If you're a Gen Z member and you accidentally wound up reading this article wondering who the Olsen twins are let me break it down for you — the Olsen twins are singlehandedly the most iconic twins who ever lived and if anyone out there tells you any different, it's probably because they are not familiar with the cultural impact their shows, movies, and fashion had on young girls in the second half of the '90s and early 2000s. Which is precisly why we'd advise you to have an Olsen twins movie marathon — trust us, you won't regret it!
But to give you a slight introduction to these two queens, here are 20 pics from their childhood that may not immediately pop up on your Google search. And if you are familiar with the twins — sit back and enjoy a dose of pure '90s awesomeness that will certainly make you feel nostalgic!
20 Let's Start Off With The Twins As Adorable Babies
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were born on June 13, 1986, in Los Angeles, California and snatched their first acting job before they even turned one. In fact, the twins were cast in the role of Michelle Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House when they were only six months old!
19 Here They Are At An Event With Their Full House Co-Stars, And Not To Be Rude, But They Stole Everyone's Show
Mary-Kate and Ashley are probably one of the best-known twins worldwide, and it all started with their iconic portrayal of the adorable Michelle Tanner. In the pic above you can see them with their co-stars Andrea Barber, Jodie Sweetin, Candace Cameron-Bure. The twins, however, clearly stole everyone's show because their matching outfits were just too much for us to handle!
18 How Adorable Is This Pic Of Them With Uncle Jessie At Disneyland?
Obviously the cast of Full House got pretty close over the years, and in the photo above you can see a young Mary-Kate and Ashley with their TV uncle Jesse Katsopolis. Actor John Stamos, who played Jesse, went to Disneyland with the twins — and judging from the smiles on their faces, the three had plenty of fun!
17 Signing Autographs Was Not An Easy Task For The Young Stars
Becoming internationally famous at such a young age could not have been easy for the girls, as fame often has plenty of down-sides. One of them was probably that they had to spend a lot of time signing autographs — which, let's be real — doesn't really sound something young kids would consider fun.
16 And Here They Are Rocking T-Shirts With Their Own Image
Honestly, we are so here for this. If you've seen those pics of Rihanna or Kylie Jenner rocking T-shirts with their own faces on them, just know that the Olsen twins have officially started that trend. And frankly, we'd also love to have one of these T-shirts with their picture!
15 The Olsen Twins Were Always Super Close With Their Siblings
Mary-Kate and Ashley grew up with their older brother, Trent, and their younger sister, Elizabeth — whom you may know for her portrayal of Scarlet Witch. One thing we immediately realized is how alike all of the siblings look which makes spotting Elizabeth, who is three years younger than the twins, pretty difficult.
14 And Look At Them Having The Time Of Their Lives Playing Limbo
How cute are the two girls playing limbo while on a vacation? It definitely seems as if the twins still managed to have a quite fun childhood, even though a majority of it was spent in the public eye. You'd never think that these two were super-rich stars at the time!
13 The Two Were Also Quite Good At Art
Honestly, we'd love to have one of Mary-Kate and Ashley's original paintings — judging from this pic we bet the two have a couple of them from their childhood. Seriously though, aren't they just adorable all covered in paint and showing off their work of art? Someone call a museum because this belongs in it!
12 And Here They Are Sailing Away
Mary-Kate and Ashley have been fortunate enough to have traveled the world at a very young age, which is definitely something most kids can only dream of. In the photo above you can see the two on a sailboat, which is, again, not something most kids have a chance to experience.
11 During Shooting Breaks, The Two Would Always Play Around The Full House Set
Even though the two were celebs pretty much ever since they turned six months old, they still acted like children on set which meant that any shooting breaks were spent playing around and getting mischevious. And if you don't believe us, just take a look at this photo of them getting crafty on set!
10 And Here They Are All Excited For The Holiday Season
One thing you can easily see in all of these pics is that the girls were always dressed in identical or similar clothing — and the holiday season was no exception! As you can tell, wearing ugly holiday sweaters and posing in front of a Christmas tree is something not even the Olsen twins could avoid!
9 The Twins And Their Younger Sister Elizabeth Clearly Take After Their Mother
Seriously, the resemblance is uncanny! Their mother Jarnette clearly has some strong genes running in her family because all of her children look very much like her! Oh, and in case you're not sure which one of the three is Elizabeth, it's the one in the black jacket, duh — the twins are obviously matching!
8 We Just Had To Include This Pic Of Them Sipping On Ice Tea
If we had to pick just one photo off this list, we think we'd opt for this one — simply because the twins look so adorable in it! Of course, the matching outfits with the adorable flower hats are absolutely on point, and the fact that the two are sipping on their iced tea while posing for the camera makes this photo absolutely perfect!
7 And Here They Are At An Amusement Park
As we already mentioned, just because the two were working from a very early age doesn't mean they had no fun growing up. In fact, judging from all these pics, the Olsen twins probably had even more fun than the rest of us. Just look at them having a blast at the amusement park!
6 The Olsen Genes Are Very Strong As All Siblings Look Very Much Alike
Yeah, yeah, we're mentioning this again, but come on — aren't you just a little bit shocked at how much they all look alike? Like, we already expected the twins to look like twins, but not their younger sister and older brother! And as you can tell, we simply just can't get over it!
5 Here Are Ashley And Mary-Kate Getting Their Hair Done
Being in the spotlight all the time also meant the girls would get pampered pretty much every day. In the pics above you can see them getting their hair done, and let's just say that their beachy highlights inspired a whole generation of teens in the '90s to go to the hairdresser!
4 And Look At These '90s Style Icons Posing At Home In Front Of The Piano
Once Mary-Kate and Ashley became tweens and teens, their influence on fashion and beauty was something nobody could deny anymore. Young girls everywhere tried to copy their style, which is why the Olsen twins had a clothing line in Walmart that was tailored for girls between the ages of 4 and 14.
3 Here's A Full House Reunion
Mary-Kate and Ashley portrayed Michelle Tanner on Full House throughout the show's run, which concluded in 1995. And while the two went on to do more movie and fashion projects, they did occasionally still hang out with their old Full House family. But personally, we'll never get over the fact that they did not participate in the sequel Fuller House.
2 And Here Are Their High School Yearbook Pics
If you were a tween or a teen in the late '90s and early 2000s, chances are that these two queens were your style idols. And of course, in true style queen manner, the two looked absolutely stunning in their high school yearbook pics — we can only wish our pics looked this amazing!
1 Lastly, Here's A Visual Representation Of What The Late 90s Were All About
To wrap things up, here's a pic of what the late '90s and early 2000s were all about: the Olsen twins and Britney Spears. Seriously, if there's one thing that you need to know about that era it's that these three ruled it. Anyone who disagrees clearly just remembers it wrong!