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Many of Hollywood’s elite have grown up, had kids, and have encouraged their kids to join the entertainment business alongside them. For the children of famous parents, it’s sometimes difficult to get away from the shadow of their parents. It’s especially difficult when those kids look exactly like their parents and have been in the spotlight for years.
Plenty of famous actors look exactly like their famous parents. For those parents, seeing their children look exactly like them is probably a strange experience. Imagine watching someone who looks exactly like you try their best in a business that you know is cruel and harsh. It can’t be easy.
That being said, looking like your gorgeous parent isn’t a horrible thing, to say the least. It’s always fun to see similar family members walk the red carpet together. Plus, a child who looks like their famous parent probably helps a lot when it comes to landing certain opportunities that they might not have been able to secure otherwise.
For all that it’s worth, famous parents and their children who look like twins are all around Hollywood. There are some who are obvious, while others might surprise and shock you when you take a closer look at them together.
With that said, here are the 15 Famous Parents And Children Who Look Exactly Like Twins.
15. LISA BONET AND ZOË KRAVITZ
You might recognize Lisa Bonet the most from her role as Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show. She’s been in other films and television series since then, including Life on Mars, The Red Road, and Road to Paloma .
She married Lennie Kravitz in the ’80s, but the two divorced in the early ’90s. She has since been with Game of Thrones and
Aquaman actor Jason Momoa.
Before they divorced, Bonet and Kravitz had a daughter: Zoë Kravitz. You may know Zoë from movies and shows such as Divergent , Mad Max , and Big Little Lies. Zoë has come into her own as an actor, but there’s no question as to who her mom is the second you at her, as the two starts look exactly like twins.
Lisa and Zoë look incredibly similar to one another. Plus, they have a really close relationship that has only grown stronger throughout the years.
14. MERYL STREEP AND MAMIE GUMMER
To be honest, all of Meryl Streep’s daughters look a lot like her. That being said, the one who looks most like her is her daughter Mamie Gummer.
Streep is probably the most famous and most successful woman in Hollywood today. She’s been married to Don Gummer since the ’70s. Together, they have four kids: Mamie, Henry, Louisa, and Grace.
Many of Meryl’s kids have entered the entertainment business, although not all of them have chosen to follow the acting route. Mamie and Grace have decided to follow their mom’s footsteps, with Mamie having roles in The Good Wife , Cake, and opposite her mom in Ricki and the Flash .
It’s obvious that Meryl and Mamie look very similar to each other. While Mamie has had to find her own path as an actor, she isn’t afraid to admit that she looks just like her renowned mother.
13. TOM HANKS AND COLIN HANKS
Tom Hanks, probably the most beloved actor in Hollywood, has been happily married to Rita Wilson since the ’80s. However, he was married to Samantha Lewes before that. Hanks and Lewes had two kids: Elizabeth and Colin.
Colin Hanks has chosen to follow in his dad’s footsteps and become an actor. He has found major success in his own right, having been in Fargo (the television series), The House Bunny , and
King Kong .
At the beginning of Colin’s career, Tom helped him out big time. One of Colin’s first onscreen appearances came from Band of Brothers as Lt. Henry Jones. The min-series was produced by Hanks.
Colin is the spitting image of his dad. It’s difficult to watch something that Colin Hanks is in and not think of Tom Hanks since the two look as though they could be twins.
12. DEMI MOORE AND RUMER WILLIS
Demi Moore is best known for her roles in Ghost, G.I. Jane , and
A Few Good Men . Before she made waves marrying (and then divorcing) Ashton Kutcher, she was married to Bruce Willis. Together, they had three kids: Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah.
While Rumer might have started off appearing in movies that starred her parents, she quickly became an actor in her own right. She even won a season of Dancing with the Stars . While she certainly looks like her father’s child, some would say she looks more like her mother’s twin.
Demi and Rumer are similar in so many ways, especially when they have the same hair color and wear the same clothes. While Rumer might have other siblings, she certainly looks the most like her famous mother.
11. ROBIN WRIGHT AND DYLAN PENN
Robin Wright is probably best known for her role as Buttercup in
The Princess Bride, as well as for her role as Jenny in Forrest Gump. She’s also the lead in House of Cards and had a role in 2017’s hit Wonder Woman .
In 1996, Wright married actor Sean Penn. The couple ended up divorcing in 2010. Before they divorced, however, they had two children together: daughter Dylan and son Hopper.
Dylan looks so much like her gorgeous mother that she landed a modeling contract and has modeled for Gap, Elle, and GQ. She also has a few acting credits.
Dylan and Robin look very similar. In some pictures, they could even pass as twins. However, Dylan tries to be her own person, regardless of looking so much like her incredibly famous mother.
10. DIANA ROSS AND TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
Tracee Ellis Ross has had a very different type of career than her mother, Diana Ross. However, they are both incredibly successful in their chosen careers. Diana is a legendary singer and Tracee has made strides on the silver screen in shows such as Girlfriends,
Reed Between the Lines, and Black-ish.
Diana made sure that Tracee worked hard for opportunities, choosing not to simply spoil her. That’s why Tracee not only started working as a model at a young age, but also attended the prestigious Brown University and graduated in 1994 with a degree in theatre.
There’s an obvious connection between Tracee and Diana, though– they are both beautiful. When you see both of them together, they basically look like twins because Tracee is looks so much like a younger version of her mother.
9. WILL SMITH AND JADEN SMITH
Will Smith has taken parenting to a serious level. He’s raised all three of his kids to appreciate the spotlight, but also always encouraged them to be true to themselves. Known for being a powerhouse in Hollywood, Smith is known best for his roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air , Men in Black, Suicide Squad , and so much more.
Having married Jada Pinkett Smith in the 90s, the couple have two kids together, though Will also has another child from a previous marriage. Out of all of his children, though, Jaden Smith looks the most like his father.
Jaden has come into his own as an actor and musician. After starring opposite his dad in The Pursuit of Happiness , Jaden has become a Hollywood regular. While he might be his own person, there’s no doubt that he looks like he could be his father’s twin...
8. VANESSA PARADIS AND LILY-ROSE DEPP
Vanessa Paradis is a famous French actress and singer who is best known for her roles in Café de Flore, The Girl on the Bridge, and A Monster in Paris . Paradis was also once married to Johnny Depp. The couple had two kids together: a daughter named Lily-Rose and a son named Jack.
Lily-Rose recently started her acting career. She’s been in films such as Tusk and Yoga Hosers. She’s also started dabbling in modeling, having secured a contract with Chanel. Her career is guaranteed to only blossom from here.
Paradis is known for her unique look. However, her daughter is one of the only people who has a similar appearance. With Lily-Rose having entered the entertainment business, more and more fans are realizing how similar the two look.
7. DAMON WAYANS AND DAMON WAYANS JR.
Sometimes, you never know who you’re looking at: Damon Wayans or Damon Wayans Jr. Not only do the two actors have the same name, but they also look like they could be twins.
Damon Wayans is probably best known for his roles in My Wife and Kids and In Living Color . He’s an actor, writer, and producer. He married Lisa Thorner in the ’80s, but the two divorced a decade and a half later. They had a few children together, though, including Damon Wayans Jr.
You probably recognize Damon Wayans Jr. most from his roles in
New Girl, Let’s Be Cops , and Big Hero 6 . The resemblance between him and his dad is pretty astounding. The two look so similar, that you might mistake one of them for the other.
6. GOLDIE HAWN AND KATE HUDSON
Goldie Hawn has slowed down when it comes to appearing onscreen. While the actress has had some major successes throughout her career, she didn’t have a single onscreen credit from 2013 to 2016. However, her famous children have had great success now that they’re all older.
Goldie had two kids before marrying Kurt Russell: Kate and Oliver Hudson. After Hawn married Russell, the couple had a son named Wyatt. All three children have had successful acting careers, although Kate is the one who has probably become the most successful.
Kate Hudson is best known for her roles in Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days , and The Skeleton Key . She’s been vocal about her love for her mom, especially with since her dad hasn’t been in the picture. The two are incredibly close and look very similar to one another.
5. CINDY CRAWFORD AND KAIA GERBER
Cindy Crawford is known for her beauty. Having been a model for most of her life, it’s no wonder that her daughter Kaia Gerber has chosen to become a model too.
While Kaia is only in high school, she and her mother could pass as twins. She was only ten years old when she landed her first big modelling job with Versace. Since then, she’s been busy, having modeled for Vogue and other companies. She’s also worked for several designers, such as Marc Jacobs and Prada.
Both Cindy and Kaia have walked together on the catwalk before, looking more like twins than ever before. Kaia has basically grown up in the modelling world, so of course she has chosen to follow her mother’s footsteps. It also helps that she looks like the spitting image of her mother.
4. SUSAN SARANDON AND EVA AMURRI MARTINO
If Susan Sarandon was your mother, you would want to enter the entertainment business too. Sarandon is best known for his roles in
Thelma & Louise , The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Dead Man Walking, to name a few.
Her daughter Eva Amurri Martino has been acting since the early ’90s. Having been born in 1985, Eva has basically been acting all her life. She’s been in films such as Saved! and That’s My Boy . She married in 2011 and has two kids herself now.
Eva and Susan look incredibly similar. Eva’s father is Franco Amurri, is a famous Italian director. Although Eva looks like her father, she looks a lot more like her mother. You can tell that the two are clearly related.
3. YOLANDA HADID AND GIGI HADID
Yolanda Hadid is probably known best for being on reality television these days than for her modeling. That being said, Hadid was once a Dutch model. She had a very successful modelling career, although her daughter Gigi has become a supermodel in her own right now.
Yolanda and Gigi have the same features. Out of all of Yolanda’s children, Gigi looks the most like her. Yolanda married Gigi’s dad, Mohamed Hadid, in the ’90s. They divorced, but have three kids together. All three children have grown up to become fashion models.
Gigi is the eldest and looks the most like her mother. Although they are into different style, there’s no doubt that these two look a lot like each other. In fact, some even believe that they could pass as twins.
2. BETTE MIDLER AND SOPHIE VON HASELBERG
Bette Midler is certainly a force to be reckoned with. She’s not only an incredible singer, but also a great actress. She’s been in several movie classics, such as Hocus Pocus , Beaches, and The Stepford Wives.
Midler has been married to actor Martin von Haselberg since 1984. However, Bette has stated before that the two only stayed together originally for the sake of Sophie, their daughter. They’re still together, though, which means that they’ve hopefully figured some things out.
Sophie and Bette look very alike. Sophie has a minimal amount of acting credits, although she made an appearance on House of Cards as Tanya Benson. Although she’s only made a scratch on the surface of the entertainment business, we’re sure that Sophie gets told that she looks like her mother constantly.
1. MELANIE GRIFFITH AND DAKOTA JOHNSON
Dakota Johnson is the daughter of famous actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. Griffith and Johnson were married for a few months before divorcing when Melanie was very young. They ended up remarrying years later, but divorced in the 1990s. They had a daughter, Dakota, who has now become an actress too.
Having had minor roles in a few films including The Social Network and 21 Jump Street , Dakota eventually started making her way into bigger roles. You probably know her best from Fifty Shades of Grey and Black Mass . While she’s been able to make her own way through Hollywood, there’s no question as to who she looks most like: her mother Melanie.
Both Dakota and Melanie have similar features. They have a typical mother/daughter relationship and have even had mother/daughter arguments on the red carpet.