I grew up being totally obsessed with the Olsen twins. Mary-Kate and Ashley dominated my television screen between Full House, The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley, You’re Invited and every other awesome movie they did. They even took over my bookshelf with their Mary-Kate and Ashley mystery novels. I’m pretty sure my brother wasn’t too happy with me singing “Brother For Sale” over and over.
The Olsen twins obviously haven’t done much in terms of acting recently, but their fashion empire is incredibly successful. They proved you don’t have to be a washed up child star! I still love these girls to this day, and the clothes they make are pretty awesome too. Check out these 10 facts you probably didn’t know about your favorite twins:
They're Fraternal Twins
I remember when I found this out, I freaked. Mary-Kate and Ashley look so alike that people still think they're identical twins, but they aren't. They're fraternal. Amazing.
Ashley Is Older
Ashley beats Mary-Kate in age by a whopping two minutes!
But Mary-Kate Is Taller
Both of the girls are tiny, but Mary-Kate beats Ashley by an inch.
They Have Different Dominant Hands
Mary-Kate is a lefty, and Ashley is a righty. That's at least one way to tell them apart.
They Were Cast For Full House At Six Months
Mary-Kate and Ashley were only six months old when they nabbed the part of Michelle Tanner on Full House. The show cast twins for the role due to child labor laws. And they had to wear fake teeth because the twins were losing their baby teeth at different times during filming.
They Became Millionaires At The Age Of 10
They created Dualstar Entertainment Group in 1993 at six years old. With their movies, books, dolls, clothes and makeup selling like crazy, they became millionaires by the age of ten.
Mary-Kate Was Nominated For A Daytime Emmy, But Ashley Wasn't
The twins starred together on So Little Time as Riley and Chloe Carlson. (I loved this show!) Mary-Kate was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, but Ashley wasn't.
They Missed Their Prom To Host Saturday Night Live
They really did! They're also some of the youngest hosts ever in SNL history. The duo hosted in 2004 at the age of 17, and Jimmy Fallon and Will Forte did a prom sketch with them.
They Were The First Twins To Have A Star
Mary-Kate and Ashley were the first twins to get a star together on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2004.
They Created A Billion Dollar Fashion Empire
The twins created several fashion labels under Dualstar, but are most known for The Row and Elizabeth and James (named after their brother and sister). They also have Olsenboye and are behind StyleMint. All of these fashion endeavors are now worth over a billion dollars.
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