--- Things you don't need to know
--- The Olsen twins are fraternal twins
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are not identical twins�
Those cute little Olsen twins who doubled for each other for eight years on Full House are fraternal, and not identical twins. The Olsen twins also aren't the only Olsen children. Their siblings include older brother James "Trent" Olsen and younger sister Elizabeth "Lizzie" Olsen - as well as Jake and Taylor - their step brother and step sister from their dad's second marriage.
Other Olsen twin facts you don't need to know:- Ashley is two minutes older than Mary Kate
- Whether or not the twins could be identical has been challenged.
- Both MK and Ashley had to wear fake teeth during the later seasons of Full house because their teeth began to look different.
- Mary Kate is one inch shorter than Ashley.
- The twins, along with their companies, are rumored to be worth about 150 million - each.
- The Olsen twins became two of the youngest producers in history - at age six.
- The twins received a star (a single star bearing both of their names) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004 - becoming the youngest celebrities to receive a star.
- Mary Kate and Ashley both ditched their senior proms so that they could host Saturday Night Live.
- MK has Anorexia and the Olsen sisters had their "Got Milk" commercials cancelled as a result of her illness.
- Ashley is right handed while Mary Kate writes with her left hand.
For factual information about the Olsen twins see also:
Listing of Mary Kate's filmography credits
Listing of Ashley's filmography credits
A listing of the books in the Olsen twins book series
A detailed look into their appearance on the Oprah show
For fan sites dedicated to the Olsen twins see also:
Olsen Twin News - an online fan club
Message board for Olsen twin fans
A fan site site dedicated to Mary Kate only
It's a twin thing
Angel Olsens - fan site with a large photo gallery
Twinfinity - MK and Ashley fan site featuring chat transcripts
For spoof sites featuring one or more of the Olsen twins see also:
Snarkywood - humrous spoof on the Olsen twins featuring commentary and pictures