Genetics are weird and freaky. (Also v. v. cool.) Sometimes children are born who look so much like their parents there’s absolutely no way to deny their shared DNA. When celebrities pop out these little doppelgangers, the world looks on in awe.
Take Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise, for instance. Their resemblance is so close it lends credence to the rumors that Tom Cruise isn’t Suri’s biological father. And Violet Affleck? She is Jennifer Garner’s mini-me.
Need more proof the Apple doesn’t fall far from the Gwyneth Paltrow? Take a look at 23 celebrity children who look JUST like their famous parents. It’s absolutely fascinating to see.
Mamie and Grace Gummer and Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep produced not one, but TWO doppelgangers. Daughters Mamie and Grace Gummer aren’t twins, but upon first glance, that’s almost impossible to distinguish. Fun fact: BOTH daughters have played their real mothers fictional mother on the big screen, and Mamie once played a younger version of Meryl.
Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford
Kaia Gerber doesn’t have her mom Cindy Crawford’s height–YET–but she’s definitely got her mother’s supermodel’s good looks. And that hair! We’ll be looking for her on the runway soon.
Prince George and Prince William
Two things: Prince George and Prince William are ADORABLE. Also THE SAME BABY. Now here’s hoping Prince George is able to hang on to his hair as he ages. (Sorry, Wills. We still love you.)
Ava Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
Ava Phillippe looks so much like mom Reese Witherspoon, and Reese Witherspoon looks so young, that these two could easily be mistaken for sisters instead of mother-daughter. Except Ava Phillippe hasn’t been arrested for DUI. Yet. And hopefully never.
John (Shiloh) Jolie-Pitt and Angelina Jolie
John (as Shiloh now wishes to be called) Jolie-Pitt looks so much like his mother Angelina Jolie she might have spawned him without any help at all from her hot husband Brad Pitt.
Lourdes Leon and Madonna
Lourdes is definitely taking after her material girl mother Madonna! Dye her hair blonde and you’ve got a dead ringer for the one-time Queen of Pop.
Solange Knowles, Beyonce, and Tina Knowles
Okay, this trio is just crazy odd! Pair Tina Knowles with Beyonce and Tina looks like Solange. Put Tina Knowles beside Solange Knowles and suddenly Tina looks like Beyonce. WHAT SORCERY IS THIS!? (Oh, right. DNA.)
Lily-Rose Depp and Vanessa Paradis
Lily-Rose Depp recently made headlines when she came out as sexually fluid, but before that she was turning heads as mother Vanessa Paradis’ mini-twin. She probably got her father’s dark and brooding nature.
Scott Eastwood and Clint Eastwood
Scott Eastwood is really Clint Eastwood in a time machine, you guys. We’re convinced that Clint Eastwood will live forever and this is how. Watch for Scott to produce a clone of himself in the future and then we’ll all have proof that this family is only capable of looking like one person. And we’re okay with that.
Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland
So Liza Minnelli *might* have looked a little like a drag queen in her later years, but in her younger ones she looked just like her beautiful yet troubled mother Judy Garland.
Rumer Willis and Demi Moore
Let’s play a game. Is Rumer Willis on the left or the right of this photo? Which one of these people is Demi Moore? Celebrities who lookalike should not DRESS alike lest they confuse the masses.
Zoe Kravitz and Lisa Bonet
When Zoe Kravitz looks at mom Lisa Bonet, it’s like she’s looking into a mirror of her future. And when we look at Lenny Kravitz, we get a little hot and bothered. Which is probably what happened to Lisa Bonet and how Zoe Kravitz came to be.
Ireland Baldwin and Kim Basinger
Dear Ireland Baldwin, don’t stick your tongue out at your mother Kim Basinger. Instead, love her and thank her for the amazing genetics which will cause you to look like you’re eternally 29. Signed, people who are green with envy.
Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith’s son Jaden Smith gets both his looks and his quirks from his mother. Except she’s not prone to epic, unintelligible Twitter conversations that make us all wonder if we’re being Punk’d.
Willow Smith and Will Smith
While Jaden looks like their mother, Willow Smith is all Will Smith. It’s like they named their kids based on who they were going to look like or something.
Dylan Penn and Robin Wright
Robin Wright dropped the “Penn” from her last name after divorcing husband Sean Penn, but there’s no way she could ever drop daughter Dylan Penn. Nope. Not possible. Aside from the fact that Robin gave birth to Dylan, there’s no denying they’re related.
Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri
While Susan Sarandon has aged gracefully and beautifully, one only needs to look to her daughter Eva Amurri to turn back the clock and catch a glimpse of the actor’s younger looks.
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn look remarkably similar. And beautiful. So far, Kate has not had her lips injected nearly as often as mom Goldie Hawn and that’s a good thing. Don’t do that, Kate.
Liv Tyler and Steven Tyler
Liv Tyler spent most of her life not knowing her father, Steven Tyler, and as the story goes, Steven Tyler didn’t even know Liv existed. Now there’s no denying they’re related.
Colin Hanks and Tom Hanks
Colin Hanks is following in Tom Hanks footsteps in both the looks department AND the actor department. Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks could totally play characters in a body-swap movie and that would be weird and cool.
Maya Hawke and Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman’s marriage to Ethan Hawke produced at least ONE good thing: Maya Hawke, Uma Thurman’s lookalike.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner
Gwyneth Paltrow is super close to her mom, Blythe Danner. It’s rumored that Gwyneth’s desire to move closer to her mom in Los Angeles is one of the reasons she and husband Chris Martin decided to “consciously uncouple.”
Kris Jenner and the Kardashian Sisters
So at least half this team is plastic, but that just makes them all (except poor Khloe) look more like each other than most celebrity families. The question is did the Kardashian sisters go under the knife to look more like their mom, Kris Jenner, or did Kris Jenner have plastic surgery to look more like her daughters?