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...
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CORRECTION: This post previously stated that Ireland Baldwin was 16-years-old.