THAT MADE THE BARBI TWINS THE HOTTEST PINUPS IN THE
"The Sexiest twins alive"
"Sexual Icons" Entertainment
"Pop Icons" Entertainment Tonight
"Took the glamour world by
storm" The London Sun
"Their career brought them
caviar dreams and champagne life styles of the rich
and famous" USA Today
"Legendary....Hollywood Landmarks and global
obsessions....their television appearances had the
highest ratings" Playboy Afterhours
"The best selling calendar
model's of the world" Cosmopolitan UK
"America's Cartoon Sweethearts" Entertainment
"With their long hair and pouty lips, Sia and Shane
Barbi were America's top pin-ups"
"Popular Sex Symbols of the 90's"
Favorite Pinups" LA Times
"Red, White and True-Blue
Favorites of the American Fighting Men" National Enquirer
"Started the celebrity model
calendar business" London Sun
"Drop Dead Gorgeous"
LA Daily News
"Largest Selling Playboy Covers and
Calendars" E! True Hollywood Story
"Gave the TV show their highest rating" E! True Hollywood
"Barbi Twins are 2008 Fans Favorite" AOL
"At age 13 Prince William gave the twins
his royal seal of approval."
"The Barbi Twins are Sexual Icons" Entertainment Weekly
"We have the Barbi Twins!" NBC Super Bowl
"Ken and Barbi, Hollywood's Hottest New Couple"
"Prince William was one of their biggest Fans"
"Barbi Twin calendar was found in Sadaam's Palace by
E True Hollywood Story
"The sexy sisters calendars are the best sellers
around the world, thanks to their greatest fans, the
American Military" National Enquirer
"The Barbi Twins gave us our highest ratings" Entertainment Tonight
"The Barbi Twins are my all time favorites.
They were the sex symbols and ultimate fantasy of
their time.... they need their own reality show" Howard Stern
"Donald Trump swooned, the Barbi's swooned right
back at him"
"The most recognizable and famous twins in the world
"They prefer horses over Hollywood
hoopla" Ocean Drive Magazine
"The Willie Nelson's of the Animal World"
"You can ask us
about our cup size or favorite positions but please
no personal questions"
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The Barbi Twins,
Shane and Sia Barbi,
famous celebrity cover models, known as
the "Hottest Pinups" in the 90's creating the
legendary "Barbi Mania" branding worldwide.
Record Breaking Playboy Cover Models
Highest Rated E-True Hollywood Story
Barbi Twin Branded Merchandise
Worldwide Posters and Calendars
#1 War Time Pinups of the 1990s
played the dumb blonde
but there is
"brains behind the blonde..."
The Barbi Twins are:
Health book authors, vegans,
eating disorder spokeswomen,
community leaders for animal activism,
producers of animal advocacy documentaries,
politically involved with their "Green Tea Movement" and other
... and much, much more.
Who Are The Barbi Twins?
Shane and Sia Barbi are identical twins who were propelled into
a self-professed "seven minutes of fame" by
strategically placed billboards, leading to
record-breaking magazines and posters,
culminating in world-wide press and recognition.
It is that recognition that has enabled them to
follow their true passion - Animal Activism.
The twins retired from what the media called
"a successful career" in 2000, walking away from
major Hollywood jobs because of serious stalking
problems. As they were already famous they were put on a modified witness protection
program. They remained retired from show
business for several years, but their pictures,
calendars and merchandise became continued in
Shane wed Golden
Globe winner, Emmy nominated actor and star of
the television series "Wiseguy", Ken Wahl in
1997. E! True Hollywood Story reported
that although Sia was seen with many high
profile celebrities. She remains
concentrate on humane education and the welfare
of animals helping animal charities and rescue
groups world wide. They are respected in
the animal activist community and recognized as
knowledgeable animal advocates.
They volunteer at
shelters rehabilitating dogs, assist in TNR
(Trap, Neuter and Return) programs; participate
in animal protests for such things as anti-pet
shops, anti-puppymill, anti-circus and
anti-animal experimentations (vivisection);
hands-on in animal rescue projects during
natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and
Rita and the California Wild Fires; and active
in supporting and lobbying for animal bills such
as pet food safety bills, the ROAM bill for wild
horses, the horse slaughter ban, ban on
de-claying and the fight against factory farms
and animal cruelty, and the ban on seal
slaughter in Canada, etc..
a calendar, "Pinup Pets", to promote awareness
of animals in need of adoption, especially after
natural disasters (as seen in the documentary
Your Mommy Kills Animals);
a television special on animal rescue called
Rescue and Rehabbed; co-produced the documentary “Your
Mommy Kills Animals”; appeared in an anti-fur
movie, "Skin Trade"; an anti-horse slaughter
documentary "Saving America's Horses, a
Nation Betrayed"; helping promote the animal
documentary "Earthlings"; and are planning to produce
two more animal documentaries and one animal
Additionally, Shane and Sia spend much of their
time as board members and activists promoting
animal charities, like Willie’s Kids, a non
profit organization, along with various members
of the Willie Nelson family.
They also founded
an animal activism website called
(formerly the Kitty Liberation Front)
- Career Unfolds
Shane and Sia
Born on April 2, 1963 in San Diego California, the
twins lived seprately for most of their
childhood. They were tomboys that aspired to become nuns and
veterinarians. They had a family
background firmly set in the celebrity and
entertainment industry as their godmother is
Dusty Springfield, their great aunts are the
Andrew Sisters and their mother was a former
Miss Ohio. Therefore it was no great
surprise when they began a modeling career at
the age of 7 beginning with posing in a Sears
mail-order catalog and continuing by being
featured in top
publications and fashion magazines such as
“Seventeen”, “Mademoiselle” and “Teen”.
Barbi Twins Biography Video
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popularity as top-selling pinups in the mid 90's
started with an
eye-catching, larger than
life, billboard (blamed for a few fender
benders) was erected over Sunset
Boulevard. The LA Times did a cover story
which then circulated through the world-wide
media causing an international sensation.
The Twins modeled in major fashion shows in
Paris and throughout the world and for famous
designer's and designer labels such as Chanel,
Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Thierry
Mugler, etc. They were not only inside, but
on the covers of national and international
magazines, newspapers and tabloids such as
Redbook, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Newsweek,
Sunday Magazine's News of the World, the Daily
Star, National Enquirier, etc.. They had a
multitude of guest and cameo appearances in
television and radio shows and commercials (i.e.,
Super Bowl). They had their own product
lines (United States), calendars
(International), comic strip (London, England),
comic books (International), etc.
Fight to Overcome Bulimia
It is no secret
that the twins struggled with bulimia.
They openly discuss their obsessions with
crash-dieting, bingeing and purging, and
self-destructive behaviors such as using
laxatives for quick weight loss and exercising
for 10 hours a day to keep the figure they
believed was necessary. Their disorder
manifested into agoraphobia and prevented them
from attending or accepting invitations to
social events, and personal appearances turning
down offers for television shows, movies and
their imminent demise the twins turned to
healthy avenues and during their recovery
practice they received degrees in health and
nutrition, biochemistry and kinesiology.
In 2000 they hit the lecture circuit in schools
and colleges and the Learning Annex to teach
others "How to eat to live, not live to eat".
In 2001 CBS 48Hrs featured their story in their
program "Slim Chance" and they were also
featured in a chapter in "Feeding the Fame", a
book about celebrity addictions.
authors, they wrote two health and fitness
books. The first, Dying To Be Healthy"
tells their story of their struggles with eating
disorders and how they overcame them. It
received major coverage in the media, as well as
excellent reviews as “an honest, revealing and
The second, The
Eco Anti-Diet" was written to help people
understand how to be "eco and animal friendly"
while being healthy and fit. It outlines a food
plan and eating style based on body type,
allowing freedom from compulsive eating and
promoting lifelong health and sound eating
choices. Dr. Drew reviewed their diet book
with high marks.
Both books have 100% of the proceeds going to
A CHRONOLOGY OF THE BARBI TWINS
(click links for
1989 - 1995
“Billboard Art Takes On a Tamer Tint”, LA Times
, pg 1, Aug 3, 1989
the publicity for the billboard, Huge Hefner put
the twins on the cover of his magazine with
record breaking sales (sold out in less than 2
Twins", Cover, Playboy Magazine,
"The Barbi Twins and Me" by Frank Clifford,
LA Times, pg 1, Sep 4, 1991
Twins: Shane and Sia; 1993 Calendar (released
"The Barbi Twins", Geraldo Show, 1992
"We Got the
Barbi Twins", Super bowl XXVII
Commercial, NBC, 1993
"You can ask us about our cup size or favorite positions but please no personal questions"
p. 13 Newsweek “Overheard” , Jan 4, 1993 (Answer
when asked which sister was older.)
"Now Trump Wants Barbis", Star Magazine,
Jan 12, 1993
"Barbi Twins", The Sun, Jan 12, 1993 Gave away
100 Barbi Twin Calendars!
Boat: A parody of Love Boat"
Mad TV, ABC Aired Jan 25, 1993
"Tongues Were Wagging in Manhattan", Mike
Walker, National Enquirer, Jan, 1993
Twins", Cover, Sunday Magazine, News of the World,
Feb 10, 1993
"The Barbi Twins,
America's Top Pin-Ups", Major Editorial, London
Telegraph Magazine Jun 2002
"Bing Fails With the Barbi Dolls",
Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), June 3,
Prince William was smitten by the American
Models the Barbi twins “, p. 81, Hello Magazine,
Nov 12, 2002
Truth Behind the Real Life Barbi Girls”,
p. 145, Cosmopolitan (UK edition), Dec
"Number One Best
Selling Pinup Models Talk Candidly About Their
Life Threatening Eating Disorder", Complete
Woman, Dec/Jan 2002
“Barbi Twins Give Troops A Lift”, National Enquirer,
Apr 29, 2003
"Barbi Twins Sue
Flynt" By Tina Reilly, XBIZ
NEWS REPORT, Nov 14, 2003
The twins were determined to change their image
to health and fitness and were starting a
vitamin line that was due to be introduced in
2004. Shots taken previously at Playboy
studios that had been decided to never be released
found their way to Hustler without permission
along with a fictional story. The twins
sued alleging that it was detrimental to their
new health image.
Twins", Cover, Playboy Magazine, Sep 1991
“Feeding the Fame: Celebrities Tell Their
Real-Life Stories of Eating Disorders and
Recover" by Gary Stromberg and Jane Merrill,
Chapter: "The Barbi Twins (former
celebrity models, animal rescuers",
Hazelden Publishing, 2006
''The Eco Anti-Diet, plus confessions'',
The Barbi Twins., AuthorHouse, 2006