Top 10 Most Famous Twins of All Time

Throughout the centuries and generations, a huge number of twins have taken birth bur are they all lucky enough to be included as the most famous twins of all time? Be it their unique feature or their contribution to the society, a few handful of them have been successful in maintaining a name as the most famous twins. They have shared their common goals throughout and have come out with flying colors. Let us have a glance at the names that has been regarded as the Top 10 Most Famous Twins of All Time.

List of 10 Most Famous Twins Ever

1. Romulus and Remus

2. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

3. Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers

4. Robin and Maurice Gibb

5. Jaroslaw and Lech Kaczynski

6. Jenna and Barbara Bush

7. Tegan and Sara Quin

8. Chang and Eng Bunker

9. Reggie and Ronnie Kray

10. Ronde and Tiki Barber

Top Ten Most Famous Twins of All Time

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1. Romulus and Remus

Romlus and Remus - No.1 Most Famous Twins

Romulus and Remus are the most famous twins who have played a significant role in the foundation of Rome. According to Roman mythology they were born to Vestal Virgin Rhea Silvia and Mars, the god of war but were abandoned in a remote location as they were unwanted. Later they were found by a she wolf who took care of them like a real mother. After growing up, the pair founded the great City of Rome, which soon became a flourishing empire. However in the end  Romulus took the life of Remus in the dispute for land.

2. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen - No.2 Most Famous Twins

Born on 13th June, 1986, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are American by origin and actresses, fashion designer and businesswomen by profession. Starting their acting career with American TV series, Full House, the fraternal twins have appeared in a number of TV serials, films and videos. The twin sisters are said to be the youngest most popular twins who have started acting at the tender age of six months.

3. Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers

Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers - No.3 Most Famous Twins

Third in the list of top 10 most famous twins of all time are Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers, who were born in Sioux City on 4th July, 1918. They gained popularity as advice columnist in United States and were looked upon as idols by many women of the time. The twins worked together and even had a joint wedding. Known for their famous Dear Abby, the sisters are said to have received about 15,000 letters each week with about 200 million readers.

4. Robin and Maurice Gibb

Robin and Maurice Gibb - No.4 Most Famous Twins

Separated by only 35 minutes on 22nd December, 1949, Robin and Maurice Gibb were regarded as one among the most famous twins of all time for making the world go round in history with their famous band The Bee Gees along with their brother, Barry Gibb. The band was started in Australia and made a breakthrough after travelling to England. They were awarded with nine Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, a World Music Award, and plenty of inductions, including one into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Unfortunately Robin an end to his life on 20th May, 2012 after suffering from colorectal malignant cells and Maurice on 12th January, 2003 due to heart problem.

5. Jaroslaw and Lech Kaczynski

Jaroslaw and Lech Kaczynski - No.5 Most Famous Twins

Jaroslaw and Lech Kaczynski were born on 1949 and started their career as child actors but destiny had some other plans laid out for them. After joining Polish politics Jaroslaw and Lech reached the position of Prime Minister and President of Poland respectively from 2006 to 2007 and 2005 to 2010. Jaroslaw is currently the chairman of the Law and Justice Party, which he cofounded in 2001 and Lech had, became a victim of the plane accident on 10th April 2010 while flying from Warsaw to Katyn massacre.

6. Jenna and Barbara Bush

Jenna and Barbara Bush - No.6 Most Famous Twins

Daughters of former American president, George W Bush and wife Laura Bush, Jenna and Barbara Bush are not only the most famous twins in United States but are also the twins to live in the White house. Born on 25th November, 1981, both the Bush twins were actively involved in attending presidential events, writing books and helping with campaigns that dealt with learning.

7. Tegan and Sara Quin

Teegan and Sara Quin - No.7 Most Famous Twins

Tegan and Sara Quin are famous singer-songwriter twins who have been celebrating their birthdays on 19th September since 1980. They play guitar and keyboard along with composing songs for their band, Tegan and Sara.  Tegan and Sara Quin became superstar for their marvellous singing performances and super hit albums that are also praised by fellow musicians and the music media. Their albums reached to “best of” lists several times.

8. Chang and Eng Bunker

Chang and Eng Bunker - No.8 Most Famous Twins

Chang and Eng Bunker were two twin brothers born on May 11th, 1811 in Siam, which is now known as Thailand. Since the two were born in Siam and were connected by a piece of cartilage at the sternum, their condition became known as Siamese twins since then. In today’s world, the twin’s fused livers could have been separated but back in 19th century, the medicine was not suitable for such a surgery. The brothers were exhibited during a world tour after being discovered by Robert Hunter, but soon after they settled down and became U.S. citizens. In 1874 Chang had contracted pneumonia and wasn’t  alive, but Eng was still alive. Doctors offered to separate them but Eng declined, and he also left three hours later.

9. Reggie and Ronnie Kray

Reggie and Ronnie Kray - No.9 Most Famous Twins

Twin brothers, Reggie and Ronnie Kray were English gangsters who lived from 24th October 1933 till 1st October 2000 and 17th March 1995 respectively. They were foremost perpetrators of organised crimes in East London during the 1950s and ’60s. With their famous gang, The Firm they were involved in robberies, arson, protection rackets, assaults and homicides. They were arrested on 9 May 1968 and convicted in 1969 by the efforts of a squad of detectives.

10. Ronde and Tiki Barber

Ronde and Tiki Barber - No.10 Most Famous Twins

Ronde and Tiki Barber are two identical twins from America who have gained fame as professional footballers registered with NFL. Ronde and Tiki Barber are also seen involved in broadcasting. Tiki Barber is the part of New York Giants while Ronde Barber is a key player with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has a key impact on society and fans alike. Thus their names are seen among the most famous twins of all time.

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