Celebrity lookalikes – see which famous faces look like they could be related

Bonnie Mbuli
Bonnie Mbuli
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Doppelgangers – they are a thing!

We probably all have them, but celebrities being famous and all are more likely to know who their lookalikes are. What is shocking, however, is when their lookalikes are celebrities themselves, making us all wonder if they are actually related. In fact, many of the celebs have commented on their counterparts, resulting in many funny stories.

Here are three celebrity lookalikes who not only look alike but actually know it:

Bonnie Mbuli + Zozibini Tunzi

When actress and presenter Bonnie Mbuli posted pictures of Miss South Africa Top 16 contestant Zozibini Tunzi on her Twitter account, we were shocked. The resemblance is uncanny, with Mbuli laughing that Tunzi must be tired of people comparing their looks.  The two first met last year during the reality TV show Presenter Search On 3, with Mbuli telling Tunzi “everything about you reminds me of myself at your age.” How sweet!

Thandie Newton + Zoe Saldana

Thandie Newton attends the Audi pre-Emmy celebration at the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood on Friday, September 14, 2018.
Thandie Newton attends the Audi pre-Emmy celebration at the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood on Friday, September 14, 2018.
Image: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Audi
Actress Zoe Saldana at the Photo Call of "Star Trek" in Paris.
Actress Zoe Saldana at the Photo Call of "Star Trek" in Paris.
Image: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images

Last year actress Thandie Newton opened up on The Gramham Norton Show about Victoria Beckham mistaking her for fellow actress Zoe Saldana, during an exercise class. Newton told Norton and other guests: "Victoria was absolutely mortified! It was actually OK as Zoe is a rare beauty, but really? Up close? Come on! I’m English!"

But before you give Beckham the side eye, Saldana also shared her own mistaken identity story earlier this year on James Corden’s The Late Late Show. Apparently, her own mother confuses her for Newton. "My mom still thinks that I'm in Westworld," she explained the confusion. "I'm like, 'Years ago you thought that I was in Traffic. Mom, you did not give birth to Thandie Newton'."

But after meeting at the Golden Globe Awards, the two are friends now, according to Saldana.

Jill Marie Jones + Yvonne Orji

When Yvonne Orji came on the scene in the role of Molly Carter on the hit HBO show Insecure, it seemed like we had seen her before even though this was her very first acting role. That’s because Orji reminded us of Jill Marie Jones, who played the character of Toni Childs on the show Girlfriends. Orji even brought it up during her interview on The Breakfast Club, saying that everywhere she goes people ask her if she knows she looks like Childs. Of course she knows!

Finally, in 2016 the two actresses met and even shot a one-minute spoof series featuring their TV show characters called When Molly Met Toni Childs.

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