Children of celebrities often inherit their parents’ talents, as well as their good looks. In fact, some celebrity children look so similar to their parents, you’d think they were twins! Liza Minnelli inherited her mother Judy’s Garland bright smile and talent for showbiz, while O’Shea Jackson Jr. looks so much like his rapper father, Ice Cube, he portrayed him in Straight Outta Compton.
Comparing side-by-side childhood photos and professional headshots, just a quick glance makes it clear that these stars are related. From Hollywood A-listers and musicians to the British royal family, here are several lookalike photos of celebrity children and their parents.
At age 32: Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn may not be married, but they have been together for over 35 years. While many people know about her equally famous daughter from a previous marriage, Kate Hudson, few are aware of the couple’s only child together, Wyatt Russell; this is because up until recently he lived a private life away from Hollywood.
After his professional hockey career was cut short due to injury before it could even begin, Wyatt tried his hand at acting. We’ve come to see him excel in recent films such as Cowboys and Aliens, We Are What We Are, and 22 Jump Street.
At age 31: Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer
When your mother is the most nominated actress in Hollywood, it’s only logical that your life would turn towards being an actress. It seems that this has been Mamie Gummer’s motivation all along, inspired by her mom Meryl Streep. Dedicated to perfecting her craft, Mamie has followed in her mother’s footsteps with her nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play.
It’s clear Meryl Streep’s blood and talent flow through Mamie’s veins, as both blonde ladies are highly skilled at their craft.
At age 43: Diana Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross
Looking at pictures of themselves at the same age one can’t help but think that both these stars, Diana Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross, are similar to each other in many ways. Fans have often commented on how similar Tracee is to her mother, sometimes calling her “Little Diana.”
While her mother is known for her impressive voice, Tracee became known for starring in the famous American sitcom Black-ish.
At age 22: Ozzy Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne has been in the music industry for an extensive amount of time; hence earning him the title of The Grandfather of Heavy Metal. The famous musician garnered fame for his family, including daughter Kelly Osbourne with the reality series The Osbournes.
Though Kelly isn’t quite as famous as her father, she’s managed to inherit the family legacy – including good looks and charm – when it comes to getting herself on television. The reality TV star is always changing up her hairstyle with various colors because clearly, this girl knows how to keep those locks looking fresh!
At age 52: Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland
The father is famous for his iconic roles in the movies Ordinary People and M*A*S*H, while the son is prominent for playing Jack Bauer on the TV series 24. Often hesitant to admit it, Donald Sutherland was actually quite happy when Kiefer became an actor, namely because he saw Kiefer being able to make a living doing what he loved.
After having multiple careers prior to acting, Donald knew all too well how difficult and demanding the acting profession could be. As Kiefer has proved time and time again, he has just as much talent and persistence as his father.
At age 40: Jon Voigt and Angelina Jolie
At first, it appears that Angelina Jolie exclusively gained her good genes from her mother Marcheline Bertrand. But if you take a closer look at her facial features, you’ll notice how Angelina resembles her father Jon Voight in many ways as well.
Jolie is in fact a natural blonde like her father. And with both of them having won awards for critically acclaimed roles throughout the course of their careers; it’s safe to say they the acting gene runs in the family!
At age 30: Clint Eastwood and Scott Eastwood
There are many people who feel like Scott Eastwood has a lot of pressure on him to do well in Hollywood. Some say he does not have what it takes to make it, others even going so far as claiming that his last name will always hold him back from succeeding.
Yet Scott is slowly making a name for himself in Hollywood, in films ranging from Suicide Squad and The Fate of the Furious to The Longest Yard. He just has to keep at it, just as his father has done for decades.
Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz in their 20s
Of her two parents, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, the former is much more well-known, yet Zoë is clearly her mother’s daughter when it comes to looks. It doesn’t take a DNA test to know who she got those almond-shaped eyes from!
Lisa Bonet is famous for her role as Denise Huxtable in The Cosby Show, and her character’s iconic hairstyle has led to many imitations that are still popular today. Zoë also pursued acting, having starred in films such as The Divergent series, Max Max: Fury Road, and The Batman, in addition to the hit TV show, Little Big Lies. She also sings like her dad and is one-half of the band Lolawolf.
At age 28: Phil Collins and Lily Collins
With a net worth of $260 million, Phil Collins might just be one of the richest people in music history. But while he’s living it up with his millions, his daughter Lily has been making quite a successful name for herself. Living proof that hard work can go a long way, Lily is an accomplished actress, having starred in films such as The Blind Side and Mirror Mirror, as well as the Netflix original series Emily in Paris.
Unlike her father who famously sported curly locks back in the day (most recently shown off on stage during his Not Dead Yet tour), Lily has been rocking sleek straight strands since age 16 when she got her first Brazilian Blowout.
At age 30: Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas
Few father-son Hollywood duos look so much alike, and have such impressive careers each in their own right. Kirk was legendary for playing the title role in the Hollywood epic Spartacus, while Michael has entertained us with a number of iconic roles in films such as Wall Street, Fatal Attraction, and Behind the Candelabra.
Michael also seems to be following in his father’s footsteps in terms of longevity, and we’re hopeful that he’ll continue to entertain us for at least a few more years.
At age 25: Christopher Reeve and Will Reeve
Even though Will Reeves inherited his good looks from his father, famous Hollywood actor Christopher Reeve (aka Superman), he doesn’t plan on following in his father’s footsteps.
Though he’s done a few small parts as an actor, Will’s true calling was the world of TV news. He is currently a reporter for ABC News, and has previously worked for ESPN.
Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber in their teens
When Kaia Gerber was first introduced to the world of fashion, fans were taken aback at how much she resembled her mother. It was as if Cindy Crawford had plastic surgery done to make herself look 16 years old again! But when you have genes like an iconic supermodel, it’s no surprise that you’re bound to inherit your mother’s best features.
As it stands, Cindy Crawford looks ageless and we want to know all her secrets! Still modeling from time to time, it could be argued that Cindy could still give her daughter a run for her money should the two go head-to-head when selecting modeling projects.
At age 27: Sarah, Duchess of York and Princess Eugenie
Princess Eugenie is one of the two daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah, the Duchess of York. As members of the British royal family, both mother and daughter are known for their bright smiles and charitable work.
Though Eugenie’s natural hair color is an auburn brown, when she was younger, her hair was much more fiery red like her mother’s. In recent years, the princess has had her hair styled in various red shades, as perhaps a nod to Sarah.
At age 25: Dennis Quaid and Jack Quaid
Jack Quaid fell in love with the art of acting thanks to his two famous parents, Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, who gave him guidance and inspiration when he chose to follow in their footsteps and become an actor.
One of Jack’s most prominent roles is in the Amazon original series The Boys, while others might recognize him from his movie debut as Marvel, the male tribute from District 1 in The Hunger Games.
Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole in their 20s
When Nat King Cole passed away at the young age of 45 because of complications from a tumor in his lung, it was clear that he left behind one thing: his musical legacy. In spite of this initial loss and sadness, some lucky souls who were privileged enough to know him personally were able to gain something even greater: the knowledge that his talent and memory would live on.
This talent came in the form of Nat’s daughter, Natalie, an incredibly talented singer. While Nat did earn his nickname “King” with a Golden Globe and two Grammy awards, Natalie would win nine Grammys over her lifetime.
Demi Moore and Rumer Willis in their 20s
When married to fellow Hollywood star Bruce Willis, actress Demi Moore gave birth to three lovely daughters. Moore’s eldest daughter, Rumer Willis, shares her mother’s jet black hair and hazel eyes.
Following in her mom’s footsteps, Rumer is an actress who’s been in films such as Sorority Row and House Bunny, as well as the TV series Empire.
At age 21: Stephen Baldwin and Hailey Bieber
It’s been said that Keeping Up with the Baldwins could be a great potential reality show, what with the collective talent of the Baldwin brothers. It would also be entertaining to see Stephen, the youngest Baldwin brother, interact with son-in-law Justin Bieber on a regular basis!
Instead of pursuing an acting career like her father, Hailey Bieber instead pursued the life of a model and socialite. Hailey has modeled for brands such as Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.
At age 33: Princess Diana and Prince Harry
Perhaps the most famous princes on the planet, it’s been noted that brothers Prince William and Prince Harry don’t always look that alike. While William is typically compared to his father, Prince Charles, Harry is often seen for sharing his mother Diana’s smile and spirit.
Harry also gets his red hair from his mother’s side of the family, and reportedly has passed the ginger gene on to his two children, Archie and Lilibet.
At age 23: Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher
Mother-daughter duo Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher were each Hollywood darlings in their own right. Debbie is best known for her lead role as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain, while younger generations remember her for playing Grandma Aggie Cromwell in the Halloweentown films.
Carrie Fisher was best known as Princess Leia (later General Leia) in the Star Wars franchise. Like her mother, Carrie was said to have a lovely singing voice, yet she rarely showcased her vocals.
At age 35: Elvis Presley and Lisa Marie Presley
Though constantly busy making movies and performing shows in Las Vegas, Elvis Presley tried to do his best by his one and only daughter, Lisa Marie. His private plane was named after her, and she inherited his Graceland Estate when she came of age.
Similar to her late father, Lisa Marie currently works in the music industry as a singer, and her first album, To Whom It May Concern, was certified gold.
At age 27: Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Rapper, actor, and filmmaker Ice Cube (real name O’Shea Jackson) is known for films like Friday, Boyz N The Hood, and the Are We There Yet? franchise. He is also known for being one of the core members of influential rap group N.W.A., before starting his own successful solo career.
In fact, Ice Cube’s career has been so successful that his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., acted as his younger self in Straight Outta Compton, a biopic depicting his youth and the formation and early success of N.W.A. Like father like son, O’Shea Jr. is a musician as well as a actor.
At age 21: Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli
Judy Garland is regarded as one of the most beloved talents Hollywood has ever seen, and she passed on her charm and singing talent to her daughter, Liza Minnelli. Judy is best known for her roles in various musical films such as Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade and most notably, The Wizard of Oz.
Liza likewise was a shining, singing star in musical films such as Cabaret and New York, New York.