You’d be hard pressed these days to find an advertisement, commercial or a magazine cover with a model in it. Celebrities are promoting darn near everything today, especially cosmetics and hair products! Scarlet Johansson for Dolce & Gabbana, Emma Stone for Revlon and Jennifer Lopez for Loreal (and then some! Seriously, when does the woman SLEEP?) are just a few that come to mind.
Just when you thought celebrity endorsements were a thing of the future, turns out Hollywood’s elite have been doing it for years. Most notably, Lustre-Creme Shampoo featured some heavy hitters including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and the original pin-up, Betty Grable. These women were the pinnacle of beauty in their day and women everywhere wanted to emulate them (I STILL do!) It’s no surprise that the products endorsed by these starlets were extremely popular, just as those used by modern-day celebs are today. Check out these gorgeous vintage print ads plus a bonus 1956 commercial for yourself!