Top 10 celebrity twins

Statistics say that there are 1 in 80 chances to conceive a twin! Well having a twin is just wonderful at times. You obviously go up in the popularity quotient. You will never be alone if you have a twin. Yet again there are chances that your twin will be your constant competition. The concept of twins is fascinating. Whenever you come across twins, there is always an element of surprise and a hidden smile. Well that apart, you do see so many famous celebrity twins on TV, sports, and other places. Time and again twin celebrities have got our attention and awe. Let us look at 10 of the most famous celebrity twins that have been there.

1. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Let’s face it, one in four of us has grown up watching the Olsen twins sparkle in the entertainment industry. From Full House to Brother for Sale, they have been a constant eye-candy for many of us. These young ladies are one of the hottest twin celebrities. They have starred in Hollywood movies like New York Minute and in Little Rascals as kids. Here is an interesting fact – both the girls played the same part in Full House since there were laws which limited working hours for child artists.

2. Tegan and Sara Quin

Tegan and sara quin

They are identical twins and are singer and song writers. They have been quite a popular figure and achieved fame through their works. Their songs and albums are praiseworthy and they have been often complemented in the musicians’ circle. Their music has been a part of several “best of” lists. In the year 2004, they featured in the Rolling Stone magazine’s top 50 albums of the year.

3. Chang and Eng Bunker

Chang and Eng Bunker

Born in Siam, Thailand, these twins were inseparable since birth. The medical condition is known as Siamese. They had livers which were fused together, but that did not keep them at bay. They earned the respect of their friends and enjoyed a healthy family life. They later became US citizens. However, in 1874, an unfortunate incident took place. Chang died after suffering from pneumonia. Eng was still alive. He refused the doctors help when they suggested carrying out surgery in order to separate them. Eng did not hold on much long. He died a couple of hours later.

4. Robin and Maurice Gibb

Robin and Maurice Gibb

They were some of the most influential people the world has seen. They had just a difference of 35 minutes in their birth. Robin and Maurice Gibb had formed the famous band Bee Gees. Their band has won several accolades and has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A few of their honors include 9 Grammy awards, a World Music award and 5 American Music awards to name a few. Unfortunately, Maurice Gibb succumbed to death on January 12, 2003. He suffered from a heart attack.

5. Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren

Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren

Born in Sioux City, Iowa on July 4, 1918, these twins have been the inspiration and idols for a lot of ladies. Although they are not identical twins, because of a surgery that Landers had to undergo, still they were twins at birth. They worked together and even had their wedding on the same day. They were famous writers and had their own columns. They gained a huge fan following by writing columns. Competition was so fierce that they stopped talking with each other for almost 10 years. They had over a 100 million readers and received insane amount of fan mail for their column known as Dear Abby.

6. Ronde and Tiki Barber

Ronde and Tiki Barber

This Barber family had athletics running in the family itself. Ronde and Tiki Barber had played in the NFL as professional football players in the past. Now they are into entertainment business and into broadcasting. Ronde belonged to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers whereas Tiki featured for the New York Giants. They have a huge fan following in the football community even after retiring from the sport. Currently Ronde is associated with the Today’s Show and Tiki is a sports broadcaster.

7. The Kray Brothers

The Kray Brothers

They are the most notorious of the twins that you might have come across. They are well known in their active roles in organized crime during the 1950’s and ‘60’s. They hail from East End in UK. Rony Kray was a paranoid schizophrenic and both brothers lead a life of aggressive violence. They committed torture, assaults, and robberies and were murderers. In spite of their ugly track record, they would often be seen hanging out with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Garland. They were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1968, and have both passed away since.

8. James and Oliver Phelps

James and Oliver Phelps

Ah! You must have heard of these two notorious guys from Harry Potter! Yup you guessed it right! They enacted the roles of George and Fred Weasley. They portray the characters of 2 witty and street smart twins with naughty and smart come backs. Their mischievousness is not only captured in the movie but also in real life. Both these brothers love to have fun and are pranksters just like they are in the movie. They have done a lot of charity work and love playing golf.

9. Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Dylan and Cole Sprouse

You would know them better from Disney’s TV series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Yes they are the Sprouse brothers. Born in Arezzo, Italy they now stay in the US. They have been spotted in multiple TV shows and even in a couple of movies like Adam Sandler’s Big Daddy. Cole Sprouse also appeared on a few episodes of the famous American sitcom FRIENDS as Ross Geller’s son Ben.

10. Fabio and Rafael

Fabio and Rafael

Arguably the most famous twins in the world of soccer today are the Brazilian defenders Rafael and his brother Fabio Pereira da Silva. The twins play for Manchester United of the English Premier League. At a very young age of 17, both of them signed with the club and have been playing good football ever since.

Funny as it may sound, the origin of the word twin means that which is divided. Here we looked at 10 of the most famous twin celebs who have enthralled us greatly over a long period of time. Some of them have even been our inspiration and idols.

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