Have you ever been told that you looked like someone famous?
When I was a kid, I used to get stopped on the street because people just had to tell me that I looked EXACTLY like Amy Carter (the daughter of then president Jimmy Carter - for you young'ens who can't remember that far back.)
I suppose to the general public, all little girls with strawberry blonde hair and glasses just look alike, but I never really saw the resemblance, and totally HATED the comparison.
Of course, it didn't help that the press was so fond of referring to her as "homely." Pardon me for saying this, but I hope there's a special place in hell reserved for the person who started that one. Not that I actually believe in hell or anything, but calling a kid "homely" is just not acceptable in my book. Resemblance or not, I do have to give Amy props for the cat!
When I was in high school, I inevitably got compared to Molly Ringwald. That's another one that I just never really saw - well... 1980's fashion notwithstanding.
I guess all of those red heads just look alike!
CatMan has told me that he thinks I look a bit like the actress Daryl Hannah. I dunno... maybe a little tiny bit. At least that one is based on something other than hair color!
|Sorry the top of my head's cut off - I've yet to master the art of the selfie!|
But honestly, if I do really resemble anyone, I think it would have to be my mother.
|Me at age 17, my mother at age 20|
That one always left me with mixed feelings too, since my mom & I didn't have the best of relationships.
Actually, these photos were taken at my parents' wedding, and I never saw them until after she had passed away. The woman I knew looked much different because her weight had more than doubled by the time I came along. But even so, there was enough resemblance to wipe out any notion that I might have been adopted - a reality that I lamented often throughout my crazy dysfunctional youth!
|Both of us were age 20 in these photos|
It's funny the different cues that different people use when sorting out a resemblance. In the process of writing this post, I stumbled upon a whole pile of "celebrity doppelganger" pictures. Some of them I thought were quite compelling, but CatMan didn't think there was much resemblance at all.
|Andrew Johnson and Tommy Lee Jones|
|Mark Zuckerberg & King Philip IV of Spain|
|WWII General Douglas MacArthur & Bruce Willis|
|Maggie Gyllenhaal & Rose Wilder Lane (Daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder)|
|Peter Dinklage & Diego Velazquez's portrait of Sebastian da Morra|
Of course, what the heck do I know? I'm notoriously bad at facial recognition. I'm the person who is always lost while watching movies, because I can't keep any of the characters straight. I watched an entire movie once, only to realize in the last scene that there were actually 2 separate female characters with long blonde hair, not one - no wonder I was lost! And if someone changes hair or "looks" mid-movie, I'm completely doomed. Sigh.
Anyhow, what do you think? Do any of these comparisons ring true for you? Do any of you have a doppelganger out there? Are you good at recognizing faces or do you suck at it like I do?