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Hollywood is full of good-looking people with strong genetics, apparently. We all have our favorite celebrities but have you met their children? From Cindy Crawford and her mini-me, Kaia Gerber, to Kim Kardashian and North West, these parent-child pairs look almost identical at the same age. Not only do they look identical, but many are actually also at similar points in their careers. It's like someone cloned your favorite stars, and we are giving you the full rundown on their lives.
Cindy Crawford & Kaia Gerber — 19
Cindy Crawford is hands down one of the most famous models in the world, and her identical daughter has followed in her footsteps. At just 19 years old, Kaia Gerber has already had her own Vogue cover, and she has worked with some of the biggest fashion brands.
It's like Kaia won the genetic lottery because some people still think Cindy is the most beautiful woman in the world, and she is on that track. Kaia was just ten when she landed her first modeling campaign with Versace, and her career has continued to grow ever since.
Christie Brinkley & Sailor Brinkley Cook — 22
During the '70s and '80s, Christie Brinkley was one of the most popular models even though she was still a teenager when her career began. Overtime, Brinkley has shown that she is ageless and is still as gorgeous as ever. These are traits her daughter Sailor was lucky enough to inherit.
In her late teens, Sailor decided to follow in her mother's footsteps and start a modeling career. At 22, Sailor has already begun a successful modeling career, and she is like a reincarnation of her mother. Besides her modeling career, she has also worked as a content writer for a fashion magazine.
Ice Cube & O'Shea Jackson Jr. — 23
Did anyone else know that Ice Cube had a look-alike son? The N.W.A. rapper turned actor, and his son O'Shea Jackson Jr. looks so similar that his son played him in the movie Straight Outta Compton. It looks like his son also got the acting bug from his famous father.
Since playing his father, O'Shea has been in movies like Den of Thieves and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. He is already on his way to making it big like his father, and we wonder if he can also spit sick rhymes like his old man.
Kris Jenner & Kendall Jenner — 21
The genetics in the Kardashian/Jenner clan are strong. When Kris Jenner was 21, she tried her hand at modeling, and she probably never imagined that her daughter would grow up to be one of the highest-paid models by the same age.
In 2017, Kendall Jenner won an award for "Model of the Year," and she is easily one of the most recognizable working models. Between her and Kris, it is sometimes hard to tell their pictures apart. It will be interesting to see if she starts to look more like Kris as she gets older.
Madonna & Lourdes Leon — 21
With her hits like "Vogue" and "Material Girl," it never seemed like Madonna was destined for motherhood, but she never missed an opportunity to shock the world. As her daughter Lourdes started to grow up, people could see the strong resemblance between her and her popstar mother.
Right before Madonna hit it big, she was just a regular teen. However, her daughter may look like her, but she is far from a normal teenager. Like her mother, Lourdes loves to take fashion risks, and she even had her own clothing line called Material Girl.
Bette Midler & Sophie Von Haselberg — 31
Bette Midler is a Hollywood icon. Let's just take a second to appreciate the masterpiece that is Hocus Pocus. It must be pretty cool to have the legendary Bette Midler as your mother, but we would have to ask Sophia Von Haselberg to confirm that fact.
As the only daughter of Bette Midler, Sophie looks just like her mother, and it has worked in her favor. She also started an acting career and has starred in Irrational Man, Ask for Jane, and A Woman, a Part. She is on track to leave a lasting legacy, just like her mother.
Jim Carrey & Jane Carrey —30
By the time Jim Carrey turned 30, he was already gaining recognition in Hollywood for his unique style of comedy. Over time, he grew to be one of the best-known actors in the industry, but did you know he has a daughter that looks just like him now that she is 30?
Jim Carrey's daughter Jane inherited his bright smile and entertaining personality. Instead of becoming an actress, she is an aspiring singer. She has a band called The Jane Carrey Band, and most of her music came out in 2009. Maybe she realized Hollywood wasn't for her.
Maria Shiver & Katherine Schwarzenegger — 23
When it comes to Arnold Schwarzenegger and his former wife Maria Shriver, they know how to make beautiful children. Their daughter Katherine is an exact replica of her mother, and like her father, she also went into the entertainment industry, but in a different way.
Katherine decided to stay off the screen and become a writer instead. Instead of becoming an actress, she would rather be an author, and we respect that. So far, she has written three books, and one of them was a self-help book about her life.
Lea Thompson & Zoey Deutch — 25
You might remember Lea Thompson from her youthful days in blockbuster hits like Back to the Future. At 25, Thompson was carving out her place in Hollywood, and a year later, she would meet her husband and start a family. It just so happens, Thompson passed a few things onto her daughter Zoey Deutch, including the acting bug.
Zoey looks like the modern-day version of her mother when she was 25, and she is on the same career path. In the early stages of her career, Zoey has already starred in shows like The Politician, Before I Fall, and Set it Up. She was also the female lead in Justin Bieber's new music video, "Anyone."
Kathy Hilton & Paris Hilton — 39
Kathy Hilton is known for being married to Richard Hilton, the owner of Hilton Hotels. As she became a socialite, people recognized her for her beauty, and when she had daughters, they knew the girls would be just as beautiful as their mother.
When Paris Hilton stepped onto the scene, people thought of her as a dumb blonde hotel heiress, but she proved that she is so much more than that. Now at 39, Paris is an accomplished business woman and prominent DJ. There is more than meets the eye with that blonde beauty.
Bob Marley & Ziggy Marley — 35
Did someone hit the copy and paste buttons because Bob and Ziggy Marley might as well be twins. Although he passed away a long time ago, Bob Marley's legacy has been carried on by his son Ziggy. When you compare them at the same age, it's hard to tell the difference between them.
Ziggy took inspiration from his father's widely successful career and started Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He also joined his father's band shortly after he passed away. He has done a fantastic job honoring his father and making sure his memory lives on forever.
Lenny Kravitz & Zoë Kravitz — 26
While many people compare Zoe Kravitz to her mother, Lisa Bonet, she also looks a lot like her father when he was her age. Lenny Kravitz is a musical legend, so it is no wonder that his daughter wants to emulate his style and aesthetic now that she is in the spotlight.
With her long braids and nose piercing, she has shown that her father is a style inspiration for her, and it helps that she gets some of his good looks. Like her father, Zoe has also taken up singing, acting, and modeling because with parents like Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, it's hard to stay out of the spotlight.
Meryl Streep & Mamie Gummer — 31
With a record 21 Academy Award nominations under her belt, Meryl Streep casts a large shadow over Hollywood, and her identical daughter has to deal with that. It was no surprise when Mamie Gummer decided to get into acting considering who her mother is, and we are sure there is pressure to succeed in that family.
Mamie has big shoes to fill, but she is doing pretty well for herself. She has yet to reach the same status as her mother, but that might take a while, considering Meryl Streep has been doing this for numerous decades. With Meryl Streep's DNA, she can conquer the world if she wants.
Kate Beckinsale & Lily Sheen — 17
English actress Kate Beckinsale is not only known for her acting talents, but she is also recognized as one of the most beautiful women in the industry. With gorgeous genes like hers, it is no wonder that her daughter is just as beautiful at 17.
Lily Sheen might currently be focusing on her education before making a career decision, but she has tested the acting waters. Lily has had minor roles in films, but nothing major yet. Before we know it, she could be the next up and coming name in Hollywood, and we wouldn't be surprised.
Kim Kardashian West & North West — 5
Even if you aren't a fan of the Kardashians, it is hard to deny how gorgeous all of their children are, especially Kim Kardashian's daughter North. Kim has shared numerous pictures of herself as a child, and many people noticed the resemblance between her and North at the same age.
By the time north was five years old, she already had a solo magazine cover, and she was in the pages of Vogue with her parents. Like the north star, North West is going to do big things with her life, and we can already see her star potential.
Cheryl Ladd & Jordan Ladd — 30
The pretty genes run strong in the Ladd family as Cheryl and her daughter Jordan look almost identical at the same age. Many people know Cheryl Ladd from her time as Kris Munroe in the original Charlie's Angels series, after replacing Farrah Faucett in the second season.
Although her daughter shares her beauty, Jordan has not hit the same level of success as her mother. She starred in movies like Never Been Kissed and Death Proof but has not had any knockout roles. Recently she hasn't done much acting, and her last role was in 2018.
Will Smith & Jaden Smith — 22
When it comes to the Smith children, they are exact mini-mes of their parents. When Will Smith was 22, he was slowly becoming one of the biggest names in Hollywood for his role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After transitioning into film, he has been one of the highest-paid actors of his generation.
As the son of someone so high-profile, like Will Smith, Jaden has grown up in the spotlight, which helped him start his music career. His parents opened doors that most young adults could only dream of, and he is reaping the benefits. With a few acting jobs and albums under his belt, Jaden is on his way to having a successful career like his father.
Steven Tyler & Liv Tyler — 30
When your father is the lead singer of Aerosmith and has a huge personality, it must be hard to follow in his footsteps. This is probably why we will never see Liv Tyler in the recording studio. As Steven Tyler's daughter, she inherited his big mouth and vibrant personality, which she used to make it big in acting.
Liv grew to fame after starring in Lord of the Rings, and she has created a hugely successful acting career. Although she now has a close relationship with her father, she didn't meet him until she was ten because Steven and her mother broke up because he was too addicted to drugs when Liv was born.
Julio Iglesias & Enrique Iglesias — 42
The next time you are getting down to one of Enrique Iglesias' latest hits in the club, remember his father was also a Latino icon. Before Enrique existed, Julio Iglesias was selling millions of records in the '70s. After seeing his father's success, Enrique was inspired to start singing as well.
It helps that he shares his father's handsome looks and talented vocals, which have propelled Enrique to such wide success. The good looking genes in this family must run strong. With his talents and father's help, Enrique is now one of the most prominent Spanish singers globally.
Heather Locklear & Ava Sambora — 23
If you were a fan of Melrose Place in the '90s, you know how gorgeous Heather Locklear was in her heyday. With her striking good looks, she was instantly the most sought after woman in Hollywood, and her daughter didn't fall far from the tree.
Ava Sambora inherited her mother's striking looks, but she has chosen to finish her education at Loyola Marymount University before deciding on a career path. However, while she is in school, Ava has done a few modeling jobs to test the waters for when she graduates.
Pierce Brosnan & Dylan Brosnan — 20
After deciding to pursue a career in acting in the '80s, Pierce Brosnan never knew that his career would lead him to star in James Bond. He is the fifth actor to take on this role, and his portrayal was quite memorable. Although his son inherited his looks, he does not have any plans to start acting.
Instead of acting, Dylan Brosnan decided to take up modeling, and we don't blame him with a face like that. So far, he has worked with some of the biggest fashion brands like Burberry. He also stays behind the camera and has worked as a cinematographer on small independent films.
Christopher Reeve & Will Reeve — 25
When your dad is the real-life Superman, it's hard not to see him as your personal hero. However, when Will Reeve was just 11, he lost his superhero dad, and then his mother died two years later. Although his youth was challenging, Will still made his parents proud from above and got a college degree.
Not only did Will inherit his father's good looks, but he also got a great fortune, which he used to pay for college. Today he is a sports reporter on Good Morning America, and he recently went viral for not wearing pants while filming a segment at home for the show. At least everyone got a much-needed laugh.
Jayne Mansfield & Mariska Hargitay — 29
While some children of celebrities might feel like they are in their parent's shadows, that is not the case for Mariska Hargitay who plays Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU. Most people don't even know that she is the daughter of legendary Hollywood icon, Jayne Mansfield.
Mariska was only three years old when her mother passed away; however, she certainly inherited her mother's good looks. She also took longer to gain success while her mother peaked in her twenties. We are sure her Jayne is looking down with pride at her daughter's amazing success.
Martin Sheen & Charlie Sheen — 20
Before Charlie Sheen was #winning and claiming he had tiger blood, his father Martin was paving the way for the Sheen name. Born Ramón Gerard Antonio Estévez, he changed his name to Martin Sheen to make it big in Hollywood, and it paid off.
However, Martin probably never imagined his son would be just as successful, but it would come at a cost. Despite his problems, Charlie Sheen and his father have worked on numerous projects together, and they are one of the recognizable film family dynasties.
Alan Thicke & Robin Thicke — 30
While starring on Growing Pains, Alan Thicke was America's favorite sitcom dad. However, he was a real dad to "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke in real life. In 2016, Alan sadly passed away, but his entertainment legacy lives on through his look-alike son.
Despite having a famous father, Robin never felt like he was in his father's shadow. People compared them in looks, but he never tried acting, so there was no comparison between the two. At least the Thicke legacy can continue when Robin's son grows up.
Candace Cameron Bure & Natasha Bure — 18
Many of us know Candace Cameron Bure as DJ Tanner from Full House, but her look-alike daughter just knows her as Mom. By the time Candace was 18, she had already been on TV for 11 years, and her daughter is now that age and is already thinking about a career in Hollywood.
Natasha Bure may be young, but she already has some small acting credits under her belt. However, her true passion lies in music. When she was 18, she appeared on the voice and impressed the coaches with her talented vocals. She also played Isabel on Fuller House with her mom.
Kennya Baldwin & Hailey Bieber — 22
When Kennya Baldwin was 22, she was still two years away from meeting Alec Baldwin. Meanwhile, her daughter Hailey was already a well-known model and the soon-to-be wife of Justin Bieber. Luckily for Hailey, she got a good mix of her mother's and father's looks.
Although her family is famous, Kennya has stayed out of the spotlight, and she is a graphic designer. However, she has a close relationship with her daughter and is proud of the career she made for herself.
Rob Lowe & John Owen Lowe — 24
We have all seen heartthrob Rob Lowe, but did you know he has a son who is just as handsome? When Rob was 24, he was the most desired man in Hollywood and took over the '80s. Although he was born to a famous father, John Owen Lowe hasn't spent much time in the spotlight.
John was in the reality show The Lowe Files and Christmas at the Plaza. We don't know what he has in store for his future, but we can imagine it is going to be good. How can you go wrong with a father like Rob Lowe?
Donald Sutherland & Kiefer Sutherland — 51
While Kiefer Sutherland is a well-known actor for his lead role in 24, many people don't know that the successful actor was inspired by his father, Donald Sutherland. Donald started his career in the '60s and has been in films like The Hunger Games and Citizen X.
Kiefer took a page out of his father's book and has no plans to slow down even well into his 50s. Like his award-winning father, we don't see him slowing down anytime soon. When you compare them at the same age, it's easy to see the strong family resemblance.
Clint Eastwood & Scott Eastwood — 30
Clint Eastwood might be a multi-millionaire and Academy Award winner, but who cares when he has a son as gorgeous as that. Although his father is one of the most well-known men in Hollywood, and they share their dashingly handsome good looks, Scott Eastwood didn't have an easy time making it in Hollywood.
Clint made his son pay for college and earn acting gigs on his own. He didn't want Scott to rely on the family name to get by, and it paid off for him. Besides small parts in his father's movies, he also starred in The Fate of the Furious. Scott has had no trouble building a good reputation for himself.
Jude Law & Rafferty Law — 21
After starring in numerous successful British films, Jude Law made a name for himself, and it helped that he was easy on the eyes. That was good news for his son Rafferty because the handsome genes were definitely passed down.
At 21 years old, Rafferty is an established model and has worked with brands like Dolce and Gabbana. It must have been a bit easier to get his foot in the door because of his father, but it also helps that he is genetically gifted.
Melanie Griffith & Dakota Johnson — 30
Melanie Griffith has been a big name in Hollywood since the early '70s, so she was probably excited when her daughter decided to start acting. Dakota Johnson quickly made a name for herself in Hollywood when she landed the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Since her major motion picture debut, Johnson has been landing different roles left and right. Her mom guides her along the way because they are very close. We can say for sure that she inherited good looks from her mother, who enjoyed the same distinction back in the day.
Jack Nicholson & Ray Nicholson — 26
For over 60 years, Jack Nicolson has continued to impress people in Hollywood; however, he didn't have an easy start. At 26, he started working behind the camera because the jobs weren't coming in quickly and he needed to make money. Now that is far behind him and his movies have been huge hits.
Out of Nicholson's five children, Ray looks the most like his father when you compare them at the same age. Like his dad, Ray chose to pursue a career in Hollywood and has also worked as an assistant director.
Prince William & Prince George — 5
Style must be one of the requirements for a future king because these boys have got it going on. As a child, Prince William was the pride and joy of England, and he has grown up to be a proper example of what the Royals should be like in the public eye.
Prince George is the oldest of William's children, and he is next in line for the throne. He is also worth about $1 billion, so he has a nice future set up for himself. Like his father, he is too adorable to describe, and we can't wait to see how handsome he is as an adult.
Ryan Phillippe and Deacon Phillippe — 17
You might know Ryan Phillipe as Reese Witherspoon's husband, but he also shares children with her, and their son is his twin just like their daughter is Reese's twin. Deacon Phillipe might only be 17, but he is already turning into a dashing young man.
Because he is still so young, it is hard to tell whether he will follow in his mother's footsteps of acting, or stay behind the scenes like his father. Deacon has all the connections that he needs, and it is now a matter of what he decides or if he prefers a simpler life.
Peggy Lipton & Rashida Jones — 26
Peggy Lipton is known for her work as a model and actress who remained relevant for decades. Sadly, she passed away on May 11, 2019, but her legacy lives on with her daughter, Rashida Jones. Peggy played many notable roles in her career, such as in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.
Her daughter, Rashida Jones, has made a name for herself in the industry with hit roles on Parks and Recreation, The Social Network, The Muppets, and Celeste and Jesse Forever. Rashida's father, Quincy Jones, was a famous American music producer, and she co-wrote and co-produced Quincy (a documentary about her father) in 2018.
David Cassidy & Beau Cassidy — 28
In the 1970s, David Cassidy was the girl everyone wanted to be with. He was the singer women pined over, and his face plastered the walls of every teenager's room. He also had a starring role on The Partridge Family, and luckily for his son, those looks were passed down.
Although Beau Cassidy is already in his late twenties, he made his acting debut about six years ago and has since starred in a few smaller movies. He is proof positive that genetics is a major factor in generational talent. Although his father passed away in 2017, he is carrying on the Cassidy legacy.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Apple Martin — 16
The apple really doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to Gwyneth Paltrow and her daughter Apple Martin. She is the oldest daughter of Gwyneth and Chris Martin, and there is no denying that she is her mother's daughter.
Although she is only 16, Apple has a large following on social media, but she has not decided to choose a career path yet. While her father is a famous musician, we haven't heard Apple sing yet, but she might have an interest in taking over the Goop empire one day.
Billy Joel & Alexa Ray Joel — 25
When your parents are Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, you have kind of won the genetic lottery. Alexa Rae Joel might be the daughter of a model, but she definitely takes after her father in more ways than just looks.
Alexa took an early interest in music and played her first live show when she was just 19. Today, she has multiple singles and an album, and she is stunning. With her deeper set eyes and dark hair, she is like the mini-me of her famous father.
Denzel Washington & John David Washington — 33
We have always wondered what it would be like to have Denzel Washington as a father, and unless you are John David Washington, you probably can't answer that question. As the oldest son of Denzel, he not only got his good looks, but he also took some of his acting skills.
When he was just seven years old, he appeared in Spike Lee's Malcolm X alongside his father. He took a break from acting and returned in 2015 after playing professional football. John is best known for his role in Ballers on HBO Max.