How the Olsen Twins lost power in 2004

Actors, Producers

Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

(The Olsen Twins: Fred Prouser/Reuters/Corbis)

How the Olsen Twins lost power in 2004


The twins still rule over a billion-dollar industry, ranging from videos to underwear. But this year their once unstoppable juggernaut hit a few speed bumps — like the theatrical dud New York Minute and Mary-Kate’s headline-making eating disorder. The next four years at NYU could help them make over their careers — or at least give their core fan base time to grow up.

Originally posted October 15 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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