Yep, remember them from that show you watched as a kid, Full house? Find out what Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been up to since
We remember them…
Twins Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, now 29, made their acting debut at just nine months old when they shared the role of Michelle Tanner on US sitcom Full House. The Olsen girls appeared in various other TV shows, quickly climbing up the fame ladder.
They started young!
They sure did. At just six, the girls founded company Dualstar, which produced their first TV films including Double, Double, Toil And Trouble and The Adventures Of Mary-Kate And Ashley. MK recently revealed: ‘I always looked at myself, even as a kid, as a businesswoman.’ Dualstar also produced Olsen dolls, books, keyrings – you name it, they had it.
So they’re business-savvy, then…
Deffo. In 2006 they became the faces of luxury clothing brand Badgley Mischka and have since headed fashion labels including The Row and Elizabeth And James. Oh, and they’re also the creative directors for Superga. To top it off, they released a book in 2008 titled Influence, containing interviews with various designers who inspired their clothing lines.
So how much are they worth?
Just under £200 million. They were millionaires by the age of 10.
Wow! What are they doing now?
The girls announced their retirement from acting in 2012. ‘We still feel welcome in the industry, but it’s not the one we’re in,’ admitted Mary-Kate. Both have faced health demons – in 2004, MK embarked on treatment for anorexia, while last month it was reported that Ashley had been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Have they settled down?
Ashley’s been dating film director Bennett Miller, 48, for a year. And Mary-Kate’s loved up with banker Olivier Sarkozy (half-brother of former French president Nicolas), 46, who popped the question while they were on holiday in Jamaica in February 2014. Aww.
The Olsen girls might look the same but in fact they’re non-identical twins. They have an older brother Trent, 31, a younger sister Elizabeth, 26 (herself a movie star), plus a half-sister Courtney and half-brother Jake. Phew!