For a lot of celebs, what made them stand out in the early days of the industry was their unique appearance. Whether we are talking the full pout of Angelina Jolie, Depp's cheekbones or Ledger's eyes, these celebs all have very strong looks going for them.
So it's no surprise that these strong genes get passed on to their kids, who are now growing up to be mini-me replicas of their successful parents. The resemblance is so great for certain kids that they could even pass for the same person.
Check out this list of celeb kids who are growing up to look just like their parents do.
1. Angelina Jolie and Shiloh (John) Jolie-Pitt
Shiloh, who now wishes to be called John, is the absolute spitting image of their mother. It's incredible that the Jolie lips have been passed on to another generation.
2. Mariah Carey and Monroe Carey Cannon
There are so many similarities between the five-time Grammy award winning singer and her daughter Monroe! There's the gorgeous caramel complexion, perky cheeks and innocent smile.
We're just hoping that Monroe has also inherited the 'Honey' singer's golden voice.
3. Will Smith and Willow Smith
Willow is pretty much the female version of her father with all of his facial features.
We can only imagine that Men in Black-inspired fans are having fun with conspiracy theories claiming that Will is actually an asexual alien who is the sole biological parent of Willow.
Ridiculous, or is it?
4. Johnny Depp and Lily-Rose Depp
We wouldn't be surprised if the etymology of the surname 'Depp' meant 'beautiful and working in the model trade.' It doesn't, of course, but it may as well, considering the absolutely stunning genes that have been passed on from Johnny to his daughter.
5. Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise
It seems like Suri is full-on Katie and not much Tom. We can't get over how pretty she is -- following in her mom's footsteps, of course.
6. Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe
You'd need to convince us that they are not the same person. We're being serious.
We had to include two sets of images just to convince ourselves. What is funny is that now Ava is growing up, she is catching up to her age-defying her mother and they look more like sisters these days.
7. Gwyneth Paltrow and Apple and Moses Martin
Both of the Martin-Paltrow children have Gwyneth's beautifully distinctive eyes and fair complexion. It's so amazing when both siblings look really similar to one parent!
8. Madonna and Lourdes Leon
When Madonna, who is of Italian-American descent, goes back to her natural look with her beautifully dark eyebrows, hair and skin-tone, her appearance uncannily resembles her beautiful daughter.
If opportunities start to dry up for Lourdes (which they won't), perhaps Lourdes could have a successful career as a Madonna impersonator.
9. Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer
Mamie is everything her mother is in terms of appearance, demeanor and charisma. This is another one of those pairs where they really could pass for the same person if they were of the same age.
10. Heath and Matilda Ledger
Heath may no longer be with us, but his daughter Matilda looks incredibly like her late father. It's both amazing and sad to see this young lady become more and more like Heath as she gets older.
11. Lenny and Zoe Kravitz
Zoe encompasses everything her rockstar father does. Physical appearance, fashion sense and attitude are all very much in keeping with the Kravitz tradition of edginess. We also know Zoe likes to sing, so expect the 26-year-old to break out on the music scene at any moment.
12. Kris and Kylie Jenner
It is fair to say that in every Kardashian sister (and brother), there is an aspect of their entrepreneurial mother, Kris Jenner. Kim has inherited her mother's facility in being a good businesswoman, Kourtney has a similar stature to her mother, Khloe has her mother's family-oriented personality and we could go on.
But it's Kylie Jenner who has an uncanny resemblance to her mother when she was younger.
13. Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber
Kaia Gerber was in luck when she inherited the genetics of a superstar model. The 14-year-old is on her way to being a stunning young woman. Watch out for this one, I think we'll be seeing her a lot more in a few years.
14. David and Romeo Beckham
We could recognize that mischievous grin anywhere from Romeo Beckham. Of course it is the same cheeky grin of his father's.
Let's see if he has inherited his dad's athletic skills too.