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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Megan on

I did not know she was 60 she’s aged beautifully. In my opinion she’s one of the most beautiful women ever.

MrsJAZ on

That’s great…. She has always been a beautiful woman.

ERICA2 on

Kim Basinger looks very David Bowie-ish

J on

I think the daughter looks more like her pop than her mom- she’s still a pretty girl but not worth all of this attention

Kat on

For those of you saying that Ireland is not beautiful/pretty you should know that most models aren’t, (infact they aren’t supposed to be), because we regular people are supposed to “see ourselves” in the clothes they model.

ed on

OMG she is still beautiful.. She made a romantic comedy way back in 1987 with Jeff Bridges called “Nadine” and was both funny and gorgeous. If you haven’t seen it, rent it. You will be glad you did.

jcsfny on

Kim is one of THE most beautiful women in the world. She would do anything for her daughter – who did not inherit her beauty. Must be hard to have a Mother so beautiful.

Andi on

I’ve always thought Kim was one of the most beautifully striking women of all time — head to toe. She still looks amazing; physically fit and trim with that enviable bone structure. Ireland is attractive, but even with her youth, she’s no match for her mom today.

Brenda on

They both are so beautiful! I’ve always loved Kim and I am excited to see Ireland grow into her own!

Tracy38 on

Oh Good. Kim has got to be the most beautiful actress from the 80s and 90s. Everyone wanted to look like her and she is still pretty.

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