The Quick 10: 10 Not-Famous Twins of Famous People

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I was kind of stunned when I read something recently that quoted Gisele Bündchen's twin. I immediately wondered if they swap out photo shoots, like if Gisele is too tired or feels like vacationing with Tom Brady, she just sends in Patricia to do the work. But no, turns out they are fraternal twins and don't look that much alike. And then I wondered how much it would suck to be Gisele Bündchen's twin and look nothing like her. Or maybe just enough where people say, "Hey, you kind of look like that model"¦" and the twin says, "Yeah, she's my twin," and people reply, "oh"¦ really??"

I've probably put too much thought into this. My point is, after reading that quote, I wondered what other celebrities have twins out there who aren't famous. There are a lot, but I've just picked the ones I found most interesting. Feel free to share yours in the comments.

1. Aldo Andretti used to race, just like his famous brother Mario. He had a few bad accidents, ending with one that caused severe damage to his face and left him in a coma. He quit after that and opened his own business, Aldo Andretti Machine and Engineering Co. His son, John, inherited the Andretti racing gene and still races.

2. Roberta Clift (AKA Ethel Clift) was born just before her famous brother Montgomery.

gisele3. Patricia Bundchen, is, of course, Gisele's fraternal twin sister, younger by five minutes. They have four other sisters "“ Raquel, Rafaela, Graziela and Gabriela. Gisele has always insisted that between the two of them, her twin is hotter.

4. Wade, Alanis Morissette's twin, probably knows who "You Oughta Know" is about. He's 12 minutes older and Alanis says the two of them share that cool twin telepathy. She wrote the song "No Pressure Over Cappuccino" for him.

5. Loretta Williams grew up in Harlem with her twin brother, William December Williams. That's Billy Dee, to you and me. Or Lando if you prefer, I guess.

6. Isotta Ingrid Frieda Giuliana Rossellini didn't follow in the footsteps of her famous family "“ her sister Isabella is a famous actress, her mother was actress Ingrid Bergman, her father was Roberto Rossellini and her half-sister is broadcaster Pia Lindstrom. Isotta went the academic route and has a doctorate in Italian Literature from Columbia University. She's now an adjunct professor at New York University. She has also taught at Princeton and Harvard. That's one talented family!

hunter7. I wonder if Hunter Johansson and Ryan Reynolds get along? Hunter is younger than Scarlett by three minutes and worked as a campaign organizer for Barack Obama. People named him one of their "Single and Sexy Men of 2008," so apparently he shares Scarlett's good looks.

8. Jana Elway was John Elway's twin sister, younger by 11 minutes. Sadly, she died of lung cancer in 2002.

9. Harriet Davis was studying acting while her sister Ann was pre-med at the University of Michigan. Then Ann saw her brother in Oklahoma and decided acting would be fun and switched her major. Who knows, maybe Harriet Davis would have been better suited to play Alice on The Brady Bunch!

10. Corey Howard works for AT&T, but unless he's CEO, his Philadelphia Phillies brother Ryan Howard has probably got him bested in salary. Speaking of which, Jose and Ozzie Canseco were twins that played baseball, although Ozzie only played 24 games. But back to the Howards "“ here's a little video about the two of them. How cute were they?!

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January 21, 2009 - 11:09am
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