Kim Basinger, 60, Joins Daughter Ireland, 18, at IMG Models

12/20/2013 at 11:59 AM ET

Kim Basinger modelNBC/Getty; Splash News Online

Kim Basinger is no longer just giving daughter Ireland Basinger Baldwin modeling advice from behind the camera. She’s now going to be teaching by example, after signing a contract with Baldwin’s modeling agency, IMG.

Basinger, 60, started her career as a model at age 16, two years younger than Ireland is now. As a Ford model, she famously was the Breck Shampoo girl before transitioning to acting, eventually winning an Oscar for her role in L.A. Confidential. And though she’s worked steadily, Basinger has also been relishing her role as mom to Ireland, laying low at the same time her daughter has entered the public eye.

After signing with IMG Models in early 2013, the teen put her mom’s advice to work in her first big photoshoot for the NY Post. She followed it up with a spread in Elle, in which the resemblance to her mother was even more striking.

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Kim Basinger modelEvan Agostini/Invision/AP

In the Elle profile, Ireland credited her mom for getting her into modeling (“She thought it would be good for my confidence because I never thought of myself as a pretty girl,” Ireland said) and hinted that modeling could be in the cards for Basinger: “She looks like she’s my age. Her body, I swear, it’s scary.”

And Basinger is ready to go. She stepped out at the Grudge Match premiere in a sharp menswear-inspired Ralph Lauren Collection outfit, looking like the natural in front of the camera that she is. So now we have to add “Basinger/Baldwin modeling campaign” to our wish list for 2014.

What do you think about the mother/daughter model duo? Excited to see what’s next for Basinger?

–Alex Apatoff

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Lisa on

Happy to hear this. Kim Basinger has always been absolutely beautiful and she is definitely a natural in front of the camera.

Average looking girl on

Kim looks FANTASTIC at any age. Ireland still needs to grow into her looks, she has potential but she’s not going to be super beautiful like her mom.

Dawn on

I think they both look lovely. Kim is aging quite well, I wish I could look like her at her age. Ireland is still young, and her looks will mature a bit more. Very nice!

Sacré on

@ProudAmericanWoman – wouldn’t you be a little off too if were married to or fathered by Alec Baldwin. You see what he does in public. Can you imagine what he’s like behind closed doors?

Aubrey on

I had no idea she was that old. Wow, she had Ireland pretty late. Of course you wouldn’t notice.

Timea on

I find both of them average looking with the same small eyes.

Brayden on

That’s so awesome! Kim is so beautiful and talented!

Liz on

You go girl! Who says we have to lock it up and throw away the key because we are a certain age. You got it flaunt it !

Karen Morreale on

She’s still a knock out. And seems like a very nice woman and a good mother. As opposed to Alec Baldwin who is a complete disgrace as a father with huge anger management issues

LT on

Ireland looks like her fathers side to me.

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