Separated Twins Reunited After 26 Years

A pair of twins who were separated at birth have been reunited after spotting each other on the social media. Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier appeared on the U.S. news program "Good Morning America" on Tuesday to tell their story.

Futerman is an actress in the U.S., while Bordier works as a fashion designer in the U.K.

The two were born on Nov. 19, 1987 in the southern port city of Busan. Three months later one was adopted by a U.S. family and the other by a couple in France. They grew up not knowing they had a twin sister.

Futerman grew up in the U.S. state of New Jersey and graduated from Boston University. She appeared in a minor role in the film "Memories of a Geisha." Bordier grew up in France and studied fashion design in Paris and London.

The two found out about each other on YouTube and Facebook. Friends told Bordier last year that there was someone on YouTube who looked exactly like her and searched Facebook. She found out that Futerman not only looked just like her, but that they shared the same birthday and birthplace. She immediately sent a message to Futerman.

"I was really surprised to receive a message from some woman in London," Futerman said. "She looked just like me. Who would have ever known you had a twin somewhere in the world?"

The two stayed in touch via Skype and met in London in May last year. The two were able to confirm their relationship via DNA testing, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported.

Futerman is preparing to make a documentary about their dramatic reunion and is crowd-funding her project on the Internet. She has already collected US$68,000 out of her target of $80,000.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 14, 2014 09:20 KST