Proof That Every Woman Turns Into Her Mother
You may not want to admit it, but eventually every woman turns into her mother, and here are the photos to prove it.
Five mother-daughter pairs have participated in a photo shooting session and their photos was merged to prove that every woman turns into her mother, at one point or another. When we’re little, people usually tell us that we resemble our mother or father. In this case, there is no doubt that these woman are their mothers’ perfect look-a-likes.
Sara (62) and her daughter Clemmie (30)
Sara says: “Clemmie often says she looks like me. She’s wrong. She’s far more beautiful than I ever was. But I don’t feel envy when I look at her. She’s my beloved daughter – how could I feel anything but joy? Besides, I’m simply happy to get to my age without any health problems.”
Clemmie says: “When people say Mum and I look alike, Mum always says that’s terrible for me. But if I can look like her when I’m older, I’ll be happy. She has beautiful bone structure and great skin, which I envy a little as I’m starting to notice wrinkles. Perhaps it’s because I’m a sun worshiper, whereas Mum always slaps on factor 50. I’ve inherited Mum’s eyes and smile. But perhaps her greatest gift to me is a positive attitude about my appearance.”
Josie (48) and her daughter Jodie (24)
Josie says: “My looks are very important to me. And I admit I’m vain. When I see myself without make-up, it’s disheartening. There are some women who embrace ageing, but I can’t because I used to be so attractive – just like my daughter, Josie. Ageing is definitely harder for attractive women. If you worry about your looks, you’ve more to lose.”
Jodie says: “Ageing hasn’t even crossed my mind yet. I like what I see: I’m attractive. Mum’s made it clear she hates getting older. I wish she could see she’s still gorgeous. I love that we look so alike – we have the same eyes, smile and dimples. Mum has a few beauty rules she’s drummed into me.
Always use Clinique skincare products and if you ever get a spot, set your alarm for every two hours during the night to apply cream to get rid of it. She tells me to avoid sunbeds but I ignore her. I like a golden tan. If I have to have Botox like Mum, I won’t mind. I’m not at all worried about looking like her. I just hope I do.”
Rhonda (45) and her daughter Darcey (15)
Rhonda says: “When I look at Darcey, I see my younger self so clearly. It’s almost like going back in time. It’s lovely, but peculiar – like seeing yourself through fresh eyes. Others see it too. People stop her in the street and say: ‘You must be Rhonda’s daughter.’ I used to have the same hang-ups that she does, but if she complains about her looks I’ll tell her she’s mad.”
Darcey says: “While I’ve always known Mum and I were alike, seeing this picture and our resemblance has really surprised me. If in 30 years I look like her, great! But there are still bits of me I don’t like – the shape of my nose, for one. I’ve inherited that from my dad, rather than my mum.
I’ve never felt any pressure to look a certain way because of Mum’s appearance or her job. It’s something I’m so used to. Besides, she’s made me realize that it’s important to be clever rather than good-looking because looks can be gone in a second.”
Frances (83) and her daughter Tineka (57)
Frances says: “When I look in the mirror I see someone who is ageing every day. But I’ve always felt younger than my contemporaries, many of whom have one foot in the grave. I didn’t bother with make-up or skincare until my late-50s. But being asked to be a model last year while I was with Tineka visiting an agency, certainly made me think more about my looks.
But there’s no point worrying. You can’t change them! I still feel young and dance around the house to the radio. Until today, I’ve never thought I looked like Tineka. I always saw my husband and mother-in-law in her. In my eyes, Tineka was more beautiful than me.”
Tineka says: “Mum has always been effortlessly stunning, something I’ve always been aware of. Thankfully, she’s passed on her good genes and healthy habits. Even back in the Seventies, when it wasn’t fashionable, she used health food shops. When she moans she’s too thin, I tell her off. Thankfully, we share the same metabolism.
Day to day, I don’t think I look old until I see my reflection beside my daughters, who are 22 and 32. Only then do I think: ‘Goodness, what happened to me?’ Looking at my mother’s face, blended with mine, doesn’t scare me a bit.”
Esther (73) and her daughter Wendy (43)
Esther says: “I haven’t worn make-up in over 40 years – apart from for this photoshoot! That’s because looks don’t mean much to me. What a contrast to my 20s, when I used to love putting on a full face, backcombing my hair and wearing stilettos. Then I got married and had children. My priorities changed – not because of my age, but because I gained more perspective.”
Wendy says: “Ageing doesn’t phase me. Just like Mum, I find it liberating. There are more important things in life, like your health. I’ve recently lost ten stone after a gastric bypass and have gone from a size 28 to a 14-16. Becoming a mother three years ago also made me see what’s important – and it’s certainly not looks. So when I see the odd line, I don’t worry. And like Mum, I don’t wear make-up. Why should I? I look fine without it. My skincare ‘regime’ is simple: wash my face in water. That’s it.”