We’re calling it: this Angelina Jolie lookalike is very possibly the most convincing we’ve seen yet.
She may be, hands down, one of the most beautiful famous people going, but now there are two of her. This information comes courtesy of Russian TikTok user Tatyana Duke aka the doppelgänger herself. Fun fact, by the way – doppelgänger it’s a German word which means, literally, “double go-er”. Every day’s a school day, kids…
Anyway – Tatyana (who has 315k followers on the social video sharing platform) is racking up the likes, 23.2k at time of writing, for a clip of herself backing slowly into a blown-up poster image of Angelina Jolie.
She’s made up to resemble the 46-year-old actor, with subtle cat-eye eyeliner, nude lipgloss and luminous foundation, with brushed back, tousled raven hair – and she wears a black T-shirt, as does Jolie in the poster in question. As she moves backwards and the poster in the background comes into focus, the resemblance between the two women is pretty breathtaking.
To drive home the point, the whole thing is done to the sound effect of Apple Pay, ie the distinctive “da-ding” sound that goes off when your iPhone recognises you with Face ID and unlocks the pay functionality. Honestly, we wouldn’t be surprised if this woman’s face could unlock Angelina’s iPhone – they look so alike.
This clip isn’t the first time she’s styled herself a la Angie; her TikTok profile picture is a very Maleficent-esque image of herself wearing devil horns, posing just like Jolie’s image in the film poster. In the Disney dark fantasy film franchise, Jolie plays a once-benevolent fairy who turns vengeful after being scorned by her human lover who abandons her in favour of his ambitions to be king.
Tatyana is rocking the trademark Maleficent look – horns, blood-red lips, long black velvet robe – in many of her videos. Meanwhile, she’s posted other videos of herself doing cosplay in various looks from Jolie’s other major role: a seriously convincing all-black Lara Croft (from the Tomb Raider franchise) costume – complete with long French braid and gun belt.
Which all kind of makes sense when you translate her bio from Russian to English: it reads “Russian Angelina Jolie. Maleficent and Lara Croft cosplay.” Given her TikTok content, being a professional doppelganger legitimately looks like a fun time: she’s posted videos of herself hanging out with an eclectic range of other lookalikes (BoJack Horseman, Spiderman, Cruella De Vil, to name but a few…) at what look like cosplay conferences.
She also mixes things up from her Maleficent/Lara Croft looks: some more recent videos show her rocking a blonde wig, headdress and long, flowing white skirt, taking on Jolie’s look from 2018 Marvel film Eternals, where the actor played Thena, an elite Eternal warrior.
Of course, Jolie has already grown her own doppelganger – her 15-year-old daughter with ex-husband Brad Pitt, Shiloh, looks just like her, with the resemblance growing ever more uncanny as the years go by. Genetics, eh!
We’ve seen a lot of celebrity lookalikes recently, thanks to a TikTok trend bringing them to the forefront: including Jennifer Aniston’s lookalike, Amanda Seyfried’s doppelgänger and a Kylie Jenner lookalike.
The trend has stepped up for 2022: there was faux Margot Robbie just a few days ago, aka Danish computer science student Emma Sofija – who used the popular celebrity twin filter to showcase just how much she looks like the Suicide Squad actor. Last month, we also had the spit image of Phoebe Dynevor – aka TikTok user, @ohlookitsbrooke, who shared a video where she spoke about how much she looked like the Bridgerton star.