There are over 7 billion people alive on this Earth, so the possibility of a doppelgänger walking around looking exactly like you is highly probable. Take these 17 celebrity pairs, for example: in Hollywood alone there are plenty of celebrity lookalikes, you wouldn’t believe they don’t share the same genes.
See what the stars have in common besides their physical traits as well as how they handle the comparisons below.
'The Help' co-stars look so alike, that director Ron Howard mistook Chastain for his own daughter. Chastain said of the mix-up, "I was walking by and I was like, 'Oh, that's Ron Howard.' And then my friend was with me and said he turned to someone, he goes, 'I think I just saw Bryce.' We look so much alike." Bryce said of her dad's confusion, "At first he was like, 'You really look so much alike. And I mean, obviously, I'm incredibly flattered, so it's great."
Harry Potter and Frodo are well aware fans constantly confuse them, addressing their look-alike status in a joint interview with Empire magazine. "Though we are both short, pale, blue-eyed and brown-haired, I would say we don't actually look alike," Radcliffe said. "But the idea of us is exactly the same." Radcliffe recalled being asked to autograph a photo of Wood while in Japan, and had a hilarious way of letting them know they had him mistaken. "So the quickest way to deal with it was to just write, 'I am not Elijah Wood, signed Daniel Radcliffe' and then hope someone translated that for him later," Radcliffe explained.
Some fans can't help but point out similarities between 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Emily Simpson and 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' veteran Khloe Kardashian. "I can see a little resemblance," Simpson told E! News in March 2021. "I think it's an overall thing. She's very tall and she's very curvy. We're very voluptuous. I'm not trying to look like her. I'm just trying to look like the best version of myself."
The actresses, who starred together in 'Nocturnal Animals,' are aware of the likeness. In 2016, Fisher said that she once cut and pasted Adams' face over hers for her family's holiday card.
The actresses look so similar that they were cast as the leads in 2011's horror film, 'The Roommate.'
The funny bearded men could pass of as brothers. So much so, Offerman said he wanted Galifianakis to play his 'Parks and Recreation' character Ron Swanson’s brother, Don Swanson.
These two get mistaken for each other all the time, with Handler using it to her advantage, saying, "When we were at the White House correspondence dinner, we both went and Bill O'Reilly was talking to me and I said, 'I think you're confusing me with Elizabeth Banks,' because I wanted to get the f--- away from him."
These handsome bearded actors look SO similar, they could pass off as twins.
The hair, the big blue eyes, the cheekbones! Last year, Perry admitted she previously used the similarity to the 'New Girl' star to her advantage in the early days of her career. She told Zooey, "When I moved to L.A., maybe 18 years ago, I was pretty much a nobody, and you were like just getting so huge at that time, it was like Zooey Deschanel ran the world. In that moment, I was so complimented to look like you. When I first got to L.A., I went to the club. A lot. And I wanted to get into the club, but I had no money, I had no clout, I had nothing, and sometimes I would pose as you to get into the club."
Saldana’s own mother has mixed her up with the 'Westworld' actress, saying in an interview on 'The Late Late Show' in 2019, "My mom still thinks that I’m in 'Westworld.' I'm like, 'years ago you thought that I was in Traffic.' Mom, you did not give birth to Thandie Newton."
The thick brows, dark hair and smoldering hazel eyes are just the physical similarities of the actresses, who play such iconic character portrayals. In an interview for 'The Times Magazine' in October 2016, Connelly joked about the resemblance: "Someone said, 'You're Demi Moore's sister!' If she does have a sister, it's not me."
The resemblance between the 'Suicide Squad' actress and 'Sex Education' star Mackey is one of various comparisons the stars share. Robbie told BBC Radio 1 she was eating a burger when someone came up to her and said, "'I loved you in 'Sex Education,' that show was so cool'... and I was like, 'Oh I'm so sorry that wasn't me.'" When Mackey was shown the clip, she and co-star Ncuti Gatwa were naturally thrilled. "It just made me laugh... all the people who are close to me don't see it at all but I'll take it. I think she's amazing."
The two comedic actors have been joking about their resemblance for years, with Braff commenting on a 'People' cover shoot of Shepard with his wife Kristen Bell, writing, 'We look cute here,' tagging the 'Good Place' star.
The two women had a cheeky exchange in the comments of a post Lima shared to her Instagram feed in July 2021. Alongside a photo split of herself and Fox in full glam makeup, the model wrote, "⚡️💋 @meganfox if you ever need a body double in one of your movies , hit me up ☎️ ⚡️ my only request is ... We share the same makeup artist." Fox slyly commented on the post, "But what if I need a girlfriend ... can I hit you up for that as well? 💜"
Fans are flipping out over the similarities between 'You' star Victoria Pedretti and Hilary Duff. Both actresses played Penn Badgely's girlfriends, too -- Victoria as Love in 'You' and Hilary as Olivia in season three of 'Gossip Girl.'
"I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds," Beckinsale told host Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' "Like in a shocking way. Like, when sometimes, I see a bus going by with a poster on it I think, 'Damn, I look hot. Oh, wait, that's not me. Also, I've never done that movie.'" When Reynolds was shown the clip while on the 'Today Show,' he couldn't help but agree. "It is like looking in a mirror," he joked, before saying, "This has been something that I've heard for a long time. Other people have said it to me as well."
The actresses' lush brown locks, wide smiles and rosy cheeks make it hard to tell them apart. Add this to the list of similarities: Before heading to Hollywood, both women studied at Northwestern University!