The Sisters G were a popular German dance duo who had a brief career in Hollywood.
Real-life sisters Eleanor Knospe Gutohrlein and Karla Knospe Gutohrlein became known professionally as The Sisters G. Eleanor was born on August 18, 1909 in Kaliningrad, Germany. Her younger sister Karla was born on December 9, 1910. The duo would later claim they were twins. They also said their father was a Colonel in the Prussian army. After their parents divorced their mother Margaret married several more times. She became their manager and chaperon. The Sisters G actually began as a trio but their older sister Inez got married and left the group. When they were teenagers they danced in London, Vienna and Barcelona. They were the first Germans to perform at the Moulin Rouge in Paris after World War 1. The sisters became known for their black bobbed hair and flapper style. They spoke several languages including French and English. Producer Carl Laemmele brought them to Hollywood in 1929 to dance in the musical King Of Jazz.