Stars of Today Who Look Like Stars of Yesteryear
No matter how much distance you put between the past and the present, there always seems to be more than a few famous faces that resemble the iconic looks of the stars of yesteryear. From singers to actors to everything in between, there's plenty of similarities. In some cases, these similarities are more than just passing resemblances. Take a look.
Harry Styles and Mick Jagger
Former One Direction bandmember-turned-solo act Harry Styles and iconic Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger share a lot more in common than the simple fact that they're both famous for rocking in an all-male band. Despite being of absolutely no relation to one another, the two are quite similar-looking.
Katherine Heigl and Judy Garland
Renée Zellweger made history when she won the Academy Award for portraying The Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland in Judy, but there's another actress out there who might've done an even better job due to a closer resemblance. It's Katherine Heigl, a woman who could definitely play a younger Garland with ease.
Taraji P. Henson and Tammi Terrell
Due to the massive popularity and record-breaking viewership of Taraji P. Henson's Fox television series Empire, it seems the actress has something of an empire herself. She's one of the most promising stars of today, but even she has plenty of similarities to a former celebrity from decades ago.
Lily Collins and Audrey Hepburn
Lily Collins is not royalty — unless you count being the daughter of chart-topping British musician Phil Collins as royalty, of course. This hasn't stopped people from comparing her to one of the most notable actresses in all of Hollywood history, though.
Ryan Gosling and James Stewart
When a handsome actor also has great comedic timing, he’s likely to go far. Take Ryan Gosling, for example: Throughout his career, the actor has managed to shine on screen whether he’s working on a goofy comedy like The Nice Guys or a serious drama like Blue Valentine.
Jennifer Lawrence and Zubaida Tharwat
Despite the vast ocean, several countries, and many decades that separate the two, American actress Jennifer Lawrence and Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat look like they could be sisters. Perhaps even identical ones, at that.
Zac Efron and Leonard Whiting
Teen heartthrobs might seem like a dime a dozen these days, with internet influencers and young actors all vying for the hearts of audiences. It can sometimes feel like society has hit a new level of boy craziness sometimes.
Debra Messing and Lucille Ball
In many instances of celebrity doppelgängers, the two people being compared to one another don't really have all that much in common. On the flip side, there is the rare occasion where the two lookalikes are practically the exact same person with only the decades separating them..
Drew Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore
Naturally, there was bound to be a pairing that actually consists of real life relatives. However, unlike a mother-daughter or father-son duo that resemble one another, Drew Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore have quite a lot of time separating them and their respective careers.
George Clooney and Cary Grant
George Clooney spent decades being referred to as Hollywood's most eligible bachelor until finding love with his wife, Amal. He's far from the first actor to have fans clamoring for his hand in marriage, though. Just look at his celebrity look alike, Cary Grant. Married five times, Grant was not exactly a master of relationships, either.
Gwen Stefani and Marilyn Monroe
Some stars achieve such fame that it’s almost impossible to imagine ever seeing their like again. Sometimes, however, even those stars end up with next-generation doppelgängers — even if they can’t quite live up to the original.
Christina Aguilera and Vivien Leigh
Much like Stefani and Monroe, Christina Aguilera and Vivien Leigh are also bonded across time. Aguilera is not a movie star at her core, and Leigh never reached Aguilera’s music icon status, but their status as doppelgängers is indisputable.
Lindsay Lohan and Elizabeth Taylor
While the mind doesn't necessarily pair the controversial modern celebrity Lindsay Lohan and the Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor together without a bit of prompting, there are actually plenty of similarities between the two that make a comparison of both women all the more fascinating.
Daniel Craig and Bing Crosby
One's a tap-dancing, musical-starring, charisma-oozing superstar from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The other's a sometimes-brooding, occasionally-comedic, extremely-talented British actor who's managed to revitalize the James Bond series for modern audiences.
Mark Ruffalo and Burt Reynolds
Two iconic men from two completely different eras, one being former rom-com star and current Marvel Studios hunk, Mark Ruffalo, and the other being arguably the most notable leading man of all time, Burt Reynolds, aren't necessarily a pairing many would consider when thinking of celeb lookalikes.
Chloë Grace Moretz and Joan Fontaine
Two former child stars who eventually managed to keep ahold of their stardom as they entered into adulthood, classic Hollywood star Joan Fontaine and Chloë Grace Moretz resemble one another more than you would think.
Scott Eastwood and Clint Eastwood
While there are plenty of father-son duos that actually end up looking almost identical, Scott Eastwood and Clint Eastwood stand apart even from that list. They are something to behold! A Western icon and a budding action movie lead, the Eastwoods seem to be cut from the same exact creative cloth.
Brad Pitt and Robert Redford
Considering Robert Redford's long and well-known history as both an actor and a film producer, it makes a weird sort of sense that his doppelgänger would chart a similar course. While he's been a beloved talent for decades now, Brad Pitt has just recently started to make a name for himself as an Oscar-winning producer.
Michael Fassbender and Christopher Plummer
One's German, the other's Canadian. Still, the resemblances between dramatic-actor-turned-Marvel villain Michael Fassbender and longtime acting legend Christopher Plummer are impossible to be ignored once they've been pointed out to you. Forget about Ian McKellen as old Magneto — Plummer could've been an even more perfect casting.
Maya Rudolph and Dorothy Dandridge
While one is a comedian first and the other is a gripping dramatic actress with a relatively short-lived career as an Old Hollywood star, the undisputable doppelgänger status of Maya Rudolph and Dorothy Dandridge has to be addressed.
P!nk and Kim Novak
What's the difference between pop recording artist P!nk and classic leading lady Kim Novak? One sings Top 40 hits, while the other starred in masterpieces from Alfred Hitchcock and Otto Preminger. In fact, the two are seemingly on opposite sides of the pop culture spectrum.
Natalie Dormer and Gene Tierney
With HBO's massively successful fantasy series Game of Thrones finally over (and a whole slew of spinoff series coming down the pipeline soon enough), many fans of the show are left wondering what star Natalie Dormer will do next. If she takes after her older lookalike, Gene Tierney, the answer could lie in startling dramas from prestigious directors.
Ansel Elgort and Marlon Brando
There are stark differences between the careers of up-and-coming actor Ansel Elgort and the legendary acting icon Marlon Brando. That doesn't mean that their similar looks aren't worth looking into, though.
Robert Pattinson and Paul Newman
Robert Pattinson has been something of a misunderstood talent for many years now. After spending the first part of his career in franchise films like Harry Potter and the Twilight saga, the young actor has settled into much smaller yet critically-acclaimed independent roles.
Millie Bobby Brown and Natalie Portman
Of all the actors, actresses, and singers that find themselves being compared to a recognizable talent from past years, it seems that Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown and former child star-turned-A-lister Natalie Portman might have the most in common.
Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep
Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep are a set of lookalikes who have actually gotten the chance to work together before, most recently in 2019 with Greta Gerwig's reimagining of Little Women. The two share more than just looks and roles, though.
Margot Robbie and Jamie Pressly
It's not often that you see two actresses who look so similar reach stardom in such close vicinity to one another. For Margot Robbie and Jaime Pressly, the comparisons have been incessant since the former burst onto the scene in the early 2010s.
Cole Sprouse and Leonardo DiCaprio
When Cole Sprouse first appeared in Adam Sandler's seminal crowd-pleaser Big Daddy, it's not likely that people would've guessed that he'd still be relevant more than two decades later. That's the reality for this Sprouse twin, though.
Sebastian Stan and Mark Hamill
Marvel villain turned Avengers hero Sebastian Stan and Star Wars breakout Mark Hamill are on somewhat similar career trajectories at this point. Both rose to immense fame after living life as unknown talents, and the actors each owe their big breaks to a major franchise.
James Franco and James Dean
James Franco and James Dean are two intense and gifted actors who were born decades apart. However, despite this fact, they maintain an uncanny resemblance to each other.