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August 22, 2019

45 Glamorous Photos of the Kessler Twins in the 1950s and 1960s

Born 1936 in Nerchau, Germany, Alice and Ellen Kessler are twins known in Europe, especially Germany and Italy, from the 1950s and 1960s and until today for their singing, dancing, and acting. They are usually credited as the Kessler Twins (Die Kessler-Zwillinge in Germany and Le Gemelle Kessler in Italy), and remain popular today.

In the US, they were not as popular but appeared in the 1963 film Sodom and Gomorrah as dancers and appeared on the cover of Life magazine in that year.

The twins performed at The Lido in Paris between 1955 and 1960, and represented West Germany in the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in 8th place with Heute Abend wollen wir tanzen geh'n (Tonight we want to go dancing).

They moved to Italy in 1960 and gradually moved to more serious roles. At the age of 40, they agreed to pose on the cover of the Italian edition of Playboy. That issue became the fastest-selling Italian Playboy up until that point.

They moved back to Germany in 1986 and currently live in Gr├╝nwald. They have received two awards from both the German and Italian governments for promoting German-Italian cooperation through their work in show business.

Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of the Kessler Twins, Alice and Ellen in the 1950s and 1960s.

1 comment:

  1. Just saw them on a 1964 Ed Sullivan episode. Talented, lovely and, amazingly, still around.




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