Ever mistaken a completely unknown person for someone famous? It is said that every celebrity has a look-alike somewhere out in the world. What isn't often known is that some of the most well-known folks on the planet have doubles that are much, much younger, and possibly just a bit cuter than, the celebs they resemble. That's right; social media has really changed the frequency with which we see squeal-worthy photos online of babies who possess an uncanny resemblance to one famous person or another.
Babies around the globe have been striking poses for the camera, and causing many to do a double take when these infants resemble one star or another. The similarities are at-times so exact, it's difficult not to believe that these babes are the reincarnated versions of celebrities we know and love. Really, is there anything cuter than a mini Elvis or a tiny Gandalf the Grey? Not likely.
Some are famous for the good they do for the world the joy they bring others with beautiful music, stellar cuisine, quick wit or award-winning acting performances. While the 15 babies below haven't yet had a chance to make a major splash in the world with their talents, they're in good company. We're sure they'll do well in life, whatever path it is they choose to follow.
15 Taylor Swift
Most little girls would be over-the-moon if someone informed them they looked like the ever flawless Taylor Swift. Little girls have adored this pop/country sensation from the moment her first song was played for the masses.
Swift's illustrious career began when she was only 16 years old, and hasn't slowed down one bit since its beginning. Her first single, "Tim McGraw," was released on June 19, 2006, and was an instant success. Her album, Fearless was the top-selling record in 2009, and Taylor topped the charts once again with her 2014 album, 1989. Taylor also spends her time gallivanting around the globe with her BFF's and modeling for Cover Girl.
“To me, Fearless is not the absence of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.” -Taylor Swift
14 Gandalf The Grey
"You shall not sleep!" This may be what this wise little guy is thinking when gazing at the faces of his tired parents. All we can say is, this baby is adorable. He also may possess magical powers. It might be a good idea for his parents to get him some sort of tiny wizard staff.
He bears a striking resemblance to Gandalf the Grey, played by Ian McKellen in The Lord of the Rings movies. Gandalf is a solemn character: full of knowledge and advice. McKellen is also known for his portrayal of Magneto in many of the X-Men movies. Ian's a real gem of an actor, and is renowned for his talents on both the stage and the screen.
"It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succor of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule." -Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Last Debate", The Return of the King
13 Gordon Ramsay
This little guy is going to be whipping up baby quiches and rice cereal surprise in no time. He is the spitting image of Scottish chef, Gordon Ramsay, known for his delicious restaurants in cool locales around the world and television programs, Hell's Kitchen and Master Chef.
Ramsay is married to Cayetana Elizabeth "Tana" Hutcheson, and the couple has four children together: Megan, twins, Holly and Jack, and Matilda. Gordon and his wife have also started a charity called the Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation. It was founded in 2014 and its purpose is to support the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. It sounds like Gordon has a softer side, despite his reputation for being a bit cranky in the kitchen. Aw.
"I don't like looking back. I'm always constantly looking forward. I'm not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I'm too busy looking for the next cow." -Gordon Ramsay
12 Donald Trump
This baby is personifying Donald Trump from the hair right down to his signature pout. He's a sweet little stud muffin. Trump should be proud that such a cute little guy is copying his every everything.
The Donald is known for many things. Possibly the most notable is his recent election as the 45th president of the United States of America. Trump will be sworn into office on January 20, 2017. Before Donald turned to politics, he was a household name due to his billionaire status and his starring role on the reality television show, The Apprentice. He is also known for his raucous comments and rants on Twitter.
Maybe Trump should invite his tiny twin to the White House for a selfie. At the very least, he should tweet about how lucky he is to have such a cute little mini-me.
"Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war." -Donald Trump
11 Prince George
This little guy, who looks quite a bit like another lad with royal blood, found his long lost twin while perusing magazine covers at the supermarket. He and Prince George are equally adorable, and possess a striking likeness to each other. Maybe Prince George should get his doppelgänger's number just in case there is a boring royal event in his future he'd rather not attend.
Prince George was born on July 22nd, 2013, and he's been bringing joy to his family ever since. He's the first child of the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, William and Kate, and is the third in line to the the throne. George is seen as a bundle of laughs. Especially by his svelte Aunt Pippa."It's wonderful. He's amazing. He's a very, very dear boy. And he's brought a lot of pleasure and fun for all of us, the whole family. He's very characterful. He's sort of brought us all together, and we love spending weekends with him. He's very funny." -Pippa Middleton
10 Jack Nicholson
Aaaaah! This baby is too cute to be terrifying. However, his face does slightly resemble that of the iconic Jack Nicholson (playing the role of Jack Torrance) in the nightmare-inducing film, The Shining. Sure, the little guy's teeth are a tad smaller, his hair is a bit lighter, but the passion and commitment seen in his facial expression put him right up there with one of the most celebrated actors of all time.
Nicholson was born to play unconventional roles. Those he is best known for include his performances in Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and, of course, The Shining. He won an Academy Award for his acting chops in the hilariously moving 1998 film, As Good as It Gets. He has fans of many different ages. Some little toddlers love him so much, they act out his most famous and disturbing scenes on the playground. So sweet.
"With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60." - Jack Nicholson
9 Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is the first child of one of the most talked-about celebrity couples of all time: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The two fell in love on the set of the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith after the two snagged the starring roles. It didn't take long for Brad to call it quits with then-wife Jennifer Aniston and start anew with Jolie. Many were mad at Brad for leaving Jen, but it didn't take long for everyone to go gaga over the attractive new couple.
Angie gave birth to Shiloh in Namibia in 2006. She opted to give birth in a foreign country in the hopes of avoiding the media frenzy the family was sure would accompany the birth of their little one. Shiloh has grown into an independent young girl who knows what she wants: she enjoys keeping her hair short and dressing in boy's clothing. These two other blonde beauties aren't famous, but bear a striking resemblance to Shiloh, at least when she was a toddler.
“I asked Shiloh about being Aurora, and she laughed in my face. She said she’d be a horned creature.” -Angelina Jolie (On thinking of casting Shiloh as young Aurora in the movie Maleficent)
8 Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito has never been a Hollywood heartthrob, but he's definitely had everyone laughing from the moment he made it big as an actor. He has a charm and charisma all his own, and this baby look-alike is just the same. Both of these guys make us smile from ear to ear. Their grins are contagious. We're sure this little lad, who greatly resembles DeVito, will break a few hearts in due time.
DeVito made it big on television with his role in the program Taxi. He then moved on to film roles where his comic chops shone for all the world to see and enjoy. Some of his most beloved movies include Twins, Matilda and Ruthless People. Danny also stars on the uproariously hilarious television comedy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
"I don't look ahead. I'm right here with you. It's a good way to be." -Danny DeVito
7 Eric Stonestreet
Alright, stop it. Maybe it's the hair, maybe it's the shirts, but these two are just the cutest little mirror images of each other. Except for, of course, their differences in height and age. We adore this baby Eric Stonestreet just as much as we love the real deal. Both of these boys make us want to snuggle.
Eric Stonestreet is best known for his role of Cameron Tucker on the Emmy-winning television program, Modern Family. He has won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and has been nominated three times. Many just adore his role as Cam, but his first major recurring role was actually on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Stonestreet has also appeared in the films Bad Teacher, The Loft and Identity Thief.
"I’m sort of like Costco. I’m big, I’m not fancy and I dare you to not like me." -Eric Stonestreet
6 Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin is a Russian who doesn't mess around. His baby look-alike does not appear to be amused either. The similarities in the facial expressions of these two makes them two peas in a pod, even if they've never met, or played peek-a-boo together.
Putin served as the president of Russia from the year 2000 until 2008. He was re-elected as the president in 2012, and has also served as the country's Prime Minister. Putin was married to Lyudmila Alexandrovna for 30 years, but the couple announced their plans to divorce in June of 2013. They have two daughters together: Maria and Yekatarina. Putin is an Orthodox Christian who attends church on important dates and holidays.
We know nothing about the baby that looks like Putin, other than he appears to enjoy eating grass. Fascinating.
"Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right." -Vladimir Putin
5 Jay Z
Jay Z may only have one child: daughter, Blue Ivy, with wife Beyoncé, but there's a little boy out there who is the spitting image of the big-time rap star. The lips, the nose, the shaven head, even the passionate eyes, are so similar we feel like these two should just meet up and hug or something.
Jay was actually born Shawn Corey Carter. He did not have it easy growing up. He spent his childhood in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, which are known for being drug-infested. He rapped as an escape from the hard things in his life, and appeared on the television program, Yo! MTV Raps in 1989. Since then, he's sold millions of records, won many awards for his work, founded a production company and even created his own clothing line.
"I'm hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That's what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that's from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter." -Jay Z
4 Mrs. Doubtfire/Robin Williams
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." -Robin Williams
Mrs. Doubtfire is the nanny we all secretly wish we had. Played by the late Robin Williams in the 1993 hit movie, Mrs. Doubtfire, she's a spitfire Scottish lass who is actually a dad in disguise, attempting to get some quality time with his kids. The little girl who emulates Doubtfire's every characteristic: from the glasses, to the nose, to her charming smile, is most likely just as lovable as the character she resembles.
Williams tragically took his own life at the age of 63. He was best known for his improvisational talents, and the amazing range of voices he could do. Williams starred in so many amazing films. Some he is best known for are Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society and his portrayal of the Genie in the Disney's Aladdin.
"Onward and upward! Go pump some neurons. Expand your craniums!" -Mrs. Doubtfire
Usher is one of those guys who is as smooth as silk. It looks like the little one who resembles the singer is just as talented when it comes to melting hearts. Both of these dudes have twinkling eyes and heartbreaking smiles we just can't help but swoon over.
Usher has won multiple Grammy awards and People's Choice awards for his music. He appeared on Star Search at the age of 14, which landed him a record deal. His first album was released when he was only 15 years old, and the man has been crooning like an angel on the airwaves ever since. His albums include My Way, Confessions and Looking 4 Myself, all of which have been major hits.
"Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you're on the journey. But you've got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end." -Usher
This baby is a hunk-a hunk-a burnin' love, just like The King himself. That hair! That charming smile! That outfit! Sigh. This baby lucked out in the looks department. Who knows? This little guy may just be the next big thing.
Elvis Presley is known to this day as one of the greatest Rock n' Roll singers of all time. He not only had a wonderful singing voice, but also starred in his share of well-loved movies. Elvis became known as the King of Rock n' Roll after turning out hit after hit. He had 18 number one singles. Some of the best known songs he recorded include "Don't Be Cruel", "Jailhouse Rock", and "Suspicious Minds".
Presley tragically passed away due to heart failure at the age of 42. Some have speculated that his heart failed due to drug addiction. Elvis is an iconic musician that will always be remembered.
"Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine." -Elvis Presley
1 Chris Farley
This little girl is just the cutest. She also bears an uncanny resemblance to the late comedian adored by many, Chris Farley. She's got the mischievous grin down. Her eyes appear to be just as sparkly and full of funny ideas as Farley himself. Plus, both of these cuties have those irresistible chubby cheeks we just want to pinch.
Chris Farley was a regular on Saturday Night Live, and also starred in more than a few hilarious films. Some of his most popular movies include Tommy Boy and Beverly Hills Ninja. Farley struggled privately and heavily abused drugs and alcohol. The funny man tragically passed away due to an overdose in 1997.
"In the land of the skunks, he who has half a nose is king." -Chris Farley
The similarities between celebrities and children are adorable, but also a reminder that the new generation holds possibilities that may stretch beyond our wildest dreams. We can't wait to see what these little ones have to offer the world around them.