Vivian and Marian were born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, just eight minutes apart. Vivian is the eldest. They grew up in Mattawan, Michigan, where they attended Mattawan High School and graduated as co-valedictorians. They went on to earn matching degrees in business education from Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo. With the intent of escaping hot summers and the long cold winter months, the Browns left Michigan for San Francisco in 1970, and found work as secretaries at separate downtown businesses. Read Full Bio >>
The Browns made a cameo appearance in Nine to Five and several television commercials for Reebok, IBM, Macy's, Joe Boxer, MJB coffee, Taster's Choice, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and many others.
They have been described by many to have these qualities, "they walk alike, they talk alike, but most of all, they look and dress exactly alike, and would not have it any other way." They have won awards as being the most identical at international twin conventions. They do have some differences between them. Vivian's feet are half a size larger than her sister's. One is said to always feel hot and the other always feels cold. They have only been apart for three weeks in their entire lives when they took separate vacations at Marian's suggestion. They have dressed alike from the moment of their birth and have only taken a break once in their 20s when they tried an experiment to be independent at Marian's suggestion.
They alternate daily the responsibility of choosing what to eat and what to wear. They eat all of their meals together. They once fell in love when they met a pair of twins at a twin convention.
They reside in an apartment in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood. They walk the San Francisco Nob Hill, Union Square downtown neighborhood daily. They are said to have recently converted to the Pentecostal faith. << Less Bio