Ever see a familiar face, but they look way too young? As if this person walked right out of one of your old yearbooks or photo albums?
Don’t worry, it’s probably not a glitch in the Matrix. Instead, it’s just really strong genes that pass down through the family line. In fact, there are plenty of grandchildren that look exactly like their grandparents.
Plenty of today’s grandchildren are the spitting image of their grandparents, and some of those grandparents are the most famous people in the world. Here are 20 grandchildren who look just like their famous grandparents.
Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter
Audrey Hepburn’s face is downright iconic from her performances in movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And her granddaughter Emma Ferrer, has the same face and artistic sensibilities as Hepburn herself. Emma is also an actress as well as a writer, artist, and child rights advocate.
Elvis Presley’s grandson
Elvis Presley is a music legend who needs no introduction. While the King of Rock and Roll has four grandchildren from Lisa Marie Presley, his grandson Benjamin Keough most closely resembled Elvis. The eyes, chiseled face, and brooding expressions all scream “Elvis” to anyone who sees his pictures. Sadly, like Elvis, Benjamin struggled with his own personal demons. He died from suicide at age 27 on July 12, 2020.
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Debbie Reynold’s granddaughter
Debbie Reynolds pretty much defines “Hollywood dynasty.” She famously starred in movies like Singin’ in the Rain before giving birth to Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd has Debbie’s exact smile but is blazing her own path with roles in Scream Queens and American Horror Story. She also follows in her mother’s footsteps with her role as Lieutenant Connix in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Clark Gable’s grandson
Starring in classics like Gone With the Wind, Clark Gable basically defined Hollywood for the masses. And his grandson Clark Gable III shares the elder Gable’s smile, nose, eyebrows, and more. The grandson became a successful actor and model in his own right, proving these looks are truly timeless. He was best known as the host of the reality show Cheaters. Sadly, Clark Gable III passed away at age 30 in 2019 due to a drug overdose.
Grace Kelly’s granddaughter
Grace Kelly was famous for starring in movie classics like Rear Window and Dial M for Murder before she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco and became royalty. Her granddaughter Camille Gottlieb looks exactly like her, especially when it comes to her eyes, nose, and show-stopping smile. And her great beauty and family connections have helped Camille enjoy a life of world-traveling luxury.
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Marlon Brando’s grandson
Marlon Brando is famous for starring in everything from The Godfather to Superman. His French Polynesian grandson Tuki Brando has had a rough life that includes his father Dag Drollet getting murdered and his mother Cheyenne Brando killing herself. Despite being left out of Marlon’s will, Tuki bears a strong resemblance to the movie star, and this has helped him become a world-traveling model.
Jane Fonda’s granddaughter
Jane Fonda gained both fame and infamy for movies like Barefoot in the Park and Barbarella. She’s also famous for her strong political stances, something she passed onto her granddaughter (and doppelganger) Viva Vadim. From the smile to the eyes to the nose, it looks like Viva is set to carry on Fonda’s looks and her views!
Kirk Douglas’s grandson
Kirk Douglas was Hollywood royalty, having starred in iconic films like Spartacus. Sadly, Kirk passed away in February 2020, but his grandson Cameron Douglas has emerged as his mirror image. Cameron is the son of Michael Douglas and his first wife Diandra Luker. Like his famous father and grandfather, Cameron became an actor and even appeared with them in the appropriately-titled 2003 film It Runs in the Family. Kirk Douglas may no longer be with us, but his signature smirk lives on in Cameron.
Blythe Danner’s granddaughter
Blythe Danner is famous for Broadway performances like Butterflies Are Free and film roles like Meet the Parents. She gave birth to Gwyneth Paltrow, and Paltrow’s own daughter, Apple Martin, looks exactly like her grandmother! With her fierce eyes and cheekbones, we wouldn’t be surprised if Apple became a movie star as well.
Paul McCartney’s grandson
As one of the surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney is one of the most famous musicians of all time. Paul has eight grandchildren, but only one, Arthur Donald, looks exactly like the famous singer. While Arthur is mostly focusing on his Yale Education now, he still finds time to channel McCartney’s brooding face to go on dates with people like Ava Phillipe (better known as Reese Witherspoon’s daughter).
Patty Duke’s granddaughter
Patty Duke was famous for movies like The Miracle Worker as well as her own program The Patty Duke Show. Her son Sean Astin is famous for playing the Hobbit Sam Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. You may remember his daughter Ali Astin from her cameo as Sam’s daughter at the end of Return of the King. Now all grown up, Ali Astin looks exactly like her grandmother Patty Duke. With fiery hair, determined eyes, and prominent cheekbones, it’s clear that Patty lives on through Ali.
Bob Dylan’s grandson
Bob Dylan is an iconic folk singer who helped popularize singing as a form of protest. And while his son (The Wallflowers singer Jakob Dylan) looks a bit like Bob, it’s grandson Pablo Dylan that most resembles the elder singer. Let’s face it: you won’t find curly hair like this anywhere else!
Queen Elizabeth’s great-granddaughter
It’s difficult for Kate Middleton to get out of the shadow of her mother-in-law, the Queen of England. Adding insult to injury, Middleton’s daughter Charlotte looks much more like Queen Elizabeth than Kate. From the smile to the eyes, the resemblance between these two is downright uncanny.
Prince Philip’s grandson
Queen Elizabeth isn’t the only royal with strong genes. Just compare this image of her husband Prince Philip and their grandson Prince Harry. The eyes, nose, brow, and lips are similar enough to make even members of the royal family do a double-take!
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Robert F. Kennedy’s grandson
Robert F. Kennedy had that same combination of good looks and charisma that made his brother JFK so popular. Now, his grandson Conor Kennedy looks like he could be Robert’s brother instead of a grandchild. In fact, the symmetry of his eyes, nose, and chin was enough to win over celebrity singer Taylor Swift. The pair had a summer romance in 2012 when Conor was 18 and Taylor was 22.
Goldie Hawn’s granddaughter
Goldie Hawn is known for quirky comedies such as Private Benjamin and The First Wives Club. She has six grandkids through her famous children Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson. And Oliver’s youngest daughter Rio seriously channels Hawn’s appearance and personality. One look at their shared smile and eyes and we can tell why they enjoy hanging out so much.
Steve McQueen’s grandson
Steve McQueen was the brooding star of movies such as Cincinnati Kid and The Magnificent Seven. And his grandson, the appropriately-named Steven R. McQueen, carries on the acting tradition by starring in shows like Everwood and The Vampire Diaries. With their shared hair, noses, and jawlines, we can see these two men were destined to be actors.
Priscilla Presley’s granddaughter
Priscilla Presley was famous as both Elvis Presley’s wife and an acting giant in her own right. Her granddaughter Riley Keough shares her nose, eyes, and smile. And Riley wins brownie points from Priscilla because she is pursuing an acting career like Priscilla instead of a musical career like Elvis.
Tex Ritter’s grandson
Most people compare actor Jason Ritter (who stars in shows like Parenthood and Joan of Arcadia) to his famous dad John Ritter. However, he bears an equally strong resemblance to his grandfather Tex Ritter, one of the earliest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tex also starred in nearly 50 western movies. Tex and his grandson Jason share a smile, jawline, and charisma that has made them both celebrities.
Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter
Loeretta Lynn is a titan of country music, and she’s responsible for such hits as “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Now, her granddaughter Tayla Lynn follows in those footsteps as a country music star. Between their resemblance (from smile to nose to dimples) and Tayla singing grandma’s hits, it’s like Loretta Lynn is still around.