Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s little double? 6 reasons why Vivienne and her lookalike sister are more than just teen mirror images, from exotic birthplaces to roles in films with Brad and Angelina

Sisters Shiloh and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt have more in common than just A-list genes. Photos: Getty

Is that Shiloh, or is that Vivienne? These days, that’s becoming a common question when we see new photos of the Jolie-Pitt sisters. As the biological daughters of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, it’s no wonder the two sisters share similar looks.

Angelina Jolie has six children with ex-husband Brad Pitt. Photo: Getty Images
But how much does 13-year-old Vivienne and her older sister Shiloh, who turns 16 this week, really have in common?

Born in exotic locations

The Jolie-Pitt children attend the First They Killed My Father New York premiere at DGA Theater, in September 2017, in New York City. Photo: Getty Images
In May 2006, then-couple Pitt and Jolie flew down to Swakopmund in Namibia, where Jolie gave birth to their first biological child, Shiloh. Jolie filmed Beyond Borders in the African nation a few years prior, and was inspired to give birth there by the country’s beauty. As an ambassador for the UN refugee agency, she has also widely been praised for her commitment to Africa.
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt attend the premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in Los Angeles, California, in September 2019. Photo: Reuters
Vivienne and her twin brother Knox were famously born to much fanfare on the French Riviera in 2009, in the charming seaside city of Nice, with Knox born first, about a minute before his twin sister. They spent their childhood at their parents’ historic Chateau Miraval in Correns, France.

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Their names both have special meanings

Angelina Jolie with her daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt on the red carpet for a screening of Eternals at the Rome Film Fest 2021. Photo: Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

In addition to their exotic birthplaces, the origins of the sisters’ names are equally intriguing.

Vivienne’s middle name is Marcheline, which is a tribute to her maternal grandmother, Jolie’s mum Marcheline Bertrand. Shiloh’s name has an equally special meaning. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Jolie revealed: “It was a name my parents almost named their first child – there was a miscarriage: Shiloh Baptist. Because my father had been shooting in Georgia and that was the most Southern name [my parents] could come up with.”

Angelina Jolie gave Vivienne the middle name Marcheline after her mother. Photo: Invision/AP

“It’s a name I always liked. I used to go under it in hotels: Shiloh Baptist. I’d gone under it when Brad called hotel rooms where I was staying,” she said.

The biological connection

Brad Pitt with kids Knox Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt in Tokyo, Japan, in July 2013. Photo: Wire Image

Of course, it’s impossible to compare the similarities in Shiloh and Vivienne without mentioning the biological aspect.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie share three biological children and three adopted children. Photo: EPA

The Jolie-Pitt household has always been a big and international one, with the six children born all around the globe. Maddox was adopted from Cambodia, Pax from Vietnam, Zahara from Ethiopia, while Shiloh, the couple’s first biological child, was born in Namibia, and biological twins Vivienne and her brother Knox born in France. This obviously means Shiloh and Vivienne are the brood’s only biological sisters, sharing the same mum, and of course, same famous father.

They’re starting to look alike

Shiloh and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt were born into one of Hollywood’s most famous showbiz couples, though they are now divorced. Photo: Getty Images

Being biological sisters with some of the most gorgeous genes in showbiz, it’s not hard to believe Shiloh and Vivienne are already turning into lookalikes of one another.

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In fact, in recent years, as both sisters shot up in the height department, it’s become hard to tell the two apart in paparazzi photos.

When Jolie and Vivienne embarked on a mother-daughter shopping spree in Los Angeles in January, bystanders and photographers initially mistook Viv for Shiloh. Looking remarkably similar to Shiloh in ripped jeans and a casual grey T-shirt, even her hairstyle similar to Shiloh’s, it really is getting harder to tell the two sisters apart.

In fact, various news outlets and celebrity websites ran the pictures wrongly identifying Vivienne as Shiloh. And it’s not even her actual twin!

They’ve both appeared in films already

Angelina Jolie with her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt in Maleficent. Photo: Handout
Though their parents may prefer they not follow directly in their acting footsteps, both Shiloh and Vivienne have already enjoyed impressive cameos in blockbuster Hollywood features. A five-year-old Vivienne appeared as young Princess Aurora on screen alongside Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent.

In an interview given to Entertainment Weekly in 2014, Jolie said, “It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So, it had to be Viv.”

According to Hola magazine, Shiloh was offered a role alongside Jolie in 2014’s smash hit Maleficent, but turned it down. The then-six year old apparently decided against playing Jolie’s on-screen daughter. Instead, youngest daughter Vivienne appeared in the film.

A tiny Shiloh Jolie-Pitt with dad Brad Pitt. Photo: YouTube
Back in 2008, when Shiloh was a mere two years old, she made her first on-screen appearance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button alongside dad Brad.

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Shiloh eventually bagged her first credited role in 2016’s Kung Fu Panda 3 as the voice of Shuai Shuai, according to IMDB.

They’re a close-knit crew

Cast member Angelina Jolie poses with her children Maddox, Vivienne, Zahara, Shiloh and Knox at the premiere for the film Eternals in Los Angeles, California, in October 2021. Photo: Reuters

Jolie has always kept the inner ongoings of her household fiercely private, so let’s be honest – it’s hard to know the actual dynamics between the sisters and their siblings.

One thing is for certain though – all three Jolie-Pitt sisters, Zahara, Shiloh and Vivienne, appear to have close ties, and are regularly seen making joint public appearances on the red carpet alongside their famous mum.

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  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s only biological daughters, now teens, have recently been confused for one another – Vivienne was mistaken for Shiloh during an LA shopping spree
  • They’ve both been in Hollywood films: Vivienne was in Disney’s Maleficent with Angelina, and Shiloh in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad and Kung Fu Panda 3