They were stars of stage and screen, as well as being the UK’s first surviving pair of conjoined twins.
Fans of the 1932 film Freaks may be aware of them but otherwise they remain rather unknown in Brighton. I hope to change that through the plaque, after all, they’re ‘One of us’.
The story of Violet and Daisy Hilton is a tale of rags to riches, and back again.
The tale of:
- A mother’s rejection
- A guardian’s exploitation
- A life in the spotlight
- The struggle for love
- The strength of two remarkable sisters from Brighton.
There is more information about the life of Violet and Daisy Hilton on the donation page – see what I did there 😉