Most Famous Conjoined Twins

Conjoined twin medical mystery Abigail and Brittany Hensel

Abigail and Brittany Hensel

Abigail and Brittany Hensel are dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins, which means they have two heads but share one body. These young women actually have seperate internal organs for their upper body, but they share a fairly normal lower body. The two girls were born in 1990 and starred in a reality show on TLC called "Abby & Brittany" that featured their college graduation.
Oldest living conjoined twins Donnie and Ronnie Galyon

Donnie and Ronnie Galyon

Donnie and Ronnie Galyon were born in 1951 and are the oldest living conjoined twins in history. They are joined at the stomach and share a few vital organs, which prevented them from being separated. The Galyons were taken on the road as a sideshow attraction, which made them able to retire at age 40. The twins were also featured on TLC's show "The World's Oldest Conjoined Twins Move Home."
Krista and Tatiana Hogan conjoined twins

Krista and Tatiana Hogan

The Canadian twins Krista and Tatiana Hogan were born in 2006 with their heads conjoined. The girls were only given a 20% chance of survival at birth, but they are now the oldest unseparated craniopagus twins in Canada. The two cannot be separated, and can actually sense what the other twin is touching, tasting, and even seeing!
Spider girls Ayara and Jayara Ratun conjoined twins

Ganga and Jamuna Mondal

"The Spider Girls," Ganga and Jamuna Mondal, were born in 1969 in India. These conjoined twins gained their nickname because they share an abdomen but have four arms and three legs. They tour with the "Dreamland Circus" and are married to one man.
Conjoined twins Lori and George Schappell

Lori and George Schappell

Lori and George Schappell were born in 1961 conjoined at the head. The two of them have very different personalities and abilities. George actually became a country music singer who even won an award for Best New Country Artist in 1997. They have made appearances in about a dozen TV shows and documentaries.
Daisy and Violet Hilton conjoined twins

Daisy and Violet Hilton

Daisy and Violet Hilton were British twin sisters born in 1908 who became vaudeville performers. The two were joined at the hip, but were not seperated at birth because the doctors were afraid that at least one of the twins would die. The girls became skilled tap dancers and musicians, but they were poorly treated by their managers. They died of the flu in 1969.
Carmen and Lupita Andrade-Solis conjoined twins

Carmen and Lupita Andrade-Solis

Twins Carmen and Lupita Andrade-Solis are joined at the hip, share one set of legs, and have to separate torsos. This rare condition is known as dicephales tetrabrachius dipus, but it hasn't stopped these girls from living relatively normal lives. The family moved to the United States to seek medical care, but the twins could not be safely separated.
Ladan and Laleh Bijani conjoined twins death

Ladan and Laleh Bijani

Ladan and Laleh Bijani were conjoined twins born in Iran in 1974. They were joined at the head, but they actually lived a decent childhood after being adopted by Dr. Alireza Safaia. They later decided to go to law school together and graduated from Tehran University. Despite the risk, the Bijani sisters decided to undergo a risky separation surgery in 2003. The surgery was completed, but both twins died from excessive blood loss.
Rare conjoined twins Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova

Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova

Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova were the rarest variety of conjoined twins, Ischiopagus tripus. They had two distinct upper bodies and a fused lower body with three legs. When they were born in 1950, the government took them away from their mother and performed experiments on them. The twins died in 2003 after a rough life.
Chang and Eng Bunker conjoined twins

Chang and Eng Bunker

Chang and Eng Bunker might be the most famous conjoined twins of all time. The two were born in 1811 in Siam (Thailand) with fused torso, and they soon became a sideshow act P.T. Barnum's circus as the "Siamese Twins." This nickname become the accepted term for conjoined twins until it was deemed offensive in the past decade.
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