The Walton sextuplets were born in Liverpool, England on 18 November 1983 and were the world's first all-female surviving sextuplets, and the world's fourth known set of surviving sextuplets. The children are Hannah, Luci, Ruth, Sarah, Kate and Jenny.
The children were born to Graham and Janet (born 1952) Walton who had been trying to have children for several years and had just been accepted as potential adoptive parents before their thirteenth attempt at fertility treatment bore spectacular results. The children grew up in the family's seven-bedroom home in Wallasey, Merseyside.
But now, after spending much of the past decade out of the limelight to live more privately, the 27-year-olds are all keen to stress their individuality. Two of the sisters, who were born within four minutes of each other on November 18, 1983, are now brunettes. And while the other four still have their blonde locks, there are three different shades between them.
The siblings have also struck out in different directions for their careers, with some working abroad and others taking jobs in the UK. Yet four still live in the eight-bedroom family home in Wallasey, Wirral, with parents Graham and Janet, a fifth will be returning this summer and the sixth lives just down the road.