Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are twin actresses that became famous for playing Michelle Tanner in Full House. They parlayed that fame into a highly lucrative series of straight-to-V/H/S movies, leading them to become the top earning stars under the age of 21 from the early 90's to the mid 2000s. They stopped acting as a duo in 2004, but continued to profit handsomely from royalties, earning $40 million in 2006 even though they hadn't acted in anything. In 2007 Forbes ranked the twins as the eleventh-richest women in entertainment, with an estimated net worth of $100 million. Their success has led to a number of attempts to heavily promote other young twin actor pairs.Their later teen years were common fodder for tabloid news. As adults, their focus shifted from movies to fashion, and they've used their considerable personal wealth to produce numerous clothing lines. In Fall 2008, the girls wrote a book called "Influence" as a tribute to designers, artists and other industry creative individuals who inspired them. Mary Kate continues to act occasionally in movies and TV shows, while Ashley has forgone acting entirely to focus on their fashion business.A little known fact is that they are actually fraternal, and not identical twins, simply sharing a very strong family resemblance. They have a sister named Elizabeth, also an actress, who made her cinematic debut in 2012's Martha Marcy May Marlene. They also inspired the parody Web series Very Mary Kate.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have appeared on these works:
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