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Little girls from cover of iconic Smashing Pumpkins album Siamese Dream look unrecognisable 29 years on

THEIR heart-warming innocence charmed Smashing Pumpkins fans all around the world. And although the two young girls from the band’s iconic album Siamese Dream have grown up, their bond hasn’t been lost. Ali Laenger and Lysandra Roberts appeared together in the life-changing image on the cover of the hit record released July 27, 1993 The masterpiece was […] ...

THEIR heart-warming innocence charmed Smashing Pumpkins fans all around the world.

And although the two young girls from the band’s iconic album Siamese Dream have grown up, their bond hasn’t been lost.

The album art became an emblem for the band’s popular hit record
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The pair reunited for a shoot in 2018 when Smashing Pumpkins announced a reunion tour[/caption]

Ali Laenger and Lysandra Roberts appeared together in the life-changing image on the cover of the hit record released July 27, 1993

The masterpiece was shot by photographer Melodie McDaniel, with the girls meeting Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman Jimmy Corgan on the day of the shoot.

But 25 years on, Billy revealed the pair are still very much a part of the band’s journey.

Taking to the band’s Instagram page in 2018, Corgan shared an updated image of the two girls smiling in a tight embrace.

In the snap, they appeared as joyful and tightknit as in the first picture 25 years earlier, wearing fairy wings just like the original.

Speaking through the social media post, Corgan revealed how the duo had a meaningful part in the group’s journey at the time which has never faltered.

He wrote via the Smashing Pumpkins page: “On such a special day in SP history, I want to take a moment to thank Ali and LySandra, who you might know were the little girls that I stood by and watched have their picture taken some 23 years ago (on what was a perfect LA afternoon).

“Never realizing that this moment in time would forever tie us, and go on to become such an iconic image in rock history.

“What’s amazing is their chemistry with one another still leaps through the camera to this day and yet if memory serves they’d never met before that Siamese shoot.

“Which tells me their coming together, and the beauty that Melodie’s shot captures, of youth and innocence, was meant to be SP’s own, personal lucky star.”

He thanked Ali and LySandra for playing a meaningful role in the band’s evolution and their continued support.

“For life goes fast, and I can still see you in my mind’s eye wearing crisp white dresses in a stranger’s backyard, looking like little Mother Mary’s, smiling and laughing into the sun.”

The charming photo had become an emblem for the band at the time as they released the wildly popular second album but over the years, fans wondered what had become of the pair.

When the band announced their reunion, Ali and LySandra appeared together in a string of promo material.

In one video, the duo were seen setting fire to the Smashing Pumpkins logo with a flamethrower.

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Ali Laenger and Lysandra Roberts appeared together in the life-changing image in 1993 before working with the band again in 2018[/caption]

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The girls were pictured and appeared in videos for the Smashing Pumpkins’ 2018 reunion tour[/caption]

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