Celebrity mom and daughter duos are literal parenting goals. They are stylish together, beautiful together, and in many cases, they are successful together. Many of the stars that have earned their spot and respect in the industry today started out as amateurs just looking for a break in the acting, modelling, and entertainment industry.
At the time, with their desired career path, their beauty and youth is what helped them get their foot in the door. Whether it was a unique style and appearance or the same look that defined the 80’s and 90’s, it was their general beauty that set them apart. As those young starlets of yesteryear grew up to start their own families and have their own daughters, they birthed the next generation of stars that are even more stunning than they were at that age.
While basic science tells us that we get half of our selves from our moms and the other half from our dads, these respected stars definitely passed down a major portion of their beauty, style, and grace to their daughters. Today, the young, up and coming celeb daughters on this list are even more gorgeous than their celeb moms were at their age.
15 Ava Phillippe And Reese Witherspoon
Very well known for her acting skills, especially in Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon is a recognizable face to say the least. While Reese is without a doubt gorgeous, she has a slightly unusual kind of beauty. She’s just one of those women with a face I’ve never seen before. The frosty blue eyes and blonde hair is one of those classic combos that make her stand out in a crowd, especially at 17. Her features were soft and pleasant and through the years, she’s always maintained that beaming Reese Witherspoon smile.
Her daughter, Ava Phillippe, who is also the daughter of Reese’s ex husband, Ryan Phillippe, is like Reese’s twin but that much more gorgeous as both of her parents are knock outs. Ava is tall, bright, and has the iconic blonde hair and enticing blue eyes of her mother. While Ava and Reese without a doubt favor each other now and when Reese was her age, Ava has a bit of her dad’s charming features that takes her beauty to the next level.
14 Kaia Gerber And Cindy Crawford
Beauty, style, grace, notoriety - all of those words describe the legend that is Cindy Crawford. With her iconic beauty mark and long flowing hair, she was what defined a supermodel in the 90’s. Her look was unrivaled and she is one of the very few models of that time that has aged gracefully. She is in her early 50’s now and looks better than I did at 21.
As a teen, Cindy was even more stunning than she is now. Her hair was the definition of late 80’s beauty, her dark hair, eyes and olive toned skin made her stand out in a blonde haired beauty standard, and her iconic pout was impossible to recreate. She later married Rande Gerber and had her daughter, Kaia Gerber, who is even more stunning than her mother was at her age. Rightfully so, she stepped right into her mother’s modeling shoes.
13 Gigi Hadid And Yolanda Foster
Yolanda Foster is and was a total beauty that could easily stand out in any crowd. Yolanda was born in the early 60’s in the Netherlands where she lived with her parents and brother. By the 80’s Yolanda started a successful modelling career that would carry her through for 15 years. Looking at pictures when she was in her 20’s, she is undoubtedly beautiful.
Fast forward to 1995, Yolanda and her husband at the time, Mohammad Hadid, gave birth to Jelena Hadid, or Gigi as she’s known. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Gigi is now in her early 20’s and is killing in the modelling industry with her amazingly stunning looks. Her beautiful mother was stunning at Gigi’s age but, somehow, Gigi manages to be even more gorgeous than her mom was then.
12 Olivia Giannulli And Lori Loughlin
You may know her better as Rebecca from the show Full House, but Lori Loughlin has been acting and modeling since she was 11 years old. Lori Loughlin’s look is well known and helped propel her into a long career of stardom. Unlike a lot of young 80’s stars at the time, Lori was bringing in that girl next door look instead of the sexy vixen which worked out for her in the long run.
Her daughter, Olivia, definitely takes after her mother’s younger self with her sweet, girl next door look while also adding a healthy dash of sophisticated style that the younger Lori didn’t quite grasp. Olivia has dark hair, dark and thick brows, and beautiful mesmerizing brown eyes that you can’t help but stare into. Without a doubt, she is absolutely gorgeous and gets a lot of her beauty from her mother’s side of the family.
11 Sailor Brinkley And Christie Brinkley
As the face of the modeling and acting industry of the 70’s and 80’s, Christie Brinkley set herself up to be a household name. She was discovered when she was just 19 years old and her career pretty much shot through the roof after that. She was on the cover of over 500 magazines and signed a record 25 year contract with Covergirl Cosmetics. She was clearly a beautiful young woman with golden blonde hair, a body most of us only dream of, and that sweet face that could turn sultry in a second.
Her daughter, Sailor Brinkley, is following right in her mother’s footsteps and is quickly becoming a notable model herself. She shares many of the features that made her mother a star in the 70’s and 80’s, including her golden hair and bright blue eyes. However, Sailor is the modern day version of her mom at 19 and is likely to be the next big thing in the modeling world.
10 Kendall Jenner And Kris Kardashian
Looking at photos of the shameless momager Kris Kardashian (she changed her name back to Kardashian from Jenner) from her 20’s is like looking at a mixture of all of her daughters. She’s always had an exotic look about her with beautifully dark features like her hair and undertones and her now iconic short hair cut. For her time, Kris was striking and her handful of marriages and affairs make that evident.
By the age of 23, she was married and on her way to have 4 children before meeting Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner) and giving birth to Kendall and Kylie. Kendall Jenner, now the age her mother was when she married and started a family, favors her young mom back in the day but is the much more stunning version. Of all her sisters, Kendall has the most natural looking beauty from her facial features to her body. While she certainly favors her mother, she has developed a unique beauty of her own.
9 Zoe Kravitz And Lisa Bonnet
Most people know Lisa Bonet from her iconic role on the Cosby Show as Denise Huxtable and her part on A Different Role. She instantly became a style, beauty, and general life icon because of her original boho chic look. From her gorgeous hair to her almost perfect face, Lisa Bonet was what beauty was in the 80’s. She started her Cosby career when she was just 17 and by 28, the age her daughter Zoe is now, she’d moved on to her second sitcom.
While she was undoubtedly gorgeous, Zoe Kravitz was born to be a star and shine brighter than her mother ever could. Zoe Kravitz is the love child of Lisa Bonet and the incredibly talented and super hot musician, Lenny Kravitz. She was destined to be a beauty, of course. She has the jaw structure and cheekbones of a goddess. She is truly a one of a kind beauty.
8 Lourdes And Madonna
I can’t think of two people, off of the top of my head, that don’t know who Madonna is. She’s had a long standing career and has made iconic music that is literally legendary. Madonna’s career started in the early 80’s when she was in her early 20’s. Her look back then was original and ever changing. While her look wasn’t everyone’s idea of beauty, she definitely had a style and appearance that you wouldn’t forget.
By the mid 90’s, Madonna and her then spouse, Cuban actor Carlos Leon, gave birth to their daughter Lourdes. The eclectic look and style of Madonna mixed with the beautiful features of Carlos made for an exceptionally beautiful young woman. Lourdes’ dark hair, thick brows, and natural effortless beauty just oozes cool. She looks like the kind of girl you just want to be friends with.
7 Ava Sambora And Heather Locklear
The stunning face of daytime television, Heather got her start as an actress on the soap opera Dynasty and her face has been stuck in the heads of Americans ever since. She started acting in her early 20’s and, at the time, she was gorgeous with stand out eyes and the best version of the iconic Farrah Fawcett hair cut and style.
By the late 90’s, Heather and her then spouse Bon Jovi drummer, Richie Sambora, gave birth to her daughter, Ava Sambora. Ava is now the age her mother was at the start of her career and she is blazing her own trail in the modeling industry. While she favors her mother’s look, especially their bright smiles, she is even more stunning than her mother was at the start of her career.
6 Jillian Hervey And Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams has been breathtakingly beautiful for as long as any of us can remember. She is a special kind of beauty unlike anyone else. By her early 20’s, Vanessa Williams was well recognized for her beauty and grace when she became the first black woman to be given the title of Miss America. Over the years, she tried her hand at acting, singing, and fashion design. In 1987, she married her then husband Ramon Hervey II and by 1989, they gave birth to their daughter Jillian Hervey.
When you talk about the beautiful people, Jillian Hervey is what you’re talking about. Jillian has all the features that made her mom a powerhouse beauty in the 80’s plus some. Her big, beautiful hair and glowing smile will make anyone snap their neck to stare at her. Vanessa is beautiful and was so in her 20’s but Jillian is downright dazzling.
5 Dakota Johnson And Melanie Griffith
If you don’t know her by name, you’d certainly know her by her looks. Looking at Melanie Griffith now is like looking at a woman totally different from the Melanie Griffith at the start of her acting career. Her first major role was at the young, ripe age of 17 where she experienced her first nude scene. Unlike many of the starlets of that time, her look was a bit less glamorous.
While still attractive, she rocked an ear length haircut and had fairly average features. A far cry from what she looks like now. In the late 80’s, Melanie gave birth to her daughter Dakota who has grown to become an actress herself and star in the wildly successful trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. Dakota Johnson is not exactly her mother’s twin. While they do share the sweet, girl next door appearance, Dakota’s dark hair, blue eyes and sultry smile kick up her looks far beyond her mother in her hay day.
4 Willow Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith is the pint sized beauty that we’ve seen in a wide array of movies from Set it Off to Girls Trip. She has had a long and successful career that started at the young age of 19. Since then, she has had a wildly successful Hollywood career starring in roles on television as well as the big screen. In her early career, Jada was stunning. Her career started in the 90’s and she definitely had the 90’s look dreams are made of.
She rocked her super cute pixie cut, the oversized clothes for her tiny frame, and was effortlessly cool. Eventually, she met, married, and had kids with Will Smith, who is attractive at any age. They had two kids, one being their daughter Willow. When 2 beautiful people get together to procreate, their offspring are clearly going to be just as gorgeous, if not more so, than they are. Willow definitely falls into the more so category.
3 Liv Freundlich And Julianne Moore
Unlike most Hollywood starlets that made their name at a young age, Julianne Moore has a bit of a different look. She has glorious red hair and piercing green eyes. She has a long list of impressive roles under her belt and has been an original Hollywood beauty from the start. Julianne and her director husband Bart Freundlich married and had their now 15 year old daughter, Liv, in 2002.
Much like her mother, she is interested in being in the spotlight and being seen. Liv is just as gorgeous as her mother is now. In her younger years, Julianne’s beauty was undeniable however, Liv’s beauty is next level. She has the same red hair but a look unlike her mother’s younger self.
2 Rashida Jones And Peggy Lipton
A household name all on her own, Peggy Lipton is a well known star with a 50+ year career. She is well known for her role in The Mod Squad as well as the drama Twin Peaks. As far as her appearance, Peggy was definitely the beauty of her time. Her long, straight blonde hair with the very 70’s middle part and her sleepy brown eyes made her striking for sure. In 1974, Peggy married music phenom Quincy Jones and they had two beautiful daughters, one being actress Rashida Jones.
Rashida is a caramel colored beauty like no other. Though her mother was an iconic beauty of the 70’s and early 80’s, Rashida has gracefully taken that torch and brightened it even more. She has creamy brown skin, gorgeous dark features, and a smile just like her mother. Peggy was a angelic beauty of the 70’s but Rashida is stunning.
1 Zonnique And Tiny
Tiny was one of the stars of the R&B singing group Xscape that blew up in the 90’s. When looking at Tiny Harris during her time in the singing group, she was the epitome of 90’s style. From the bamboo earrings, to the perfectly sculpted hairstyles, she was hot stuff during that time. Eventually, she had her very first daughter, Zonnique, with her spouse at the time.
Her daughter doesn’t really look like her mother, now or when she was starting out her career. However, Zonnique is beautiful on her own terms. She is also following down her mother and her step-father’s path by joining the music industry and creating stardom of her own. Tiny was beautiful during the height of her career in the 90’s and her daughter is even more gorgeous as she is starting off her own career.