With death hoax about celebrities flying all around, it is almost very difficult to actually know the truth about which celebrity is alive and doing well except they speak up for themselves or at least let the public see them. Ashley Olsen has been up in the news lately following a report about her death.
The well-established fashion designer and businesswoman is also known for her active roles in several TV series. She is best known for acting and doing other lucrative businesses with her twin sister Mary-Kate and together they have not only earned much fame but also a growing affluence, thanks to their strong business acumen. Read on to get all you need to know about Ashley Olsen.
Born June 13, 1986, in Sherman Oaks, California, Ashley Olsen is an American fashionista and former actress who started her acting career barely one year after she was born alongside her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen. She is the daughter to a mortgage banker and real estate developer, David Olsen and his wife Jarnette who is a personal manager of German, French, and Italian ancestry. Ashley on her own belongs to the Norwegian ancestry.
She went to Campbell Hall School which is based in Los Angeles. After graduation, she moved to Gallatin School of Individualized Study- an interdisciplinary college within the New York University.
Ashley debuted as a baby actress with her sister in the American TV sitcom Full House which aired from 1987 to 1995 and their success in the series earned them more TV roles in shows such as Our Lips Are Sealed, Winning London, and New York Minute where she starred as ‘Abby Parker’, ‘Riley’ and ‘Jane Ryan’ respectively.
In addition to her acting career, Ashley also has a heart for business. Several products including dolls, computer games and clothing lines for Wal-Mart, bear her’s and her sister’s name but it was her love for the fashion world that led to her establishment of fashion lines with her sister. They both started Walmart stores that spread across America and generates over a hundred thousand dollars. The clothing line sells for girls within age 4-14. Ashley also owns a beauty line called the Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real Fashion for Real Girls. In 2004, she became president of Dualstar which has over 3000 stores across America and even more worldwide.
Is Ashley Olsen Dead?
Ashley’s fans were heartbroken when the news hit about “Ashley Olsen” being found dead in Italy”. The news broke in 2016 after CNN reported about an American citizen Ashely Olsen who was murdered by an undocumented migrant. There was, however, a sigh of relief when it was clarified that the death news was not about the Ashley we know, but about a young American woman bearing the same name and surname as hers. Ashley Olsen, the twin sister of Mary-Kate Olsen is therefore alive and doing well. She lives happily with her family.
Meet Her Younger Sister
As we already mentioned earlier, Ashley has younger and older siblings. Aside from her twin sister, she has an older brother Trent and a younger sister Elizabeth. She also has two half-siblings- Taylor and Jakes who were born to their father from his second marriage.
Ashley’s twin Mary-Kate is a fashion designer, businesswoman, author, and former actress/producer. Mary who is the older of the two attended the same school and pursued the same career as her younger twin, and as most will do, she shares business interests with Ashley too. The high-end fashion known as The Row is a product of their business idea. Other similar clothing lines they have together include Elizabeth and James, StyleMint and Olsenboye. The success of these clothing lines is a clear proof of their strong business IQ, hard work and passion for a different class of fashion.
With a net worth of over $100, Forbes 2007 could not but mention them as the 11th richest women in the world of entertainment. As at April 2017, the twins are believed to have an estimated net worth of $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Moreso, the Olsen twins won the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards (Council Of Fashion Designers of America) and the 2015 awards for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Mary-Kate and Ashley are recently planning to incorporate Italian shoes to their business. The twins are working as directors for an Italian shoe line, Superga. Mary-Kate is married to a French banker and half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
Is She Dating Anyone? Who is Her Husband or Boyfriend?
Ashley has had a great deal of relationship with men who are celebrities like her. She may have probably dated more men than her twin sister. It also appears that she prefers dating men who are older than her but she is yet to hold on to any as her husband. Her first relationship was with a man called Matt Kaplan (whom she dated from 2001 – 2004) and between 2004 and 2005, she hooked up with American restaurateur Scott Sartiano.
In 2005, Ashley dated singer/songwriter and director Jared Leto. Within the same year, she was rumoured to be in a relationship with Greg Chait and their relationship lasted for about two years 2005 – 2007. In the same year, she met cyclist Lance Armstrong and they fell in love with each other. Ashley Osen dated American actor Justin Bartha between 2008 and 2011. 2012 saw her in a relationship with Johnny Depp and in 2014, she directed her attention to another star Bennett Miller and together they shared romantic feelings and gained public attention but despite all that, they still had to split with Ashley moving into a relationship with the then 50-year-old Richard Sachs. After her separation with the financier beau, Ashley got hooked up with a mystery man who she met in November 2017.
Ashley Olsen is 5 ft 3 in or 161 cm tall. Her slim body weighs about 52 kg or 115 pounds, while her waist, hips and bra size is 24inches, 35 inches, 34A, respectively.