Written by Melanie Burton, June 13, 2016

Mary-Kate and Ashley celebrate the big 3-0 today – yep, we feel old! But how well do you know the famous sisters?



1.  Things got complicated when their baby teeth came in at different times. The toddlers had to wear dentures in Full House for character continuity!

2. Ash’s middle name is Fuller. No, not because of Full House – it was her mum Jarnette’s maiden name. But poor Mary-Kate doesn’t have a middle moniker!

3. At six months of age they beat out 10 other sets of twins for the role of Michelle Tanner in Full House because they were the only ones who didn’t cry in the audition!


In Full House

4. Ashley goes everywhere with MK and her French banker husband Olivier Sarkozy, who she married in 2015. But Ash’s beau Bennett Miller never seems to get invited – as it’s rumoured that he and Olivier hate each other.

5. MK’s a leftie who wears a size-6½ shoe, whereas Ashley is right-handed and slips into a 5½! That explains why Michelle was ambidextrous on Full House!

6. MK has attention deficit disorder. “Everybody’s brains work differently and I just need longer for things to register,” she says, also revealing that while at New York University she was given extra time to finish her tests.

7. Mary-Kate is a prize-winning equestrian who regularly competes in show jumping. Her first horse was named CD – yes, like compact disc!

8. Ashley is a hoarder! She never throws out old clothes and stores every item she’s ever worn – even as a kid and teenager – in a warehouse in LA!

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Ashley Olsen (L) and Mary-Kate Olsen attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

At the 2016 Met Gala

9. Mary-Kate’s pet peeve? “When people eat bananas and make that noise,” she says.

10. Mary-Kate dares to bare! “I run around my house naked with heels all the time,” the star told Harper’s Bazaar in 2007. “I love running around in kimonos… or naked with jewellery.”

11. They aren’t strictly identical! Ash is an inch shorter than her sister and has a faint freckle above her upper lip. Meanwhile, Mary-Kate has wider eyes and thinner lips than her two-minutes-older twin.

12. She’s hardly ever spotted without a Grande-sized Starbucks cup in her hand, and it turns out MK’s been drinking coffee since she was 10!

13.  Mary-Kate last appeared on screen in 2011’s Beastly, while Ashley’s last movie was New York Minute in 2004. “I don’t feel comfortable acting,” she says.


The girls in New York Minute

14. Mary-Kate is obsessive when it comes to her famous boho locks. Her number-one rule is no more than five bobby pins… ever!

15. At six, they became the youngest TV producers ever, and by 10 they were the youngest self-made millionaires in the US! Ka-ching!

For 15 other WTF Olsen twin facts, pick up this week’s issue of NW mag, on sale today!


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