The real Elvis Presley in 1970

Kjell Elvis (Norway), one of the better-known Elvis look-alikes in Europe

A look-alike, or double, is a person who closely resembles another person. In popular Western culture, a look-alike is a person who bears a close physical resemblance to a celebrity, politician or member of royalty. Many look-alikes earn a living by making guest appearances at public events or performing on television or film, playing the person they resemble. A large variety of celebrity look-alike images can be found throughout the web, including images placed by professional agencies that offer their services.[1]

Look-alikes have also figured prominently at least since the 19th century in literature, and in the 20th and 21st centuries also in films and TV series.

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  1. Simon Kent (2002). Professional look-alike. Odd Jobs: Unusual Ways to Earn a Living. Kogan Page Publishers. pp. 86–92. ISBN 0749437057. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. Will Stewart (April 12, 2008). "The Man Who Was Stalin's Body Double Finally Tells His Story". Mail Online. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  3. Thomas, Hugh (1979). The Murder of Rudolf Hess. Harper & Row. p. 224. ISBN 0-06-014251-0.
  4. Lucy Rock (January 29, 2006). "From Nobody Much to Someone Special". The Observer. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  5. "Dolly Parton Explains How She Lost Dolly Parton Look-a-Like Contest (VIDEO)". Aoltv.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  6. "This American Life from WBEZ, 458: "Play the Part," originally aired 2-17-2012".
  7. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-votes-2014/can-you-tell-bernard-drainville-and-bertrand-st-arnaud-apart-1.2597069
  8. Bolesław Prus, Pharaoh, translated from the Polish by Christopher Kasparek, 2nd, revised ed., Warsaw, Polestar Publications, ISBN 83-88177-01-X, and New York, Hippocrene Books, 2001.
  9. Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
  10. "Svenalike.co.uk". Svenalike.co.uk. 2005-08-25. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
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