35 Things You Didn’t Know About The Olsen Twins

We share with you the ultimate in Mary-Kate and Ashley trivia. Prepare to have your mind blown...

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

by Elizabeth Bennett & Rhianna Bed |

Raise your hand if you feel like you have grown up with the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley? Thought so.

Ever since the days of Passport to Paris, Billboard Dad and all their other brilliant Disney movies (they're now available to stream on Netflix, FYI, if you're ever short of weekend plans...) along with their TV shows Two Of A Kind and So Little Time, we've been obsessed with their co-ordinating style. (Remember that George at Asda fashion range? These two were doing high street crossover style when Kate Moss's Topshop collaboration was just a glint in the supermodel's eye...)

While these days their photo opportunities are few and far between (which is probably why we can never wait to see what they'll be wearing for the Met Gala each year...) their sartorial sense is still unbeatable.

In celebration of our favourite Noughties fashion icons, we've put together a load of facts that you probably didn't already know about the famous sisters, covering everything from their net worth and their fashion label to their personal style icons to Ashley's middle name (yes, she has one too) and their collective love of vintage.

Grab an iced coffee, some over-sized sunglasses and prepare to celebrate the Noughties' most enduring duo...

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By a mere 2 minutes to be precise.

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This means they are not actually identical. Who would have thought it?

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But only by 1 inch.

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The tiny tots use to the call the other actors on the show by their full names to avoid getting confused.

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They created Dualstar Entertainment in 1993.

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Full House producers credited the twins as 'Mary-Kate Ashley Olsen' in early seasons of the television show. Apparently they didn't want people knowing Michelle Tanner was played by twins.

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The twins lost their baby teeth at different times so had to be fitted with fake teeth instead.

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The youngest self-made millionaires in American history, in fact. Jealous, us?

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It's Fuller. Mary-Kate and Ashley-Fuller isn't exactly as catchy...

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Full House was filmed on the same stage as numerous iconic shows.

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In 2004 they were awarded a joint star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - the first twins to ever be recognised in such a way.

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Well, kind of. The girls had to miss their high school prom to appear on Saturday Night Live. To make up for it, Fallon and Forte served as their dates in a prom themed sketch.

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This surely explains their Scandi levels of good looks.

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The twins launched a collection with Norwegian retailer Bik Bok in 2013.

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Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario grew up across the street from the Olsens.

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That's Attention Deficit Disorder to you and me.

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It was Mary Kate. Pretty awks.

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New York Minute earned only $5.96 million during its opening weekend - the lowest amount ever earned for any film opening in over 3,000 theaters. We still loved it, just saying.

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'I run around my house naked with heels all the time,' Mary-Kate told Harper's Bazaar in 2007. Each to their own and all that.

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At Mary-Kate's 2015 New York nuptials 50 select guests had to hand in their mobile phones before enjoying dinner, cocktails and, erm, bowls of cigarettes.

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'You know, the truth is I feel like I just learned how to brush my hair like last week,' Mary-Kate told Marie Claire in March 2014.

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On Full House their character Michelle Tanner sported pieces from the likes of Chanel and Marc Jacobs.

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In an interview with Miss Vogue last year Mary Kate cited Gigi Hadid as her style crush while Ashley went for Amber Heard. We love their muse Beatrix Ost.

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In fact Mary Kate recently admitted in a rare interview with Vogue, 'I've never purchased anything online'.

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Taking it's name from Savile Row, the twins started their fashion label The Row in 2006 in response to the question 'How could we make a perfect T-shirt in a great fabric that would fit any age?'

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Think robes in the dressing room, free lunch and furniture borrowed from the girls' private apartments. Plus, their Melrose store comes complete with a full-size courtyard pool. Anyone for a dip?

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In October 2012, Mary-Kate and Ashley won the WSJ magazine Innovator of The Year Award.

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Their second clothing line, Elizabeth and James is named after their two siblings.

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Their brother James sold his classmates photos autographed by his famous siblings.

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To help tell the sisters apart, Mary-Kate had her hair tinted brown when they were younger.

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Not even joking. The museum was dedicated to the twins 'hiding from paparazzi' after discovering an artist had several paintings of them hiding from the paps.

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Not even the slightest bit jealous. Olivier Sarkozy proposed to Mary-Kate with an $81,000 vintage Cartier engagement ring. The couple got married in 2015, and Mary-Kate recently filed for divorce.

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It is estimated that their net worth combined is 300 million dollars. Woah.

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This year's look, worn for the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination event, was vintage Paco Rabanne...

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'I don't do this myself, but I feel like the worst beauty habit that people have is when they pick their own skin,' Ashley told Elle a few years back. 'That's just really bad. Everyone's tempted to do it sometimes, but it's just the worst thing you can do. I prefer to get ready with the lights off so I'm never even tempted to look at my skin!' Surely there are less extreme ways... never mind.

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SEE: Every Met Gala Theme From 1971 - 2021

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1971: Fashion Plate1972: Untailored Garments1973: The World of Balenciaga1974: Romantic and Glamorous Hollywood Design Pictured: Cher, 1974

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American Women of StylePictured: Pat Buckley

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The Glory of Russian CostumePictured: Imelda Marcos and Christina Ford

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1977: Vanity Fair: A Treasure Trove1978: Diaghilev: Costumes and Designs of the Ballets RussesPictured: Barbara Walters, 1977

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Fashions of the Habsburg Era: Austria-HungaryPictured: Margaux Hemingway and Bernard Foucher

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The Manchu Dragon: Costumes of China, the Chi'ng DynastyPictured: Carolina Herrera

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The Eighteenth Century WomanPictured: Bianca Jagger

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La Belle ÉpoquePictured: Raquel Welch

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Yves Saint Laurent: 25 Years of DesignPictured: Carolina Herrera

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Man and the HorsePictured: Candy Pratts Price and Chuck Price1984 - Man and the Horse1985 - Costumes of Royal IndiaLa Belle Époque1983 - Yves Saint Laurent: 25 Years of Design1984 - Man and the Horse1985 - Costumes of Royal India

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Costumes of Royal IndiaPictured: Cher

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1986: Dance1987: In Style: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Costume InstitutePictured: Linda Carter and Blaine Trump

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From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress 1837-1877Pictured: Zandra Rhodes

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The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815Pictured: Anna Wintour

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Théâtre de la Mode: Fashion Dolls: The Survival of Haute CouturePictured: Naomi Campbell

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_The gala was held without a theme_Pictured: Calvin Klein and Kelly Klein

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Fashion and History: A DialoguePictured: Christy Turlington

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Diana Vreeland: Immoderate StylePictured: Joan Rivers

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Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western DressPictured: Oscar de la Renta and his stepdaughter Eliza

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Haute CouturePictured: Princess Diana

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Christian DiorPictured: Iman

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Gianni VersacePictured: Salma Hayek

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Cubism and FashionPictured: Sigourney Weaver

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Rock StylePictured: Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney

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Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House YearsPictured: Naomi Campbell

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Goddess: The Classical ModePictured: Stella McCartney and Kate Hudson

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Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th CenturyPictured: Eva Mendes

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The House of ChanelPictured: Nicole Kidman

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AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British FashionPictured: Sarah Jessica Parker

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Poiret: King of FashionPictured: Lucy Liu

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Superheroes: Fashion and FantasyPictured: Taylor Swift

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The Model As Muse: Embodying FashionPictured: Winona Ryder

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American Woman: Fashioning a National IdentityPictured: Mila Kunis

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Alexander McQueen: Savage BeautyPictured: Emma Stone

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Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible ConversationsPictured: Amber Heard

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Punk: Chaos to CouturePictured: Kate Beckinsale

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Charles James: Beyond FashionPictured: Rita Ora

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China: Through the Looking GlassPictured: Beyoncé

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Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of TechnologyPictured: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid

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Comme des Garçons's Rei KawakuboPictured: Rihanna

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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic ImaginationPictured: Cynthia Erivo

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Camp: Notes on FashionPictured: Kim Kardashian

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In America: A Lexicon of FashionPictured: Yara Shahidi

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