Are there any famous people that have a non-famous twin?
September 5, 2010 5:10 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for examples of famous people who are siblings with a twin that is not famous, or lives in obscurity. Preferably actors/actresses, models, etc but athletes or musicians are acceptable also.
posted by dukes909 to Society & Culture (24 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 


Well, there's this and this on Wikipedia.

One that jumped out at me was Scarlett Johansson, who has a twin brother, Hunter.
posted by Hargrimm at 5:17 PM on September 5, 2010


Ashton Kucher
posted by k8t at 5:30 PM on September 5, 2010


I remember seeing this article (or something like it) last year.
posted by holterbarbour at 5:37 PM on September 5, 2010


Linda Hamilton has a twin sister who was used as her "mirror image" in some scenes in T2.
posted by shamash at 5:37 PM on September 5, 2010


Isabella Rosselini has a twin named Ingrid.
posted by oflinkey at 5:40 PM on September 5, 2010


Rossellini, sorry.
posted by oflinkey at 5:40 PM on September 5, 2010


Ooh! Ooh! Is this where I get to tell that "Ashton Kutcher's brother is more popular than he is" story?

My partner went to high school with "Chris," as Ashton was then known. (They were in different grades; he's Facebook friends with Ashton's sister.) Ashton was/is a pretty decent guy and keeps a reasonably low profile. However, I guess his brother Michael was more popular. Michael has cerebral palsy and a heart condition, and they may have affected some of his other skills, but my impression is that he's a fun, easygoing guy and everybody loves him.

So years after Ashton had gotten super famous, they had some sort of all-grades reunion, and Ashton and Michael both showed up. But everyone was super excited to see Michael, and nobody cared about Ashton.

The end.
posted by Madamina at 5:41 PM on September 5, 2010 [5 favorites]


Did you know the Olsen twins have a younger sister? I didn't until she was in my bf's class.
posted by rmless at 5:45 PM on September 5, 2010


Elvis had a died who died at birth.
posted by jefficator at 6:09 PM on September 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


Alexandra Paul, has twin sister Caroline, SF firefighter.
posted by cali59 at 6:27 PM on September 5, 2010


Elin Nordegren has an identical twin sister that the paparazzi occasionally confuse for her.
posted by brainmouse at 6:40 PM on September 5, 2010


New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has a twin brother Joel who is also a hockey player, but less well known.
posted by ghharr at 6:54 PM on September 5, 2010


Jill Hennessy, of Law & Order and Crossing Jordan fame, has a twin sister named Jacqueline.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 7:09 PM on September 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Gisele Bundchen has a twin sister named Patricia.

Justin Timberlake's twin sister Laura died shortly after birth.

Alanis Morissette has a twin brother named Wade.
posted by SisterHavana at 7:25 PM on September 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dr Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross was a triplet.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 7:30 PM on September 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nicholas Brendon, known best for playing Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has a twin brother. The brother also appeared on Buffy a couple times, once as Xander's double, but I wouldn't call him "famous".
posted by donnagirl at 7:43 PM on September 5, 2010


Jose and Ozzie Canseco? Although Ozzie was in the majors for a little while, I wouldn't call him well-known.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 8:57 PM on September 5, 2010


Future AFL star, Nic "Nic Nat" Naitanui.

"You just don't get guys who can run and jump who are his size"
posted by uncanny hengeman at 9:19 PM on September 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't know if they are true twins or not, but Paul Simon has a brother named Ed and they are almost identical.
posted by chillmost at 3:10 AM on September 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Jon Heder, of Napoleon Dynamite fame, is an identical twin.
posted by carmicha at 6:26 AM on September 6, 2010


Keifer Sutherland has a twin sister, Rachel.
posted by Lucinda at 6:59 AM on September 6, 2010


See also: Twins with differing claims to fame.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:51 AM on September 8, 2010


Cherie Currie, lead vocalist for The Runaways, has a twin sister named Marie.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 6:52 PM on December 5, 2010


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