It’s no big surprise when kids look like their parents. That is the magic of DNA, after all. But it doesn’t mean that sometimes the resemblance isn’t so striking that it makes you stop and wonder if there is some sort of Orphan Black sorcery at hand. Such is often the case with celebrity offspring because we get to see their lives play out in the public eye. Like when Zoe Kravitz and mom Lisa Bonet took the red carpet together at the Golden Globes, we had to do a double-take.
And Judging by some Hollywood families, some famous moms definitely have tenacious genes — so, while we all know a partner contributed to the kid’s genetic makeup, you can’t necessarily tell it just by looking.
Ava Phillippe and her petite Southern mother, Reese Witherspoon, are precisely this kind of pair as are Cindy Crawford and daughter Kaia Gerber. And the list doesn’t end there. Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Clarkson, Kate Beckinsale — there are many Hollywood moms whose daughters look just like them. Keep clicking and prepare to be impressed by the power of genetics.
Click through to see some of favorite celeb moms’ mini-mes.
A version of this story was originally published in 2020.