17 famous mothers and daughters who starred in the same movie

Honestly, seeing Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd in star wars still makes me emotional.


Billie Lourd and Carrie Fisher

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They both acted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Billie’s first film, where Billie played Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix, and Carrie played her iconic role as Princess Leia.

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The actors also both appeared in The Last Jedi (2017) and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).


Annie Starke and Glenn Close

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Both appeared in Albert Nobs (2011), where Annie played a waiter at a chocolate shop and Glenn played the lead role.

They also starred in Wife (2017), where Glenn played Joan Castleman and Annie portrayed herself younger.


Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie Pitt

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Vivienne joined her on-screen mother in Maleficent (2014), where she made a guest appearance as young Aurora.

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Funny enough, 5-year-old Vivienne got the part because she was the only kid who was not afraid of his mother in costume.


Meryl Streep and Granny Gummer

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Meryl and her eldest daughter played mother and daughter in Ricki and the Flash (2015).

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As a child, Mamie made her film debut with her mother in Stomach pains (1986).

The two also appeared in Evening (2007), where Mamie played Meryl’s younger self.


Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Richardson

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Alongside Meryl and Mamie, Vanessa and Natasha were also present Eveningwhere they played mother and daughter.

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith

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Jada and Willow appeared in Madagascar: Getaway 2 Africa (2008), where Willow voiced young Gloria the hippopotamus, and Jada voiced her older self.


Demi Moore and Rumer Willis

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Demi starred as Erin Grant in Striptease (1996), and Rumer, then 7, played her daughter, Angela, in the film.

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The previous year, two both appeared in From time to time (1995), where Rumer played Sam’s younger sister and Demi portrayed Sam as an adult.

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Leslie Mann and her daughters Iris and Maude Apatow

Iris and Maude played Leslie’s daughters in knocked up (2007) – directed by their father/her husband, Judd Apatow.

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They also appeared in It’s 40 (2012) as the same characters.

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And the trio appeared together in funny people (2009)

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner

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The actors played on-screen mother and daughter in Sylvia (2003).

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Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson

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The two acted side by side in Mad in Alabama (1999), which was Dakota’s first film. Dakota’s half-sister Stella Banderas was also in the film.

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Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren

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Melanie herself also starred alongside her own mother, Tippi, in Roar (nineteen eighty one).

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Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri

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The two starred in several films together – often playing mother and daughter – such as in The Banger Sisters (2002).

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They were also in mothers and daughters (2016)…

…He’s my boy (2012)…

…In the middle of nowhere (2008)…

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…anywhere but here (1999)…

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…and walking dead man (1995).

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Diane Ladd and Laura Dern

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This mother-daughter duo have starred together on TV and in movies on several occasions, such as The heart that is in Desert (1990)…

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…and Rambling Pink (1991).

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Schuyler Fisk and Sissy Spacek

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When she was young, Schuyler appeared in the movie Sissy shopping mom (1994).

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They also both appeared in The long walk home (1990).

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Mia Farrow and Maureen O’Sullivan

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They acted together in Hannah and her sisters (1986), where Maureen played Mia’s mother.

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Lookalike Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

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Sosie played a younger version of her mother’s character in Lover (2005) – which was directed by his father, Kevin Bacon. Oh, and Sosie’s real-life brother Travis played his sibling in the film.

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And finally: Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland

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Young Liza made an appearance in In the good old days of summer (1949) with his famous mother, Judy.

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