Twins separated at birth, living on different continents, discover each other through Facebook

Sisters plan to turn experience into a documentary

LOS ANGELES - Two 25-year-old women living on separate continents -- one of them an actress in Angeles, the other a fashion designer in London -- described Tuesday how they came to discover each other as identical twins
separated at birth -- an experience they plan to turn into a documentary.
   
"On February 1st, 2013, I got message on Facebook from a girl in London," Samantha Futerman, the actress, said in an interview aired on "Good Morning America."
 
"It said she had seen me in a YouTube video, then after looking my name up online, saw that we were both adopted, and born on the same day, in the same city. When I saw her profile, it was crazy. She looked just like me."
   
The message had been sent by Anais Bordier, a French fashion designer in London.
   
"When I looked at the video, I - it was, like, shocking ...," Bordier said, explaining her reaction to seeing Futerman's YouTube video. "You can't imagine that you might have a twin sister somewhere that you don't know about."
   
Bordier and Futerman, who appeared together for this morning's interview, discovered they were both born in Busan, South Korea. They decided to start chatting via Skype. Both women speak English, although French is Anais' first language.
   
Futerman described this morning looking into Bordier's face and seeing a mirror of her own features. Nonetheless, they've had their DNA tested to erase any doubt that they're sisters.
   
"It was weird, but I feel like there was a strange calm and comfort as well, and something that I can't really explain," Futerman said. "We talked for three hours."
   
They met for the first time in London, then in Los Angeles, and they've united again in Manhattan. They've now decided to make a documentary about their experience, and they say they've already heard from many other adoptees who are thankful to them.

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