Conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton were born in the early 1900s in England. Referred to as Siamese Twins, the Hilton sisters were connected at the hip and buttocks. At the time of their birth, it was feared separating them would cause one or both to die. If the Hilton conjoined twins were born in the 21st century, it's likely they could have been surgically separated; because unlike most conjoined twins, such as Abby and Brittany, Daisy and Violet only shared blood circulation and each had their own organs.
The twins' mother abandoned them after they were born, and the sisters were displayed in sideshows from the age of three through adulthood. When Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton moved to the United States, they became famous for their vaudeville act and their burlesque performances during the 1920s and 1930s; they also appeared in a couple of films. The conjoined burlesque sisters struggled under the heavy hand of their guardians before reaching financial independence. Ultimately, the world grew bored of their act, and they lived the last of their days content to be clerks at a grocery store.
They Were Connected At The Hips And Expected To Live Less Than A Month
Their Mother Rejected The "Monsters"
At An Early Age, They Were Put On Display So People Could Lift Their Clothes And Examine Them
They Were Abused By Their Caretakers
They Were Initially Denied Entry Into The United States
They Referred To Their Guardians As Their "Owners"