Profession: Actress and fashion designer
Why Famous: Ashley Olsen rose to fame along with her fraternal twin sister Mary-Kate in the role of Michelle Tanner on the television series "Full House".
Building on their TV roles, Olsen and her sister released a number of straight-to-video movies, becoming big names in the pre-teen market through the late 1990s - early 2000s.
The twins moved into fashion and in 2006 founded their brand The Row, which went on to win the Womenswear Award at the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2012.
- 2012-10-18 Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are honoured for their work with fashion label The Row at the WSJ Magazine's Innovator Of The Year Awards in New York City
- 2015-05-22 Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival