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30 Celebrities in Vintage Commercials & Advertising

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BARBARA EDEN COPPERTONE SUNTAN LOTION AD 1964

Yes, that’s Barbara Eden in a 1964 advert for suntan lotion, before she became Jeannie.  Indeed, vintage advertising is overflowing with celebs selling everything from toothpaste to tampons.  Let’s have a look at a sampling of 30 vintage TV commercials and magazine print ads featuring celebrities – both before and after they were famous.  Enjoy!

 

1. Cheryl Ladd – Ultra Brite Toothpaste (1977)

2. Brooke Shields – Calvin Klein Jeans (1980)

3. Bob Hope – Cannon Mills Sheets (1984)

BOB HOPE CANNON MILLS SHEETS AD 1984

4. Eugene Levy – Diet Tab Cola (1977)

5. Ted Danson – Encore Coffee (1977)


6. Sandy Duncan – Skinny Dip Cologne (1970)

SANDY DUNCAN SKINNY DIP COLOGNE AD 1970

7. Caroline Munro – Dr. Pepper (1985)

8. William Shatner – Commodore VIC-20 (1982)

9. Reggie Jackson – Murjani Jeans (1980)

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10. Erin Gray – Ford Thunderbird (1979)

11. Leslie Nielsen – Shell (1981)

12. Jason Alexander – Delta Gold Chips (1986)

13. Susan Blakely – Eiderlon Panties (1971)

1971 Susan Blakely Talks on Princess Phone

14. Corbin Bernsen – Maidenform (1987)

15. Bill Cosby – Ford (1977)

16. Wilt Chamberlain – Volkswagon (1979)

17. Cheryl Tiegs – Tampax Tampons (1969)

CHERYL TIEGS TAMPAX TAMPONS AD 1969

18. James Coburn – Schlitz Light Beer 1979

19. Jane Seymour – Le Jardin de Max Factor (1980)

20. Mariette Hartley and The Muppets – Polaroid (1982)

21. The Cowsills – Milk (1969)

THE COWSILLS MILK AD 1969

22. Alan Thicke – The Bay Home Furnishings (1983)

23. Bernadette Peters – Kleenex (1983)

24. Heather Locklear – Pacific West (1990)

 

25. Jean Shrimpton – Pond’s Angel Face (1964)

JEAN SHRIMPTON Pond's Angel Face Ad 1964

26. David Copperfield – Kodamatic Instant Cameras (1982)

27. Ed McMahon – Budweiser (1970)

28. Tony Randall for Hunt’s Make a Meal Sauces (1979)

29. Quincy Jones – Akai Stereos (1971)

Pages from Playboy Magazine 10 October 1971-3

30. Adam Ant and Grace Jones – Honda Scooters (1985)