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About Mary-Kate and Ashley

About Mary-Kate and Ashley

We first saw them sharing the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House. And now - at just 17 years of age - Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are the celebrities behind the most successful girl’s brand in the world!

The Hollywood Reporter named them "the most powerful young women in Hollywood". Mention their names to girls aged seven to 17 and you know you are talking about the trendsetters for their generation.

In the United States Mary-Kate and Ashley are the number one girls’ video franchise of all time, the number one girls’ book brand, the number one celebrity doll brand, the number one celebrity-based girls videogame brand, the number one girls’ fashion brand and they are on their way to being the number one internet destination for kids and teens!

Mary-Kate and Ashley are co-founders of their company Dualstar Entertainment Group and have been actively involved with the direction and success of the business. They are closely involved in the decision-making and design processes and nothing leaves the factory without their seal of approval.

Dualstar co-founder and CEO Robert Thorne has been instrumental in the success of the careers of Mary-Kate and Ashley from a very young age. Together they formed Dualstar Entertainment Group to expand the mary-kateandashley brand’s fashion and entertainment activities.

More recently, Mary-Kate and Ashley have appeared on the covers of some the most prestigious magazines including the September issue of Rolling Stone, the August issue of Vanity Fair, YM, Cosmogirl and more. Mary-Kate and Ashley also presented the award for ‘Best Pop Video’ at the MTV Video Music Awards held in New York City on August 28.

Mary-Kate and Ashley will become the youngest celebrities in history to be awarded stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. They were chosen from among hundreds of nominees and will attend the celebratory event in early 2004.

Mary-Kate and Ashley were named this year to People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People as well as being named to The World’s Richest Kids in a recent People magazine cover feature story.

VH-1 recently highlighted the greatest talents pop culture has witnessed in the last 50 years with Mary-Kate and Ashley ranking at number 25.

Biography magazine, the leading cultural media magazine, included Mary-Kate and Ashley in its 15 Extraordinary Women feature story and they were the only teens joining the likes of J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter author), Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger and Jane Pauly. Biography refers to Mary-Kate and Ashley as “definitely extraordinary, a fresh-faced marketing juggernaut.” The Hollywood Reporter, the world's leading show business trade publication, dedicated a special issue showcasing Mary-Kate and Ashley, and the mary-kateandashley brand and named them The Most Powerful Young Women in Hollywood.

The Hollywood Reporter also named Mary-Kate and Ashley for the second straight year in its coveted Power 100 list of the most powerful women in Hollywood. The list includes studio heads, network presidents and superstars, all at least 20 years senior to Mary-Kate and Ashley!

Also, for the second year in a row, Mary-Kate and Ashley were included in Forbes coveted Celebrity 100 list of the world’s hottest entertainers and athletes. Mary-Kate and Ashley were included in Vanity Fair's The New Establishment: The Future in the Bullpen, joining nine other entertainment industry heavyweights, all of whom are at least 25 years Mary-Kate and Ashley's senior.

Mary-Kate and Ashley were the subject of a cover feature story in September 2002 special juniors edition of Women's Wear Daily, the world's number one fashion trade publication, demonstrating just how far the mary-kateandashley brand has come in the fashion and lifestyle marketplace since its introduction just 20 months ago in the U.S.

In January 2003, Mary-Kate and Ashley were recognized with the Franchise Performers Award (a lifetime achievement award) at the 2003 DVD Premiere Awards. The award recognises and rewards special creative achievement in programming - specifically for home viewing.

In February 2003, Mary-Kate and Ashley were named to a Top 10 slot on E! Entertainment’s RANK: Hottest 25 Under 25 list of hot young stars in motion pictures, television and music.

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