Hollywood is unequivocally the land of the lookalikes, but as we’ve seen in recent years the most pertinent doppelgängers are the legions of celebrity mother-daughter lookalikes.
Indeed, a handful of bona fide nepo babies are proving that not only does the apple not fall far from the tree, but being the spitting image of your matriarch can reap dividends.
Case in point, burgeoning top models like Kaia Gerber and Lila Moss. Their nascent rise to the top of the industry is attributed to being a younger version of their supermodel mothers and enjoying the benefits of the connections their iconic parents have garnered.
Up-and-coming actresses like Margaret Qualley and Maya Hawke also have the advantage of being near-identical to their respective Hollywood heavyweight mothers.
Elsewhere across the rugged hillside of Los Angeles, some lookalike daughters like Ava Phillippe and Apple Martin have chosen to stay out of the spotlight, yet being their mother’s twin has piqued the public interest, especially when these daughters take to the streets of Beverly Hills in an outfit borrowed from their mother’s designer-laden wardrobes. We’re looking at you, Lily-Rose Depp.
From uncanny resemblances to celebrated clones, take a look at GRAZIA’s guide to the A-lister mother-daughter duos who lookalike below.
12 Celebrity Mother-Daughter Lookalikes
1. Gwyneth Paltrow & Apple Martin
Though Apple Martin has chosen to live her life privately (save for a rare appearance on the front row at Chanel’s Haute Couture show), the 19-year-old makes rare appearances on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Instagram page, making us do a double take each time.
Indeed, GOOP genes takes on a different meaning in the Paltrow-Martin household. This recent image of the pair with Paltrow’s mother and third-generation Hollywood royalty, Blythe Danner, highlights their similarities (in case you had any doubts Martin was Paltrow’s mini-me).
2. Reese Witherspoon & Ava Phillippe
When it comes to Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava Phillippe, it’s clear the American actress, producer and book club founder proverbially said CRTL C, CTRL V with her genetics.
Though Phillippe does share some similarities with her actor father, Ryan Phillippe, there’s no doubting Witherspoon’s chokehold over her daughter’s looks. Especially when the pair aren’t afraid to do a “mummy and me” matching moment, as seen here in their complementary robes.
3. Kate Moss & Lila Grace Moss Hack
Lila Grace Moss Hack, who is professionally known as Lila Moss, isn’t just in the business of being her mother’s, supermodel Kate Moss, clone. She’s also following in her footsteps to become a Gen-Z supermodel in her own right.
Moss’ modelling debut included sharing the front cover of Vogue Italia with her mum in 2016, so it’s only natural the dynamic duo continue this motif throughout Moss’ career.
Since then, the pair have walked runways together, including Kim Jones’ Haute Couture debut for Fendi in the Spring/Summer 2021 season and graced each other’s side at major red carpets, as seen here at the 2023 Met Gala.
4. Heidi Klum & Leni Klum
Heidi Klum’s 19-year-old daughter, Leni Klum, is the German supermodel’s kindred spirit. Taking after her mother, Leni has utilised the power of social media and her enviable genetics to land brand deals with the likes of Dior Beauty and front countless magazine covers.
Of course, she wouldn’t be a Klum without lending her face to a major lingerie brand like her mother did with Victoria’s Secret for 13 years. The mother-daughter lookalike duo appeared together in a recent campaign for Italian intimates brand, Intimissimi.
Proving she’s her mother’s daughter, Leni also re-wore a dress Heidi once sported in 1998 (six years before she was even conceived!) to her high school prom. Talk about a lookalike.
5. Lisa Bonet & Zoë Kravitz
Got it from her mama: before Zoë Kravitz was the inimitable effortlessly cool girl on the scene, her mother, actress Lisa Bonet, has the privilege of the original. Indeed, the template for her daughter.
Both exuding style and charisma, Kravitz and Bonet are the perfect bohemian style muses, a trait they flexed in Calvin Klein’s 2016 jewellery campaign.
6. Uma Thurman & Maya Hawke
Stranger Things and Do Revenge alumni Maya Hawke is the daughter of actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, yet it’s her similar appearence to her Academy Award-nominated mother that proves to be the most uncanny resemblance.
As the daughter of two thespians, it’s clear she’s not only inherited her mother’s looks, but her talent as well. A skill that’s certainly proven useful when it comes to casting, with Thurman’s long-time collaborator Quentin Tarantino even revealing he’s ready to cast the 25-year-old as ‘The Bride’s’ daughter should he ever consider making a Kill Bill trilogy.
7. Thandiwe Newton & Nico Parker
If Pedro Pascal’s daughter in The Last Of Us looked familiar, it’s because she was played by bourgeoning actress Nico Parker. A.K.A, British actress Thandiwe Newton’s middle daughter and real-life doppelgänger.
With Parker only 18 years old, perhaps we’ll see the pair take cues from other mother-daughter actor duos on this list and appear on-screen together.
8. Vanessa Paradis & Lily-Rose Depp
Of all the celebrity mother-daughter lookalikes on this list, the resemblance between French popstar Vanessa Paradis and her actress daughter Lily-Rose Depp is probably the most convincing.
Lily-Rose Depp’s breakout role as Jocelyn in HBO’s The Idol saw her amalgamate both her parent’s career—see: her father’s, Johnny Depp, acting prowess and her mother’s musical abilities—but it’s the 24-year-old’s work with Chanel that really highlights their similarities.
9. Milla Jovovich & Ever Gabo Anderson
At only 15 years old, emerging model and actress Ever Anderson has already displayed signs of rivalling her mother’s, Milla Jovovich, career. Before Jovovich was a household name with roles in Dazed & Confused and The Fifth Element, she was a model working with famed photographers like Herb Ritts and Richard Avedon.
Anderson is following a similar career trajectory as a bona fide Miu Miu girl, starring in the luxuriate’s Spring/Summer 2023 campaign, Marc Jacobs muse, and now actress. Her roles in Black Widow and Peter Pan & Wendy make her a name to watch, and not just because of her near-identical appearance to her mother.
10. Jennifer Garner & Violet Affleck
Jennifer Garner’s oldest daughter Violet relatively stays out of the spotlight. But, when she makes a candid appearance during outings with her mother or her father, Ben Affleck, and stepmother, Jennifer Lopez, she’s proving that Garner’s genetics certainly prevailed. Indeed, the running joke amongst netizens is asking whether Ben’s genes even tried?
Case in point: Affleck and Garner’s excursion to the White House to attend a state dinner honouring French President Emmanuel Macron, in Washington, DC.
11. Andie MacDowell & Margaret Qualley
Fans of the television series Maid would certainly be aware of the similarities between actress Margaret Qualley and her mother, fellow actress Andie MacDowell. Yet, for the uninitiated, allow us to introduce you to one of the most prominent mother-daughter lookalikes in Hollywood.
As a Chanel muse and former ballet dancer, Qualley was introduced to the spotlight through her modelling career before landing the leading role in Netflix’s Maid, a performance that required her to act across from her real-life mother, MacDowell. The pair haven’t worked together since, meaning a red-carpet reunion is certainly overdue.
12. Cindy Crawford & Kaia Gerber
Of course, you can’t discuss the mother-daughter lookalikes in Hollywood without mentioning the supermodel dynasty that is Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber.
With Crawford one of the inimitable original supermodels of the 80s and 90s, the 57-year-old has blessed her daughter, the 21-year-old Malibu-born and raised model and actress, with her glamazon genetics.
A ubiquitous mother-daughter doppelgänger duo, when they’re not sharing runways they’re fronting campaigns, walking red carpets or attending lavish parties, including the annual Casamigos Halloween bash co-hosted by Crawford’s husband and Gerber’s father, Rande Gerber.
Our favourite matching moment? Gerber referencing Crawford’s iconic Versace bondage ensemble worn to the Italian luxuriate’s “Rock’N’Roll” Fashion Show Gala in 1992 for her 18th birthday party.
This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.