Elizabeth Olsen – the third Olsen sister

September 3, 2010 |  by  |  Entertainment
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Who even knew there was a third Olsen sister?

Meet Elizabeth Olsen – the third Olsen sister.

With Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen dominating the spotlight in recent years, it has been difficult for their younger sister Elizabeth (Lizzie) Olsen to break through. Starring in the upcoming film Peace, Love and Misunderstanding alongside Jane Fonda and Chace Crawford, Elizabeth Olsen has more than just a famous last name. In addition, Elizabeth will star in an indie film from Borderline Films called Martha Marcy May Marlene. In it, she plays a woman who has recently escaped from a cult and is staying with her sister, played by Sarah Paulson.

Just like her twin sisters, Elizabeth Olsen is trying her luck at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Elizabeth Olsen at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

She was a hit at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and is even being called the breakout star of the festival for her appearance in horror film Silent House. The Sundance Channel named Lizzie Olsen among their list of Top 10 Sundance Leading Ladies! Her performances in Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House earned her rave reviews, along with her next role in Red Lights, alongside Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver.

Will Elizabeth make a name for herself or walk in the footsteps of Mary-Kate and Ashley? She has certainly had time to learn a thing or two from her older sisters!

Interview with Lizzie Olsen

Here’s what Lizzie told The Hollywood Reporter:

The Hollywood Reporter: Okay, let’s get the obvious question out of the way. What’s it like having the Olsen twins as your sisters?

Elizabeth Olsen: I grew up with it so I don’t know anything different! The only thing that I struggled with growing up is that I wanted to be an actor … but I was very nervous to actually work. I think that’s why I focused so much on theater. I thought theater was a safer place because it’s more free of media.

The Hollywood Reporter: What are the most valuable lessons your sisters have taught you about show business?

Elizabeth Olsen: Well, first of all, our family is very close. We keep our values and our personal lives very private. I think my sisters are also very smart businesswomen and they work endless hours — people don’t realize that. Fame is a really weird thing, and I think my sisters have handled themselves very well. It’s really something for me to know that you never have to get caught up in it; you can just go on with your work.

Watch a trailor for Silent House:

More photos of Elizabeth Olsen >>

Video of Lizzie growing up with Mary-Kate and Ashley:


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  1. I’ve actually met this girl. I used to babysit for a family who’s kids went to the same school as the Olson’s. I was at her 6th grade graduation!

  2. No way! I’ve never even heard of her but I think she’s way cuter than the twins.

  3. I had not idea, either. How cool! Lizzy is really pretty. Just like her twin sisters!

  4. That trailer looks scary though, I don’t think I’ll be seeing that.

  5. No way, I did not know. Well, now it’s her turn to show up
    her bigger sisters ! You go girl !

  6. I agree, Robyn!

  7. Get your facts straight! Elizabeth Olsen, the sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley is NOT the creator of Olsenhaus. It should be obvious by the amount of fur and leather her sisters wear, that this girl does not come from a family that endorses and advocates animal rights. Taking a swift look at pictures of her in various outfits found on google, it is obvious that she wears a lot of leather as well. Now, looking at http://www.olsenhaus.com, the designer bio, linked clearly on its main page, informs that:

    “For over twenty years, Elizabeth has been an outspoken advocate against the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment, as well as for the environment and social justice. She has been a vegetarian for 19 years and a vegan for the last 2 years.”

    The younger sister of the famous twins is 21. It is physically impossible for her to be an ‘outspoken advocate’ against animal cruelty for over 20 years. Besides, the page provides the reader with several photos of a woman who by no means look like the Elizabeth Olsen your article deals with.

    It’s sad that there aren’t a whole lot of vegan or even vegetarian celebrities out there to promote the cause, but don’t be so desperate to find one who does, so that you waste both your own and the readers’ time, on an article based on wrong facts.

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