Elizabeth Olsen Poses For 'V' Magazine (PHOTOS)

01/06/2011 04:41 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Elizabeth Olsen, the 21-year-old sister of actresses-turned-designers Mary-Kate and Ashley (and the namesake of their fashion line Elizabeth and James), struck a pose for V magazine's "The Discovery Issue" -- marking the first time we've seen her in a style magazine.

Elizabeth was nominated the "New Ingenue" by actor Chace Crawford and gives a short interview in which she talks about her time studying acting at Moscow's Art Theatre School. She remarks:

"If I could live a parallel life, I would live in Russia....The [stage combat] teacher and I got along even though he didn't speak English. He was trying to demonstrate something and asked for a guy. I kind of scoffed and raised my hand, because he didn't ask any of the chicks to volunteer. And we did this exercise where you have to block someone from slapping your head. It was funny, though because he wasn't letting me down easy; I actually had to work to avoid getting hit."

A photograph from V by Mark Abrahams:

Elizabeth in August 2010:

In March 2009:

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