Friday, April 16, 2010

Doppelgangers?

Do you believe that you have a lookalike in the world? I’m not sure I do—I mean, how weird would that be? To walk down the street and see your twin? It would be like an episode of the Twilight Zone.


But, I do think there are people who look a lot alike. Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanell? Could be sisters for sure, don’t you think?

On Facebook, a friend commented on one of my profile pictures, asking me if I was related to the Osmonds. I laughed, of course, but honestly? It’s not the first time I’ve heard it. Actually, it’s a fairly common occurrence for people to compare me (and my husband too) to the Osmond family. I think it has something to do with our smiles—not sure.


I also hear (a lot) that I look like Sally Field. I can kinda-sorta see it. Then there are the handful of people who think I look like Jorja Fox from CSI—that I don’t see so much, do you? Not bad company, I admit. Though I always crack up when people compare me to Sally and quicky add, "In her younger days." As if I'd be offended. Too funny.

Do you have a lookalike?

~Heather

17 comments:

Mardel said...

I don't think you look like Jorja Fox, you're way more pretty. (not nose-kissing!, or making a pass - lol). If that's you in the third picture, from the size of the views you kind of resemble Sally Field. The smile is similar, and maybe the eye shape. But Sally Field looks Cute, and you (or whoever that is in the third picture, lol) look pretty. There's a bit of difference, I think, between cute and pretty. Now, I sound like I'm nose kissing (or is it brown-nosing? I get my terms mixed up) and I'm not trying to. LOL

Andrea C. said...

I kind of see the Sally Field thing...I don't see the Osmond thing at all! I don't really have a famous twin, but people always tell me I look like their (fill in the blank with aunt, sister ,friend, etc..).
Too bad you can't cash in on your look a likes and make some money! :)

Dru said...

I can see the resemblence with Sally Field.

signlady217 said...

I have two! And we all three worked at the same place for a couple of years! Talk about confusing for people who didn't know any of us well. And also from a distance it was hard to tell who was who. We had the same build, same color hair worn in similar styles frequently, same shape face and wore similar gold-framed glasses. Crazy! Other than that, we really didn't look alike.

Wendy Lyn Watson said...

I look like generic Irish-y girl, so I get the "you look like this girl I knew" a lot. When I am thinner and wear my hair a bit longer, I am told (all the time, by total strangers) that I look like Jodie Foster. I even had someone say "You look like Jodie Foster ... you're not Jodie Foster, are you?" I never saw the resemblance until I saw her in "Mesmerized" ... I didn't know it was Jodie, and I remember thinking "gee, I don't know who this actress is, but I look way more like her than I look like Jodie Foster." Hee!

Rural View said...

I've lived in many places in the U.S. and invariably someone will think I am someone who lives in that area. I think I just have a generic look like Wendy that people easily mix up with someone else. One day, though, when I was wearing a navy suit and white blouse, I took a walk at lunchtime and a young rough-looking guy walking past me said, "Hello Sister." He thought I was a local nun who usually wore a navy suit and had short hair like mine. :-D

Jeanine said...

I used to look like Natalie Wood -- but then she died and I got old.

Kate Collins said...

Heather, I can see a little Osmond in your smile, but you're way prettier than any of them.
There was a woman in my hometown who drove the same vehicle I did, had the same hairstyle and color, and had 2 kids my kids' ages. We shopped at the same market, and sometimes clerks there would say strange things to me, like, "Back so soon?" I didn't understand it until I saw my doppleganger one day. It gave me my idea for SHOOTS TO KILL, actually. Dopplegangers can be fun AND profitable!

Sarah said...

I don't know if I have a look-alike or not but people in my town who I've never seen before are always waving and saying Hi like they know me so maybe there is someone who looks like me :-)

Sarah

Heather Webber said...

Aww, thanks, Mardel. And yep, that’s me in the third pic (airbrushed!). Hey, I’ll take nose-kissing or brown nosing. Either one, I’m okay with! LOL!


Andrea, LOL—not sure how much I’d make. But thank you. There’s someone I know who reminds me of my grandmother—very similar looks, except Gram was in her 60s when she passed and this woman is probably in her early 40s or so—I don’t dare tell her!
No one that young wants to be compared to a G’ma!

I can see it, too, Dru. The shape of the face, maybe. Or the smile. Hmm.

Signlady, wow! How fun, though, if you all banded together to trick people. Mwa-ha-ha!

LOL, Wendy!

Heather Webber said...

LOL, Jeanine! Thanks for the smile.

Kate, I think it’s in the smile, too. All those teeth! LOL. And wow on using your doppelganger in a book—did you ever tell her?

Sarah, that’s too funny. Do you wave back?

Theo Epstein said...

Sally Field is 15 years older than you, so I wouldn't take that as a compliment.

Who told your husband he looked like an Osmond? Stevie Wonder?

Vicki said...

I don't have a twin, that I know of! :) Of course, I used to be asked if I was a model (20+ years ago), but that doesn't happen any more either. I can see similarities between you and the others in the smiles.

Heather Webber said...

Vicki, 20 years goes by in a flash, doesn't it?

I think you're right--the similarities are in the smiles. And maybe the shapes of our faces, too. A little. :)

Lover of Books said...

At one time I was told that I looked like Gillian Anderson but I was 18 at the time but was never sure it was a compliment. lol Oh, well. There was another Krista that I had classes with and we look nothing alike but still somehow people would get us confused on occasion. So weird. lol Oh, well.

Shel said...

Having met you in person, Heather, I can also kinda-sorta see the Sally Field. But where she is cute, you are elegant.
Oddly enough, a lady in my line at the store yesterday asked me, "How are your parents?" Since both my parents have been deceased for several years now, and I now live in a completely different part of the country than where my parents did, needless to say I was quite a bit taken aback. It dawned on me fairly quickly that it was a case of mistaken identity, and the lady and I had a good laugh; but evidently I do have a lookalike running around.

Heather Webber said...

I think it's a compliment, Krista. Love her hair and skin tone.

Shel, that's the first time I've been called elegant! I can get used to that. LOL. Usually I get the "cute" which was dreadful when I was younger, but now it's great! Amazing how that happens.

And yeah, can see why you'd be taken aback! I would have been too. I wonder if you'll ever run into your lookalike--and would you recognize her???