Abby and Brittany Hensel are dicephalus conjoined twins. This means the twins share the same body. Born in 1990, Abby and Britanny are the only known surviving dicephalus conjoined twins in the world. Fortunately, the twins live on a farm in a small town in Minnesota. This has kept them safe from the prying eyes of the public.
“The Twins Who Share a Body” is a documentary that was made to help the world understand dicephalus conjoined twins. In the film, Abby and Brittany illustrates the intricate synchronization of their movements in order to complete simple tasks. The twins can be seen swimming, playing the piano and even riding a bike!
Despite sharing the same body, Abby and Brittany are two very different people. Abby is described by Brittany as bossy and headstrong while Brittany is seen as being the reserved, shy one.