Saturday, March 9, 2013

Famous People Who Look Like Me - Part 1

I seem to have the commonest face in the history of the world. (By "common", I don't mean chav-type common, I mean something that a lot of people seem to share.)

Now that my hair is quite long, people keep thinking I'm this woman -

She's an actress called Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) who currently has a great show on HBO called "Enlightened". I'm not sure if it's because my hair is longer, or because she's on TV again, but literally everywhere I go...... . On a recent flight with the family, we got bumped up to first class (very small plane so no big deal). All of a sudden I sensed people closing in. Three crew members behind me and one leaning in with a smile, to be exact.

Crew member - "So - do people ever tell you you look like someone or are you her?"
Me - "I look like someone".
Audible sigh from behind me.
Crew Member - (Looking at colleagues). "It's not her."

Way to make me feel special guys.

And the Fed Ex woman nearly had a coronary when I walked in there yesterday. Talk about making a scene.

Now that we're in the run up to the Eurovision Song Contest and Bonnie Tyler has been resurrected to represent La Royaume Uni, it's happening again. Now, I have to say she's quite a bit older than me, but back in the 80's when she was all the rage with "It's a Heartache" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart", we had the same ma-hoosive hair, defined cheekbones (make-up), dangly ear-rings and smokey eyes. Like this -

Or this - 

Bit blurred, but you get the picture? My friends in the UK are telling me that I look nothing like her these days, which is good because the reports aren't thrilling. Phrases like "a lot of work" and "face like a bag of hammers" have been tossed around.....

Stay tuned for Parts 2-42. I told you I have a common face.


Working Mum said...

Yep, I'd say looking like Laura Derne is much better than looking like Bonnie Tyler these days!

btw I think we should just field Mr Bean in Eurovision, he's got far more chance of gaining some marks than an actually singer!

Sandy Calico said...

We all looked a bit like Bonnie Tyler in the 80's...

Jean said...

Actually, you DO have a look of Laura Dern. I think I'd be using it to my advantage!

I have one of those faces that people seem to 'know' but don't know where from. I think I just have a familiar look about it.

teacakemake said...

I've not seen a pic of you yet, but I wish I looked like someone famous! Instead I look like me, which isn't a good thing in my opinion!

Expat mum said...

teacakemake - the bottom one is me, about a hundred years ago. I will find some photos of me that are respectable but make my point. Seriously, there's a list of about ten people who I'm supposed to look like so this theme could go on till May!

Jean - I know what you mean. I actually met a girl when I was about 20 who looked like me. It was weird.

Sandy - Ha ha. Yes, we certainly did!

WM - Yes, I'm hearing fairly negative things about her looks at the moment.

nappy valley girl said...

I've been told I look like various people, including Joely Richardson and Cate Blanchett. Once I was told I looked like Gweyneth Paltrow, which I was rather pleased by, but I fear it is just not true!

Nickie O'Hara said...

hahaha yes you DO look like all of these people!!

crunchiemummy said...

I'm not sure about Bonnie Tyler, but you do look a bit like Laura Dern!! Might have to do my own version of your post! Love it!!

Trish Burgess said...

If you look like Laura Dern and we have a family resemblance, does that mean I look like her too? If I went blonde maybe?

Metropolitan Mum said...

Apparently, I used to look like Nicola Kidman but mysteriously morphed into Daryl Hannah recently. Spooky!

Michelloui | The American Resident said...

TOTALLY Laura Dern. Funny story about the airline crew, LOL!

I still like your Halloween costume, but I suspect that's coming up so I won't spoil that one ;)

Clippy Mat said...

L.Dern for sure.
the Eurovision trip contest is still going? Gawdsakes time it stopped. Abi and Ester Orfarim Cinderella Rockefella! It should've ended right there!

Clippy Mat said...

Eurovision TRIP? huh? I meant 'song' of course.

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