28 Photos of Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen That Prove They Grew Up Right In Front of Our Eyes
Happy birthday to the Olsen twins! Can you believe that these two ladies are 28-year-old ladies? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have really grown up. From their start as non-speaking cute babies on Full House to their detective work as 8-year-olds to their musical attempts ("I Am The Cute One," anyone?) to their low moments with the tabloids to Mary-Kate's enormous engagement ring to being full-fledged business moguls and fashion mavens, not only did they grow up in front of our eyes, but a lot of us have grown up with them, too.
So what better way to celebrate their 28th birthday than by looking back at how much they've grown up, year by year? From matching outfits to...well, matching outfits (black is the new orange, in their case), they're two of the few celebrities we've seen completely transform. And honestly, they're two celebs who prove that being a child star doesn't necessarily mean you're doomed as an adult. These two are trailblazers, I tell you.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane and commemorate these two women. Even if they want to admonish their musical history, they both were the cute ones, and they both are the gorgeous ones now.
1986 — These girls are born!
1987 — They landed their big break as Michelle Tanner on Full House
1988 — Awww
1989 — So tired
1990 — Preach, girl, preach.
1991 — Sweet bow
1992 — Presents!
1993 — Starting to look like little girls, not babies
And 1993 was also MK & A's first foray into music videos. Here is "I Am The Cute One"
1994 — The Case of The "Logical I" Ranch
Directly from The Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley. You had the boxed VHS, right?
1995 — "Gimme Pizza" from You're Invited!
You can, indeed, put anything on a pizza, as we learned from these two girl's sleepover party that we sure as hell wish we had been invited to.
And also, this movie came out in 1995. Remember? Of course you do.
1996 — They're getting so big!
Still keepin' up with those VHS movies.
1997 — Nice highlights, ladies
This mall party was probably the party Robin Sparkles wishes she attended in Canada.
1998 — Their own show, Two of A Kind
1999 — Switching Goals
2000 — They're tweens in Our Lips Are Sealed
2001 — All grown up in Holiday in The Sun
2002 — So Little Time (so many crimping irons.)
2003 — The Challenge
2004 — Yep, they're legal in New York Minute
2005 — Getting super fashiony
2006 — They're 20 years old
2007 — Drama
2008 — Boss ladies
2009 — Emo chic
2010 — They're basically billionaires
2011 — Taylor Momsen is so jealous
2012 — Mogul poses
2013 — Fierce at 27
2014 — 28 and lovin' it
Happy birthday, ladies! You two have managed somehow to be both icons in the nostalgia and fashion worlds. Welcome to 28, women.