I think she’s the other one

I’m not aware of any time during the last 31 years when I was confident of my ability to distinguish between Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, and technically they’re not even identical twins. (They have a younger sister, Elizabeth, whom I find easier on my eyes, but of course your mileage may vary.)

The Olsen twins, benched

Similarities aside, Mary-Kate has gotten slightly more attention in these pages, mostly for this absurd tale from a decade ago:

Blogdom has been much amused by the fourteen-page spread in Harper’s Bazaar (October) in which Mary-Kate Olsen dresses up with Lauren Hutton and declaims, “I run around my house naked with heels all the time.”

I have no doubt that she does — why would anyone make up something like that? — but I suspect that the running is at a pretty slow pace, what with the heels and all.

What made me think of this, in case you’re curious, was this tweet from this past weekend:

Yeah, like I’d know anything about that.

Anyway, here are a couple of shots of Mary-Kate, or at least I think it’s Mary-Kate. She’s not running around, naked or otherwise.

Mary-Kate Olsen at her least comfortable

Mary-Kate Olsen at her least comfortable

Enough eye makeup there for any five normal women, or three Dusty Springfields.

Speaking of a decade ago, here’s MK getting the once-over from David Letterman:

Darling Dave apparently hadn’t yet grown into the professional perv we’d see later in life, though clearly he was working on it.


  1. McG »

    2 May 2017 · 9:34 pm

    I resolve the confusion by telling myself that “Mary Kate Ashley Olsen” really was just one little girl — until an ill-fated tour of a Star Trek transporter room set.

    The result was one good MKAO and one evil, but they were so young the difference didn’t last. Now they’re both top-secret operatives for Secret Agents Nefariously Running Illicit Operations.

  2. Holly H »

    3 May 2017 · 1:20 pm

    #TheresNothingMoreSexier….whatever happened to grammar?

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  4. John R »

    8 May 2017 · 6:15 am

    Maybe he skipped english. Along with biology.

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