In The Order of the Stick (webcomic) #431, Redcloak discusses that he has created three decoys for Xykon. Xykon is an epic lich sorcerer who looks like an animated skeleton with fiery eyes and blue and red robes.
MitD: How did you get them to look exactly like Xykon?”
Redcloak: I didn't. They're human skeletons. I put a blue robe on them and called it a night.
The Sapphire guard on the other side of the battle already expects Xykon coming into battle, so any similar looking figure will make them believe it's Xykon.
(Image shows the three decoy Xykons from strip #428. Does not show the real Xykon.)
Mon Mothma is exactly the same case. The actor in Rogue One doesn't need to be an “exact clone”.
Mon Mothma is in a rebel base among other rebels, just where you expect her to appear. She's surrounded by rebel solders of various species, most of who wear combat uniforms. Mon Mothma sticks out of those soldiers and pilots like a sore thumb, because she's about the only one who's in civilian clothes.
Further, even among civilians, Mon Mothma wears very a recognizable style of clothing and accessories. The white robe and the unusual necklace does all the work. With that costume and a little bit of hairdresser work, many women who aren't even similar could play a convincing Mon Mothma. Every moviegoer will look at the clothes and role and behavior, rather than the neck or jaws or height or other hard to alter physical details.