Saturday, 9 March 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.


  1. 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!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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!!

  9. 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?

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

  11. 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 ;)

  12. 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!

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


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