You might not be a Keira Knightley or a Natalie Portman fan but you have certainly noticed that the two actresses look very much alike. However, they are not related at all given that Knightley is British and Portman is Israeli/American.
Knightley became famous world wide after her portrayal of lady Elizabeth in the first movie of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series in 2003. The young actress played alongside Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom which did wonders for her career.
Portman started taking dancing and acting lessons at an early age and she went on performing on stage. She had small roles in several movies in her teenage years but her breakthrough definitely came with the ‘Star Wars’ prequel trilogy where she was cast for the part of Padme Amidala.
A funny story involves Keira Knightley’s mom who once called her daughter to ask her why she didn’t tell her about her new movie since the posters were already out. It turned out that it was Natalie Portman on the movie posters but Keira’s mom couldn’t recognize it wasn’t her daughter.