Schein, Elyse

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Schein, Elyse Gender: F
born on 9 October 1968 at 12:51 (= 12:51 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°27' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 22°36 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 25°40'


American writer and identical twin, separated at birth and reunited with her twin Paula Bernstein in 2003. The two women wrote a book, "Identical Strangers" published in 2007.

The girls were separated at birth and given to different adoptive families as part of an experiment of nature vs. nurture. In 2003 Schein satisfied her curiosity about her birth parents by contacting the adoption agency. She didn't know she had a twin sister until the adoption agency wrote to her that she was born "the younger of twin girls."

After they met they found that they had similar tastes in movies and books. They discovered that they were dropped from the experiment at an early age and that their birth mother suffered from depression and had spent time in psychiatric care.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2007 ("Identical Strangers")

Source Notes

Jane Drury quotes BBC 12/31/2007 which said that Schein received a letter that said, "You were born on 9th October 1968 at 12:51 pm, the younger of twin girls."


  • Family : Childhood : Adopted
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Separated from identical twin and reunited 35 years later)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer