The Olsen sisters, Marry-Kate and Ashley, took Hollywood by storm during the 90’s after they shared the role of cute-beyond-words Michelle Tanner on the TV sitcom Full House.
When their mom took them to the audition, the producers had already chosen a set of twins for the role that would turn iconic, but just a glance at the cute Olsens made them change their mind and hire Marry-Kate and Ashley instead.
The girls would take turns in playing Michelle because it would have been a lot of work for a single child to be filming long hours. The show ran from 1987 until 1955, and audiences from all over the country and beyond fell for the character of Michelle so much that the girls turned acting sensation almost overnight.
Being that successful, they started their own company and became CEO’s at the age of just 6, and when they reached 10, they were on the list of youngest self-made millionaires in the history.
Sadly, the year the so much loved series Full House ended was the year when the marriage of the Olsen sisters’ parents finished. That affected the girls and they tried not to think of what was going on in the house by taking new projects and films.
In their private life, the girls were said to be very shy. At school, they were placed in separate classrooms because both their parents and teachers believed they depended a lot on one another and wanted to teach them to be able to function on their own.
Speaking of their childhood, Mary-Kate said she wouldn’t want anyone to have an upbringing like she and her sister had. ”I look at old photos of me, and I don’t feel connected to them at all … I would never wish my upbringing on anyone,” Mary-Kate explained in an interview with the magazine Marie Claire. She added how she felt the two were like ”little monkey performers” in front of the cameras.
During their long careers as actresses, the famous twins played in over 30 movies and released music albums, videos, and a series of books. The last movie that starred in together was ”New York Minute,” which didn’t go well with the critics. After that, the sisters announced they are stepping away from acting and will be pursuing careers as fashion designers.
Today, they are running two clothing brands, ”Elizabeth and James” and ”The Row,” which are known and wanted worldwide.
“If you want things to be perfect or beautiful, it’s a lot of hard work,” Mary-Kate said. “Nothing comes easy. That’s just the way we were raised; that’s what we believe is necessary to do something different.”
When it comes to their private life, there’s not much that they themselves reveal as they try to keep a low profile. Rumors are that back in 2008, when the whole world was shaken by the death of actor Heath Ledger, Marry-Kate Olsen was dating him. She never confirmed this herself.
Today, Marry-Kate was married to French banker based in the United States, Oliver Sarcozy, half brother of the ex president of France, Nicolas Sarcozy. They tied the knot in 2015, three years after they started dating.
Ashley married artist Louis Eisner after she was spotted with twice-her-age boyfriends in the past.
The twin’s younger sister, beautiful Elizabeth, is embracing acting as her future career. He sisters are very supportive and attend her film premieres. In 2011, Elizabeth had her major breakthrough in the thriller drama ”Martha Marcy May Marlene.”
”It’s always felt as though [Mary-Kate and Ashley] have been women, while I’ve been the kid. But we’re very close and I look up to them a lot. I wasn’t really affected by their fame until I went to college. People would expect me to be partying and all sorts of stuff. It was really strange,” Elizabeth told Daily Telegraph.
Although Marry-Kate and Ashley went separate ways, their bond is as strong as day one. They are extremely close and are always there for each other.
”Our bond is really beyond words. I know when she’s hurting, I know when she’s going through something,” Ashley told Times of India. “I know when she’s happy – whether I’m with her or not, I know,” she added.
We wish the Olsen sisters the best that life can bring in the years to come.
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