There’s bound to be someone we look a bit like and looking like a famous person can be a whole different experience than looking like someone that lives down the road. This is something that Melissa Baizen discovered when she realized that she had an uncanny resemblance to Angelina Jolie.
Continue scrolling to see some celebrities that lookalike other celebrities and read all about Melissa’s story.
Although there is almost a decade between these two actresses, they are still often mistaken for each other. You may recognise Hyland as being one of the stars of Modern Family, while Kunis is the Oscar-nominated actress known for her roles in Black Swan, Ted and Family Guy.
Since meeting in 2010, the actresses have even agreed to pretend to be each other in public. Hyland even stated in an interview that:
“[Kunis] said that sometimes she pretends she’s me because it makes her feel young. I asked if I could pretend to be her next time somebody asks me if I’m her, and she said OK.”
Two blockbuster actresses, known for their work in Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean, Knightley and Portman also share a lot of similarities in their appearance. Knightley even portrayed Portman’s double in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Who knew?
These two actors have been good friends for many years, often starring alongside each other in films such as Schindler’s List and The Clash of the Titans. In most cases, Neeson plays the hero and Fiennes the villain, but in real life they are devoted pals.
In an interview, Neeson spoke about his similarities to Fiennes:
“He is one of my best, best, dearest friends. I keep getting fans and stuff mixing me up with Ralph because we have very similar profiles. So I’ve been complimented on winning a Tony Award for my Hamlet, he’s been complimented on the ‘Taken’ movies.”
Apparently redheads are easy to mix up, as it appears that Amy Adams and Isla Fisher are also often mistaken for each other. Of course, a major difference between the actresses is that Adams has been nominated for several Oscars, while Fisher has yet to receive such praise.
Not all celebrities warm to the notion of being mistaken for someone else. Deschanel infamously went on record to state how annoying she found it, when people mistook her for Katy Perry. However, the New Girl actress soon grew accustom to the mistake.
“I was relieved because everyone kept saying ‘this girl looks so much like you. And then I met her and I was like, ‘Thank God she’s attractive!’ I was worried she was gonna be an unattractive person.”
Another Hollywood duo who are often mistaken for each other, I think it has something to do with the dark hair and stubble.
At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in 2016, Sarandon admitted that she and Weaver are often mistaken for each other, Sarandon has even taken credit for Weaver’s iconic performance in Alien.
“I wanna just clarify a few things. Sigourney may have left the stage but we are two different people. I have taken credit for ‘Alien’ many times and she’s signed autographs for me.”
Sarandon has even referred to Weaver as her ‘Bad ass alter-ego’
These two actors once starred alongside each other in 90’s classic, 10 Things I Hate About You, and since then it’s been hard to tell them apart.
Banks has admitted on many occasions that she often pretends to be the comedienne when she is mistaken for her. Even admitting that she does it as to not upset any mistaken fans. How kind of her!
I mean, this one is simply uncanny! I wonder which one is the evil one?
These two actresses starred alongside each other in the Oscar-nominated film The Help, and since then, their similarities have only grown. But it appears that both Chastain and Howard are in on the joke. Chastain even shared this hilarious post on Twitter.
This similarity has often been discussed on McHale’s show Community, even though I personally can’t see it.
These two were actually mistaken on the official Instagram account for the Oscars, back in 2014. But in real life, they are very close friends and often take selfies with each other. Maybe just to keep confusing people?
Another creepy one. I mean, it’s like Orphan Black in here!
Before Lawrence became the star she is, Sobieski was ruling the Hollywood scene and the similarities in their appearance are uncanny. Sobieski no longer works in Hollywood, instead deciding to now focus on her growing family.
Both known for playing the adorable nerdy type, these actors are also heavily mistaken for each other. But Cera also gets mistaken for Jon Heder. So maybe there’s just something in the water in Hollywood.
If it wasn’t for Connelly’s beautiful eyebrows, these two could be twins. Or at least sisters.
Justice is literally a doppelgänger, quite ironic when considering that Dobrev played her own doppelgänger in the show The Vampire Diaries. They could have just hired Justice.
In 2014, Fillion took to Twitter to rate his various Hollywood doubles. How did he grade Renner? Brothers.
Which sounds fitting as hell to me!
Many people think that the Ugly Betty star and the American Idol winner are basically clones. Especially when their hair is down!
You may recognise both of these actors, but we’re not going to tell you from where. You’ll have to figure it out for yourself.
Probably one of the most infamous Hollywood doppelgängers, even Damon has suffered an identity crisis over the mistake. But these two have it all planned out.
“Mark and I have a deal. If we’re mistaken for one another, we have to be as polite as possible.”
Another Portman clone, the upcoming star of Stranger Things definitely channelled the actress in her season 2 performance. Maybe they can play sisters some time?
Ed Sheeran has been a blessing to ginger men everywhere, with many often being mistaken for the singer by female fans. But Sheeran also shares a lot of similarities with Harry Potter actor, Rupert Grint. Grint even appeared in Sheeran’s music video for the song “Lego House”, where they take full advantage of their clone status.
Another pairing that just look so damn similar.
Come on! This one is just creepy!
Another one I don’t get. The only similarity between them is that they both were the star of a blockbuster fantasy saga!
Robbie is definitely the woman to watch right now, but be careful, because you may be looking at Jaime Pressly.
Robbie also shares a lot of similarities with Emma Mackey, who is currently starring in the hit Netflix show, Sex Education. I mean, the likeness is uncanny!
The Pretty Little Liars actress has often spoken out about how she is mistaken for Gomez. And, can you blame them? They look almost exactly alike!
Maybe you’ll be running into your own doppelgänger soon…
She is not a celebrity, but she sure looks a heck of a lot like one famous actress that we all know and love…
Doesn’t she bear an uncanny resemblance to mom-of-two, Melissa Baizen?
Melissa first realized she looked like Jolie after watching Girl Interrupted.
It was that movie that catapulted Jolie into the mainstream, but it also catapulted Melissa from Winsconsin into the public eye.
Could this be some kind of long lost family situation? Melissa and Angelina really could pass for twin sisters.
I mean, who better to pull off a Maleficent cosplay outfit than the woman who looks exactly like Angelina Jolie?
Sorry… even I’m getting a bit confused.
Right, okay, the picture above is the real Slim Shady, that is Angelina Jolie.
I think that, if you look closely at the cheekbones, you can tell the difference. No one will ever have cheekbones as high or as sharp at Ms. Jolie.
How strange it must be to be mistaken for someone you don’t know and have never met all the time.
Baizen has been stopped and asked for an autograph before. Most of the time people just do a double-take.
Revealing the absurdity of being mistaken for the Hollywood actress, Melissa said: “Some will just stare and whisper to who they are with and others will say ‘Wow you look a lot like Angelina Jolie!’ Or I’ve gotten some comments like ‘Where’s Brad?'”
If there was something she didn’t want to go to or she was double booked and didn’t want to let anyone down, she could just send Melissa along!
Another thing that these two women have in common is how important their kids are to them.
I suspect that Melissa wouldn’t step in as Jolie’s double as she is focused on raising her family. When asked whether modeling or acting was anything she was interested in pursuing (what with her striking looks), Baizen explained: “It was never really the right time for me and was not a top priority. As I get older the chances of doing any serious modeling or acting wanes.”
Well, maybe the pair could still meet up and have dinner together!
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