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Celebrity Look-a-likes – Part I

Have you ever wanted to see who you look like? Over the past few months, thousands have uploaded their pictures and shared their celebrity look-a-likes from MyHeritage. This isn’t one of those face recognition sites from a few years ago where you wait a couple minutes for it to popup a picture of a monkey’s butt, MyHeritage actually has good results.

Skeptical? So were we, so to determine just how accurate MyHeritage is, we decided to see if it could recognize some famous faces. We uploaded hundreds of pictures of famous folks (only a few are shown here), and are displaying the top 4 matches in order of resemblance returned by MyHeritage for each uploaded picture (our only alteration is that we removed some foreign and unknown celebs).

First – the ever elegant and beautiful Scarlett Johanson:

Scarlett once said that she looked more like one of the Hanson brothers than a model, but MyHeritage shows otherwise. As expected, she looked most like herself, and then a couple other starlets.

The Presidential Bill Clinton

No one ever claimed the President to be a movie star, but WOW … office work must not have been his thing. Maybe the president had other things on his mind, or just wasn’t very good looking to start. We decided to dig a little further …

The real Bill Clinton? After getting lei’d

Maybe the saying “You look your best when you’re doing what you do best” is true, that or the president used his presidential powers to get some good coverage in MyHeritage. Interestingly enough, of the hundred or so comparisons we performed, this was the only one where a famous person didn’t look most like themselves. Maybe this gives him an alibi – “It wasn’t me, it was my stunt double – here’s the proof!”


Years ago, there was some debate about the gender and appropriateness of certain teletubbies. Recently, there was similar speculation (and confirmation) regarding Lance Bass of N’Sync. Hmmm… coincidence?

Gollum – the next teen idol?

We didn’t think that Gollum would look like any celebrities (most cartoon and 3D characters did not, including the Flintstones, Simpsons, Sponge Bob, and Mighty Mouse). So we were a bit surprised when our favorite little cave dweller turned out to look like a teen idol, politician, and used-to-be-a-star actress. I guess he’s cuter than he looks!

Shrek – better looking than he thought, but not much

Babs an Ogre? Maybe … her outbreak to the heckler in NYC the other week confirms there’s at least a little ogre in her. However, if B.B. King were a bit younger (and greener), he could pass off the look pretty easily.

Tomorrow we’ll post the second half of our celebrity look-a-likes (click here to view them). Until then, let us know what you think!

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18 Responses to “Celebrity Look-a-likes – Part I”

  1. on 24 Oct 2006 at 10:54 am Buddy Roberson

    This was both surprising and hilarious – Thanks!

  2. on 24 Oct 2006 at 12:36 pm Bug

    LMFAO! That’s too funny, I love the Shrek one! Thanks for stoppin’ by my blog :)

  3. on 24 Oct 2006 at 1:00 pm Diesel

    What do Larry King, Richard Dean Anderson, and Kiera Knightly have in common? Me, apparently. Very weird.

  4. on 24 Oct 2006 at 1:07 pm SSSFDG

    We all know that lance is gay….. but i guess the purple triangle doesn’t hurt his case.

  5. on 24 Oct 2006 at 1:32 pm Diesel

    Ok, I had to post the results to my blog. Enjoy.

  6. on 24 Oct 2006 at 2:50 pm JJ

    Ozzy Osbourne is a 76% match to a sleestack from Land of the Lost

  7. on 24 Oct 2006 at 3:32 pm Jeremy Sharpe

    Ummmm, how is it surprising that when you inputted a picture of Bill Clinton (the first one), it recognized him? They’re using the EXACT same picture as you inputed. Ooooooh, magic.

  8. on 24 Oct 2006 at 6:59 pm Miss Cellania

    Ha! I guess retirement has improved Clinton’s disposition! I tried this last year, and supposedly look like Olivia Newton-John.

  9. on 24 Oct 2006 at 8:04 pm MikeHell

  10. on 24 Oct 2006 at 8:10 pm Tom Schwab

    Charlize Theron is an Academy-award-winning actress (for “Monster”.) She doesn’t deserve to be dismissed as a “starlet.”

  11. on 24 Oct 2006 at 10:45 pm Bean

    Ahaha. Nice experiment.

  12. on 25 Oct 2006 at 10:59 am Yutznut


    this made my morning… hahaha….

    Barbara Streisand hahahaa

  13. on 27 Nov 2006 at 5:21 pm Jay

    Very nice! Thanks for the laugh, but shame on you for creating an association in my mind between JoJo and Gollum. Now I’m going to have to find another underage crush.

  14. on 12 Jan 2007 at 7:10 pm alyx

    OMG! That’s the funniest thing I have ever seen!

  15. on 12 Jan 2007 at 8:48 pm Franciov

    Between Shrek and B.B.King it changes just the color of the face! 😀

  16. on 13 Apr 2007 at 3:34 pm Geórgia Mendonça

    pleae!! como faço pra mandar minha foto e vcs mandarem pro meu e mail!!! I’m Brazilian

  17. on 18 Apr 2007 at 10:05 pm lisa

    so so so funny, there’s another site that does that its faster

  18. on 15 Aug 2009 at 5:58 pm GAYLE


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