Some children are blessed not just because they’ve been born to rich and successful people, but also because they’ve inherited their money-making genes. In fact, some kids – like Heidi Klum and Seal’s daughter – look so much like their iconic moms and dads that it’s scary. Read on to see just how close the apple sometimes falls from the tree.
1. Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe may have named their daughter after legendary Hollywood beauty Ava Gardner, but it’s her own mom whom she most definitely resembles – particularly with that bright blonde hair and winning smile.
2. Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp
Lily-Rose Depp has got some of the best genes around. She is of course the daughter of famously good-looking actor Johnny Depp, although she actually looks most like her mother, the gorgeously sultry French singer Vanessa Paradis.
3. John and Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon shares some facial features with his mother Yoko Ono, but the stronger resemblance is with his iconic father, the late John Lennon. And, like the legendary Beatle, son Sean is a musician.
4. Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz
Mad Max: Fury Road star Zoë Kravitz may have dad Lenny’s last name, but there’s no doubt as to which of her famous parents she most looks like. She and mom Lisa Bonet could even pass for sisters – if you didn’t know their true relationship to each other, that is.
5. Tom and Colin Hanks
Colin Hanks has not only inherited his father Tom’s looks but the Oscar-winner’s acting talent to boot; or so it seems, judging from his acclaimed turns in the likes of TV series Band of Brothers and Fargo.
6. Adam and Sadie Sandler
Sadie Sandler not only inherited dad Adam’s looks but shares some of his movie credits as well. Perhaps the comedian is preparing her and sister Sadie to become Hollywood’s top funny women of the future by letting them star with him in the likes of Grown Ups and its 2013 sequel.
7. Michael and Blanket Jackson
Blanket Jackson – born Prince Michael Jackson II – may not now go under the nickname his late father gave him, but there’s no getting away from the King of Pop’s influence when it comes to his looks. All that the teen who now calls himself Bigi needs to do to remind himself of that fact is, well, start with the man in the mirror.
8. Uma Thurman and Maya Thurman-Hawke
Maya Thurman-Hawke currently looks exactly like a mini version of her mom. She’s got the bright eyes and the silky hair, in particular – though it remains to be seen whether she also has the butt-kicking ability that Uma demonstrated in Kill Bill.
9. Brad Pitt and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
Apparently, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt prefers instead to be called John and, furthermore, opts to wear suits rather than dresses. And going on looks alone, it’s entirely feasible that the reportedly gender-neutral child will grow up to be the exact spit of father Brad.
10. Clint and Scott Eastwood
Scott Eastwood is an actor, just like his famous father Clint. However, when Scott started on that career path, he used his mom’s surname Reeves to nip in the bud any potential special treatment he might receive through being associated with his iconic father. Upon looking at the pair together, though, there’s no denying the link.
11. David Beckham and Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz Beckham
It seems that at one point former soccer star David Beckham decided, with wife Victoria, to create a doppelganger army of himself. That’s judging from a glance at sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, who all look a lot like their celebrity dad.
12. Gwyneth Paltrow and Apple Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s unusually named daughter Apple is growing up into an adorable clone of her mother. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the teen’s mom has dubbed her “my little beauty.”
13. Naomi Watts and Alexander Schreiber
Naomi Watts has two sons with fellow actor Liev Schreiber, Alexander and Samuel. At the moment, though, it’s eldest boy Alexander who looks the most like her, although both brothers have inherited their mom’s beautiful blonde locks.
14. Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber
Legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford has a magnificently cheekboned mini-me in her teenage daughter Kaia Gerber. And as befitting someone who’s inherited Cindy’s stunning looks, Kaia seems also to be following her mom’s career path, having signed up with agency VIVA Model Management.
15. Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri
Mother-daughter actress duo Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri share not only the exact same facial features, but they also at one time went halves on a movie role. Eva appeared as the childhood version of Helen Prejean, her mom’s character in 2005 crime drama Dead Man Walking.
16. Heather Locklear and Ava Sambora
Ava Sambora is the daughter of former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, but it’s her other parent Heather Locklear whom she spookily resembles. And Ava also seemingly took her cue from her mom rather than her dad when it came to choosing a career path. How? By taking her first acting role in 2012 comedy movie This Is 40.
17. Bette Midler and Sophie von Haselberg
Sophie von Haselberg is the spitting image of her famous mother Bette Midler, and perhaps that fact has helped the two to bond. Indeed, in 2014 the long-serving singer and actress told People, “My daughter is my best friend. She thinks I am hysterical.”
18. Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer
Given the pair’s shared looks, Mamie Gummer was perhaps the natural casting choice when it came to playing the daughter of Meryl Streep’s character in 2015 big-screen rock comedy Ricki and the Flash. It wasn’t the first time that they’d shared screen time together, though; in 2007 drama Evening Mamie also portrayed Lila Wittenborn – the role her mother reprises as an older woman in the movie.
19. Olivia Newton-John and Chloe Lattanzi
It's not just stunning good looks that Chloe Lattanzi inherited from her talented mom — she picked up a helping of talent, too. And as it turns out, she's followed in her mother's footsteps in more ways than one. Acting-wise, she kicked off her on-screen career with a role in the 1993 TV show Paradise Beach. And when it comes to singing, as well as pursuing music solo, Chloe paired up with her mom to form an unstoppable mother-daughter duo on not one but two duets.
20. Julianne Moore and Liv Freundlich
Liv Freundlich first appeared on the silver screen while she was still too young for kindergarten, but acting credits aren’t the only things that she shares with mother Julianne Moore. For one, she also has her mom’s beautiful red hair.
21. Kim Basinger and Ireland Baldwin
Ireland Baldwin has nothing but praise for the woman whose good looks she inherited, veteran actress Kim Basinger. In a 2013 interview with Elle, for example, the model said of her mother, “She looks like she’s my age. Her body, I swear, it’s scary.”
22. Danny and Gilbert Trejo
In a 2014 interview Danny Trejo said, “For the first half of my life, my looks got me in trouble and now it’s paying off.” Fortunately, though, even if Trejo’s son Gilbert looks remarkably similar to his dad, he’s following in his footsteps by appearing in movies and not by straying onto the wrong side of the law, as the Machete star did way back when.
23. Robin Wright and Dylan Penn
Robin Wright’s daughter with Sean Penn, Dylan Penn, is an actor like both her parents. And though Dylan admits that she has inherited something of an ego from her father, it’s clear that she gets her looks from her mom.
24. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joseph Baena
In 2011 it became known that Arnold Schwarzenegger had begat a lovechild with his housekeeper Mildred Baena. That child, Joseph Baena, is actually in his twenties now – and you don’t need total recall to recognize the resemblance.
25. Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter
Here’s a case of a girl taking after her father even more than she does her mother. Yes, you may have expected Blue Ivy to look just like Beyoncé, but as a chip off the old block she’s more like Jay Z.
26. Kate Beckinsale and Lily Sheen
Lily Sheen definitely takes after her famous mother Kate Beckinsale, rather than dad Michael Sheen, in the facial features department. Even if Lily is blessed with such good looks, though, it’s still perhaps reassuring to fellow teens everywhere that her actress mom is just as “embarrassing” as anyone else’s is when it comes to growing up.
27. Cristiano Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
European soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has a mini-me – and one whom he’s named after himself. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. was born in 2010, but the identity of the little boy’s mother has apparently never been made public.
28. Jennifer Garner and Violet Affleck
Screen stars Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are divorced now, but before the pair split they had three children together. What’s more, the eldest, daughter Violet, very closely resembles her mom.
29. Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss Hack
Kate Moss has one very similar-looking daughter in the shape of Lila Grace Moss Hack – daughter of magazine editor Jefferson Hack. As a matter of fact, Kate has said that she even sometimes takes fashion tips from her teenage lookalike.
30. Salma Hayek and Valentina Paloma Pinault
Salma Hayek’s daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault – the sultry Hollywood icon’s child with billionaire businessman François-Henri Pinault – looks just like her mother. And Valentina apparently already wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become an actress.
31. Mike and Miguel Tyson
Mike Tyson has fathered no less than eight offspring, but the one of them whom he perhaps looks most like is his teenage son Miguel. Oh, and back when Miguel was just a baby Tyson wanted him to one day be a fighter.
32. Jessica Simpson and Maxwell Drew Johnson
Little Maxwell Drew Johnson shares her mother Jessica Simpson’s hair, eyes, facial features and fashion sense. And to the delight of Simpson senior’s Instagram followers, the two of them have sometimes posed together in adorable similar outfits.
33. Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.
Such is the strength of their resemblance that Damon Wayans Sr. and Jr. look like a pair of older-younger clones. Wayans Jr. is the offspring of his pop and Lisa Thorner, and the father-and-son comedians actually sometimes appear together on stage.
34. Demi Moore and Rumer Willis
Rumer Willis is the offspring of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, and save for her having inherited her father’s jaw shape, she definitely takes more after her mother on the looks front. The thirty-something actress has even joked about the two of them looking more like twins than mom and daughter.
35. Heath and Matilda Ledger
When Heath Ledger tragically passed away in 2008, he left behind a daughter called Matilda. Believe it or not, that girl is a teenager now and lives with her mother, actress Michelle Williams – but she looks almost eerily like her father.
36. Will and Willow Smith
You only have to look at him to be able to guess who Jaden Smith’s dad is, but his sister Willow’s resemblance to pa Will is perhaps even more obvious; after all, she’s got pretty much the exact same ears as him. Oh, and if you still weren’t clued in, she’s also named after her Men in Black star dad. Subtle, right?
37. Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. not only possesses the same given name as his dad, but his remarkable resemblance to the rap star might also just have helped him land the role of Cube in 2015 NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.
38. Gordon and Jack Ramsay
Ask any restaurant owner and they’ll probably say that one Gordon Ramsay is one more than the world needs. Better not tell them, then, that the celebrity chef has his very own miniature version of himself in son Jack. Let’s hope that the lad doesn’t share his dad’s explosive temper.
39. Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley Cook
Christie Brinkley’s daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook has insisted that she’s not a doppelganger of her supermodel mom. The photographic evidence is hard to deny, though.
40. Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson
Melanie Griffith may have denied ever wanting to see Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey, but there’s one thing that the veteran actress probably will admit: there’s quite the family resemblance between mother and daughter.
41. Jude and Rafferty Law
Don’t be suckered by the blond hair; Rafferty Law is otherwise a perfectly suitable stand-in for dad Jude, should the Hollywood mainstay ever fancy a quick break from filming.
42. Milla Jovovich and Ever Anderson
Surely there was no doubt that Milla Jovovich’s kids would turn out very good-looking. And Ever Anderson, whose father is movie director Paul W.S. Anderson, appropriately looks just like a mini version of her famously beautiful mother.
43. Will and Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith has portrayed the on-screen son of real-life dad Will in not one but two movies: 2006 drama The Pursuit of Happyness and 2013 sci-fi adventure After Earth. And given how closely he resembles his actor father, Jaden was likely the only real choice for those roles.
44. Courteney Cox and Coco Arquette
Given that she has Jennifer Aniston for a godmother, Coco Arquette may know the importance of having good hair – and that’s perhaps why she’s been having her own locks colored from a young age. No dye can disguise Coco’s remarkable resemblance to mom Courteney Cox, though.
45. Russell and Charlie Crowe
If any director ever needs to cast a very young Russell Crowe lookalike for a movie, they’d never need to look any further than Crowe’s own son Charlie. After all, he’s got dad’s shaggy hair, the smile and, if need be, the scowl all down to a T.
46. Mel B and Phoenix Chi Gulzar
It’s, well, scary how much Mel B’s teenage daughter Phoenix Chi Gulzar now looks just like the Spice Girl did as a younger woman. And judging from a an Instagram snap of Phoenix in a little black dress and heels, it seems as though she’s now more than polished enough to accompany her mother to any red carpet soirees.
47. Jennifer Lopez and Emme Muniz
Looking at Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins now, it’s clear that Emme has won out over Max in the race to look most like their mother. J-Lo even captioned a December 2015 Instagram photo of her and her daughter with “my mini-me.” Case closed.
48. Jessica Alba and Honor Warren
Honor Warren, Jessica Alba’s daughter with producer Cash Warren, looks all set to rival mom in the stunning stakes when she grows up. She’s already got the hair and the smile, not to mention – if snaps of the girl are anything to go by – the impeccable fashion sense, too.
49. Travis and Landon Barker
It’s fair to say that Landon Barker shares more than just a resemblance to father Travis: he even has his dad’s middle name as a first name. He’s perhaps still a little too young at the moment, though, to get inked like the Blink-182 drummer.
50. Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger
Georgia May Jagger has certainly inherited the beauty of her still-good-looking supermodel mother, Jerry Hall. What’s more, it’s clear that mom and daughter share the same platinum blonde hair, the same striking eyes and even the same devastating smile.
51. Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise
By mid 2012 Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s relationship had unquestionably run its course. It was Katie, furthermore, who gained custody of the former couple’s daughter Suri, and time has seen the teenager evolve into an adorable copy of her mother.
52. Morgan and Alfonso Freeman
Who knew there was a second Morgan Freeman running around? Well, not quite, although his actor son Alfonso could be a stand-in for dad any day. In fact, that mugshot of a young Red in The Shawshank Redemption was actually a photo of Alfonso.
53. Dwayne and Simone Johnson
There’s no mistaking the identity of Simone Johnson’s famous father. After all, she has Dwayne Johnson’s eyes, nose and smile – though it remains to be seen whether she’s also inherited his wrestling skills.
54. Nicole Kidman and Faith Urban-Kidman
It seems as if Nicole Kidman’s doppelganger daughter Faith Urban-Kidman has inherited perhaps her mother’s most noticeable feature: her strawberry blonde hair. Not only that, but mom’s curls, too – a feature that Nicole herself has said she has learned to love after learning that Faith prefers her with more natural-looking locks.
55. Jack and Samuel Black
Jack Black tends to keep his kids out of the spotlight. Sometimes, though, they can be glimpsed attending movie premieres – and it can’t have escaped the attention of anyone at these events that son Samuel is practically a younger, blonder version of the famous funnyman.
56. Danny and Lucy DeVito
Danny DeVito’s equally petite daughter Lucy may be a lot prettier than her dad – and have a lot more hair – but some of her features definitely give the game away. Her nose, for example, was definitely inherited from the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star, not to mention the shape of her face.
57. Tina Fey and Alice Richmond
Even if Alice Richmond didn’t look so much like Tina Fey, the girl’s hilarious turn as a younger version of her mom’s character in a 2012 episode of 30 Rock left no one in any doubt as to who spawned her.
58. Jennifer Flavin and Sistine Stallone
With a last name like that, there are no prizes for guessing who Sistine Stallone’s famous dad is. Luckily for her, though, she actually looks a lot more like her mother, model Jennifer Flavin – and has capitalized on that fact by launching her own modeling career.
59. Sarah Jessica Parker and James Broderick
James Broderick definitely bears more than a passing resemblance to his father Matthew, but there’s no denying the influence of Sarah Jessica Parker’s genes either. Let’s just say that his nose and hair are definitely down to mom, at least.
60. Victoria and Harper Beckham
With her precocious sense of style, brunette locks and pout, Harper Beckham could easily grow up to emulate mother Victoria. Mom may have been a little put-out, then, when her daughter revealed that she actually wants to play soccer like dad David.
61. Nicole Richie and Harlow Madden
Nicole Richie is so famously known as being Lionel Richie’s daughter that the fact that she’s got a daughter herself is sometimes overlooked. But one look at Harlow Madden and you’d know instantly who her celebrity mother is.
62. Madonna and Lourdes Leon
Overlooking the difference between the pair in terms of hair color, Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon could easily be a younger clone of the Queen of Pop. In 2014 Lourdes even decided to enroll at her mother’s alma mater, the University of Michigan, although only time will tell whether she follows mom into a music career.
63. Vince and Lochlyn Vaughn
Vince Vaughn keeps his daughter Lochlyn out of the spotlight – one day, though, she may well claim it for herself. That’s because, as well as sharing many of her father’s features, she apparently also shares his love of acting and often gets right into character when playing Frozen’s Elsa. Aww.
64. Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley
The only child of music legend Elvis Presley grew up to look just like a female version of him, right down to the pout and the piercing eyes. And apparently the Presley genes are very strong, because Lisa Marie’s son Benjamin looks a lot like Elvis too – but, of course, that’s totally no bad thing.
65. John and Ella Bleu Travolta
Put John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s genes together and the Saturday Night Fever star’s traits will win out. Well, that’s apparently what happened with Travolta’s daughter Ella Bleu, who has his blue-gray eyes, dark brown hair and nose.
66. Demi Moore and Scout Willis
Scout Willis has a more angular jaw than Demi Moore – the influence of Bruce Willis, no doubt. But one glance at Rumer’s little sis’ nose and lips and it’s evident that mom’s somewhere in the mix as well, looks-wise.
67. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kristopher Van Varenberg
He might not be keen on using his dad’s last name, but there’s no doubt that Kristopher Van Varenberg is Jean-Claude Van Damme’s son when you look at him. And that family resemblance probably helped quite a bit in convincingly playing a younger version of his father’s Universal Soldier character Luc Deveraux, as Van Varenberg did in the 1992 sci-fi actioner.
68. Jerry Hall and Elizabeth Jagger
Between them, Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger produced some incredibly good-looking children. And among that brood is Elizabeth Jagger, who is unsurprisingly also a model like mom and shares Hall’s lusciously thick locks and big, gleaming smile.
69. Samuel L. and Zoe Jackson
Not many people even know that Samuel L. Jackson has a daughter; one look at any snap of him and Zoe together, though, should show you that it’s true. And yes, when she was a child she was indeed often told to “go the f**k to sleep.”
70. Donald and Rocco Faison
If TV execs ever commissioned a Scrubs spin-off where all the main characters were in pre-school – unlikely, but stranger things have happened – then there’s only one boy out there who could play Turk. After all, Rocco Faison might still only be a child, but his resemblance to his actor dad Donald is uncanny.
71. Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd
Billie Lourd paid subtle tribute to her mom during her short appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, with her hair fastened into a pair of side-buns just like Princess Leia’s ’do in the original movie. Yep, the Scream Queens star’s mother is none other than Carrie Fisher – which you’d also be able to tell just from looking at photos of the pair together.
72. Rhea Perlman and Gracie DeVito
It’s a shame that Gracie DeVito is more into art than acting. After all, the daughter of Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito would be a shoo-in to play a younger version of mom if any of Perlman’s next movies required it, such are the striking similarities between the two.
73. Jamie Foxx and Annalise Bishop
Jamie Foxx’s daughter Annalise not only has his looks but his charisma as well, if her behavior at the 2015 Grammy Awards is anything to go by. The pre-teen became instant best buds with a host of stars at the event and charmed the likes of Madonna and Jay Z into posing for super-cute photos with her to boot.
74. Tracy and Maven Morgan
According to her comedian dad Tracy, little Maven Morgan has become quite the entertainer. “She dances and sings,” he added to People in 2015 – so perhaps this mini-me could be the opening act for her father when she grows up.
75. Michael J. and Sam Fox
If they ever make a fourth Back to the Future movie – fingers crossed – then Michael J. Fox could easily relinquish the role of Marty McFly to son Sam. Okay, so Sam’s a little bit taller than dad, but then it’s easy enough to suspend disbelief when it comes to that time-traveling DeLorean, so why not?
76. Robert and James Redford
James Redford followed his dad, veteran actor Robert, all the way to Hollywood but decided to stay behind the scenes as a director, producer and writer. It’s just as well, because he could easily be mistaken for a younger version of his father if he ever wandered into a scene.
77. Steven and Chelsea Tyler
Chelsea Tyler definitely looks an awful lot like half-sister Liv, who in turn definitely resembles dad Steven. Basically, there’s no escape from the Aerosmith frontman’s genes if you’re one of his kids, as one look at Chelsea certainly suggests.
78. Bob and Ziggy Marley
Ziggy Marley looks so much like his world-famous father that he could almost be the ghost of him. Not only that, but Bob’s eldest son is himself an accomplished reggae star, perhaps proving that dad’s musical talent has also been passed down to the next generation as well as his genes.
79. Alessandra Ambrosio and Anja Ambrosio Mazur
It’s fair to say that Alessandra Ambrosio has a perfect little mini-me in her daughter. And Anja is just as adept at striking a pose as her model mom – just look at the shots of her on the Victoria’s Secret Angel’s Instagram page.
80. Britney Spears and Sean Preston Federline
Britney Spears’s first son with Kevin Federline, Sean Preston, looks just like her in so many ways. After all, he’s not only got the blond hair and the megawatt smile, but the wholesome sweetness that made Britney such a huge hit in the late ’90s and early ’00s.
81. Heidi Klum and Leni Samuel
Little Leni Samuel – the adoptive daughter of Seal – already looks a lot like her mother Heidi Klum. The apple of her mom’s eye wants to become a model, too, but according to some that will be over Seal’s dead body.