Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Life in the Spotlight - from Full House to Now
Since the moment they captivated audiences as Michelle Tanner on Full House, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have managed to keep our attention — both on-screen and off. Through books, television shows, beauty products and movies, their careers as teenagers skyrocketed, all before they turned 18. Now, the sisters have paved their way as two of the most well-known fashion designers of their time. Here, a look back at their lives as actresses and designers through the years.
Before they became fashion icons, the twin sisters made their acting debut as babies on Full House back in 1989.
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They began experimenting with ruffles and bold prints at a very young age -- and were #twinning before #twinning was a thing.
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They continued their Double Trouble style streak through the years...
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... and eventually began to discover their own personal color palettes.
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Coordinating blazers and curled-under bobs were the look at the launch of their popular book series, The Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley.
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Raise your hand if you had this haircut in middle school.
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And accessorized it with clips and bandanas à la Passport to Paris.
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Remember their Gameboy Pocket Magic Mystery Mall game? Here they are at the launch.
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By the time they filmed When in Rome and Getting There, the sisters had a new look: They grew their dark blonde hair past their shoulders, but still continued to sport matching outfits.
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2004 was a big year for MK and Ashley, who received their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- making them the youngest celebrities to ever receive the honor.
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After dozens of direct-to-video movies, they made their big screen movie debut with New York Minute in 2004.
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They also turned 18, honed in on their own personal styles, changed their hair colors, began scouting out the coolest shoes they could find, and hosted their first episode of MTV's TRL.
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As they got older, fashion became one of their main interests. Here, they made their debut at one of fashion's biggest events of the year, the Met Gala.
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By 2006, they were fashion and beauty icons, as well as major celebrities. Ashley presented an award alongside Snoop Dogg at the Teen Choice awards.
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At the launch party for their double Teen Vogue cover, which was pasted on bedroom walls across America, the sisters proved they were going in very different sartorial directions.
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After debuting their clothing line, The Row, in 2006, the designers presented an award at the 2007 CFDA Awards. They would soon go on to launch their second -- and more accessible -- fashion line, Elizabeth and James, later that year.
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It became obvious that there would never be a Met Gala red carpet that didn't have them on it.
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And they became such major fixtures at New York Fashion Week that they bartended for fans at Bergdorf Goodman during Fashion's Night Out.
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Ashley and Justin Bartha began dating somewhere around 2010 -- and we like to pretend that this is their wedding photo.
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At the CFDA Awards, The Row was nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear, and both sisters brought out their vintage best (MK's Chanel jacket! Ashley's Manolo Blahnik heels). They paired the looks with coordinating handbags from The Row.
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The duo won their first CFDA award for Womenswear Designers of the Year for The Row, and would go on to win the award again in 2015, along with Accessory Designers of the Year in 2014.
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After dating for two years, Mary-Kate and Olivier Sarkozy got engaged in 2014.
All-black everything became their signature style, which they showed off at the 2015 Met Gala.
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A major milestone for the sisters, who have managed to stay off of social media almost entirely, occurred in 2016 when they posted their first-ever public selfie on Sephora's Instagram account. The photo received nearly 76,000 likes.
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The duo opened their first brick-and-mortar Elizabeth and James store in Los Angeles.
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Mary-Kate, an avid equestrian, competed in the Hampton Classic Horseshow, during which her sister Ashley and he husband Olivier Sarkozy cheered her on.
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A funny-faced-photo of the sisters is seldom seen, but Derek Blasberg managed to capture this shot at the CFDA Awards.
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In one of the most shocking outfits in Olsen history, Ashley ditched her allover black ensembles and stepped out in a pair of hot pink pants.
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In 2017, Mary-Kate and her husband made a rare public appearance at a N.Y.C. event.
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...and most recently, they even showed a bit of PDA during yet another night out.