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Two is always better than one, right? Fraternal or identical, these celebrities have something in common; they all share their birthday with a sibling. From Scarlet Johansson to Vin Diesel, you would be surprised which celebs have a twin that followed in their footsteps or stayed away from the spotlight. While some twins are hard to tell apart, there are some you wouldn't even know were related. Continue reading to see who is among the most famous twins.
1. Brie And Nikki Bella: Inseparable Since Day One
Nicole and Brianna Garcia-Colace were born sixteen minutes apart on November 21, 1983, in San Diego, California. Shortly after birth, their family moved to a farm outside of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Surrounded by horses, cows, and chickens, the twins learned how to work hard and stay disciplined. They would feed the animals before and after school.
2. Tragedy Lead Them To The Wrestling Ring
After graduating high school, Nikki was on her way to playing professional soccer, while Brie was spending post-graduation with her high school boyfriend. Sadly, Nikki suffered a career-ending leg injury, and Brie's boyfriend tragically passed away in a car accident. The twins decided to get a fresh start and moved to San Diego together. They started working at Hooters which introduced them to the world of WWE.
The twins decided to audition for the WWE Diva search when they were 22. Initially, they called themselves the Garcia Twins, but the Senior VP of entertainment relations at WWE suggested the name Bella Twins. On November 21, 2008, The Bella Twins made their WWE debut in Manchester, UK. Their career lasted for ten years, and they retired from the ring in 2018.
3. Sharing Life Experiences
While working in the WWE world, Brie met Daniel Bryan, a fellow wrestler, and their romance blossomed through working together. In 2014 they tied the knot and had their first child in May 2017. She announced that she is expecting her second child later this year, along with her twin sister Nikki.
Nikki had a more complicated love story. She dated John Cena for six years, and they got engaged, but he did not want children, so they decided to go their separate ways. While on Dancing with the Stars, Nikki met Artem Chigvinstev, and the two quickly began dating. In January, they announced their engagement, and later that month, Nikki announced she was expecting a child as well.
4. Tia And Tamera Mowry: Sister, Sister
Tia and Tamera Mowry were born on July 6, 1978. Tamera is older by two minutes, which she has probably always held over her sister's head. From an early age, the twins started acting, and their mother managed their career.
At age 12, Tia and Tamera convinced their parents to move to California so they could pursue acting. At first, they only got small parts in commercials, but they landed their breakout role as the stars of Sister, Sister.
5. Using Their Twin Power To Land The Role
After Sister, Sister wrapped, the twins took a break from acting to study psychology at Pepperdine University. In 2005, they got back into acting when they starred in Disney Channel's Twitches and Twitches Too.
In 2006, Tia was nominated for a Teen Choice Award and an NAACP Image Award. During the 2000s the two were busy, landing many cameos and small parts.
6. What Are Tia And Tamera Doing Today?
Today, Tia and Tamera are both married and have beautiful families. The twins each have a son and a daughter. These days you can see Tamera on the daytime talk show The Real with Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Amanda Seales.
Tia released a cookbook in 2017 called Whole New You: How Real Food Transforms Your Life, and she co-authored Twintuition with Tamera.
7. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Destined To Be Famous
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were born on June 13, 1986, in Sherman Oaks, California. Ashley was born first and two minutes later Mary-Kate was welcomed to the world. From the day they were born, the twins were always smiling and laughing. They had star potential since the beginning, and their parents knew it.
With the help of their parent's management, Mary-Kate and Ashley snagged their first big role as Michelle Tanner on Full House. When the show premiered, the twins were just nine months old. They split the role because their age limited the time they could work before needing a break. The producers decided to switch them in and out so they could get double the acting time.
8. Building An Empire
During the late '90s and early 2000s, the Olsen twins were everywhere. On TV, in movies, and their faces were in almost every retail store. If you could buy it, their faces were on it. Their clothing line was a massive success and the Olsen twins became the most influential teens in America.
After retiring from acting, the Olsen twins embarked on their next project, which was building their fashion empire. They had always loved fashion, so they started their own clothing line, and it immediately took off.
9. Finding Their Passions Together
While they may not be found on red carpets, they can be found at most fashion shows. Their iconic style and fashion lines have won them many awards. They also keep themselves busy with fundraisers and fashion events. They like to take the time to give back to organizations they care about.
While they have grown separately, the Olsen twins are still incredibly close. They keep their lives extremely private, but in recent news, Mary-Kate has filed for divorce from her husband Olivier Sarkozy because he does not want children.
10. The TrueBlue Twins: Born With Rare Eyes
Megan and Morgan Boyd were born on June 6, 2011, and they are identical twins. Their mother instantly knew that there was something amazingly special about her little angels.The unique thing about the girls is their eyes. While Megan has two blue eyes, Morgan has heterochromia, which gives her one blue eye and one brown eye.
Blue eyes are rare among African-Americans, and most people assume that they are wearing colored contacts. In this case, it is different as some black people are born with blue eyes due to a rare gene.
11. How They Became "The Trueblue Twins"
Parents come up with unique names for their kids. Stephanie could've gone with "Boyd Sisters," but it wasn't creative. She wanted to give them a name that would stand out. After a while, she came up with the name "Trueblue Twins," and the rest is history.
Like most new moms out there, Stephanie also started to take a lot of photos of her cutie pies and shared them on social media for her family and friends. The beautiful Trueblue Twins amazed everyone, and their striking blue eyes made them easily recognizable. Unexpectedly, the number of likes and followers started to increase.
12. They Loved Posing And Modeling Since They Were Babies
As both girls have shown genuine interest in modeling, they know how to pose whether it is in front of their mother's camera or a professional shoot. Both girls enjoy getting their hair done and getting their photos taken with striking fun poses.
Since they have a large following on Instagram, they are asked to endorse many products, and brands have offered them lucrative contracts to post. Their mom makes sure they only accept offers for products that fit the "Trueblue Twins" brand.
13. The Clements Twins: The Most Beautiful Twins In The World
Ava and Leah Clements were born on July 7, 2010, in California. Their parents knew there was something special about the twins, and people would comment about how beautiful the twins were wherever they went.
When Leah and Ava were seven, their mom created an Instagram account for them, and they quickly gained over a million followers. They gained the title "the most beautiful twins in the world," once people started seeing their photos.
14. Using Their Growing Fame To Start Modeling
Although the Clements twins started booking gigs as babies, they only started to get serious about modeling once they turned seven. As their following grew on Instagram, they were contacted for a variety of modeling jobs from print to video.
The Clements twins have worked with brands like Nike, Disney, Mattel, and Target. Most notably, they were featured in Harpers Bazaar Brazil. They continue to add to their portfolio, with more brands reaching out to work with them.
15. They Used Their Platform To Save Their Dad's Life
When Ava and Leah's dad was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia, the girls wanted to use their platform to help. The twins posted on their account asking people to get tested to see if they would be a match for a bone marrow donation.
Thousands of people around the country responded to their call for help, and they ended up finding a match in his brother Chris. This moment was a reminder that those who participate in a donor drive can help save thousands of other people who need a bone marrow transplant.
16. Abby And Brittany Hensel: Their Mom Thought She Was Having One Baby
Abby and Brittany Hensel were born March 7, 1990, in Minnesota. When their mom was on her way to the hospital, she believed she was having one baby, but to her surprise, the doctors discovered she was having conjoined twins. The girls shared one body but had two separate necks and heads.
The doctors suggested separation, but their parents refused because one twin would have died. Brittney and Abby were brought home to their family farm, and their parents tried to raise them away from public scrutiny so that they could feel normal.
17. Learning To Do Things Differently
The twins have puzzled doctors for years because they have two brains that control one side of the body each but can coordinate actions and activities. Brittany and Abby can write, get dressed, and ride a bike seamlessly.
Despite being conjoined, they are individuals. There have been times when Britney has had a cold or pneumonia, and Abby is not affected at all. Also, Abby is a bit taller, which made it challenging to find the right closes and shoes.
18. What Are Brittany And Abby Doing Today?
The twins have lead regular lives for the most part. They had a show called Brittany and Abby on TLC for a short run, which showed their daily life. In 2012, the girls graduated from college with degrees in education.
Abby and Brittany always dreamt of becoming teachers, and they fulfilled that dream by working with fifth graders. Despite being individuals, they do work in one classroom and only get one salary, which is something that bothers them. Despite that, they are happy and living successful lives.
19. Anna And Lucy De Cinque: The World's Most Identical Twins
Anna and Lucy De Cinque were born July 19, 1985, in Perth, Australia. They were born identical, but as they got older, they decided to have plastic surgery to become the "world's most identical twins."
They shelled out a whopping $250,000 to look more alike. They both had lip filler, breast implants, facial tattoos, and laser treatments.
20. They Have A Unique Lifestyle
The De Cinque twins not only want to look exactly alike, but they also want to live the same life. The twins share a boyfriend named Ben, and the three of them live together.
Anna, Lucy, and Ben sleep in one large bed, and they hope to marry him. The twins also want to get pregnant at the same time, so their children are the same age.
21. The Winklevoss Twins: From The Olympic Athletes To Internet Entrepreneurs
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were born on August 21, 1981, in Southampton, New York. They grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where they attended Brunswick School. It was there that the Winklevoss twins co-founded the crew program.
After graduating, they attended Harvard University to study economics, and they both were members of the men's varsity crew team. In 2008 the twins competed in the Beijing Olympics for rowing and came in sixth place.
22. How They Played A Part In Creating Facebook
While studying at Harvard, the Winklevoss twins met Mark Zuckerberg. Together they created a website called ConnectU in 2002, which was a social networking site. The site allowed students to add friends, send messages, and update their personal profiles. Sounds familiar, right? In 2008, they sued Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who they claimed worked for ConnectU briefly and stole part of their code to create Facebook.
The twins settled for $65 million, and the case was closed. In 2013, they tried to establish a Bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund called Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, but the fund was denied in March 2017. It had some interest from investors, but in the end, it didn't work out.
23. Scarlet And Hunter Johansson: The Early Years
Scarlett Johansson and her twin brother Hunter were born November 22, 1984, in Manhattan, New York. They had a relatively normal childhood, and both Scarlett and Hunter were interested in acting from an early age.
Scarlett's career took off quickly, but Hunter only appeared in one movie. His other credits are as himself on Entertainment Tonight likely from the many times he has walked the red carpet with Scarlett.
24. One Walks Red Carpets The Other Has A Career In Renewable Energy
In 2008, Hunter worked on Barak Obama's presidential campaign and reelection. He also got his Master's degree in Public Administration and he is the CEO of a non-profit known as Solar Responders. The organization works to use renewable energy to help first responders when the power grid fails.
The Johansson twins have managed to create successful careers in entirely different fields and remain incredibly close.
25. Ashton And Michael Kutcher: A Challenging Childhood
Ashton and Michael Kutcher were born on February 7, 1978, in Cedar Rapids, Ohio. They are fraternal twins, and they couldn't be any more different. Michael was born just five minutes after Ashton, but when he came out, the doctors quickly realized something was very wrong. He weighed so little the medical team didn't think he would survive.
Ashton was developing much quicker than Michael, who was soon diagnosed with cerebral palsy. A few years later, Michael had to have an emergency heart transplant, or he would have passed from heart disease.
26. Ashton Was Protective Over Michael
Despite the transplant, Michael's life was going to be challenging in a variety of ways. The kids at school didn't understand why Michael was different, so Ashton took on the protective role. Ashton even considered donating his own heart when they thought there wouldn't be a donor in time.
Since they were young, the twins have been inseparable, and they attribute that to realizing early on that they never know when it could be Michael's last day. Before acting, Michael attended the University of Ohio to study biochemical engineering to find a cure for his brother's cerebral palsy.
27. Using Their Platform To Help People Like Michael
Due to Ashton's broad platform, the two of them use fame to educate and advocate for other people with cerebral palsy. Both of them work with numerous charities that look into disabilities and other conditions.
Michael is currently a motivational figure for people with disabilities, and he inspires them to seize the day. While they may live far apart, they talk on the phone daily and visit each other often.
28. Gisele and Patricia Bundchen: Beautiful In Their Own Ways
Gisele and Patricia were born on July 20, 1980, in Brazil. They have four other sisters, and from an early age, their mother wanted them to get into modeling to correct their posture. Gisele was more interested in volleyball, but her mom insisted that she try modeling, which ended up paying off.
Elite Model Management soon discovered Gisele, but Patricia decided she didn't want to pursue modeling as a career.
29. Cheering Each Other On In Different Ways
Gisele and Patricia are understandably close, and you can often find photos of them together on Gisele's Instagram. Patricia didn't want to be in the public eye, so she chose to work behind the scenes as Gisele's manager.
Patricia is much shyer than Gisele, so she enjoys managing her business ventures because it allows her to stay close with her twin.
30. Lucy And Maria Aylmer: No One Believes They Are Twins, Or Even Related
Lucy and Maria Aylmer were born in Gloucester, UK, and to their mother's surprise, they looked nothing alike. Lucy was born with fair skin and red hair while Maria was born with dark skin and brown curly hair.
Lucy takes after her father, who is caucasian, and Maria takes after her mother, who is half Jamaican. People assumed they were very close friends or half-sisters, and everyone was always shocked to hear they are twins.
31. One Big Happy Family
The twins are the youngest of five siblings, and their brothers and older sister also take after their mom, so Lucy has always looked different from her siblings.
People would often bully Lucy because she looked nothing like her twin or her siblings. Their friends even made them bring in birth certificates to prove they were twins.
32. All Grown Up
Lucy and Maria are all grown up yes, and they have very different personalities and interests. Maria is very outgoing, while Lucy is more shy. Maria is studying law and Lucy is attending school for art and design.
Despite dressing in matching outfits as children, they have developed very different styles. Maria is more glam, while Lucy is punk rock. In spite of their differences, they have an inseparable bond, and they love being twins.
33. Vin Diesel And Paul Vincent: Keeping Their Lives Private
Vin Diesel, born Mark Sinclair and his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent, were born on July 18, 1967, in California. They live very private personal lives despite Vin Diesel being one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood.
There aren't many pictures of Vin Diesel and Vincent together, so people wonder if they are close or just extremely private.
34. They Both Have Careers In Hollywood
While Vin Diesel has become quite famous from The Fast and Furious series, his brother Vincent works behind the scenes as a sound editor.
Despite being twins, the two are extremely different, and that shows in their unknown relationship.
35. Ron And Reggie Kray: Serving In The Army Before A Life Of Crime
Ron and Reggie Kray were born on October 20 1933 in East London. They had a fairly normal childhood, and they took up an interest in boxing because of their grandfather at an early age. In 1952, the Kray twins were called up to do their National Service in the British Army.
They reported to their bases and attempted to leave after a few minutes. The corporal in charge tried to stop the twins, but Ronnie punched him in the jaw, and the two hurried off. The next day, they were arrested and turned over to the army. After many fights and attempts to leave without permission, they were dishonorably discharged from the army, and their behavior only became worse.
36. Sentenced To Life In Prison
Over the years, the police and tried investigated the Kray twins, but witnesses were always too afraid to testify. On March 9, 1966, Ronnie Kray shot and killed George Cornell, a member of a rival gang. At the time, Ronnie had paranoid schizophrenia. Later that year in December, The twins helped Frank Mitchell escape from prison, only then to have had him killed, but they were never tried for his murder.
In 1967, the twins decided to murder Jack "the hat" McVitie, a member of their gang who hadn't paid back the money he owed. On May 8, 1968, the Kray twins and 15 other gang members were arrested. The twins were eventually sentenced to life in prison after a lengthy trial. Ronnie died in 1995 after suffering a heart attack, and Reggie became a born-again Christian while imprisoned, which got him released in 2000. That same year he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and died in his sleep in October 2000.
37. Building Businesses To Cover Up Their Crimes
Because of their dishonorable discharges from the army, they ould not pursue boxing careers, so the brothers turned to crime full-time. The Kray twins bought a run-down billiards club where they started "protecting" other businesses, often with the use of violence. By the end of the '50s, the Kray twins were involved in hijackings, armed robbery, and arson.
The Kray twins became celebrities, nightclub owners, and were part of the swinging London scene. They also gained attention when the tabloids picked up a story about Ronnie engaging in a relationship with Lord Boothby, a conservative politician, which was considered taboo back then.