Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein
Separated at birth and adopted, Paula and Elyse did not meet each other until the age of 35 in 2003, when they realized that they lived very similar lives. They both were high school newspaper editors, went on to study film in college, and then became writers.
Perhaps the most interesting part about their story, however, is that they were purposely separated for a secret study on nature vs. nurture. The research was stashed in a Yale University archive because the lead scientist knew it would be criticized.
The twins have their own opinions on the study, regardless of what the research said. In an interview, Paula said “Since meeting Elyse, it is undeniable that genetics play a huge role- probably more than 50 percent.”