• Helen Hunt was mistaken for Jodie Foster in Starbucks. (Twitter, Getty Images)Source: Twitter, Getty Images
Blonde, white and female. They all look the same apparently.
By
Sarah Norton

24 May 2016 - 5:07 PM  UPDATED 24 May 2016 - 5:16 PM

Everyone’s got a doppelganger; a complete stranger that looks exactly like them. Sometimes we look like famous celebrities. And sometimes famous celebrities look like other famous celebrities.

But who knew that you could be an Academy Award-winning actress and still get mixed up with someone else. Well, Helen Hunt has found out you can.

The 52-year-old actress sent out a funny tweet explaining that she had ordered a drink at coffee chain Starbucks. When she asked the barista if they wanted her name, they simply replied with a wink and a response saying, "we gotcha."

The name on the cup was spelled wrong. Not ‘Jodie’ but ‘Jody’.

Starbucks were quick to respond with an apology.

A lot of fans thought it was an understandable mix-up.

Let’s take a look at the two actresses:

Helen Hunt and Jodie Foster.

They’re both blonde, they’re both white, they’re both women and they have both won an Academy Award.

They're slim white women from Hollywood who are similar ages (both in their early fifties). Sure it's an honest mix-up by the barista, but let's not be heaping all the women of the same ethnicity and age group into one basket.

It was an innocent mistake, but it just goes to show that you can be a Hollywood leading lady and still not be recognisable because you look just like the others.