|The Grady sisters from director Stanley Kubrick’s |
horror masterpiece, The Shining (1980).
|June and Jennifer Gibbons’ early |
childhoods were reasonably normal.
|The Papin sisters, Léa (L) and Christine (R), |
made headlines after their grisly crime.
Last are Ursula and Sabina Eriksson, Swedish-born twins. Similar to Christine and Léa, facts about the sister’s youth are sparse. They earned global notoriety when, on May 17, 2008, they ran onto England’s M16 motorway. Though Ursula’s legs were crushed, consequently incapacitating her, Sabina could only be restrained by multiple emergency workers and bystanders. Unbelievably, the episode was captured on tape!
(CAUTION! This video contains images some might find disturbing).
Listen to “Twisted Sisters” to hear the tragic ending of Ursula and Sabina Eriksson’s story, and learn more about the Gibbons and Papin sisters.
June and Jennifer Gibbons:
Bound Together in Fantasy and Crime
The Silent Twins
The tragedy of a double life
We Two Made One
Christine and Léa Papin:
True Crime: The Maids vs. the Intellectuals
Murderous Maids: The Scandalous Crimes of the Papin Sisters
Ursula and Sabina Eriksson:
Complete BBC documentary, “'Madness in the Fast Lane”
Garry Hollinshead discusses Madness in the Fast Lane