Whether they’re close with their family members or they have a more strained relationship with their loved ones, some celebrities cannot deny the resemblances between themselves and their parents. At times, this can benefit an actor or actress as it helps them to become recognized and may spark viewers curiosity about who they are. Alternatively, some celebrity children have a hard time coping with being such a carbon copy of their parents, wishing to break out of the family mold.
It’s hard to feel like you’re going to be taken seriously in your professional career when people are constantly comparing you to your parent simply because you look like them. Parents who may have had successful careers but who chose to not be as active in Hollywood’s spotlight are often times brought to center stage because of how much of a resemblance there is between themselves and their famous children. Sometimes this helps to boost both parent and child’s careers while other times, it can cause resentment or awkwardness.
Some celebrity family members work together on films, in the public sector or music industry, while others prefer to keep their work lives separate. In many ways, these celebrities remind us of how much these famous families are just like the rest of us. Famous or not, you cannot deny who your family is or the similarities between you and a family member when it is clear for the world to see.
No matter how strong or strained their relationships with their parents are, these 10 celebrities show us that no matter how individual you are, sometimes there is no denying how much you look just like your parents.
10. Eva Amurri Martino & Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon has been a staple in the Hollywood community for decades. Acting in films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Thelma & Louise, and even appearing on Saturday Night Live, Susan has proven she is a versatile and alluring actress. Sarandon’s daughter, Eva Amurri Martino, has appeared with her mother in films including Dead Man Walking and on the television mini-series titled The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.
In addition to their acting ties, this mom and daughter pair have some striking similarities. They both have strong cheek bones, the same skin tone, reddish-brown hair and similar smiles. While Eva changes up her look often, when she’s with her mother there is no denying their similarities.
9. John & Jason Ritter
Comedic actor John Ritter, best known for his roles in shows like Three’s Company and King of the Hill, always had winning smile and a great head of hair. Son Jason Ritter, who’s had his own television acting success with roles on shows like Parenthood and in films such as Freddy vs. Jason, shares more with his dad than just their acting abilities.
Like his dad, Jason has a broad smile and a full head of dark hair. Their eyes and face shape also show strong similarities. While the pair may have taken different avenues in the acting world, there’s no denying their genes are a perfect match.
8. Angelina Jolie & Jon Voight
Actor Jon Voight has appeared in a variety of roles, including films like Mission: Impossible, Heat, and Transformers. While his acting career has been successful, few actors can claim the success that his daughter, Angelina Jolie, has had. Over the years, we’ve seen Jolie in films like Hackers, Gia, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Salt, and Changeling.
While Voight and Jolie may not have always had the closest bond, there is no denying the resemblances between them. Both father and daughter have striking eyes, strong jawlines, pouty lips and give an overall impression of strength and vitality.
7. Malia & Michelle Obama
Being in the spotlight is never easy, but the stakes are higher than normal when you’re part of the presidential family. Wife of United States President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama has long been known for her ability to remain classy, sophisticated, and relatable as she has grown into her life as the First Lady. Barack and Michelle’s daughters have also remained careful of their actions and appearance since calling the White House their home.
Michelle and oldest daughter Malia Obama have some striking similarities. Both women have slender frames, long necks, strong jaw lines, and wide smiles that easily meet their eyes. While all kids have some aspects of each parent in their appearance, it’s clear that Malia most closely resembles her mother.
6. Tish & Miley Cyrus
The Cyrus family is known for their musical talents, with both Billy Ray and Miley boasting successful music careers. While Miley may have followed in her daddy’s footsteps in her professional life, she got her gorgeous looks from her mom.
When you look at Mrs. Cyrus, who works as a film producer, it’s easy to see where her daughter Miley gets her good looks. Both women like to sport bleach blonde hair; both have heart shaped faces with high cheek bones; their eyes, noses, and smiles are strikingly similar. Based on Tish’s looks, Miley has the potential to keep a youthful and vibrant look about her for many years to come.
5. Jaden & Will Smith
It is sometimes hard to believe that actor, producer and musician Will Smith launched his career with the 90s hit sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The once goofy, laid back actor has matured into a Hollywood powerhouse. Still, Smith has kept his feet on level ground and has always maintained a positive attitude. With his success and positive thinking, it’s no surprise that Will Smith has remained in great shape and hardly looks as though he’s aged since his youth.
Smith’s son Jaden is following in his dad’s footsteps, securing his spot as an actor in Hollywood early on in life. Jaden has taken roles in films including The Karate Kid and even worked with his dad on The Pursuit of Happiness. In addition to their mutual love of acting, this father and son have similar body types, prominent ears and the same nose.
4. Mariska Hargitay & Jayne Mansfield
Few actresses were as stunning and alluring as Jayne Mansfield. While she died at the age of 34, Mansfield left a grand impression on the world. She went from having small roles to quickly becoming swept up in the Hollywood lifestyle, even after having three children.
Mansfield’s daughter Mariska Hargitay has also made a name for herself as an actress. Hargitay is best known for her ongoing role as Olivia Benson on the hit television crime drama Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
The two have striking similarities. Mansfield and Hargitay’s facial structures, eyes, lips, noses and jawline are identical. The only major aesthetic difference between this mother and daughter is Mansfield’s typically blonde hair where as Hargitay tends to be a brunette. No matter their hair color or style, they look identical.
3. Kelly & Sharon Osbourne
Metal loving, loud, expressive and keen on family relationships, the Osbourne family is one that gets attention almost anywhere they go. As the wife of Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon has seen her share of ups and downs over the years. Regardless of what she and her family have faced, she has always held her head high and conducted herself with class.
While daughter Kelly went through some angst-filled years, she too has found a way to lead her life in a happy and fulfilling manner. With their identical noses, soft heart-shaped faces, similar eyes and equal affinity for fun, brightly colored hair, anyone can see that Kelly is Shannon’s daughter.
2. Donald & Kiefer Sutherland
While actor Donald Sutherland may not have been as widely known as his son Kiefer until he landed the memorable role of President Snow in The Hunger Games trilogy, Donald has quietly held his own in the acting world over the years. His son Kiefer is best known for his lead role as Jack Bauer in the hit television drama 24.
This father and son have more than just action packed, dramatic roles in common, as the two have a very distinct and similar appearance. Both Donald and Kiefer have prominent foreheads, nearly identical eyes, smiles and noses. When they are side by side, it’s like looking at each of the men through a time machine because their looks are so similar.
1. Kate Hudson & Goldie Hawn
Few mom-and-daughter duos are as lively and stunning as Goldie Hawn and her daughter Kate Hudson. Both actresses have an insatiable personality that demands attention, yet comes off as endearing and relatable. Goldie, best known for her roles in films including Overboard and The First Wives Club, is still looking glamorous and beautiful. Kate’s acting career includes roles in films like Almost Famous and How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
Despite their 34 year age difference, it’s easy to see the similarities between Goldie and Kate. They both have wide, infectious smiles, similar eyes, similar noses, long blonde hair and fit physiques.