They say that the celebrities who make it big have a certain “look” about them. Not only are they outstandingly talented, but they’re almost always beautiful. They have captivating eyes and perfect hair, and they really do seem to be the cream of the genetics crop. And while it may seem as though these celebs are alone in their looks, sometimes another A-lister comes along who looks just like them…
While celebrities are all unique in their own right, there’s no denying that there are some celebs who look eerily similar. In some cases, they look like clones of each other, and it can get pretty confusing. They have the same eyes, they have the same hair, and they might even have the same exact mouth. It’s even more bizarre when they’re both actors or singers. We guess doppelgängers are real after all… even in Hollywood.
Jaime Pressly and Margot Robbie
Haircuts can hide anything if they really want to, but the differing hairstyles between Jaime Pressly and Margot Robbie can’t hide the fact that these two women look ridiculously alike. In fact, they’ve been confused for each other on so many occasions we bet even they get confused when they see pictures of each other in the papers.
Despite the fact that Jaime (on the left) is over 10 years older than Margot, the similarities between these two blonde bombshells are pretty incredible. When the two women met for the first time four years ago, a photo of the two of them instantly went viral, with social media sleuths commenting things like “Hang on a minute… so they are not the same person,” and “I literally see no difference. Y’all took two pictures of Jaime Pressly and gave one a different name.”
Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester
With their dark tousled hair and their almond-shaped eyes, these two ladies are nearly identical – and we bet you couldn’t disagree even if you wanted to. There’s something about these two ladies that just confuses our brains because these photos could be two photos of the same woman… but they’re not. Instead, we have Minka Kelly on the left, and Leighton Meester on the right.
If we saw these two ladies on the street, we genuinely wouldn’t know which name to call out, and that’s exactly why the Gossip Girl and Friday Night Lights actresses were cast in the same movie together in 2011. In the thriller film The Roommate, Meester actually pretended to be Minka’s character after becoming obsessed with her. Of course, their identical looks certainly played a part in the casting of this movie.
Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill
No, we haven’t just posted two pictures of the same man taken on a different day. We promise. While it does look like the only difference between these two photos is a little bit of stubble, these two photos are of two completely different men. On the left we have actor Matt Bomer, and on the right we have fellow actor Henry Cavill.
With their strong jaws and their curly locks, it should come as no surprise that people get these two confused all the time. What’s even more bizarre is the fact that both of these men have auditioned for many of the same roles. Magic Mike star Matt Bomer actually auditioned to take on the leading role of Superman in Man of Steel, but Henry Cavill ultimately snapped up the role instead.
Mila Kunis and Sarah Hyland
If you had to pick these two out of a line-up, could you do it? For many people, this would be difficult. Both Mila Kunis and Sarah Hyland look so alike they’re constantly being mixed up with each other, and it doesn’t help the fact that they’re hugely talented actresses. While Mila is known for movies like Friends With Benefits and Bad Moms, Sarah is perhaps best known for her role in the comedy show Modern Family.
It seems as though both women are aware of how their petite frames and their big eyes look so alike, and Sarah has even played up to her slightly older Hollywood lookalike. In 2010, she decided that she was going to dress up as Mila’s That 70s Show character Jackie Burkhart for Halloween. She stated that “People say I look like Mila. I’ve always wanted to be Jackie for Halloween, so I just did it.”
Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley
It’s one thing for regular people to realize that two celebrities look alike, but it’s a whole different ballgame when some of the biggest producers in Hollywood use this likeness to their advantage. Yes, Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley look so alike that Knightley was chosen to play Queen Amidala’s decoy in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Although both women are equally as famous as each other, it seems as though Keira looks more like Natalie than Natalie looks like her. She’s stated that she’s been chased down in airports by crazed fans who are convinced that she’s Natalie Portman” “I feel quite sorry for her because she must get chased a lot because it’s happened like five times where someone’s been like, ‘Natalie! Natalie! Natalie!’ And I’ll sign and take a picture as Natalie.”
Zachary Quinto and Max Greenfield
One of these men is known for being an annoying-but-lovable roommate in New Girl, while the other is known for being a serial killer with superpowers in Heroes – but can you tell which one is which? Well, we’re here to tell you that Zachary Quinto is on the left, while Max Greenfield is on the right. But they basically look the same, anyway.
Both of these men have similar oblong faces and strong jawlines that set them apart from other Hollywood actors, but it’s their eyes and their eyebrows that truly thrust them together into one doppelgänger sandwich. If Max was simply wearing a suit, we definitely would struggle to tell them apart from each other.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem
Let’s be honest; the only real difference between Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem is the fact that Javier has a Spanish accent – and the fact that Jeffrey has a slightly fuller, salt-and-pepper beard. Aside from that, these two have the same tousled locks, they have the same chestnut-brown eyes, and they essentially have the same olive complexion.
Despite the fact that these two men are doppelgängers of each other, their acting careers have taken them in different directions. Jeffrey is perhaps best known for his role in the hugely popular TV medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy, while Javier is known for movies like No Country For Old Men and Dune. Javier is also the only one of these two men who has the pleasure of being Penelope Cruz’s husband.
Amy Adams and Isla Fisher
We wouldn’t blame you if you stared at these photos for a full ten minutes before realizing that they are photos of two different actresses. That’s because it’s long been known that Amy Adams and Isla Fisher are essentially clones of each other – although Isla Fisher just happens to have an Australian accent that sets her apart from her American counterpart.
These red-heads are complete lookalikes, and while they know that people think they’re doppelgängers, they don’t really get it themselves. Amy Adams has noted that “I get [mistaken for] Isla Fisher all the time, still. When I’m with Isla, we both look at one another and… I get it but I don’t get it.” To make matters even more impressive, both of these actresses are super talented on their own merit.
Will Arnett and Patrick Wilson
If we were to pass one of these men on the street, we definitely wouldn’t be confident enough to decide which one it was. Will Arnett? Patrick Wilson? Instead, we’d probably just keep to ourselves and desperately Google their names when we got home in order to dissect their lookalike appearance. After all, they look like they could be the same person.
From their oblong-shaped faces to their cheeky grins and their identical hairlines, we wouldn’t be surprised if these two were secretly related. However, it just seems as though the Canadian comedy actor Will Arnett (on the left) and the American actor and singer Patrick Wilson (on the right) are just doppelgängers in the flesh.
Chad Smith and Will Ferrell
When looking at these two photos, it’s easy to understand why Chad Smith chooses to wear a hat most of the time – and why he often wears shirts that read “I Am Not Will Ferrell.” The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer is the spitting image of the famous actor. And that’s pretty incredible, considering Will Ferrell has a pretty unique look about him. Not unique enough, though, apparently…
While they’re not exactly best friends, Will and Chad have found themselves at the same events over the course of their careers. They first met at the premiere of the movie The Ladies Man in 2000, where Chad confessed that “I’m looking at Will and thinking, ‘People really think I look like him? I don’t f***ing look like that. He looks me up and down and says, ‘You’re very handsome,’ and walks away.”
Emma Watson and Kiernan Shipka
We didn’t know that Hermione Granger had a twin, but anything can happen in the Wizarding World… so why are you surprised? Yes, these two ladies not only look like they could be the same person, but they also share some serious career similarities. While Emma Watson (left) is known for her magical role in the Harry Potter franchise, Kiernan Shipka is also known for being a witch in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
In fact, the only real difference between these two women is their age and the fact that they have two very different accents. But that’s not to say that they’re not long-lost sisters who were brought up in two different countries like in The Parent Trap. Weirdly, Kiernan Shipka looks more like Emma Watson than Emma Watson does in the picture on the left.
Logan Marshall-Green and Tom Hardy
We didn’t think it was possible for two people to look so identically handsome, but it seems as though Logan Marshall-Green and Tom Hardy are two anomalies in Hollywood. And while we all know how alike they look, it’s only when we see them side-by-side that we realize just how similar these actors really are. It’s not just their beards and their hair, either. Their eyes and their facial features are identical.
Of course, there are a few differences between these two actors. Logan Marshall-Green is American and a year older than Tom, and he’s perhaps not as famous – even though he’s still starred in movies like Prometheus and Upgrade. Then we have Tom Hardy, an English actor known for taking the lead in films like Venom, The Dark Knight Rises, Dunkirk, and more.
Helen Hunt and Jodie Foster
What makes this pair of celebrity doppelgängers so incredible is the fact that both Helen Hunt and Jodie Foster are both legendary actresses in their field. They have huge careers under their belts and have starred in some of the biggest movies and shows of all time. Helen is known for her role in the TV show Mad About You, while Jodie is a former child star known for the likes of Taxi Driver, Panic Room, Money Monster, and more.
As you can imagine, these two women get confused for each other all the time. Helen Hunt recalls a moment at the grocery store when “The guy is checking me out, and says, ‘You’re Jodie Foster.’ And I said, ‘I’m actually not, thank you.’ ‘No you are, I know you’re Jodie Foster.’ ‘I’m begging you, I’m not, I’m really not.”
Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain
With their auburn hair, their porcelain skin, and their ability to pull off a red lip, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain could be twins. They look almost identical – except for a slight difference in how they style their hair. Plus, to make matters even more confusing, these two leading ladies are both extremely talented actresses. We bet it’s like looking in a mirror.
Although you might be surprised to know that these two women aren’t related in any way, there was once a Hollywood rumor that they were secretly sisters, but that they were keeping their relationship away from the public eye. Alas, this rumor is not true. They’re just incredibly talented and beautiful women who happen to look alike.
Kyle Richards and Kacey Musgraves
With their dark hair, their piercing brown eyes, and their impressive bone structure, we wouldn’t blame you if you thought that Kyle Richards and Kacey Musgraves were related. After all, they look pretty identical – despite the fact that there’s a 20-year age gap between these two. That’s certainly a compliment for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle.
Kyle isn’t oblivious to the fact that she looks like country music legend Kacey, either. In 2019, she posted a photo of herself on Instagram with the caption: “So many people say that [Kacey Musgraves] & I look alike. Have to agree.” Many people have also stated that Kacey is the spitting image of Paris Hilton, who just so happens to be Kyle Richards’ neice.
Allen Leech and Niall Horan
One of these guys is known for being a member of the former boyband One Direction, while the other made his mark on the show Downton Abbey – but can you tell which one is which? Well, on the left we have 40-year-old Irish actor Allen Leech, and on the right we have 28-year-old Irish singer Niall Horan – and these guys have tons of stories about getting mixed up with each other.
With their lookalike appearance and their Irish accents, these guys are constantly dealing with confused fans. In August 2019, Niall took to Twitter to recount one of these mix-ups. He wrote “Waiter just said to me ‘Did anyone ever tell you that you look exactly like the guy from Downton Abbey?'” Leech hilarious responded to this in an interview, stating that “If he’s starting to look like me, I’m worried. Moisturize more, Niall.”
Courteney Cox and Demi Moore
Let’s be honest; people have been getting Courteney Cox and Demi Moore confused for years – but even more so now that they’re both sporting black-rimmed glasses and longer hair. From their facial features to their stylistic additions, it seems as though these two besties are merging into one, so much so that even they’re getting confused when they see pictures of themselves together.
The Friends actress and the Ghost star often take selfies together when they meet up for a lunch date, and when Demi posted a photo of them on Instagram she captioned it “Who’s who.” Courteney obviously saw just how alike they are, as she responded with “Haha! I’ll have to send you a pic that even I was confused by.” So, we’re glad it’s not just us who can’t tell these two legends apart.
Meghan Markle and Joanna Gaines
One of these women is known for fixing up houses for a hugely famous HGTV show, while the other is married to Prince Harry. But if you squinted, would you even be able to tell which one is which? We bet you wouldn’t, because Meghan Markle and Joanna Gaines have an uncanny resemblance to each other. Meghan Markle is on the left, by the way.
With their dark hair, their freckled faces, and their stunning smiles, these two really do look like two peas in a pod – even though they’re both living very different lives. We bet that Joanna has even been stopped in the street and been mistaken for the Duchess of Sussex, because these two celebrity doppelgängers could be twins.
Eva Mendes and Ashley Graham
If we had the chance to be a triplet for any celebrity lookalikes, there’s a high chance that we would pick Ashley Graham and Eva Mendes. If you couldn’t tell the difference between these two, Eva Mendes is the absolute stunner on the left, while Ashley Graham is the gorgeous woman on the right. And they both basically look identical to each other.
With their sparkling brown eyes and their brunette waves, the actress and the Sports Illustrated model really could be long-lost sisters – so we wonder if they’ve ever checked out their gene pool to make sure? Of course, with looks like this, it’s not hard to understand why these talented women have forged their way in Hollywood and created hugely successful careers for themselves.
Alicia Silverstone and Maggie Lawson
Okay, we don’t know how Hollywood managed to copy and paste a talented actress, but these pictures surely prove that they’ve achieved the ability to clone legends. Alicia Silverstone and Maggie Lawson are carbon copies of each other, from their facial features to the way they part and style their hair. In fact, it’s a little creepy how identical they are…
Amazingly, both of these women are also actresses. Alicia is best known for her role in the iconic chick flick Clueless, while Maggie is known for starring in TV shows like Psych and Lethal Weapon. We don’t know whether these two are friends or have even encountered each other before, but we think that a physical meet-up needs to happen. The photo evidence would be extraordinary.
Kathryn Hahn and Ana Gasteyer
We don’t know if these two legends have ever done a DNA test, but we think they need to do one stat – because surely these similarities can’t be just coincidence? These two women are Kathryn Hahn (on the left) and Ana Gasteyer (on the right), and everything from their eyes to their wide smiles look as though they have simply been copy and pasted.
Not only are both women famed for their comedic abilities on TV and in movies, but it seems as though the similarities and the coincidences don’t end there. By pure chance, these doppelgängers also both studied at Northwestern University before making their way to Hollywood. Although they didn’t study there at the same time, that’s still pretty strange.
Amal Clooney and Anne Hathaway
While they may be different nationalities, there’s no denying the fact that Amal Clooney and Anne Hathaway still look scarily alike. They both have long dark hair, dazzling eyes, and full lips and smiles – and they really could be sisters. While it’s not known whether the British-Lebanese barrister and the American actress have ever met, Anne knows exactly who Amal is, and she gets mistaken for her all the time.
When asked how she feels about having such an incredible doppelgänger, Anne Hathaway noted that “I hope I become half the woman that she is – she’s so accomplished and it’s so thrilling to look at someone and be like, ‘Oh, you really are making the world a better place.” Of course, Anne is also super talented and inspiring in her own field.
Chace Crawford and Ian Somerhalder
No matter if you choose Chace Crawford or Ian Somerhalder as your favorite actor, you can’t really lose. Both of these men are considered to be the ultimate Hollywood hunks, with their tousled locks, their smoldering eyes, and their ability to rock a suit. Plus, both men have won over fans in their respective teen dramas – Chace for Gossip Girl, and Ian for The Vampire Diaries.
There’s actually a six-and-a-half-year age gap between these two men (Chace is 36 while Ian is 43), but you couldn’t really tell. Both look much younger than they actually are, and with their almost identical looks, they could really pass as twins. We bet their fans get them mixed up all the time, but it’s a definite win if you accidentally run into either of these two men.
Sienna Miller and Kelly Ripa
There’s something about this celebrity doppelgänger that just makes us happy. After all, both of these ladies are legends in their own rights – which somehow makes us think as though we’re getting two for the price of one. And one thing we know for sure is that British model and actress Sienna Miller looks like the spitting image of talk show queen Kelly Ripa.
They both have the short bob-style blonde haircut, they both have petite frames, and something about their eyes just looks identical. And while we don’t think that these two women have ever met each other in person, something about them makes us think that they would get on like a house on fire.