Monday, January 28, 2008

Playing the role of Me today will be...

So easily distracted am I! I was over visiting with Betz this morning was so amused with her list of celebrity twins (and btw Betz, each would be lucky to look like you!). I gathered up my personal list of celebs I'm often accused of looking like to share with you. Pretty much anyone with a round face and dark eyes and dark hair will do. Sally, dear Sally. I watched every re-run of Gidget as a kid over and over again. I had friends who called me Gidget in high school. I could be compared to worse, I suppose. I hear her new show is good. Will watch it when I'm not procrastinating by blogging 60's era pictures of the ole girl.

I get this one a lot...Ali Mcgraw...especially from people several years older than me. Jeff stop reading here. Jeff and I watched Love Story together not long after we were married, mostly because people (including perfect strangers in public places) kept telling me 'you look just like Ali McGraw in Love Story!' that we just became curious. I do not lie when I tell you that when her character was suffering her terminal illness (ooops, you've seen it right?) that Jeff was weeping and saying "it's like you're dying". Jeff start reading again here.

Now this is the one I really WANTED to look like.....but the one that I really didn't look like. Sigh. She was the prettiest sitcom princess in a plaid shirt and high-waisted no-pocket jeans ever! Oh, those were the days. Okay I feel really old. Could someone please compare me now to someone who isn't 20 or more years older than me? Okay thank you.

Who do YOU look like??

50 comments:

  1. Oh IIIIII always wanted to look like Valerie, too! (but I was not even close!) Her and Christy McNichol, my pure obsession!

    Glad you shared your celeb twins, it's so fun!

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  2. Everyone always tells me that I look like their cousin. I guess that makes me pretty nondescript. ;)

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  3. My former hairdresser used to say I reminded her of Mary Louise Parker. After seeing the promo pics for Weeds on Showtime ... well, I can only wish. LOL! AM, I think you look a bit like Rachel Bilson who was on The O.C. (which I never watched) and had a guest spot on Chuck (which I love).

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  4. In the 80's--Molly Ringwold. Haircut, red hair, round face. And like everyone's granddaughter. lots of 6 foot granddaughters running around I guess. I'd say for you Rachel Ray but prettier. Definitely as chatty though!

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  5. Anonymous6:34 PM

    So funny! I am delurking to say that One Day at A Time is on demand up here and I just watched the first two episodes last night and remembered how I was soooo jealous of Valerie Bertinelli. I wanted that hair and those high waisted jeans! :) You make lovely things, by the way (sorry, I'm a little star struck here). I made my neice a bag from Chocolate Lollipop for Christmas and she loved it! Can't wait to see the new stuff and the book!

    Lisa

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  6. I don't think I have a twin-never been told I look like anyone anyway. I love BrothersAndSisters! Sally rocks as always!!!

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  7. How adorable, I can really see that you resemble Ali McGraw, she is gorgeous! Mine, I always get you look like Sophia Loren---I wish---it's really just because I have a big smile like hers. Love your mini-me picks!

    Teresa

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  8. I think your prettier than all of them AM! :)

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  9. I would love to look like Sophia Loren!! At any age!
    And Stephanie, you get the comment award for the day ;)
    xoAM

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  10. She was a fabulous sitcom princess! Your photos tell me you could give any of them a run for their money! Happy day - g

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  11. I get Jennie Garth (circa 90210 days) and Julia Roberts. I see Jennie Garth, we have very similar facial features. Not sure about Julia Roberts...my mom says we have similar body shapes.

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  12. Hi Anna Maria!
    I've been loving your blog -it is fab!!
    I 'awarded' you the You Make My Day award. Please check out my blog for the deets..

    Best wishes to you!!
    Kathy

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  13. Anonymous8:50 PM

    okay...you are too funny! i definately see the ali mcgraw in you, but you are totally soooo much cuter!! i think i'll have to play along...i was told a time or two that i resembled Demi Moore???? that was in the 'ghost' days, with the short hair and bangs!!

    this is alot of fun!!

    oh, btw...i walk by your Christmas gifts pretty much daily and have yet to mail them....hum, does the word PROCRASTINATION ring a bell!! sorry! but i love you all bunches! alicia

    p.s. i have yet to figure out how to send you a comment without it being anonymous!! 'ding-bat'

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  14. i think i got it now!

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  15. Yay! Alicia you did it!
    xo,AM

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  16. Andrea10:41 PM

    Another lurker here. When I was a kid, people would say I looked like Rudy from the Cosby Show. Now? I don't know who I look like.

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  17. courtney11:09 PM

    You should definately go to www.myheritage.com and play with their celebrity face recognition. You upload a pic of yourself and it pulls up celebs you look like.

    Funny thing is it didn't pick up any of the ones I usually get, I put in a second picture and all of them are different except for one person.

    Hope you have fun!

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  18. I was also told I looked like Mollie Ringwald--back when people still knew who she was. Unfortunately for me, I always thought she was sort of odd looking AND, more troubling, I could see a resemblance between us.

    All the while, I guess I really wanted to look like one of Charlie's dark-haired angels. Or Valerie Bertinelli. Or Olivia Newton John on the days that I thought blond would make everything better.

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  19. I look like Melissa Gilbert. I have even been mistaken for her a few times. LOL

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  20. carol eldridge7:20 AM

    I thought I would stop by and say hello after that nice Kathy Weller from Weller wishes awarded us a "You made my day" award together.

    I think you had a license with Boston Warehouse Trading at the same time I had my "Life's a Beach" line with them. Always nice to know that someone enjoys what we have to say on our blogs.

    wanted to introduce myself to you.

    best,
    carol

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  21. Darlene from Rosanne. And I cried and cried. Then they went to Claire Danes. Continued crying.

    Now I keep hearing "You look just like my friend's cousin..." (Apparently great-grandpa was a jockey, and also a lady's man.)

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  22. You want to hear something funny, I sent your blog to one of my best girlfriends because it was so cool and she said that I looked like you : ) Seriously, she said we looked like sisters LOL

    I have also been told I look like Ali Landry, a former Miss USA from my home state of Louisiana, Sandra Bullock and Halle Berry, Yeah I wish! My dh wishes too LOL

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  23. When I was a teen my mom used to tell me that I looked like Valerie Bertinelli, too. But I think she was just trying to boost my self esteem. BTW, doesn't Valerie look absolutely gorgeous in those Jenny Craig ads? I still wouldn't mind looking like her.
    Most recently, I have been told that I looked like Marg Helgenberger from CSI. However, this was by a waiter in a restaurant after we'd had a mediocre meal with slow service. I think he was just looking for a bigger tip (he got it!)

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  24. Anonymous12:03 PM

    Well, since you asked, I've been told I look like Kim Bassinger. She is a wonderful mother and loves to sew. In her spare time she has made some wonderful movies. I heard she is a bit of a prude, that is why her and Alec Baldwin are "divorced." That is where the resemblence ends for me. But, anyway she is a beautiful person inside and out despite making a few movies that would make some people uptight. I'm honored to be told I look like her.

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  25. Andrea2:10 PM

    I actually think you look the most like Valerie Bertinelli! With Sally Field in 2nd place. I'm just going by your pictures here and the Martha Stewart appearance but I can definately see the resemblance. I used to get the Valerie Bertinelli reference too but I could never see it in myself. You made me laugh with the "high waisted, no pocket jeans"
    memory!

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  26. Anonymous2:43 PM

    i think you look most like valerie bertinelli

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  27. Lucky girl, you. I think Ali Mcgraw is so beautiful - then & now. Have you gotten Genifer Goodwin? I think you two look similar.

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  28. Anonymous3:33 PM

    I totally thought you were Ginnifer Goodwin when I saw you on Martha. Sorry to be a creepy lurker!

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  29. Julie Tiu3:46 PM

    Ali McGraw is beautiful... and so are you! People say I look like Parminder Nagra from ER and various movies. One time, I was in the checkout line at Target and a woman approached me thinking I was, but as I turned, my 7 month pregnant belly showed, and she said to me, oh, I definitely know you're not Parminder, now.

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  30. hey is she the girl from the Johnny Cash flick? Someone has told me I look like her....I'll take that one, thank you!!
    My husband and I went to the myheritage. site thingy listed above in the comments and none of my typical look-alikes came up. But I apparently look like some latin singer girl and Jeff like benicio Del Toro. eepa eepa!


    xo,AM

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  31. I was just thinking about Gidget this morning when my daughter and I were talking about girls I admired when I was young (in repeats...I'm not that old!!!). I just saw Love Story last weekend too! My daughter reminds me of a young Ali! In college my professor tried to talk me into modeling... thought I should do runways in NYC! Who did she say I looked like? Lauren Hutton!!!! I was NOT flattered!!!!!!!

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  32. I've chosen you for the Excellent Blog Award. If you'd like to participate, check out my January 29th post: http://plentitude.blogspot.com/2008/01/thanks.html

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  33. yes, for I, too, wanted to look like Valerie Bertinelli (and I think I wanted my boyfriend to be Leif Garrett). And I adore Ali McGraw, although I think you're cuter.

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  34. Much to my dismay, people have told me I look like Blossom... Do you remember that show from the 90's? Ah... Lord help me if I ever wear a cute hat. :( ~jen~

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  35. Anonymous7:30 AM

    Hello AM! Delurking to say that when I scrolled down to the bottom of the page, I saw the pic of Valerie Bertinelli and thought she looked JUST like the pictures you've posted of yourself (more than Sally Field or Ali McGraw). I hadn't heard of her, though, so had to click on the link to see who she was!

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  36. Those are all cool women to look like. I love Ali McGraw and Valerie Bertinelli is so cute. She looks like she's alot of fun and would be a good friend. If you look like those women you might also get compared to Susan St. James.

    When I was young my long dark hair and American Indian ancestry meant that I was compared alot to Cher. But that was years and pounds ago! I did the Heritage thing and it came up with Bebe Neuwirth or Elie Wiesel!!!!

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  37. ok, how about Katie Holmes- the dimples, long-lashed sparkle, but more elegant. xoC

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  38. Over the summer I decided to get "bangs". I wanted something sexy not Betty Paige sexy/ But my awesome hairdresser went a little crazy and I ended up looking more like Cher, Cleopatra, and or Betty. first thing he said was "oh no You look like Cher" Ok as gay as he is he didn't like them either. Everyone hated them my Husband and 14 year old, and yes even me. $250 crazy dollars for a hair cut ouch! I would rather look like Sophia Loren on any day or Selma Hayek...Tried the My Heritage and got a good laugh. I even posted to my blog :) You're beautiful and all the ladies you look like have aged well so I guess that's a good thing. Right?

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  39. I tagged myself from your post. What fun.

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  40. Out of those 3 I think you look like Valerie Bertinelli the most!

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  41. I can see the Ali McGraw connection, but I agree that you're cuter. Personally, I get Annette Benning ALL THE TIME (like stopped-in-the-street all the time), but I really don't see it except for, maybe, the short hair?

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  42. I used to get the "you look like Valerie Bertinelli" thing back in high school!

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  43. i'm delurking to say that i love(d) valerie bertinelli and so wanted to look like her. in a way i kind of did. i had the hair. have you seen her lately? she still looks like she's no older than 25. and i'm still obsessed.

    i've been told i looked like liza minelli (when i wore my hair really short) and diane keaton when she was in annie hall. but that was a long time ago. no one famous recently and no great beauties i'm afraid.

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  44. I have been called the female Ashton Kutcher; I don't see it at all though. Your blog is wonderful and I can't even begin to understand how every one of your pictures is gorgeous!

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  45. I love Valerie Bertinelli, she looks so good today! When I was younger, my friends said that I looked liked Ali McGraw, then there were others that said I looked like Marie Osmond. That was many years ago.

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