She bears an uncanny resemblance to her 16-year-old daughter, Nico Parker, whom she shares with her husband, writer-producer-director OI Parker. However, Nico has clearly outgrown her mom’s height.
Last week, the mother-and-daughter tandem had us doing double-takes at the premiere of their new movie, Reminiscence, held at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Thandiwe Newton and look-alike daughter Nico Parker at the Reminiscence Los Angeles premiere on August 17, 2021 (Credit: Mega / WENN)
The neo-noir sci-fi thriller film follows a private investigator of the mind, Nick Bannister, played by Hugh Jackman, who helps people relive specific memories through his reminiscence machine.
Thandie Newton plays Nick’s business partner Emily Watts, while her daughter, Nico, plays the part of Zoe.
Did Thandie Newton change her name?
In her three-decade-long career as an actress, we’ve come to know her as Thandie Newton. But just recently, she reverted to the original Zimbabwean spelling of her first name, Thandiwe (pronounced tan-DEE-way), which she revealed was misspelled in the credits to her 1991 debut film, Flirting.
She told British Vogue: “That’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine.”
Thandiwe Newton reverts to the original Zimbabwean spelling of her first name after being misspelled for three decades (Credit: Mega / WENN)
For the premiere, the 48-year-old actress wowed in a shimmery silver and gold metallic mini dress from Atelier Versace Fall 2020 collection.
The fringe number has metallic filigree accents as well as a long yellow sash attached to the one-shoulder strap.
Thandiwe Newton stuns in a silver-and-gold fringe mini dress from Atelier Versace (Credit: Mega / WENN)
Styled by Erin Walsh, Thandiwe accessorized with multiple diamond earrings and a ring.
Looking perfectly put together, she pulled her tresses back into a sleek high ponytail, care of hairstylist Neeko Abriol, while makeup artist Georgie Eisdell accentuated her features with mascara, eyeliner, and dark purple lipstick.
Thandiwe Newton wears a sleek ponytail with dark purple lip color (Credit: Mega / WENN)
She then continued with the sparkly theme of her look as she displayed her feet in Alevi Milano’s “Penelope” heels.
They feature satin straps that are entirely embellished with hundreds of Preciosa crystal baguettes, from the caged toes to the ankle straps.
Her shoes also boast sand-colored satin stiletto heels that are about four inches high.
Thandiwe Newton shows off her feet in Alevi Milano Penelope sandals (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)
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The Penelope sandal by Alevi Milano is embellished with hundreds of crystal baguettes
Meanwhile, her daughter, Nico, who had her breakthrough role as Milly Farrier in the 2019 Disney film Dumbo, was hard to ignore in her blue patterned outfit, also from Versace.
Styled by Erin Walsh, the young actress wore a sleeveless tunic with matching tights that feature red, white, and yellow swirls. Her accessories were kept simple with just a statement ring.
Nico Parker wears a swirl-patterned tunic dress and matching tights from Versace (Credit: Mega / WENN)
Hairstylist Michael David coiffed her natural curls in a half-up, half-down style, while makeup artist Georgie Eisdell glammed her up with emerald green eyeshadow.
Nico Parker glams up with emerald eyeshadow and half-up natural curls (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)
Towering over her mom, Nico rounded out her look with a pair of silver sandals with chunky heels and platforms. While Thandiwe Newton measures 5′ 3″ (160 cm), her daughter’s height seems to be significantly taller.
Nico Parker pairs her patterned outfit with silver platform sandals (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)