Black and white twin sisters Kian (left) and Remee, seven years after they came into the world. Image Credit: Daily Mail

London: One is black and has big brown eyes. The other is a blue-eyed blonde with the palest of skin.

They might share the same cheeky smile, but side by side, they could hardly look less alike.

Yet remarkably, Kian and Remee are twins, born a minute apart.

The pair owe their appearance to a one in a million combination of their parents' genes.

Mother Kylee Hodgson and father Remi Horder both have white mothers and black fathers.

The girls first attracted international attention when they were featured in the Mail at less than a year old.

Now, approaching their seventh birthday, they have never asked why they don't look the same.

"They are such a perfect example of how it should be," Kylee told the Mail.

Although they share a common bond, the twins are already doing things their own way. Their appearance may be ebony and ivory, but in character they are chalk and cheese.