then and now Here's What Happened to Famous People from Commercials  

Oliver Hanson
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Commercials are an integral part of our culture, and have been ever since TV or radio became a thing (basically as long as any of us can remember). There's a reason why everyone's usually talking about the commercials after the Super Bowl rather than the actual football game, and sometimes there's an ad line or specific promotional campaign that just seems to land in a perfect, timeless way.

Whether it be that iconic "Where's the Beef?" commercial for Wendy's, or a new beer campaign with the hottest celebrity, commercials have a way of becoming a staple in our entire pop culture even more than some of the most well-known movie franchises or TV shows depending on the commercial's specific timing.

So we decided to take this opportunity and look back at some of these iconic promotional campaigns, and specifically, the people from those commercials. Where are these iconic actors now? Check out this list of the lives of people who used to star in famous commercials below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

The Little Girl from the Pepsi Commericals


The Little Girl from the Pepsi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Here's What Happened to Famous People from Commercials
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From the 1990s to the early 2000s, viewers knew Hallie Kate Eisenberg as the adorable girl in the Pepsi commercials. Combining her purely adorable qualities with some serious spunk, Eisenberg charmed millions whenever she asked for a Pepsi.

Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Now


Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Now is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Here's What Happened to Famous People from Commercials
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Now, Eisenberg (pictured with her brother, actor Jesse Eisenberg) enjoyed a fairly successful career in Broadway and movies , with her last role in the 2010 indie, cult classic Holy Rollers, before putting her career on hold to attend college. 

The Dr. Pepper Girl


The Dr. Pepper Girl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Here's What Happened to Famous People from Commercials
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From 1963 to 1968, Donna Loren was Dr. Pepper's most prominent spokesperson. Throughout her tenure, Loren promoted the company through print, TV, and radio appearances, as well as in-person signing performances. She helped to promote the brand alongside celebrities of the time like Dick Clark, The Beach Boys, and more. 

Donna Loren, Now


Donna Loren, Now is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Here's What Happened to Famous People from Commercials
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Now, Loren is not only working on her autobiography, but has also been periodically releasing YouTube videos of her performing songs, as well as having live, online performances through various different channels.