yesIt has always been repeated that everything depends on the genes, but the physical similarity of the children with one of their parents has a lot to do with chance. Markus Hengstschläger, director of the Institute of Genetic Medicine in Vienna, banishes a few myths regarding the received inheritance: that Meryl Streep’s daughter is an exact clone of the actress does not mean that she has inherited more genes from her mother? “Of course not her,” he says. We inherit fifty percent of our genes from each of our parents.
The question is how they are grouped. Each gene has two alleles: one that comes from the father and one from the mother. When a dominant allele is paired with a recessive allele, the former determines the physical characteristic. the world of celebrities leaves clear examples of how the random combination of genes plays in many cases in favor of one of the parents. And how, in those cases, the fact that “like wood, like splinter” also determines his professional steps.
1 | Bette Midler and Sophie Von Haselberg
Compared in these images of both at 29 years old, the resemblance is so impressive that they could be the same person. Midler’s daughter began studying Sociology, but that fifty percent of maternal genetics ended up triumphing, and in 2015 she premiered in the cinema with Woody Allen.
2 | Caroline of Monaco and Charlotte
The mother at 28 and her daughter at 24. Graduated in Philosophy from the University of Paris, the granddaughter of Rainier of Monaco and Grace Kelly has managed to adapt the classic beauty of the Grimaldi to modern times.
3 | Kate Moss and Lila Grace
The British top at 16 and her daughter at 12. Today Lila Grace is 19 and is on her way to taking over from her mother as the new British icon after starring in numerous advertising campaigns, occupying several covers and debuting on the catwalk a year ago. the hand of the designer Miuccia Prada.
The singer at 21 and her daughter Lourdes at 20. Angular face and sure look. The version millennial of the ‘queen of pop’ inherited some facial features from her mother, but Lola (as Madonna calls her) is less material and more it girl.
5 | Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer
The most nominated woman in the history of the Oscars at 31 and her eldest daughter at 29. If your mother is the best living actress and your physical features are identical to hers, opting for the world of celluloid is a little risky. And who cares? Mamie has been clear about it since she was in high school.
6 | Zoe Kravitz and Lisa Bonet
Daughter and mother at 33 years old. She says the actress who plays Catwoman in batman Bearing the name of her actress mother and musician father (Lenny Kravitz) wasn’t easy when she was younger. “People always assumed that if he got a job, that was why,” he explains. in the past Yes indeed. He no longer needs to explain.
7 | Reese Witherspoon and Ava Elizabeth
The actress and her eldest daughter at 22 years old. Ava Elizabeth has a million followers on Instagram. Although her father is also an actor (Ryan Phillippe) it seems that, at the moment, the chia has opted more for the world of fashion and advertising. It’s not bad.
8 | Angelina Jolie and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
The first biological daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt would not have it easy if she had to choose who to look like, but the truth is that the genes have thrown more for mom Jolie. With 15 years and hundreds of articles written about her gender identity, in reality Shiloh is just a girl who has always had to live under the spotlight of her parents’ stardom.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.