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Bette Midler’s Daughter Sophie Is All Grown Up, And Looks Exactly Like Her Superstar Mom

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

When you think of talent, you probably think of Bette Midler. A hugely popular celebrity, the singer-songwriter, actress, comedian, and producer first made major waves in music and film in the ’70s and ’80s.

She is still beloved to this day!

And for good reason — Bette is incredibly talented. Not only is she a spectacular musical artist, releasing 14 albums since 1970, she’s also starred in Broadway shows and a variety of movies and television shows. Bette was born in 1945 and rose to prominence in 1970. Nearly a decade later, in 1979, she made her motion picture debut in the movie The Rose.

After that first film, for which she won a Golden Globe, she continued starring in hit movies, including BeachesThe First Wives Club, and Gypsy. Over the course of her career, Bette has won four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and two Tony Awards.

As if that weren’t enough, Bette also became a mother in 1986.

She raised her daughter Sophie to be an incredible young woman.

Thumbnail Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Bette Midler has always been a beloved star, even though she may not be in the spotlight as much as she once was.

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In 1984, Bette married Martin von Haselberg, who was himself part of a performance art duo.

The couple has been happily married since they tied the knot in the ’80s.

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In 1986, Bette gave birth to their only child, a daughter named Sophie.

Growing up, Sophie was always interested in her mother’s acting career.

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After high school, Sophie attended Yale University, where she studied sociology and East Asian studies.

After graduating and working for a few years, she returned to Yale to study at the drama school.

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In 2014, Sophie started her own acting career, following in her mother’s footsteps.

Her debut performance was at a theater in NYC in October 2014, in a play called Billy And Ray.

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After her theater debut, Sophie was cast in Woody Allen’s 2015 film, Irrational Man.

Since Sophie entered the spotlight, though, people have had to agree: She looks exactly like her mother.

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Bette Midler’s distinctive features — her angular cheekbones, iconic nose, inset eyes, and large smile — have definitely been passed down to her daughter.

Do you see the resemblance between the two?

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We love Bette Midler — who doesn’t?! — and we can’t think of a better person for the Divine Miss M to pass her torch to than her talented daughter.