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Two Actresses I Thought Were the Same Person

OK, time for a true confession: Up until yesterday I completely thought these two actresses were the same person. I first noticed Nora Zehetner (on the right, in yellow) when she played the mind-manipulating Eden in the first season of Heroes, and then I later saw her again when I rented the awesome teen noir film Brick. I find her so adorable and charming onscreen, and she has a pretty unique look. Or so I thought. . .

When I went to see The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, I was delighted to see Nora again, this time playing a really funny character, Lena's sister Effie. Except, uh, it's not actually Nora Zehetner. It's Lucy Hale. Same goes for that very cute girl playing the spoiled brat in the upcoming CW show Privileged. But I do think the resemblance is crazy.

I guess the good news is that I think this actress-who-is-actually-two-people is talented and fun to watch. Another recent example of this mixing-up is when I got my first quick glance at the actor in this Fall's new show The Mentalist and thought, "Oh, cool, Scott Speedman got his own show." But I'll totally take Simon Baker, too. Have you ever done this before?


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MandyWH MandyWH 8 years
I made the same mistake with Scott Speedman and Simon Baker -- although I have to admit, my first thought upon seeing Simon Baker in The Devil Wears Prada was, "What HAPPENED to Ben Covington??" He's ruggedly handsome in his own right, but if you mistake him for Scott Speedman, he looks like Scott was beaten with a stick.
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
Don't worry, I thought they were the same person as well.. And, I would also confuse Nora Zehetner with Rachel Bilson... I'm glad to see I'm not the only confused person in the world! :) heehee!
genvessel genvessel 8 years
Nora also played Laynie Hart on Everwood. L-0-V-E THAT SHOW
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
Love Nora! Brick was ah-mazing, one of my fave indie movies.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I always get Nora Zehetner confused with Ginnifer Goodwin, especially now that she has really short hair. I also think that Carly Pope (from Popular) and Shannyn Sossamon (from A Knight's Tale) look a LOT alike. Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman have very similar features as well, especially when they were younger. Fun Fact: When Natalie played Queen Amidala in the first Star Wars prequel, Keira played the decoy handmaiden (this was before Keira was well-known).
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Wow, they do look quite a bit alike.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
When I saw the movie Prime I though Jon Abrahams was Scott Caan until I IMDB'd it. I could have sworn they were the same person.
elements elements 8 years
They do look alike! I met Lucy Hale in Disneyland when she was there with the American Juniors back in 2003.
felicityporter felicityporter 8 years
Hoops meant burnette - if Kherington was a brunette
felicityporter felicityporter 8 years
I was JUST looking at Vogue's Fashion Rocks issue and say the pic of Katy Perry and was like oh there is Zooey Deschanel. They look a lot a like in pics. I also, while I do not confuse them at all, think that Kherington from SYTYCD if she dyed her hair blonde would be a dead ringer for Jennifer Garner.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 8 years
Wow, they do look alike! I guess you can tell them apart with through their eyebrows :)
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I don't think they look alike.
kaykayelle kaykayelle 8 years
I so thought that was Scott Speedman. There are certain ways he turns his head when he doesn't look like him, but I would always watch the commercial to try and figure out if it was actually him or not.
Staceygirl Staceygirl 8 years
I always get Scott Speedman and Scott Caan mixed up. And Charlize Theron and Naomi Watts.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
I still have a hard time telling Amy Adams and Isla Fisher apart.... When I was watching The Office season 2, I had to double check who played Katie. I just wasn't sure!
psterling psterling 8 years
Omg, Minday and Luckyme, you are both totally right! The do look alike!
suziryder suziryder 8 years
Well I'm sure I've done this too, but I can't think of who... although I think we all got confused about hobbit was Pippin and which one was Merry.... Does that count? :)
luckyme luckyme 8 years
Zoe Deschanel and Katy Perry.
MindayH MindayH 8 years
Amy Adams and Isla Fisher, but only at first.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Great minds think alike, meg :)
Bisque Bisque 8 years
They could both pass for Rachel Bilson's sister. At least, that's what I first thought when I saw the pics.
mlen mlen 8 years
haha fleurfairy you beat me to that one by a few seconds!
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