It's rare that a mother follows in her daughter's footsteps, but Kim Basinger must have been inspired. The 60-year-old actress signed a contract with IMG this week, Variety reported, the same agency that signed her 18-year-old daughter, Ireland, earlier this year.
"Kim has a powerful appeal on screen that will lend itself as a strong asset for us to seek innovative partnerships across the modeling and entertainment platform for Kim," Ivan Bart, senior VP and managing director of IMG Models, told Variety. She's also got years of experience, having been in the entertainment world since she was just a bit older than Ireland is now.
Ireland, of course, has been making waves of her own. After previously landing on the public's radar during her dad Alec Baldwin's voicemail scandal in 2007, the teen's now embraced a career in the fashion world, signing with both IMG Models and Two Management, scoring shoots for the likes of Elle and hanging with industry insiders.
Now, as models for the same agency, Kim and Ireland can pull a Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley Cook and land joint modeling gigs. Mother-daughter bonding at its best...
Ireland today... and Kim back in the day:
Sometimes, it's just genetic...
Sailor Brinkley Cook, daughter of Christie Brinkley
Hudson Kroenig, son of Brad Kroenig, at the Chanel Fall/Winter 2013 Show
Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford's daughter, modeling Versace
Dannielynn Birkhead, daughter of Anna Nicole Smith, modeling Guess
Liv Tyler & Mia Tyler, daughters of Bebe Buell & Cyrinda Fox & Steven Tyler
Daisy Lowe, daughter of Pearl Lowe & Gavin Rossdale, on the cover of InStyle
Alexandra & Theodora Richards, daughters of Patti Hansen & Keith Richards, modeling for Eleven Paris
Neva Vodianova Portman, daughter of Natalia Vodianova, modeling for Caramel Baby and Child
(Caramel Baby and Child)
Anja Ambrosio, daughter of Alessandra Ambrosio, modeling London Fog
Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, modeling for Hudson Jeans
Pixie Geldof, daughter of Paula Yates & Bob Geldof, on the cover of Tatler
Ruby Stewart, daughter of Kelly Emberg & Rod Stewart, modeling for Ultimo
Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Jerry Hall & Mick Jagger, modeling for Rimmel
Amber le Bon, daughter of Yasmin Parvaneh & Simon le Bon
Lily McMenamy, daughter of Kristen McMenamy
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, daughter of Isabella Rossellini, modeling for Lancome
Sharon Elcock of Parents Magazine takes you behind the scene of how she chooses a child model for the magazine's stories.
CORRECTION: This post previously stated that Ireland Baldwin was 16-years-old.