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13 Historical Figures Who Look Exactly Like Modern Celebrities 

Ryleigh Nucilli
Updated January 29, 2020 5.6k votes 813 voters 18.1k views 13 items

List Rules Vote up the historical figures and modern celebrities who look the most alike.

They say history repeats itself. They also say each of us has a doppleganger, someone roaming the planet at this very moment who looks just like us. But do they say history repeats itself with identical-looking people? They probably should. On her Instagram royalty_now_, Graphic Designer & History Enthusiast Becca Saladin creates uncanny modern imaginings of historical figures from their statues and paintings. Looking closely at Saladin's work, one can't help but be struck: those modern historical figures look a lot like real famous people. Even if that means Billy Joel was a Founding Father.

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Catherine of Aragon - Molly Quinn
Catherine of Aragon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 13 Historical Figures Who Look Exactly Like Modern Celebrities
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Age: Dec. at 51 (1485-1536)

Birthplace: Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Twins across time?
Julius Caesar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 13 Historical Figures Who Look Exactly Like Modern Celebrities
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Age: Dec. at 56 (99 BC-43 BC)

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Twins across time?
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Nefertiti - Thandie Newton
Nefertiti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 13 Historical Figures Who Look Exactly Like Modern Celebrities
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Birthplace: Thebes, Egypt

Twins across time?
Elizabeth I of England ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 13 Historical Figures Who Look Exactly Like Modern Celebrities
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Age: Dec. at 70 (1533-1603)

Birthplace: Palace of Placentia, London, England

Twins across time?