the sad story of the hilton sisters. daisy & violet hilton… “siamese” (pygopagus, or joined at the back with mostly their own sets of organs) twin sideshow act & vaudeville performers. purchased by their mother’s boss at birth (she saw $$ signs) & forced into performing slave-labour style, seeing none of the wages while being physically & emotionally abused until they filed a lawsuit in their early 20’s & began performing on their own. probably best known for their role as themselves in the movie ‘freaks’. shortly before their death, their tour manager ditched them at a drive-in movie, forcing them to get a job in a grocery store. daisy died from the “hong kong flu” or h3n2 virus, followed by violet a few days later. they were discovered in their apartment after not showing up for work. aside from all that, i just want to say that also they were beautiful.