Yvonne and Yvette McCarther (1949-1993)
Siamese Twins
The pair spent the first two years of their life in the hospital. Facing enormous medical bills their mother had no choice but to exhibit them in the sideshow. Twins joined at the head (also referred to as craniopagus)usually don't live long after birth, these girls lived 43 years. They had seperate brains and hearts, but shared a circulatory system. Often times one would feel sick, and the other fine (the same went for headaches)
"Yvonne and Yvette dressed alike and carried the same purses. They often joked about whose hair was whose. When asked how they slept, they gave the obvious answer: In a bed" -Marc Hartzman (American Sideshow)
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