Double Takes

              Daniel Day-Lewis?                                       Anne Hathaway?

Abraham Lincoln by George Henry Story (1835-1923) / Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, USA / © The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
Abraham Lincoln by George Henry Story (1835-1923) / Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, USA / © The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

Madame Henriot, c. 1876 by Pierre Auguste Renoir/ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Madame Henriot, c. 1876 by Pierre Auguste Renoir/ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Our first two dead ringers are Oscar nominees. Daniel Day-Lewis fully embodies Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln", while Renoir's ethereal portrait of Madame Henriot could just as easily be of actress Anne Hathaway.

                   Mark Zuckerberg?                                           Lady Gaga?

Portrait of Philip IV (1605-65) in Armour, 1628 by Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velazquez,  (1599-1660) / Prado, Madrid, Spain
Portrait of Philip IV (1605-65) in Armour, 1628 by Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velazquez, (1599-1660) / Prado, Madrid, Spain

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) 1875 by Louise Abbema (1858-1927) / Musee de la Vie Romantique, Paris, France
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) 1875 by Louise Abbema (1858-1927) / Musee de la Vie Romantique, Paris, France

      Helena Bonham Carter?                                       Daniel Craig?

The Irish Girl, 1860 by Ford Madox Brown / Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
The Irish Girl, 1860 by Ford Madox Brown / Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund

Portrait of D.R. Jardine who played for Oxford University, by Herbert Arnould Olivier(1861-1952) / © Marylebone Cricket Club, London, UK
Portrait of D.R. Jardine who played for Oxford University, by Herbert Arnould Olivier(1861-1952) / © Marylebone Cricket Club, London, UK

                  Christian Bale?                                      Geoffrey Rush?

RGS34057 Sir James Clark Ross by Henry William Pickersgill/ Royal Geographical Society, London, UK
RGS34057 Sir James Clark Ross by Henry William Pickersgill/ Royal Geographical Society, London, UK

XIR166054 Portrait of Ferdinand II of Hapsburg (oil on canvas) by Justus Sustermans / Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy
XIR166054 Portrait of Ferdinand II of Hapsburg (oil on canvas) by Justus Sustermans / Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

                Amy Adams?                                   Michelle Williams?

BAL4872 Portrait of a Lady by Marcus Gheeraerts, the Younger/ Roy Miles Fine Paintings
BAL4872 Portrait of a Lady by Marcus Gheeraerts, the Younger/ Roy Miles Fine Paintings

USB393011 Jemima Pole Carew (oil on canvas) by George Romney/ Antony House, Cornwall, UK/ National Trust Photographic Library, John Hammond
USB393011 Jemima Pole Carew (oil on canvas) by George Romney/ Antony House, Cornwall, UK/ National Trust Photographic Library, John Hammond

                         Vincent Cassel?                           Ralph Fiennes?

Portrait of Henri I de Lorraine, Duc de Guise, known as Le Balafre / Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France
Portrait of Henri I de Lorraine, Duc de Guise, known as Le Balafre / Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France

Portrait of Teodoro Correr by Bernardino Castelli (1750-1810) / Museo Correr, Venice, Italy / Cameraphoto Arte Venezia
Portrait of Teodoro Correr by Bernardino Castelli (1750-1810) / Museo Correr, Venice, Italy / Cameraphoto Arte Venezia

Penelope Cruz?

As we were looking for images for this feature, it became apparent that there were just too many excellent ones to show on one page (like this gorgeous portrait (right) of Penelope Cr....Pavonia by Frederic Leighton). 

Check out more celebrity look-a-likes here.  See if you can identify each one's celebrity double.

 

Do you have a look-a-like?

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Nanna (Pavonia) 1859 by Frederic Leighton/ The Royal Collection © 2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Nanna (Pavonia) 1859 by Frederic Leighton/ The Royal Collection © 2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


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