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30 Most Famous Identical Twins of All Time

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15. Olly Murs and Ben Hart
> Birthday: May 14, 1984
> Place of birth: Witham, Essex
> Famous for: The X Factor
> Wikipedia page views (5/19/18-5/19/20): 1,250,326

Olly Murs entered the limelight in 2009, when he auditioned and then landed a spot on “The X Factor” by singing Stevie Wonder’s song “Superstition.” The aspiring singer made it all the way to the final round but lost to Joe McElderry. Despite the loss, Olly went on to release his first hit single “Please Don’t Let Me Go” one year later — the song ended up becoming number one on the charts. Since his debut song, Olly has released four more albums that all went platinum, and he has had eight singles in the top 10. Four of those singles were number one.

Unfortunately, Olly and Ben don’t have the best relationship. Olly chose not to attend Ben’s wedding so that he could participate in a dress-rehearsal for “The X Factor,” which unleashed years of family drama. Ben took his wife’s last name out of spite for his family siding with Olly.

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14. Shawn and Aaron Ashmore
> Birthday: Oct. 7, 1979
> Place of birth: Richmond, Canada
> Famous for: X-Men and Smallville
> Wikipedia page views (5/19/18-5/19/20): 1,614,798

Similar to the London twins, Shawn and Aaron Ashmore also didn’t get their big break in the acting world together. Shawn is best known for his role as Iceman in the X-Men movies, and he plays the hero in the video game Quantum Break. He appears on the TV series “The Rookie.”

Aaron Ashmore has gained popularity in his role as Jimmy Olsen in the TV series “Smallville,” which ended in 2011. He appeared in the television series “Designated Survivor.”

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13. Brittany and Cynthia Daniel
> Birthday: March 17, 1976
> Place of birth: Gainesville, Florida
> Famous for: Sweet Valley High
> Wikipedia page views (5/19/18-5/19/20): 1,620,024

Brittany and Cynthia Daniel are best known for their roles as Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield on the comedy series “Sweet Valley High” in the 90s. Since that show, the twins have led different lives. Brittany has continued to act over the past two decades, with her most recent role as Blair in the Golden Globe-winning TV series “Blackish.” Cynthia, on the other hand, retired from acting, with her last appearance as Bianca in “That ’80s Show.”

She has since filled her time with other commitments, such as caring for her three children. With a passion for photography, Cynthia started her own business, Five Arrows Photography. Now the twins run The Sweet Life lifestyle blog, where they write about anything — from recipe roundups to fashion advice and home décor tips and tricks.

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12. Drew and Jonathan Scott
> Birthday: April 28, 1978
> Place of birth: Vancouver, British Columbia
> Famous for: Host of reality TV show “Property Brothers”
> Wikipedia page views (5/19/18-5/19/20): 1,893,441

Drew and Jonathan Scott are co-hosts of the long-running Canadian-based reality TV series “Property Brothers” that helped launch other television series, a production company, books, and a home furnishings brand. Drew is a real estate agent, and Jonathan a licensed contractor who restores fixer-upper properties. “Property Brothers” has a 7.2 rating out of 10 among IMDb users.

The success of “Property Brothers,” which airs on HGTV, led to other series for the Scott twins, including “Buying & Selling,” “Forever Home, ” “Brother Vs. Brother,” and “Celebrity IOU,” a series in which stars give back to the people in their lives who helped them become famous. The brothers founded the TV production company Scott Brothers Entertainment, wrote the book “Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House,” and created the label Scott Living.

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11. Matt and Luke Goss
> Birthday: Sept. 29, 1968
> Place of birth: London, England
> Famous for: 80s boy band, Bros
> Wikipedia page views (5/19/18-5/19/20): 1,907,734

Matt and Luke Goss are former members of the 1980s British boy band, Bros. The twins’ first album, “Push,” was highly appraised by worldwide fans at the time. The album went platinum seven times and earned a spot as the No. 1 album in 20 countries. The last time Matt and Luke Goss played together was in 1989, when they headlined at iconic Wembley Stadium in London.

The twins reunited for a 30th anniversary gig in 2017 after splitting up 24 years ago. They were the subject of the documentary “After the Screaming Stops.” Matt has a residency at the Mirage casino, though that has been suspended due to the pandemic. Luke has carved out an acting career and has appeared in films such as “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “One Night with the King,” and “Traffik.”

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