It is only natural for children to look like their parents, but the resemblance between these children and their celebrity parents really hits the mark. Seeing them side by side truly makes you feel as though you have travel back in time. While these kids certainly inherited their parent’s beautiful DNA, some have even inherited their parents’ passion by following in their footsteps into the acting and modeling career. These kids were born into families that are dynasties in their realm, whether they be in the film, television, music, design, or business royalty families. The kids here share more than just a last name with their parents but also happen to look a whole lot like them, which, let us face it, in Hollywood means much more than any other industry. Brad Pitt, while truly talented, is also drop dead gorgeous and used his good looks to get into the acting world. Other celebrity look alike children will do the very same to get into the field as they know that their parents paved the way for them, but they also happen to look a lot alike. There are, however, celebrity kids that while they look like mom or dad, decided not to go into Hollywood and all that comes with it. Many of those kids do not like the spotlight. We are sorry to put them on the spot here but with the DNA that they share and the looks that they ended up getting, there is no where to hide.
Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber
Those wondering if the supermodel gene is indeed hereditary need look no further than Cindy Crawford and daughter Kaia Gerber. The pair seem to share everything these days. Spotted at a string of events together late last year, they hit their celebrity stride in full last month, proving to be one of New York Fashion Week’s most in-step duos. Acting as a pretty foil for one another’s signature style, they have mastered a winning aesthetic that is one part classic, one part aspirational, two parts better-together. Kaia is the spitting image of her mother, which is why she is heading into the modeling world with force.
Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe
“We talk about things . . . like what she’s comfortable with,” said Witherspoon. “She doesn’t do anything that she’s not comfortable with. She wanted to come out and support me tonight, and that was really sweet of her.” As the mother-daughter duo posed for photos together, fans were quick to note their likeness. Witherspoon sees it, too. These two are the best of friends and clearly share a seriously wonderful gene pool. Ava looks so much like her mother did at her age that it can be very confusing if you are looking back at photos. What a beauty!
Will and Jaden Smith
Will Smith had the loving support of son Jaden at the Cannes Lions Festival in France on Tuesday afternoon. The actor — who was there to host a seminar about his global-minded approach to his career — was all about the fans as he signed autographs outside the Palais convention center and posed for photos with Jaden. Inside, Will took the stage and spoke about his late friend Muhammad Ali and also touched on his children, saying that his daughter, Willow, taught him a big lesson when she wanted to drop out of Justin Bieber’s tour because she no longer enjoyed performing.
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise
Suri, Katie’s only child with ex-husband Tom Cruise, has lived in New York City with her mom since 2012; that was the year Katie and Tom officially divorced. The pair are often seen together walking to and from her school, court-side at a basketball game, or just about anywhere as long as they are together. Suri is a perfect combination of both her parents, with her face looking more and more like her dad every single day. It is sad that she does not see Tom anymore and that there is a real estrangement there, but Suri seems well adjusted with her mother.
Uma Thurman and Maya Thurman-Hawke
Julia attended Juilliard School in New York City. Thurman-Hawke has made many red carpet appearances with both her mother and father (Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke), and stepped out on her own as Zac Posen’s muse at the 2015 CFDA Awards. She has since cut her hair short and landed a gig in the film Get Lost. Her father told E! News at the Toronto International Film Festival that she is not in modeling or acting for the fame, however. Most recently, Maya has been on the Netflix hit series Stranger Things and is set to be back in the upcoming season.
Julianne Moore and Liv Freundlich
Red heads unite! Moore’s daughter Liv Freundlich looked the replica of her stunning mom Julianne Moore as they attended a show during New York Fashion Week. Julianne and Liv almost looked like sisters as they posed together in matching ensembles at the Ralph Lauren flagship store in The Big Apple. The only difference between these ladies is that Liv takes after her father when it comes to her height, she towers over her beautiful mom quite a bit these days. As for her career, should she decide to have one, mom and dad would support her no matter what but are not sure Liv wants to get into the business.
Clint and Scott Eastwood
Being compared to Clint Eastwood in any way is a compliment. So when son Scott Eastwood shares a last name and a whole lot of genetics with the man, you are sure to get a win-win situation. Scott looks just like his old man and is also venturing into acting quite a bit. Scott is one of Clint’s many kids, eight to be exact, with him being one of the youngest actually. Scott has recently been in films like Pacific Rim: Uprising, Overdrive, The Fate of the Furious, and Walk of Fame. We are pretty sure there is a lot more to him that we will see.
Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri
The daughter of Susan Sarandon was forced to fire her second nanny in the space of a month after discovering the most recent one wanted to essentially sleep with her husband. That was the most recent of tabloid headlines at least. Eva Amurri is the proud daughter of legendary actress Susan Sarandon. She shares more than her looks with her mother (which she really does!) but also the love of acting. It is impossible not to see the resemblance both off and on the screen, they even talk similarly. Hopefully her mom can give her some advice about the nanny situation.
David Beckham and Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz Beckham
David has three sons, all of whom look just like him and his stunner wife, Victoria Beckham. Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz all take after mom and dad and should be very thankful for it. They also have a younger sister, Harper, who looks like mom and dad, but we will give this one to the boys. The kids are all into their dad’s soccer (er, football), and their mom’s modeling chops. The gene pool in this family is a powerful one and we are 100% sure that these kids are going to go into the entertainment business one way or another.
Brad Pitt and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is the eldest of Brad and Angelina’s kids. She is also the one who decided for herself how she wanted to dress and have her hair, which she prefers to wear in the more masculine fashion. She is the perfect combination of the two most beautiful people in Hollywood. As to her interests, Brad said, “Shiloh is very interested in photography, and Angelina asked to look at some of the vintage cameras. Angelina inspected the cameras from many different angles and was asking questions. Shiloh was listening intently and paying close attention.” Remember her name (as if you would forget), she is going places.
Demi Moore and Rumer Willis
Rumer and her mom are more like best friends than mother and daughter. Rumer has gone into film like her famous parents (Demi Moore and Bruce Willis) and is showing great success in the field as well. She went through a bit of an awkward period, as many teenage girls do, but came out the other end a true beauty. Rumer has been in films like House Bunny, television shows like Empire, and was on (and won!) the 20th season of Dancing with the Stars. She made her Broadway debut in the show Chicago in 2015. The sky is her limit.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Apple Martin
The best part about Gwyneth’s marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, is their two children together, Apple and Moses. Apple was born in 2004 and Moses in 2006. Apple is the one we are focusing on here since she is the exact carbon copy of her mother. She comes from an acting legacy as her grandmother is fellow actress Blythe Danner. Apple and her mom go together to many events but mom makes sure that their private lives remain that way as it was the best course of action to keep the kids safe while growing up in the public eye.
Tom and Colin Hanks
Colin Hanks is the son of our personal favorite – Tom Hanks and his earlier marriage to Samantha Lewes. Colin look just like dad but also managed to inherit his incredible acting chops that lead him to have his very own super successful acting career. He has been in films like King Kong, The House Bunny, and The Great Buck Howard. He has also spent some time on television in shows like The Good Guys, Dexter, Roswell, and Life in Pieces. On the personal end, Colin is married to Samantha Bryant, whom he shares two kids with and is one happy camper about it.
Tina Fey and Alice Richmond
How precious was Tina Fey with her daughter, 8-year-old Alice Zenobia Richmond, at the Screen Actors Guild awards?! Not only was she easily the best-dressed at the awards, complete with an adorable black-and-white clutch, but she stole the show with her priceless reactions to the nominees. She even jumped up and down when her mom’s name was called! Here we can show you the two walking down the street in their native New York City as they do very often. Tina may be super famous but she does not let it get to her head and sure will not let her daughter get there either.
Kate Beckinsale and Lily Sheen
Kate Beckinsale and ex Michael Sheen were together for many years. During that lovely time, they produced their beautiful daughter, Lily. Lily was lucky enough to get her mother’s stunningly good features. Whether she will go into the acting world remains to be seen, but if she ever wanted to venture into it she sure has two parents who are incredibly hooked up to help her do so. Kate has most recently been busy on her Prime television show The Widow. Perhaps Lily will join her mom on an episode or two of the show, eh? That would be a nice twist.
Heather Locklear and Ava Sambora
Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora welcomed their daughter Ava into the world in 1997. Ava is quickly making a name for herself as a model thanks to inheriting her mother’s incredibly beautiful genes. Her father, Rickie, is also a very good looking man but Heather’s DNA won out on this one for sure. Ava has been in magazines, doing bikini shots of all things. However, she is a consenting adult and can do what she wants. Ava has her own massive following on social media and has become quite the influencer thanks to that large following. Following along to her life right… now.
Madonna and Lourdes Leon
Lourdes calls Madonna her mom, that alone gives you more points in life than others. The beautiful daughter of Madonna and actor Carlos Leon is in her early 20s and is already making a name for herself. The rising model walked the catwalk for a lesser known brand, as well as sits on the front lines of some of fashions biggest names. Lourdes follows her mom’s inspiration when it comes to her aesthetic and protest as to body hair of all things. In addition to being her mom’s eldest, she is very close with her other siblings that Madonna had with ex Guy Ritchie and adopted.
Kim Basinger and Ireland Baldwin
Ireland is the daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin. When it comes to the genetic and Hollywood lottery, Ireland has won it. Ireland has followed mom into the modeling and acting world and you can see why – she is a 6 foot 1 inch tall drink of water and has the last name Baldwin. She was in the media at first thanks to her dad’s nasty voicemail leak, but it is her beauty and work ethic that have kept her in the game. Ireland has also shown interest in music, looking into smaller DJ work that she finds very interesting.
Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer
Mamie Gummer looks so startlingly like her mother that you can’t help comparing them. During a recent visit to London to promote her new film, the 36-year-old daughter of Meryl Streep unthinkingly deploys many of her mother’s most characteristic mannerisms – the pursed lips while looking up at the sky; the coy glance down to the floor. Being Meryl’s daughter allows you to get into acting without trying too hard, but Mamie took her acting very seriously and went to acting classes to improve her craft. She has been in films such as Cake, and Ricki and the Flash alongside her mother.
Bette Midler and Sophie von Haselberg
This actress is Sophie von Haselberg, and her mother just happens to be Bette Midler. Sophie made her New York City theater debut at the Vineyard Theatre as a secretary in the play about the birth of the 1944 film Double Indemnity. This photo here shows the likeness between Bette and her daughter, who has remained in the theater world mostly and less on the small and big screen. She is best known for her role in Irrational Man, where she co-starred alongside Woody Allen. She attended Yale University where she studied drama. Her mom must be one proud parent!
Heidi Klum and Leni Samuel
Heidi Klum’s eldest child with ex Flavio Briatore, the director of Renault’s Formula One team, Lenny is growing up to be just like her mom. Lenny was officially adopted by her stepdad Seal while he and Heidi were married. Leni, short from Helene, is 15 years old and giving her family a run for their money. Heidi is a proud and doting mother to Leni who was there at her recent marriage in Italy. They take up permanent residence in New York City but travel around the world like the icons that they are. If Leni is anything like her mom, we have not seen the last of her.
Robin Wright and Dylan Penn
Dylan Penn is the offspring of Sean Penn and the stunning Robin Wright. Dylan is taking after mom in the best possible way – as a model and actress. She has been in campaigns for Gap, modeled the cover of treats! magazine, and appeared in the music video for the song Chains by Nick Jonas. Her acting gigs include a role in the film Condemned, Frost & Nixon, and a slew of independent films which is her personal favorite to do. Honestly, Dylan has the world as her oyster and is sure to be in front of the camera for many more years to come.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joseph Baena
Every year, Arnold Schwarzenegger heads to Munich, Germany, to celebrate Oktoberfest; one he brought his son, Joseph Baena, along for the fun. The 70-something action star shared a beaming father-son photo from the world-famous beer festival, where they were celebrating Baena’s 19th birthday at the time. Both generations dressed up in traditional Bavarian garb and raised some huge mugs of frothy ale for the sweet snapshot. Originally, Arnold denied fathering a child with his former housekeeper, but DNA does not lie and there is no question that Joseph is his son – just take one look at him, they are identical!
Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s adorable daughter managed to steal the show at the 2017 Grammy Awards in more ways than one. Whether she was making fashion statements, cheering on her famous mom or mixing and mingling with music’s elite. While she may be young, this little girl is the spitting image of her father so there is no question here. Perhaps she will also go into the musical world and produce hit after hit like her parents manage to do every single time. She was born into a dynasty in the making and she is going to only make it bigger.
John and Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon co-produced the album by Fat White Family, and is also working with members of the group on a side project, a new act called the Moonlandingz who have an EP out. The EP has been released on his label, Chimera Music, a label started by Lennon and his girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Sean is just as in love with music as his late great father and is on the backend of the music making world. He does not like being in front of the masses so much, yet is very talented like his dad and, as you can see here, looks a lot like him.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
The iconic soccer player has an interesting family. He has four kids, but we are focusing on his first and eldest – Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. Jr. was born in 2010 in the United States so is a citizen of this fine nation. His dad has full custody of him and the identity of the mother was never told to the public. The young boy is taking after his handsome dad, as you can see here on the red carpet of an award ceremony. They both certainly know how to smile to the camera and make people everywhere love them – how sweet!
Jennifer Garner and Violet Affleck
Violet is Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s eldest child and daughter. She is being raised away from the spotlight as much as possible considering who her parents are. The older Violet gets, the more she looks like her drop dead gorgeous mom. We often see photos of her going to and from school, attending soccer games and practices, and being an all around normal kid. We doubt she will end up in the acting field like her famous parents, but if she does show herself in that way, the world is sure to be happy about it because there is no way she would be bad.
Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss Hack
Lila Grace Moss Hack has her supermodel mother to thank for her gorgeous features. Kate Moss was the number one model in the 90s and now her daughter is taking over. Lila is the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty, as well as walking down runways at just 16 years old. Her instagram has a verified and massive following and it seems that the older she gets the more she looks like her mom. She is obviously signed to her mother’s modeling agency and is a bright star in the future of the modeling world, where her mother is revered as queen.
Salma Hayek and Valentina Paloma Pinault
Valentina is the very lucky daughter of actress Selma Hayek and billionaire Francois Henri Pinault. She was born in 2007 and has been automatically been born into a Hollywood and business dynasty. As for Valentina’s roots, Selma said, “Valentina grew up in Paris, but every year we had a Day of the Dead celebration. I learned how to make pan de muerto in Paris. It has influenced me a lot, always being close to my family. It’s what gives you security. It gives you roots.” She will never want for anything but it remains to be seen if she will follow mom onto the film sets.
Jessica Simpson and Maxwell Drew Johnson
Jessica Simpson’s eldest daughter Maxwell, is the apple of her eye and is the one who looks just like her. Maxie has yet to go into anything like her mom, but Jessicas said that she will let her daughter follow her dreams, whatever they may be. Most recently, Jessica was critiqued for dying Maxwell’s hair and that she is too young to do so. Needless to say, that did not go over well with the singer mom and she took to People Magazine to talk about being mom shamed and how people should let her make her own decisions for her children.
Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp
When your mother is Vanessa Paradis and your father is Johnny Depp, you know you are in for the genetic lottery win. Lily Rose Depp is the apple of both her parents eyes and is growing up to be just as beautiful. Lily is a model who has walked down major fashion runways during fashion weeks around the world. She has spoken openly about her personal feelings about gender and how she considers herself gender fluid. We have a feeling that at the rate she is going, she is going to be an even bigger star than both of her parents.