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Celeb mums and their Mini-Mes

There's been a lot of fuss over Malia Obama being a towering five feet-nine inches tall at the tender age of 12.

But it doesn't change the fact that she is stunning Michelle's mirror-image 'Mini Me'. America's first couple's first daughter headed back to school last week, but we can expect to continue to see her attend public functions with her mother and her younger sister Sasha (9).

The Obamas have taken the approach of protecting their daughter's privacy, but also using the family's time in the White House as a unique learning experience and extraordinary opportunity for their two bright daughters.

It's a balance of privacy and privilege that a lot of high-profile parents struggle with. Yet having a 'Mini-Me' daughter in tow makes life more fun for celebrity mothers coping with the pressures of their chosen careers.

Madonna has gone a step further by supporting daughter Lourdes (13) in her quest to become a businesswoman in her own right. Lourdes has just launched a clothing line, which includes jeans, shoes, fingerless gloves, necklaces and accessories.

Single mum and Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher is often spotted out with daughter Emerson (12), who appears to share her mum's quirky sense of humour. And little Ava Phillippe -- Reese Witherspoon's 11-year-old daughter from her marriage to fellow actor Ryan Phillippe -- looks just like her mum did when she was a teen.

Mum and daughter teams are everywhere in the celebrity world, and it makes sense to keep your free time for your family when caught up with the frantic demands of the 24/7 celebrity lifestyle.