29 Iconic Celebrities and Their Twin Relationships Revealed
Celebrity siblings often make epic pairings — but what about celebrity twins? While the power of twin relationships is undoubtedly strong, things tend to get complicated when celebrities have non-famous twins.
From Ashton Kutcher to Aaron Carter, Hollywood fame and fortune can get the best of even the most iconic celebrities, causing difficult relationships with their non-famous twins. Read on to learn what it's really like when only one twin gets to live in the limelight of Hollywood.
Rami and Sami Malek
In 2018, Rami Malek stunned the world with his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek closely resembled Queen's famous frontman, but the Hollywood star also has a double of his own: his twin brother, Sami. Born four minutes before Rami, 38-year-old Sami Malek is an identical twin.
Aaron and Angel Carter
Talk about a family full of stars! Aaron and Angel Carter are twins and the kid siblings of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. Growing up, the twins participated in their star brother's show House of Carters. As a young woman, Angel went on to pursue acting, while Aaron pursued music.
Vin Diesel and Paul Vincent
Vin Diesel may be one of Hollywood's most legendary action stars, yet his twin brother, Paul Vincent, is as far from the spotlight as you can get. The 52-year-old Paul tends to stay out of the public eye, so not much is known about the sibling of the charismatic action star.
Scarlett and Hunter Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is one of the most successful actresses in the world, leading 2019's highest-paid actresses list on Forbes with a $56 million paycheck. The only thing she doesn't have is the height of her twin brother, Hunter Johanson, who is a staggering foot taller than she is.
Jon and Daniel Heder
Did you know the star of Napoleon Dynamite (2004) has a twin? Yep, the funny, cult-classic star Jon Heder shares a birthday with his brother, Dan. As you can see, Dan Heder looks uncannily like Jon. However, he prefers to be behind the camera, working as an animator and previsualization/visualization artist.
Efren and Carlos Ramirez
Speaking of Napoleon Dynamite — Heder wasn't the only leading man with a twin. The actor who portrayed Pedro, Efren Ramirez, has a twin brother just like his co-star. Weird, right? Although Efren landed the role of Pedro, his brother is an actor of equal skill and hilarity.
Laverne Cox and M. Lamar
Actress Laverne Cox is known for her role on Orange Is the New Black, as well as her advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community. Laverne plays a transgender woman named Sophia on OITNB. In certain scenes, the show flashes back to a time before Sophia's transition. To accomplish these scenes with seamlessness, they enlisted the help of her IRL twin brother.
Charlotte and Samantha Ronson
Described as "rock aristocrats" by Harper's Bazaar, twins Charlotte and Samantha Ronson come from a family of artists. Their older brother, Mark Ronson, is a famous music producer, so the 42-year-old twins have fairly big shoes to fill. Nonetheless, they've made a name for themselves beyond their big brother's spotlight.
Gisele and Patricia Bündchen
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen has a twin sister as gorgeous as she is. She and her sister, 39-year-old Patricia Bündchen, have a strong relationship and are best friends. Growing up, both of the sisters tried their hand at modeling.
Tasha and Sidra Smith
Did you know that actress Tasha Smith of Empire and Power fame also has a twin? Tasha's twin sister, Sidra Smith, looks pretty identical to Tasha. The 48-year-old has done minimal acting in her day, but she does extremely engaging work behind-the-scenes.
Eva and Joy Green
French actress Eva Green is a marvel in Hollywood, starring in beloved films like Dark Shadows (2012) and The Dreamers (2003). Even if you're a die-hard fan of the actress, you may not know much about her twin sister, Joy. The 39-year-old isn't an actress like her mother, aunt or her celebrity twin.
Peyton and Spencer List
Peyton List is best known for her role as Emma Ross on Disney's popular kids’ show Jesse (2011-2015). These days, Peyton continues to act, model and spend plenty of time with her loving twin brother, Spencer. The 21-year-old is an actor like his sister and has appeared in episodes of Fringe and Law & Order.
Willow and Autumn Shields
Most people know Willow Shields for her role as Katniss' sister in The Hunger Games film franchise. However, many don't know about her sister IRL, Autumn Shields. The 19-year-old Autumn is also an actress, known for her role in the film Beyond the Blackboard (2011).
Nicholas Brendon and Kelly Donovan
On Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Nicholas Brendon played star-slayer Buffy's best friend, Xander Harris. In real life, Nicholas' best friend is his identical twin brother, Kelly. Born three minutes before Nicholas, Kelly also took an interest in the entertainment industry — in the form of stunt work.
Parker and Christopher Posey
In the film industry, Parker Posey is adored for her acting in quirky films, unique television shows and thoughtful indies, such as Dazed and Confused (1993), Party Girl (1995) and Lost in Space (2018). She has credited her drive to be an actress to her family.
Elvis and Jesse Garon Presley
You may know everything there is to know about the "The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll," or you may be surprised to learn that he was born a twin. Unfortunately, his twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was stillborn a mere 35 minutes before Elvis came into the world. They would have been identical.
Kiefer and Rachel Sutherland
Actor Kiefer Sutherland has spent his life portraying highly-engaging characters. However, many people don't know that he scored the lifetime role of twin brother too. His sister, 52-year-old Rachel Sutherland, was born in London seven minutes after Kiefer. Their dad, Golden Globe award winner Donald Sutherland, was working on a movie at the time.
Charles and Max Carver
Max and Charlie Carver, now 31 years old, grew up side-by-side in the spotlight. The duo worked on a handful of television shows together, including Desperate Housewives, Teen Wolf and The Leftovers, always playing twins on the shows. Quite a stretch, right? They have been acting since they were teenagers.
Alanis and Wade Morissette
Alanis Morissette isn't the only musical child in her family. "You oughta know" that the 45-year-old has a twin brother who is also a musician. Wade Morissette writes and performs his own songs, along with being a proud yoga instructor. Although he considers himself a musician, Wade has devoted the majority of his life to his yoga training and retreats.
Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi
Not many sets of twins have the incredible resumes of Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi. The 44-year-olds were born to a talent agent mother, who certainly helped them get their feet in the door in the acting industry. Together, the twins boast more than 130 acting credits in films, television shows, sitcoms, documentaries and more.
Charlie and Craig Reid
You've surely heard these brothers' hit song "I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)." The catchy chorus became an instant classic and has appeared in a plethora of movies and TV shows. Still, you may not know much about the twin brothers beyond the song's production.
Isabella and Isotta Rossellini
Beautiful 67-year-olds Isabella and Isotta Rossellini (shown below with journalist Pia Lindstrom) were born into fame. They are the twin daughters of Ingrid Bergman, a leading star in some of Hollywood's most treasured classics, including critically-acclaimed Casablanca (1942). Their father was Roberto Rossellini, who was thriving as a famous producer and director in Italy when the girls were born.
Daryl and Evan Sabara
Kid actor Daryl Sabara is known for his charming portrayal of the quirky Junie Cortez in the Spy Kids series. His twin brother, Evan, was also a key player in the films, as well as a number of other flicks. While Daryl broke out in his Spy Kids role, 27-year-old Evan began to enjoy other successes in his acting career.
Linda and Leslie Hamilton
Think you're seeing double? That's only Linda and Leslie Hamilton, identical twins. Linda Hamilton's time as Sarah Connor in The Terminator series has earned her infamy in the sphere of sci-fi action films. However, her twin, Leslie Hamilton, didn't pursue acting like her sister.
Shawn and Aaron Ashmore
There is no shortage of talent when it comes to these brothers. Identical twins Shawn and Aaron Ashmore have both enjoyed massive success on screen. Born only a minute apart (Shawn being the eldest), the brothers both have nearly 70 credits each to their names. The 39-year-olds have starred in numerous television shows and films, as well as participating in substantial behind-the-scenes work.
Joseph and Jacob Fiennes
Actor Joseph Fiennes has been a charismatic force in entertainment for years, while his twin, Jacob, has stayed out of the spotlight. Joseph has played numerous roles that earned him wild popularity, including the leading role in Shakespeare in Love (1998). In the last few years, he has become madly popular for his terrifying performance on The Handmaid's Tale.
Noah and Chloe Schnapp
Here's a strange thing you didn't know about Noah Schnapp: He has a twin sister! The 14-year-old, who plays Will Byers on the wildly popular series Stranger Things, has a twin named Chloe. Chloe isn't an actress, but she maintains a major presence on social media.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know about the most famous twins in America, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The duo first rose to fame while sharing the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House. The now-33-year-old child stars have since amassed dozens of acting credits, remaining relevant, charming and hilarious as they grew older.
Ashton and Michael Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher has been a breakout star since That 70's Show aired. In his early years, half the attention he earned was split with his twin — and he was perfectly fine with that. His sibling, 41-year-old Michael, is an inspiration to Ashton. Michael is a public speaker who suffers from cerebral palsy, and Ashton grew up observing his brother's incredible resilience.