Celebrity
Elizabeth Taylor’s grandson looks so much like her but the similarities don’t end there
He's following in her footsteps in more ways than one.
Elijah Chan
11.30.22

As the old saying goes, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

Once in a while, or at least once in a generation, a baby is born into a family where he or she will resemble someone like it’s a perfect dead ringer.

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Emily Owens MD’s Mamie Gummer looks almost exactly like Meryl Streep in her younger years.

Shiloh’s features were obviously taken from her mom Angelina Jolie. And Miles Legend looks like the baby version of John Legend.

Another person who luckily inherited their progenitor’s features is Quinn Tivey.

Do you know that filter in TikTok where you get to see your version of the opposite sex?

Let’s just say Tivey is the guy version of his grandmother, Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

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With thick and perfectly arched eyebrows, impeccable jawline, and striking almond eyes, one can’t deny that Tivey is from Taylor’s line.

But appearance isn’t the only thing they share.

For one, Tivey has a deep affinity for film. They ended up on different sides of it, however.

Through Taylor’s father and his connections in Hollywood, Taylor scored roles in his first films like There’s One Born Every Minute.

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Meanwhile, Tivey got a master’s degree in visual arts with supplemented his background in film and television production.

It might be surreal to see your grandmother on screen but Tivey admitted that watching movies together is one of his fondest memories with his grandmother.

However, one of the things that connected them the most was something bigger than both of them.

One of Taylor’s biggest achievements isn’t even in the realm of film.

She was one of the most vocal and visible advocates for understanding people with AIDS.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, she took pride in describing herself as a “good con artist.”

In 1992 alone, AmFAR, a foundation geared toward AIDS research, raised $20.6 million.

And the face behind the fundraiser? None other than Taylor herself.

It all started in 1985 when seven gay men pleaded for her to sign as a chairman for a benefit.

With her influence, she brought AIDS awareness to the ballroom where people with money mingle.

One of her biggest losses was the death of her personal secretary.

Roger Wall, diagnosed with HIV, chose to end his life by overdosing on sleeping pills.

It left a profound image on Taylor because she realized that her good friend would end his life rather than face the battle and the stigma.

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Even after her passing, the advocacy lives on. And she passed the baton to no other than Tivey, who can be considered, in a way, as Taylor’s second coming.

Tivey became a co-trustee of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 2016.

Tivey provided fresh perspectives but was still fighting the same battle that her grandmother fought 30 years ago.

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“I’m honored to see ETAF continue her work — educating legislators, raising awareness for the public, disproving myths, and decreasing fear and stigma,” he said in an essay for PEOPLE.

“I know grandma would be proud of this work too.”

Learn more about their similiarties in the video below!

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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