Whatever happened to the two girls that appeared on the front cover of Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream? We have an update.
Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts
There was the kid on U2’s Boy and War, naked Spencer Eldon on the cover of Nevermind, Blind Melon’s Bee Girl, and then we had the two girls hugging on the cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream.
Punpkins’ promo team caught up with the two girls. Their names are Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts. Bill Corgan posted a picture of the girls hugging, much like they did decades ago. “I want to take a moment to thank Ali and LySandra,” the caption read. “Never realizing that this moment in time would forever tie usr, 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.”
The reunion was part of Pumpkins celebrating that the band is back together and ready to hit the road once again. For more on that, check out their website.
If you dig finding out what happened to kids that appeared on album covers, there’s a site for that. Here.
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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 usr, 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. So thank you thank you thank you Ali and LySandra, we adore you, and having you be a part of today's launch brings tears to my eyes. 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.