Celebrities make a large amount of money from appearing in television and movies, but they can augment their already large income by appearing in commercials. Celebrity endorsement are ways for brands to get some of their best advertisements. They can promote their best products with famous people. A celebrity already has an audience, so the company knows that they can potentially associate their brand with one of these celebrities.
These celebrity jobs aren't always as easy as sitting still for a photo shoot. They sometimes require years of commitment. Say you were a famous person working for Pepsi. Don't even think about picking up a Coke. A paparazzi could snap a shot of you doing that, and you might get sued by Pepsi for breach of contract. While you're under contract as a spokesperson, you need to be fully responsible for making people believe that you use that product. Because you become a proxy for that product.
In 1980, Brooke Shields was modeling for Calvin Klein Jeans. She was very beautiful. She still looks beautiful. I guess "if you wear Calvin Klein Jeans you will retain your beauty." You hear that piece of copy, Calvin Klein?
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Spokesperson, Television producer, Model, Author, Actor, + more
Credits: Suddenly Susan, The Blue Lagoon, The Midnight Meat Train, Endless Love
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In 1988, before he became a punchline to a "Family Guy" joke, Wilford Brimley was pitching Quaker Oats to his fellow septuagenarians. He also repped for Liberty Mutual and hung out with old babes in Cocoon. Dang, Wilford Brimley was steady ballin' in that demo.
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Profession: Wrangler, Blacksmith, Bodyguard, Actor, Farmer, + more
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Valerie Bertinelli started to market for Jenny Craig in 2009. She had struggled with her weight, but after using Jenny Craig, she lost 50 pounds. If she can do it, anyone can do it! I guess.
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America
Profession: Spokesperson, Actor
Credits: Hot in Cleveland, One Day at a Time, Touched by an Angel, In a Child's Name
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William Shatner has been the celebrity spokesperson for Priceline since 1997. This former starship captain is helping people cross the globe at a good rate. His character is dryly self-aware.
Birthplace: Côte Saint-Luc, Canada
Profession: Spokesperson, Television director, Television producer, Novelist, Musician, + more
Credits: Star Trek, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
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