The tragic fate of pyaternyashek Dion
• The tragic fate pyaternyashek Dion
This year, the most famous twins in Canada would have turned 80 years old. Five sisters who were born in the family of a poor farmer May 28, 1934, have become a real goldmine, earning a lot of money for the Government of Canada. Their history from the very beginning has been made public and a constant topic for the media. But neither money nor fame did not bring them happiness.
Pyaternyashki Dion remained in history as the most famous and at the same time the most unhappy identical twins.
May 28, 1934 in a small village in the north of the province of Ontario had five famous Canadian twin girls. Premature seven-month girl with tiny arms and legs weighed just 600 grams. Doctor, who took delivery, was sure that the baby will not survive an hour, so they hastily baptized. But the sisters were the first pyaternyashkami who survived. Amazing news about the birth of a Dion sisters in a few days spread throughout Canada. In the photo: the mother Elzayr Dion and her five daughters: Annette, Marie, Emilie, Yvonne and Cécile Dion, May 28, 1934.
The children were born in the family of a poor farmer named Oliva Dion, who with his wife and three older children lived on a farm in a house without electricity or running water. During pregnancy, the farmer's wife suspected she was pregnant with twins, but the birth of five babies at once was a huge surprise. Births took place at home. They took Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, who was sure that none of the infants can not survive. Shortly after birth, the mother pyaternyashek Elzayr experienced a great shock, and Dafoe thought she was going to die, too, but she recovered in two hours.
Immediately after the birth of premature babies wrapped into warm blankets and put in the basket to warm by the stove. Milk mother was not, so every two hours they were given a mixture of water, corn syrup, cow's milk and a pair Roma droplets. Photo: Prime Minister of Ontario Mitchell Hepburn with babies Dion, 1934.
When my sister was 6 months old, their father decided to show their daughters at the World Exhibition in Chicago. This was learned by the Canadian authorities, who decided to organize the unusual display. For girls was built a special pavilion with ten large windows, and a gallery that babies could see better. Photo: Sister Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne in 1936.
The sisters Dion were in the pavilion from 1935 to 1943, and during that time they saw more than 3 million people. Thanks to the sisters Chicago exhibition has become a major tourist attraction, which caused an unprecedented influx of tourists.
Every day, several thousand people came to gawk at the pyaternyashek. Girls under the supervision of nurses played at something like the playground, around which for grid built a viewing platform for the onlookers. Children are like little animals in the aviary, which was a demonstration of one of the most cynical way to the use of children for profit. Then you could buy souvenirs in a special shop. For visitors entrance was free, but the Canadian government has earned a lot of money by selling a variety of products with the image of nurses. The girls were a real brand. For example, after they were issued special sets of dolls of five pieces.
The most famous twins have become something of a cult. In Hollywood about them several movies. Company-producers of baby food, clothes, powders, and other children's products successfully used as an advertisement of their photos.
The girls lived in isolation from the world. They were expensive toys, fashion clothing, the best care pediatricians. Nevertheless, they were deprived of contact with their parents and to communicate with their brothers and sisters, as well as with peers. In the photo: the sisters Dion Defoe on the farm give gifts.
When pyaternyashkam was nine, the Canadian authorities have built a large house in Callander with the aim to settle there all the family Dion. However, it was not entirely successful attempt, as the sisters were not adapted to such a life. After so many years to build a normal family relationship it was impossible. Other children of the family Dion and could not take her long absent twin sisters.
The father irritated that he was deprived of in the division of income, and children who are accustomed to live in a cage, can not get used to a new way of life. The twins lived in the house up to 16 years, after which they were sent to the orphanage. In the photo: the sisters Dion in May 1943, a few days before his 9th birthday.
Girls starred in many different commercials, mostly cosmetics and food. Each of the birthday was celebrated with the participation of the media. Photo: 16-year-old sister Dion after visiting the hairdresser, October 19, 1950.
The timid, closed the girls were not capable of normal communication. Unusual childhood spent in fact a human zoo, all left prints on the psyche of girls. Photo: 16-year-old sister at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, October 19, 1950.
The girls were not well suited to a normal life. With some difficulty communicating with people, the sisters only in each other's company could feel free and at ease. After his eighteenth birthday girl broke all contact with his family, which is also trying to take advantage of their popularity and capitalize on them. In the photo: the sisters Dion in New York, October 21, 1950.
The further fate of the sisters was very sad. At the age of 20 he killed Emily, who left early in the monastery, where it was found to epileptic seizures, which became the cause of premature death. For her sisters was a real blow. In the photo: Twin sisters with his father in the Rockefeller Center in New York, October 20, 1950.
Marie died at age 30, after a failed marriage. Cécile and Annette also failed to find happiness in family life. They are all my life felt an irresistible attraction to each other, talked on the phone for hours and felt great joy during mutual visits. Cecilia also gave birth to twins, but soon one of the twins died. Three years later, she became a widow. Yvonne was started up as a monk, but did not get on well in the convent. The remainder of her life she spent in solitude. In the photo: the sisters Dion at a press conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Empty nest sister Dion sued and received compensation from the state in the amount of $ 4 million. "It's too late and too little for our ruined lives," - commented on this famous sister. Two of pyaternyashek live to this day. In the photo: three sisters: Yvonne, Annette and Cecile autobiography "Family Secrets", October 2, 1995.