When today’s celebrities resemble famous faces from the past, it gives a new meaning to the word “timeless.” Take the case of acterss Queen Latifah and Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most celebrated black activists and authors of the 1930s.
Several universities regard Hurston’s writing as essential Harlem Renaissance reading. Queen Latifah seems to have a lot in common with the author, beyond the same smile, cheekbones, and striking eyes. She’s a singer, actor, and playwright who has been successful at everything she tries.
Tommy Lee Jones and Andrew Johnson
After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in April 1865, Andrew Johnson became the 17th President of the United States. Over 100 years later, Tommy Lee Jones, his doppelgänger, was born. Although Jones looks exactly like Johnson, he has no connection to politics, both on and off-screen.
Lee has played military leaders in movies, but no presidents. Is Hollywood listening? He would make a compelling Andrew Johnson. So far, his only connection to the White House is the fact that he was college roommates with former Vice President Al Gore.
Zach Braff and Dax Shepard
Dax Shephard and Zach Braff are funny guys. They also redefine celebrity twin goals. The actor who gave us JD in "Scrubs" couldn’t help but make jokes about his remarkable similarity to Shephard. A few years ago, he tweeted a hilarious side-by-side picture of them grinning, courtesy of Shephard’s wife, Kristen Bell.
She had used a Face Swap app on their faces, and there was no way to tell who was who! You know the twinning is real when technology can’t tell you apart. Shephard, an actor, producer, writer, and host of the "Armchair Expert" podcast, was equally taken aback. He stated that there did not appear to be any face-swapping.
Jamie Dornan and Prince Carl Philip
Most people are intimately familiar with actor Jamie Doran, the devilishly handsome actor in "Fifty Shades of Grey" (2015). The internet went into a tizzy when fans discovered similarities between Doran and the Swedish Prince, Carl Philip. Prince Carl Philip is the fourth in line to the throne. The two men are wildly popular for their trademark brooding gaze and rugged facial hair.
Both men frequently appear in formal clothes with their dark hair neatly slicked back. Prince Carl Philip earned massive brownie points when he made his Instagram account public, giving fans access to hundreds of pictures for deeper comparison!
Rachel Bilson and Kaia Gerber
Kaia Gerber already bears a striking resemblance to her mother, supermodel Cindy Crawford. Gerber might also have a long-lost sister from another mother in Rachel Bilson. It’s wild that they’re not related since they share almost identical features. Rachel Bilson is a well-known Hollywood face who has starred in popular shows such as "The O.C." (2013) and "Hart of Dixie"(2011).
Gerber has effortlessly stepped into her mother’s shoes as a model. She has walked the runway for prestigious fashion houses such as Fendi and Max Mara, as well as acted in several shows.