Eleanor and Karla Gutöhrlein, aka “The Sisters G”, were a German sister dance team in the 1920s and early 1930s (according to a 1929 magazine article, they were from Schwabisch-Hall, Germany).
Eleanor (born August 18, 1909) and Karla (born December 9, 1910) differed more than a year in age, but were often thought to be twins. They were famous for performing together, for having striking black bobs, and for their dancing and acting skills, and performed in several American films including King of Jazz (1930), Recaptured Love (1930) and God’s Gift to Women (1931).
The sisters moved to Sweden. Eleanor married the bank director Gösta Lennart Brywolf and died on June 7, 1997 in Vasa, Sweden. Karla married Per Oskar Olof Åberg in 1936.
These glamorous photos that captured “The Sisters G” in the late 1920s and 1930s.