These celebrity twins are taking on the world, two steps at a time!
How many celebrity twins can you name off the top of your head? 1… 2… 3 at a push? Quite difficult, isn’t it!
Sure, there are some high-profile celeb twins, such as teen stars Mary Kate and Ashley and Good Charlotte rockers Benji and Joel Madden, but other than that, we’re finding it tough to name many…
Well, it turns out, there are actually tons of twins in celebville – but it’s only the sibling in the limelight that we ever hear anything about. And, even though they share the same DNA, some of these twin pairings couldn’t be more different. From politics to production, the other halves of these superstar celebrities have a range of professions and often choose to lead a more private life.
These celeb twins don’t always see eye to eye, either. Take Olly Murs and Ben Murs, who (sob!) are embroiled in an ongoing family feud. Others have successfully collaborated on projects together, like Gisele and Patricia Bundchen on the supermodel’s famous underwear line. Must be something to do with those twin superpowers!
So often in the public eye, it’s easy to forget that celebs have private lives too. But seeing these celeb twins hang out with their brother or sister reminds us that they’re not too dissimilar to us after all, with plenty of brotherly love, sisterly bonds and sibling squabbles featuring in this round up.
We’ve found a a selection of some of the most unexpected celebrity twins for your scrolling pleasure. Enjoy!
Scarlett and Hunter Johansson
Scarlett Johansson may be the older twin (by three minutes), but her twin bro Hunter is a foot taller. Apart from a brief stint in 1996, Hunter has stayed away from acting and turned to politics, working on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. Hunter has also worked on numerous charity projects, hosting a fundraiser in New York City for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Clever, compassionate, and a hottie – how have we never noticed Hunter before?!
Gisele and Patricia Bündchen
Everyone knows who Gisele Bündchen is – but did you know that she has an (equally beautiful) twin sister named Patricia? It seems that the genetic lottery struck twice! Patricia and Gisele both enrolled on a modeling course aged 13, but only Gisele attracted the attention of Elite Model Management. These days, Patricia works as Gisele’s spokeswoman and manager, and has collaborated with her on her underwear line, Gisele Bündchen Intimates.
Quieter sister Jody prefers to shun the limelight, but did hit the headlines in 2012 when she was snapped dropping off Harry Styles to meet his band mates. Caroline and the One Direction star were dating at the time. Caroline has spoken of the closeness between the twins, calling Jody her best friend. And although they live very different lives (Jody is married with three children), the sisters joke that they live vicariously through one another.
Olly and Ben-Murs
There’s another version of our favourite cheeky chappie Olly Murs?! Great news! But the bad news is, the pair don’t get on, at all. The brothers had a falling out in 2009, after Olly missed Ben’s wedding to appear in The X Factor semi final in 2009, with Ben calling Olly a “self-obsessed sell out” – yikes! Despite the feud, Olly still hopes to reconcile their relationship in future, saying “he’s my brother… you always have a love for your family”. Work it out boys, together you could be the next Ant and Dec!
Credit: @ OfficialBenMurs/Twitter
Cole and Dylan Sprouse
This fresh-faced pair may not seem familiar at first glance, but what if we told you that Cole (pictured on the left) had a pretty important role in Friends ? See it yet? Cole actually played the role of Ben – Ross’s son – in the iconic sitcom! Cole and Dylan have also worked together on the small and big screen including the popular Disney series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Will and Rupert Young
Pop Idol winner and chart topper Will has been snapped out and about with his younger twin brother (a difference of just 10 minutes!) on several occasions, but despite the brothers’ close relationship, Rupert has previously revealed that being a twin has its difficulties: “William and I went to school together, but even though we were twins, we were given very different identities. William was the clever one. I didn’t quite match up, and I was branded a wrong ‘un,” he told The Telegraph.
Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi
While it may be Giovanni’s face we recognise from his role as Phoebe’s brother Frank on Friends, his twin Marissa has also had a successful acting career, appearing in movies such as Pleasantville and Dazed and Confused. Their mum must be so proud!
Joseph and Jacob Fiennes
Joseph is best known for his portrayal of William Shakespeare in the award-winning film Shakespeare in Love back in 1998. Nowadays he’s starring in the creepy American Horror Story. But while we may already know he’s Ralph Fiennes’s younger sibling (not that surprising, given those dashing looks!), Joseph actually has a twin brother too, named Jacob. Jacob prefers to shy away from bright lights of showbiz, working as a conservationist.
Credit: James Bass
Lady Eliza and Lady Amelia Spencer
While it’s often the late Princess Diana’s older niece, Lady Kitty Spencer (far right), that’s in the limelight, her two other nieces, Lady Eliza and Lady Katya Amelia (who’s mostly known by her second name) are growing up fast. The 23-year-old twins have hit the headlines several times for their partying ways, with Amelia famously appearing in court over a scuffle with a man on crutches in the queue for McDonalds while she was on holiday in Cape Town (the charges were later dropped). While the sisters’ behaviour may seem a world away from demure Princess Diana, older sister Kitty welcomes any comparison between the girls and their aunt: “I suppose people will always try to make the comparisons,” she told You magazine. “But, gosh, if you think that, then I am really happy.”
Jason and Justin Orange
We all know heartthrob Jason from his glory years in boy band Take That, but did you also know he has a twin brother who shares his passion for music? Justin Orange works as a DJ in Manchester, and the pair have been snapped out and about sampling the city’s nightlife.