Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley, makes name for herself

elizabeth-olsen_240.jpg Image Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesElizabeth Olsen, the 21-year-old sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, has joined the cast of the indie film Martha Marcy May Marlene, a rep for writer/director Sean Durkin and producers Josh Mond and Antonio Campos confirms. The movie, which also features John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy, and Brady Corbet, centers on a young woman (Olsen) who escapes a cult and goes to live with her older sister.

Olsen, who gets her big-screen break in the upcoming feature Peace, Love & Misunderstanding with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Catherine Keener, has largely escaped the public eye. According to IMDB, she appeared in a few Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley DVDs as a child, but appears to have lived a normal life since then —  if the few fan tribute videos that pop up on YouTube when you search for “Lizzie Olsen” are any indication. Watch them below, along with the 2007 video for the band Carlotta’s song “The Queen” in which she stars. She’s easily as beautiful as her twin sisters, and shares those big eyes that almost make her look otherworldly (and oddly perfect to play someone who’s in a cult). I’m looking forward to seeing her onscreen. You?

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  • yo

    wait, they have a younger sister? news to me.

    • Vivi

      Same thing I was bout to post. Where the hell did she come from?

      • Chaz Winterbottom

        See, when a man and woman love each other…

      • Rosa

        LOL@ Chaz!!!!!!

      • Isabella

        LOL This is really embarrassing, but I remember seeing her in those old MK+A videos I used to watch with my sister. I also know they have a brother named Trent. They just weren’t mentioned a lot.

      • amj

        Actually if you read the article it stated that she kept her life relatively normal. Which is pretty awesome. It is amazing how much she looks like her sisters in some ways and not at all in others. What a pretty girl.

    • Shannon

      They have A LOT of brothers and sisters.

  • Elizabeth

    I think, based on that first photo, she is much prettier than her sisters.

    • J


    • Matt

      Couldn’t agree more. I actually think the sisters aren’t very pretty at all, but to each their own. This girl’s features are a little less angular or something, a little softer.

    • jcpdiesel21

      Agreed. She has similar features to Ashley and Mary-Kate, but they work better on her face. Plus, I don’t see Michelle Tanner in an elongated body when I look at her.

    • side3

      She looks healthier and happier.

    • kelsey

      Yes. I think “ethereal” would describe her look quite well. How intriguing that we (the general public) are just hearing about her now. I guess she’s very different from her older sisters.

  • Lala

    Yeah, do they have a younger sister as well as a younger brother. Forgot about her until now.

  • Big Walt

    What about their older sister from It’s Always Sunny? :)

    • Kit

      You know that the woman on Always Sunny *isn’t* actually realted to them, don’t you? Olson is not Olsen.

  • Tiera

    I remember watching MK & A in there adventure movies and she was in a couple. I believe they also have an older brother who was in a couple of their episodes

  • JPX

    Great, that’s just what the world needs, another creepy-looking Olsen. I hope she’s successful because there hasn’t been enough success in the Olsen family yet.

    • mari

      Success in acting no but we can’t really feel sad for the twins — they are billionaires.

  • ns

    Er…on what planet are the Olsen Twins considered “beautiful?”

  • DrRockso

    Well now we know who the attractive sister is.

    • Nerice

      You can always tell an expert! Thanks for contirbuntig.

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    She looks a lot like Amanda Bynes…that’s not a bad thing at all.

    • Gigi

      My first thought at this picture was “Does Amanda Bynes have a younger sister?”, not the Olsen twins! I think her rounder features and natural hair are a bit prettier than her sisters’ famous bag-lady-skeleton looks, I have to say.

  • DianeZee

    I think the only reason her sisters look weird is because they did that stupid surgery to their lips. And they didn’t need it either. They had perfectly nice lips. I like this girl — she’s pretty and talented. I think it’s to her credit that she didn’t come out as an artist until she knew she was ready. And she is.

  • Nolan

    The only Olsen I care about is Peggy Olsen

    • mark


  • El Gigante

    It looks like she’s already had a nose job.

    • Yes!

      I was just about to say the same thing. Pity, her nose was lovely before, now it’s hideous.

    • DianeZee

      Gee, I didn’t even notice that. It does look like she probably had something done. It’s so sad when these beautiful girls look in the mirror and think they need fixing when they don’t.

  • Henry

    She’s beautiful.

  • Valley Girl

    She’s 21? Too old for Jared Leto, then, lol.

  • sam

    She doesn’t look like one of those ugly troll dolls.

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