We all have celebrities who we admire. Whether it’s their film performance or stunning live concerts, we can be sure to follow the ins and outs of our favorite celebrities. They are often intelligent, successful, and beacons of inspiration for us all.
You might not realize that some of them have secret twins!
We expose some of Hollywood’s most secretive celebrity sets of twins and learn a bit more about them here. Strap in – it’s going to get spooky!
Alanis and Wade Morissette
Did you know that Alanis Morissette had a twin? Well, ‘you oughta know’! Sorry, we couldn’t resist. She hardly talks about her brother, Wade, but he’s also a musician. He also practices yoga and Reiki – the two of them even co-wrote a yoga book together in the past. The two of them remain close to this day and respect each other’s careers. Who knows, we might even see the two of them perform a song together one day – they are clearly a musical family!
Gisele and Patricia Bündchen
Does being the twin sister of one of the most popular and famous supermodels in the world have its perks? It sure does! Patricia Bündchen accompanies her famous sister, Gisele, all around the world as they attend parties and red-carpet ceremonies together. She has another sweet deal, too – watching her brother-in-law, Tom Brady, at the Superbowl! Sometimes it’s better to be hiding in plain sight and enjoy the perks of fame without the unwanted attention it brings!
Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi
This famous duo are both actors by their own standards – both are known for their appearances in films both indie and mainstream. Giovanni has appeared in films and TV shows such as Avatar, Saving Private Ryan, Friends, and Sneaky Pete. Marissa, on the other hand, has also appeared in different shows but took a break from the spotlight to raise her two children she shares with husband Beck. The two twins remain close friends and supporters of each other.
Aaron and Shawn Ashmore
These twins aren’t identical but you wouldn’t be blamed if you thought otherwise! This set of acting brothers have both made names for themselves. Shawn (right) has appeared as Iceman in the X-Men franchise, whereas Aaron had parts in Smallville and Killjoys. It seems these Canadian brothers are fans of the superhero fanfare! These brothers have had succesful careers in their own right and both have enjoyed dedicated audiences of fans in different franchises to date.
Nicholas Brendon and Kelly Donovan
These identical twins took different names to help people tell them apart – which is hard to do when you see them both! You might recognize Nicholas (and by extension, Kelly), for playing Xander Harris on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Unfortunately, he must be the evil twin since he has tackled issues like alcoholism and gotten in trouble with the law. His brother, Kelly, has continued to work on television shows doing stunt work and other smaller roles.
Jon and Dan Heder
Napolean Dynomite is an identical twin! Who knew? These brothers certainly turn a few heads when they walk down the street. Jon’s breakout role in the 2004 indie film had people talking for years and inspiring a slew of Halloween costumes. His brother Dan works with him but from behind the scenes as they manage their own production company together. The two both grew up as practicing Mormons and supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race.
Jill and Jacqueline Hennessy
These Canadian Twins are both success stories in their own right. Jill is an actress best known for her performance in Law and Order, whereas Jacqueline is a popular television host in Canada. The latter is also rather clever, too – she collected a doctorate in French literature, making the twins both smart and elegant. The two remain close even though they live in different countries, and be sure to communicate frequently despite the long distance between them.
Olly and Ben Murs
Olly Murs found fame from The X Factor in the UK all the way back in 2009. His appearance n the talent show contest wasn’t without its controversy, however. He had to miss his own brother’s wedding to stay in the live shows, which caused a huge rift between the two of them. Olly didn’t win the show but, as is often the case with runners-up, established a strong career regardless. The two are working on rebuilding their relationship.
Joseph and Jacob Fiennes
Jacob Fiennes is the lesser known twin brother to Joseph Fiennes who is the lesser known brother to Ralph Fiennes. The family clearly have the acting streak in them since at least two out of three of them are often seen in films. Joseph Fiennes is best known for his work in Shakespeare in Love opposite Gwyneth Paltrow. His twin, however, keeps a lowkey lifestyle out of the entertainment industry. Today, he lives in Norfolk and is a conservationist.
Judy and Joselin Reyes
You will probably best know Judy Reyes from her stint as Carla in Scrubs from 2001-2010. Recently she worked on Devious Maids and Joseli has also appeared in shows like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The sisters aren’t identical – obviously – which has helped them shape their own careers outside of the pressures of appearing as twins together. The two are each other’s best friends and make sure to speak regularly despite their busy work schedules.
Scarlett and Hunter Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has been a Hollywood name for 20 years now, ever since appearing in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer. Since then, she has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Widow and has wowed audiences all over the world. Did you know she had a twin of her own? Hunter Johansson appeared alongside his famous sister in Manny & Lo but spends much of his time with various charities. He worked on Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008.
Kiefer and Rachel Sutherland
The star of 24 and 80s heartthrob Kiefer Sutherland actually has a twin – Rachel. The two remain close and even sometimes work together. She is a post-production supervisor on film and TV sets and helps out with his projects. Currently, he is starring in the Netflix drama Designated Survivor – maybe we will see Rachel drop a cameo? The two would clearly work well together since they have that twin bond which is so rare and valuable.
Eva and Joy Green
Eva Green played opposite Daniel Craig in the 2006 James Bond flick Casino Royale and rose to fame after her amazing performance. She has since continued her career and has starred in the Penny Dreadful TV Seris. Her twin, however, is less than likely to follow in her sister’s footsteps. Joy Green on the other enjoys a quieter life in the Normandy countryside, where the sisters are originally from, where she is out of the public eye raising her horses.
Jenna and Barbara Bush
These political twins kept out of the limelight during their father’s presidency from 2001-2009. It is widely understood by the press that the young children of White House members are off limits, so it may not even be common knowledge that they exist! Today, two presidents later, Jenna Bush Hager is married with two daughters of her own. She fills in for Kathie Lee Gifford on The Today Show. Barbara Pierce Bush stays out of public life and lives, unmarried, in New York as the head of Global Health Corp.
John and Jana Elway
As a player for the Denver Broncos between 1983 and 1998, John Elway was one of football’s biggest names! Today, he is their manager and is the VP of all football operations for the team. It isn’t common knowledge that he had a twin sister, however. Jana Elway. She was born 11 minutes after him and sadly passed away from lung cancer in 2002. They were both just 42 years old. We can’t imagine being a twin for your whole life and then having someone leave your side.
Vin Diesel and Paul Vincent
Imagine Vin Diesel with hair and you might get a good idea of what his twin brother, Paul, looks like. These two don’t look alike at all with his big bushy hair contrasting Vin’s absolute lack of it. The The Fast and Furious star is big and bulked up to impress his millions of fans whereas his twin is a lot more slender and thin. Honestly, these two are so different you can’t tell they’re related!
Parker and Christopher Posey
Parker Posey has been parking herself in indie roles throughout her career – appearing in films such as Lost In Space, Scream 3, Blade: Trinity, and Superman Returns. She’s actually part of a troupe where she often appears in Christopher Guest films, so the chances are you’ve seen quite a lot of her over her career. Her lesser-known twin brother, Christopher, is a practicing lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s always good to have a lawyer in the family!
Ashton and Michael Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher has been a household name for 20 years ever since appearing on that 70s show That 70s Show. His lesser-known twin, Michael Kutcher, suffers from cerebral palsy who is widely known as a motivational speaker. The two of them share a special bond and often refer to each other as their best friend. Michael underwent a heart transplant when they were both 13 but it never stopped him from keeping up with his brother and the crazy family!
Charlotte and Samantha Ronson
Charlotte is the lesser-known twin of Samantha Ronson who is the lesser-known sibling of Mark Ronson, the famous English music producer. The twins both now live in America – California and New York – where they follow their dreams. Samantha is a DJ and Charlotte runs a fashion store with trendy clothes. Samantha is probably best known for briefly dating Lindsey Lohan. The two sisters remain close to this day and enjoy flying to visit one another. Their brother Mark is in London.
Linda and Leslie Hamilton
The star of the Terminator franchise has an identical sister, named Leslie. While her sister kicks butt and kills robots from the future, Leslie is out saving human lives as a nurse. Funnily enough, Leslie Hamilton actually cameoed as Sarah Connor in The Terminator 2: Judgement Day after director James Cameron wanted a very specific shot that required some trickery. Linda was married to James briefly but the marriage didn’t last. Linda is appearing in the rebooted franchise out next year.
Siva and Kumar Kaneswaran
Siva Kaneswaran is a member of The Wanted a British boy band that rose to fame in 2009. The two appeared on Rock Rivals the previous year and have remained close when one of them shot up to fame. Now they are in their 30s and remain loud and vocal on Twitter, where they interact with fans and talk about their personal and professional updates. Twins can remain close and we know that Kumar is a strong supporter of Siva and his band’s success.
Aaron and Angel Carter
Another musical family with close bonds – Aaron Carter and his twin sister Angel. Angel and Aaron are both the younger siblings of Nick Carter – none other than one of the members of the Backstreet Boys! When Angel got married in 2014, it was her close twin Aaron who walked her down the aisle and gave her away – such a cute bond! Regardless of what happens in the future, we’re sure these two will remain close for years ahead.