"I look at old photos of me, and I don't feel connected to them at all," Mary-Kate revealed to Marie Claire in 2010. "I would never wish my upbringing on anyone...but I wouldn't take it back for the world."
And yet, after a series of successful straight-to-video films (including How the West Was Fun and Holiday in the Sun), the sisters turned their focus to fashion, creating several clothing lines: The Row, Elizabeth & James and Olsenboye.
"With the retailers, we dealt with some tough cookies," Ashley told Newsweek in 2011. "Their attitude was, 'Who do these girls think they are?'"