17 celebrity moms whose look-alike daughters are following in their footsteps

Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford in 2023.
Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford in 2023.Cindy Ord/Staff/Getty Images
  • At 12 years old, Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy has already won a Grammy.

  • Susan Sarandon's daughter, Eva Amurri, has played a younger version of her mom.

  • Kaia Gerber is a model just like her mother, supermodel Cindy Crawford.

With moms like Cindy Crawford, Lisa Bonet, and Beyoncé, it's not surprising that their daughters would want to follow in their footsteps.

From modeling and acting to singing and designing, these accomplished women are proving that talent — and strong genes — runs in the family.

Here are 17 celebrity moms whose look-alike daughters are continuing their legacies.

Aly Weisman contributed to a previous version of this story.

Gigi Hadid inherited her looks from her model mother, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Yolanda Hadid.

Yolanda Hadid and Gigi Hadid at a Victoria's Secret event in 2018
Yolanda Hadid and Gigi Hadid.Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret

Gigi's modeling career began when she was a toddler. She has since been the cover star of dozens of issues of Vogue.

Gigi was a senior at Malibu High School when Yolanda signed onto the Bravo reality series, which she starred on for three seasons before departing in 2016.

"That wasn't my life or a part of my growing up. My mom wasn't on TV until I was a senior in high school, so I was just on my way out of the house," Gigi, who studied criminal psychology at The New School in New York City before pursuing modeling full-time, told InStyle in February 2022.

She continued, "But it was weird for me. I would come home from school and there would be production trucks outside. I would scale the staircase to my room so I wouldn't have to go say hi to my mom in the kitchen."

Willow Smith is 23 years old, but with parents like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, she's been in the spotlight her entire life.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith.Arturo Holmes/FilmMagic

After becoming the youngest artist signed to Jay-Z's record label, Roc Nation, Willow Smith released her debut album in 2015.

Smith and her mom appear together on "Red Table Talk" on Facebook Watch.

On an episode posted on April 25, 2022, Smith said she and her mom had a conversation about how they experience the world, namely their experiences of anxiety.

Smith experienced anxiety as a child, but she said her mom didn't understand it, Business Insider's Olivia Singh reported. However, Pinkett Smith came to the realization that she also experiences anxiety, but she didn't realize it because she suppressed it for years.

"She had no idea," Smith said. "So, I kinda had to forgive her a little bit."

Anastasia Soare and Claudia "Norvina" Soare are the mother-daughter duo behind the beauty brand Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Anastasia Soare and Claudia "Norvina" Soare attend The Daily Front Row's Eighth Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards in April 2024.
Anastasia Soare and Claudia "Norvina" Soare attend The Daily Front Row's Eighth Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards in April 2024.Stefanie Keenan/Contributor/Getty Images for Daily Front Row

The beauty industry has been forever changed by the work of eyebrow expert Anastasia Soare, founder and CEO of Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Her daughter, Claudia "Norvina" Soare, is the brand's president and was a key figure in popularizing the brand during the early days of social media.

Claudia told Forbes in 2020 that Instagram helped the company market and expand beyond their niche in eyebrows to other makeup products in the early 2010s.

"At the time you needed a huge marketing budget to get ads or press placements, but we didn't have the budget to do so. I had just started using Instagram and thought it was very cool and found there was this niche community of users who loved beauty and makeup. So we started just organically marketing to our consumers on Instagram and it just grew from there," she said.

Claudia also told Forbes that her mother was influential in her learning every aspect of the business before delving into her own makeup line within Anastasia Beverly Hills.

"There is so much that happens behind the scenes that you have to understand in order to perfect the makeup that is going out to the consumer," she added.

The company now has 18.8 million Instagram followers and Forbes estimated in May 2023 that it was worth $500 million.


Madonna and her daughter, model Lourdes Leon, collaborated on a clothing line sold in Macy's called "Material Girl."

A split image of Madonna (right) and her daughter Lourdes Leon.
Lourdes Leon and Madonna.MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images ; Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp

The clothing line was based on Madonna's style in the 1980s and named after her hit song "Material Girl."

Leon opened up about her relationship with her famous mom, telling Interview Magazine in 2021 that her pop star mother "is such a control freak."

"We don't get any handouts in my family. Obviously, I grew up with extreme privilege. There's no denying that," she said. "But I think my mom saw all these other kids of famous people, and she was like, 'My kids are not going to be like this.'"

Lisa Bonet and her daughter, Zoë Kravitz, look identical.

Lisa Bonet Zoe Kravitz
Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz.Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

With "Cosby" star Lisa Bonet as a mom and Lenny Kravitz as a dad, it's only fitting that Zoë Kravitz would grow up to be an actress and singer.

Some of her most famous roles include Catwoman in 2022's "The Batman" and Bonnie Carlson in the award-winning show "Big Little Lies." In addition to acting, Kravtiz's highly anticipated directorial debut, "Blink Twice," is set to premiere in August.

She has also released music with her band, Lolawolf.

Julianne Moore's daughter, Liv Freundlich, is the Oscar winner's mini-me.

Julianne Moore and daughter Liv Freundlich
Julianne Moore and Liv Freundlich.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Bottega Veneta

Freundlich worked as a production assistant on Moore's 2020 film "After the Wedding," which Moore's husband, Bart Freundlich, directed.

"We loved having her around more than she loved being around," Bart told AP in 2019. "The best part of it was just getting to be with each other constantly."

Since then, the mother-daughter duo has been featured in campaigns for Hourglass cosmetics and Bulgari, People reported.

In a Harper's Bazaar article written for the Bulgari partnership, Freundlich said the thing she admires the most about her mom is "how driven she is."

"My mom does what she wants to do and doesn't really care what other people think," she added.

The admiration is mutual, as Moore said she's been bragging about her daughter since day one. "I'm so impressed by how well she navigates the world and how mature she is," Moore said.

Ava Phillippe looks more like Reese Witherspoon's twin than her daughter.

Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Phillippe on a red carpet together in May 2019.
Ava Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon.Angela Weiss/Getty Images

At 24, Ava has already been forging her own path. In April 2024, she was named the face of Vince Camuto's Wonderbloom fragrance. She told People the brand "represents a lot of beautiful things about femininity" and said she's "really enjoyed this journey" collaborating on the campaign.

The model, who is the daughter of Witherspoon and actor Ryan Phillippe, is often compared to her mom, partially because she's the "Hello Sunshine" founder's only daughter and also because the pair share a striking resemblance, but she said she hasn't felt pressure to follow in her mother's footsteps.

"My parents have always encouraged me to choose the path that's right for me and, you know, guide me along the way to make better choices than I might make," she told E! News' "Daily Pop" in December 2021.

"That is such a privilege to have parents that support you in that way and to want you to be who you truly are meant to be," she added.

Kaia Gerber has an uncanny resemblance to her supermodel mom, Cindy Crawford.

Cindy Crawford and her daughter Kaia Gerber in 2021
Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Like her mother, Gerber is a successful model. She has been the face of campaigns for Versace, Calvin Klein, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Louis Vuitton.

Gerber is also an actress, having appeared in "American Horror Story" and "Bottoms."

She's so similar to her mom, that even Gerber struggles to tell the difference in photos sometimes.

"From day one, people in the industry were often taken aback by my resemblance to my mom," she told Vogue's Abby Aguirre in 2019. "It used to be that I didn't see it at all, but now I will look at a picture and have to take a moment before realizing which one of us it is."

"Beyond her beauty and obvious appeal, she has always been my hero and my role model because of the way she treats people and the lens that she sees the world through, and that's something for which I'm beyond grateful," Gerber added.

Demi Moore's daughter Rumer Willis is an accomplished actress who's starred with her parents in several films.

Rumer Willis (left) and Demi Moore at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2020
Rumer Willis and Demi Moore.Toni Anne Barson/WireImage/Getty Images

Rumer, who is the daughter of Moore and Bruce Willis, appeared in several films with her parents as a kid. In 1995, she made her feature film debut (alongside Moore) in "Then and Now." She has appeared in numerous films since making her debut, including "The House Bunny," "Sorority Row," and Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

In addition to her film credits, Rumer has also appeared on a variety of TV shows, including hits like "Pretty Little Liars" and "Empire," and reality series like "The Masked Singer." She also starred on Broadway in the musical "Chicago," where she played Roxie Hart.

Meryl Streep's daughters Mamie Gummer, Grace Gummer, and Louisa Jacobson followed in their actress mom's footsteps.

From left to right, Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer, Mamie Gummer, and Louisa Jacobson.
Meryl Streep with her daughters, Grace Gummer, Mamie Gummer, and Louisa Jacobson at the 3rd Annual Academy Museum Gala in 2023.Michael Tran/Contributor/AFP via Getty Images

Before she was even 2, Mamie Gummer made her onscreen debut opposite her mom, Jack Nicholson, and Jeff Daniels in 1986's "Heartburn." Streep was actually pregnant with her daughter Grace at the time — almost three decades later, Grace Gummer would also costar with Daniels on HBO's "The Newsroom."

Mamie Gummer went on to star on "Emily Owens, MD," "The Good Wife," and "True Detective," while Grace Gummer has had recurring roles on "Mr. Robot" and "Extant," among others.

Meanwhile, Louisa Jacobson is best known for her starring role in "The Gilded Age" as Marian Brook. In 2024, she and the cast were nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.

Bette Midler's daughter, Sophie Von Haselberg, attended Yale's David Geffen School of Drama and has appeared in "Pose" and "American Crime Story."

Sophie Von Haselber and Bette Midler pose together on a red carpet in June 2017.
Sophie Von Haselberg and Bette Midler.Jim Spellman/Getty Images

Von Haselberg also starred in the 2024 film "Love... Reconsidered" and previously co-hosted the podcast "Having A Night."

In 2024, Von Haselberg told People that growing up, her mother didn't want her to pursue a career in show business, and that it took Midler seeing her 2022 film "Give Me Pity!" to make her realize Von Haselberg's interest in acting was genuine.

"I would never say we're peers because her body of work speaks for itself in a way that I feel that I'm just getting started. But I feel that we can meet as artists, as peers," Von Haselberg added.

Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook is a model just like her mother, Christie Brinkley.

Christie Brinkley and her daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook
Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley-Cook.Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Throughout her modeling career, Brinkley-Cook has worked with brands like Claire's, NYDJ, and Nike. She's also appeared in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issues.

On April 13, 2024, Brinkley-Cook posted a video on her Instagram, writing in the caption, "Filled with gratitude to have been in Paris this week to celebrate Nike's ever-evolving, game-changing innovation that is AIR."

In addition to modeling, she is creative director of the brand Sacred + Divine, which offers products like angel number candles, jewelry, and clothing.

Susan Sarandon has starred alongside her daughter, Eva Amurri, in films like "The Banger Sisters" and "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe."

Susan Sarandon (left) and daughter Eva Amurri
Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri.Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Amurri has even played a young version of her mother's character on the Fox series "Monarch."

Dakota Johnson is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.

Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith
Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith.Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Johnson hasn't always had the easiest relationship with her mom, due to her parents' divorce and public struggles with substance abuse.

"I was so consistently unmoored and discombobulated. I didn't have an anchor anywhere," Johnson told Vogue of her childhood in 2017.

In 2021, Johnson starred in "The Lost Daughter," a psychological drama about motherhood directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She told Entertainment Weekly in February 2022 that her mother had watched the film three times, but she hadn't spoken to her about it.

"I think for some people it takes time to marinate," she said. "I think when she's ready to talk to me about it, she will."

Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy Carter won her first Grammy when she was 9 years old.

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter at the 2024 Grammy Awards.
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter at the 2024 Grammy Awards.Francis Specker/Contributor/CBS via Getty Images

Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl" — released as part of "The Lion King: The Gift" — won best music video at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Her daughter is listed as a featured artist in the song alongside Beyoncé, singer WizKid, and SAINt JHN. In addition to starring in the music video, Blue Ivy's vocals open and close the song.

Most recently, Blue Ivy made headlines for her performances throughout Beyoncé's "Renaissance World Tour," where she danced to songs like "My Power" and "Black Parade."

There's no denying that Kate Hudson's mom is Goldie Hawn.

Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson
Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Hawn shares a special bond with Hudson, her only daughter.

In 2022, the duo starred in a campaign for Stuart Weitzman that was covered by People.

Hudson told the outlet, "My mom has always been an inspiration to me and, in so many ways, the foundation for my values. There's no doubt that I inherited her love for life and all of its experiences big and small."

Silvia Venturini Fendi followed in her mother Anna Fendi's footsteps to work with the iconic family's fashion house.

Silvia Venturini Fendi and her mother, Anna Fendi in 2007.
Silvia Venturini Fendi and her mother, Anna Fendi, in 2007.Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Contributor/Getty Images

Silvia Venturini Fendi represents the third generation of the Fendi fashion house, which was founded by her grandparents, Adele and Edoardo Fendi, in 1925.

Her mother, Anna Fendi, helped take over the family business alongside her sisters after Edoardo died in 1954. Throughout her career, Anna was responsible for brand licenses and designing the brand's collections, Vogue Singapore reported.

Venturini Fendi later became more involved in the fashion house thanks to Karl Lagerfeld, who, in 1992, told her to work with him at Fendi instead of the house's diffusion line, Fendissime, The New York Times Style Magazine reported.

She remains the artistic director of menswear and accessories at the label and has been part of iconic designs like the Fendi Baguette bag. Today, Fendi Baguettes retail for $2,150 and up.

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