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Here's What Happened To Famous People From Commercials

Updated October 10, 2019 1.4m views36 items

Commercials have been an integral part of our culture since the advent of TV and radio. There's a reason why Super Bowl commercials are almost as anticipated as the actual football game. Sometimes an ad line or specific promotional campaign just seems to land in a perfect, timeless way.

Whether it's Wendy's iconic "Where's the Beef?" campaign, or a new beer ad with the hottest celebrity, commercials have a way of ingraining themselves in our pop culture - even more so than some movies or TV shows.

So what happened to the famous faces from some of the most memorable advertising campaigns? You'll be surprised to learn where these actors are now.

  • The Dr. Pepper Girl

    The Dr. Pepper Girl
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

    From 1963 to 1968, Donna Loren was Dr. Pepper's most prominent spokesperson. During her tenure, Loren promoted the company in print, TV, and radio appearances. She also performed live as a singer. She helped promote the brand alongside celebrities of the time.

    This included stars such as Dick Clark, the Beach Boys, and more. 

  • Donna Loren, Now

    Now, Loren is working on her autobiography, and also periodically releases clips of her singing performances via YouTube. 

  • The Guy From The GoDaddy Commercial

    The Guy From The GoDaddy Commercial
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

    Jesse Heiman made millions of viewers' mouths drop when he appeared in GoDaddy's Super Bowl commercial in 2013. The commercial features him sharing an intimate kiss with supermodel Bar Refaeli as race car driver Danica Patrick watches.

    Not only did the commercial send Heiman into the showbiz stratosphere for a few moments, but it also led to him kissing some other female celebrities, including Extra host, Maria Menounos. 

  • Jesse Heiman, Now

    Jesse Heiman, Now
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

    Now, Heiman continues to have a steady career in TV and movies, and has appeared in a large number of popular TV shows. He's also had roles in well-known films, including 2014's blockbuster comedy, Neighbors.