On the heels of being named two of People magazine's most Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen shared a new marker on the Walk of Fame., Hollywood got two stars for the price of one as 17-year-old twins
The event was timed to promote their new film, "New York Minute," which opens in theaters on May 7. The star recognizes their contribution to television.
Starting as 9-month-old infants, they played the character of Michelle Tanner on ABC's "Full House" sitcom, a role they shared for nine years before branching off into home video work, where they played separate characters.
Home video sales and product sponsorships ranging from a fashion line to toothpaste have made the "Mary-Kate and Ashley" brand a billion-dollar enterprise through their company, Dualstar Entertainment. Each twin is estimated to be worth more than $150 million.
"We just want to thank everyone so much," Mary-Kate told the screaming crowd on Thursday.
Ashley added: "We want to thank our family and our friends and everyone at Dualstar, every cast member we've worked with through the years and most especially our fans."
"It's a great honor," they said simultaneously.
They hugged and held hands while posing by the star, which rests in front of the Hollywood & Highland mall complex on Hollywood Boulevard.
Mary-Kate wore a slinky, silky purple dress and had darker hair with blond highlights, while Ashley was in a more formal, glittery white dress and had platinum blond hair.
They will host the season finale of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on May 15.