What the Twins From "The Shining" Look Like Today

Sam Escobar
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From Good Housekeeping

There was a lot to be afraid of in The Shining, but the scary image that is forever seared in our brains is of the Grady sisters holding hands and eerily staring down a hallway. Now normally, two identical little girls in ruffly dresses, curls in their hair, and ribbons around their waits would be considered adorable, but in this case, it was insanely creepy.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

On the bright side, the real twins who played the sisters when they were little girls are not creepy at all! Meet Louise and Lisa Burns:

Forty years later (that's right, The Shining came out way back in 1980!), the twins are still difficult to tell apart, but they're no longer acting — the Huffington Post reported in 2014 that Lisa went on to study literature, while Louise is now a microbiologist.

On the Burns' joint Twitter account, they occasionally share tidbits of memorabilia from The Shining, the sweetest of which is this picture of the pair smiling on set — and not looking creepy at all!

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