From the moment we’re born, we are compared to our parents. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins crowd around the baby crib to offer comments like ‘she has her father’s nose,’ or ‘she looks like her mum when she smiles.’ However, rather than appearing like a blended version of both parents, some people really do follow firmly in the genetic footsteps of one of their parents. The same is true for celebrities and their children, which means that many children resemble one of their famous parents.
For example, Miley Cyrus is a perfect replica of her mother, Tish Cyrus, whereas Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s daughter, Giovanna LaValle, has inherited her lovely dark locks and eyes. Especially, Reese Witherspoon and her lookalike daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe are often mistaken because they look like twins!
Scroll down to see a list of 15 celebrities and their lookalike children. I’m curious as to how these stars feel about having a younger version of themselves hanging around…
#1 Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe
Looking at her 22-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe is like going back in time for Reese Witherspoon, who began her career at such a young age. When they pose together, the resemblance is especially obvious. Phillippe has inherited her mother’s eyes, smile, and pretty much everything else.
#2 Uma Thurman and her daughter Maya Hawke
Uma Thurman got her breakthrough in “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988) after 2 appearances on covers of British Vogue. Thurman’s work as Mia Wallace in “Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction” (1994), earned her an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and made her international stardom. She was hailed as Tarantino’s muse, and she rejoined with him to play “The Bride in Kill Bill: Volumes 1 and 2” (2003 and 2004), earning her two more Golden Globe nods.
#3 Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her daughters Ariana Biermann and Brielle Biermann
Zolciak-Biermann first appeared on the television series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (2008). In 2012, she had her own spin-off program, “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding,” which focused on the planning of her wedding to football star Kroy Biermann. The show lasted eight seasons, with the last episode airing on December 29, 2020. Besides her acting career, she is also a singer. Zolciak started working on a country music album in 2008. In 2009, she released her debut song, “Tardy for the Party,” which was followed by a remix EP the following year.
#4 Serena Williams and her daughter Olympia Ohanian
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has rated Serena Williams No. 1 in singles for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks. She holds the most Grand Slam singles championships of any woman in the Open Era and the second-most all-time (after Margaret Court’s 24). Williams is married to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit. Williams gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, in September 2017, and she is known as “Olympia.”
#5 Jennifer Lopez and her daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz
Jennifer Lopez has demonstrated her versatility as a dancer, actor, and singer to the rest of the globe. Many people still regard her as the most beautiful woman in the entertainment industry. Her beauty and ability were quickly noticed, and she launched a film career. After gaining some success as an actress, she changed her concentration to singing. Her songs immediately gained popularity, reaching number one in the US. Lopez was married to singer Marc Anthony from June 2004 to June 2014. They have a fraternal twin, Maximilian David, and Emme Maribel
#6 David Beckham and his son Romeo Beckham
Beckham has been acclaimed as one of the finest of his generation, as well as one of the best set-piece specialists of all time, for his range of passing, crossing ability, and bending free-kicks as a right-winger. He is the only English player to win league championships in four different countries: England, Spain, the United States, and France. David and his wife, Victoria Beckham have four children: sons Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, Cruz David, and daughter Harper Seven. Beckham’s three sons have all been Arsenal Academy players. Brooklyn and Romeo, like their father, have done modeling and have been recognized among GQ’s best-dressed British men.
#7 Blythe Danner and her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow
She won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Izzy Huffstodt on “Huff” (2004–2006) and a Tony Award for Best Actress for her appearance in “Butterflies Are Free on Broadway” (1969–1972). Danner was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series twice for her role as Marilyn Truman on “Will & Grace” (2001–06; 2018–20), as well as a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her roles in “We Were the Mulvaneys” (2002) and “Back When We Were Grownups”(2004). She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the latter.
#8 Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and her daughter Giovanna LaValle
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is most known for her roles in “Snooki & Jwoww and Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” and the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore”. In 2011, she was a guest hostess on WWE Raw and competed in WrestleMania XXVII. In March 2012, Snooki confirmed her engagement to Jionni LaValle. On August 26, 2012, Snooki gave birth to the couple’s first child, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle. Giovanna Marie LaValle, her second child, was born on September 26, 2014.
#9 Tish Cyrus and her daughters Miley Cyrus and Noah Cyrus
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Tish Cyrus is a manager for her daughter Miley Cyrus, a singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. She is also a producer of the films “The Last Song”, “LOL”, and “So Undercover”. Before marrying Billy Ray Cyrus, Cyrus had two daughters, Brandi and Trace. After their marriage, Billy Ray adopted both of them. Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus welcomed their third child, Miley Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), in 1992. And Braison Chance Cyrus, her fourth child, was born in 1994. In 2000, she gave birth to her fifth child, Noah Lindsey Cyrus.
#10 Kate Moss and her daughter Lily Grace
Moss rose to prominence in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. She was a far cry from the other models of the period, with her boyish, waifish frame and startling features. Her work with Calvin Klein elevated her to the level of a fashion icon. Moss owns her own clothing line, is a contributing fashion editor for British Vogue, and has been involved in musical ventures. Her contributions to fashion over 25 years were recognized at the 2013 British Fashion Awards, and she was named one of the world’s 100 most important people by Time magazine in 2007.
#11 Jerry Hall and her daughters Georgia May Jagger and Elizabeth Jagger
Jerry Faye Hall began modeling in the 1970s and quickly rose to become one of the world’s most sought-after models. She made the leap to acting in the “Batman” (1989). She is married to media mogul Rupert Murdoch. The couple has 4 children together: Elizabeth Scarlett, James Leroy, Georgia May, and Gabriel Luke.
#12 Elizabeth Hurley and her son Damian Hurley
As an actress, her best-known film roles to date have been as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers’ hit spy comedy, “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” (1997) and in “Bedazzled” (2000). On 4 April 2002, Hurley gave birth to a son, Damian Charles Hurley. Damian’s godfather is Hugh Grant. Patsy Kensit and Liam Gallagher’s kid Lennon is Hurley’s godson, as are two of David and Victoria Beckham’s sons (Brooklyn and Romeo).
#13 Diana Ross and her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross
Diana Ross is known for being the lead vocalist of the Supremes, a vocal group that rose to prominence during the 1960s as Motown’s most popular act and one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. With 70 hit singles in her career, she is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the great female artist in U.S. and U.K. chart history. She was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.
After leaving the Supremes in 1970, Ross went on to have a successful solo career in music, film, television, and on stage. Her debut part was in the film “Lady Sings the Blues,” for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award (1972). She also starred in the feature films “Mahogany” (1975) and “The Wiz” (1978), and the television films “Out of Darkness” (1994), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, and “Double Platinum” (1999).
#14 Lisa Rinna and her daughters Amelia Gray and Delilah Belle
Lisa is most known for her performances on the serial opera “Days of Our Lives” as Billie Reed and the drama “Melrose Place” as Taylor McBride. She has guest-starred on shows including Entourage, The Middle, Veronica Mars, Community, and 8 Simple Rules, as well as NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. On March 29, 1997, Rinna married actor Harry Hamlin. Delilah Belle (born June 10, 1998) and Amelia Gray are the couple’s two kids (born June 13, 2001). Hamlin’s son Dimitri Alexander is Rinna’s stepson from his connection with Ursula Andress.
#15 Yolanda Hadid and her daughters Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid
Yolanda Hadid is best known as a star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” an American reality television show. IMG models Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid are her children. From 1994 until 2000, Van den Herik was married to Mohamed Hadid, a real estate entrepreneur. The couple have three children together, Jelena “Gigi” , Isabella “Bella” and Anwar. In 2011, Van den Herik married David Foster, a musician, songwriter, and producer.