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11/20/2014 12:10 pm ET Updated Nov 20, 2014

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is Simply Adorable In This Throwback Photo From Her Childhood

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It's hard to imagine Julia Louis-Dreyfus as anything other than her trademark snarky, sarcastic, self-deprecating characters, from the legendary Elaine Benes on "Seinfeld," to her more recent turn as second-in-command on "Veep."

But the 53-year-old actress shared this touching throwback picture of herself as a child in the 70's on her Instagram account this week -- and it's clear she's had a touch of sass all along.

My Mom (photo circa 70's) has just written an excellent book of poetry. Go to Amazon & check out The Gatherer by Judith Bowles

A photo posted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@officialjld) on

The comedian tweeted the photo to help promote her mother's new poetry book, "The Gatherer."

Standing with her arms crossed in her bell-bottoms, Louis-Dreyfus is just plain adorable -- and yes, she looks a lot like Elaine. Except her hair does appear to be a bit more manageable.

h/t Daily Mail

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