lee Pfeiffer

Tom Cruise and Mary Lee Pfeiffer
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Thomas Cruise is one of the finest American actors and a successful film producer. In his lifetime he has won many accolades which include three Golden Globe Awards and three Academy Awards nominations. Tom Cruise has a great resemblance to his mon, Mary Lee Pfeiffer who was a special education teacher. She developed a deep interest in acting from her son.

Tom Cruise Filmography includes:

  • 2012     Rock of Ages    
  • 2012     Jack Reacher    
  • 2013     Oblivion           
  • 2014     Edge of Tomorrow       
  • 2015     Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation      
  • 2016     Jack Reacher: Never Go Back    
  • 2017     The Mummy    
  • 2017     American Made
  • 2018     Mission: Impossible – Fallout    
  • 2020    Top Gun: Maverick

This is not an exhaustive list – there are many more famous people who look just like their parents.