We all know it: advertisers tend to hire attractive people for their ad campaigns. And it’s obvious why. Attractive people sell, right? Well, it’s more than just looks. It’s also about finding something that reminds us of the company or product that’s being promoted. There’s a reason you remember the Go Daddy or the AT&T commercials.
But watching TV these days is nothing like how we used to watch the tube back in the day (which isn’t as far back as it feels). With the advent of DVR, anyone who has the opportunity to fast forward through commercials usually does. Sure, it means skipping all the annoying commercials (how many cars and insurance ads can I possibly see in one sitting?!). But skipping all those commercials also means that you might be missing out on a ridiculously good looking woman.
Libe Barer: Subway
Have you seen the Subway guacamole commercial? Libe Barer is the brunette in the picture that captivates many. And despite her exotic looks, she’s a born and bred American.
You might remember her from other roles, like Carly in the Sneaky Pete series on Amazon, produced by the one and only Bryan Cranston. She also played Sage from Disney’s Star Darlings and Parenthood. The 28-year-old has a long career of screen time ahead of her.
Ali Landry: Doritos
You might remember the popular Doritos commercials that featured Ali Landry, which goes back a few years. It might just be that everything Ali touches turns to gold, whether it’s Doritos or beauty pageants. She won the Miss USA pageant back in 1996.
The Doritos commercial aired in 1998. People Magazine named her as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world that same year. So, what else has Ali been up to since then? Well, she had to deal with an unfortunate tragedy. Sadly, in 2015, Ali experienced a tragic event as several extended family members of her were murdered.
Ashley Graham: Lane Bryant
Lane Bryant came out with a commercial that shocked everyone. These days, it’s not surprising at all, but back then, bringing in a plus-size model made heads turn. Ashley Graham was the beautiful plus-sized model in their commercials.
Ashley, like other models, had her share of controversy, but it wasn’t weight-related. In 2015, one of her commercials promoting her own lingerie collection was pulled off the air because it was considered “too hot.”
Candice Michelle: Go Daddy
The sexy Go Daddy commercials would debut every Super Bowl, but there was one particular campaign that shook all of us in 2007. The beautiful brunette was Candice Michelle. She might seem familiar to you, and it’s probably because you have seen her before.
She was once a WWE wrestling diva starting in 2004. The German/Costa Rican woman has a decidedly exotic look, which for sure helped boost her career. In 2008/2009, she had to take a break due to a clavicle injury.
Carly Foulkes: T-Mobile
Carly Foulkes was that cute T-Mobile girl in the pink and white dress. She’s in her early 30s now, but in 2013, Business Insider named her as one of the most recognizable brand people.
She also appeared in a few movies, most notably 2013’s Running on Empty. And Carly isn’t going anywhere either; she still models today. Her T-Mobile days clearly served her well.
Elizabeth Bogush: KGB
Elizabeth Bogush has come a long way since being in the popular KGB commercials from a few years back. In her blue bikini, it’s safe to say that more than a few people took notice.
The TV shows Scrubs, the Big Bang Theory, and How I Met Your Mother all took notice. She had small roles in those shows, but larger ones in offbeat films like Eastside with Mario Lopez, Cuties and Jam.
CC Sheffield: Best Buy
In 2010, Best Buy released a commercial pushing its Geek Squad service. The gimmick: you get your own personal Geek if you buy a laptop. And who wouldn’t want CC Scheffield as his own personal computer nerd?
The Tucson, Arizona native, appeared in films as well, but the most unique thing about her is that she sings in a band. Have you heard of Le Rev? She’s even a Grammy-nominated artist.
Farris Patton: KGB
Farris Patton was another KGB model who also landed a gig with the popular lingerie company. Unlike Elizabeth Bogush, however, she was the store attendant helping some guy find a bra for his girlfriend.
That role landed her many others. You can see her in Jimmy Kimmel’s live Bachelorette sketches, playing the Lotto girl and Hannah Burke. She is an accomplished model who did hosting jobs on CMT, Date Night, the Megan Mullally Show, and Shear Genius.
Emily Chang: Ruffles
The Ruffles commercial featuring Emily Chang with her headphones and sunglasses was very well-liked. Many people thought she was an actual poker player. But she’s not. Sorry, fellas.
Emily and is best known for being a writer, musician, and actress. She can be seen on Vampire Diaries, Total Recall, and How I Met Your Mother. There’s also the Amazon series, Mad Dogs.
Ingrid Haas: Heinz
Heinz mustard hit the nail on its head when they hired Ingrid Haas to promote their products. You can also find her in other commercials such as Yoplait, Pizza Hut, and Samsung.
But her passion work is Charity and Chastity – her comedic duo creation with her and another person singing off the cuff humor. She’s also been on Adam Ruins Everything and the still very popular Key and Peele.
Jana Kramer: Nationwide Insurance
The commercial with the good looking girl who goes around playing a cat burglar? That’s the ad Jana Kramer did who made people take notice of her. I’m sure many men would choose to be robbed by her any day.
The actress, who was on Dancing with the Stars, is a musical artist, too. Her newest album, called 31, is available on Spotify, Google Play, and iTunes. Insurance certainly hit a home run with her. We think they should bring her back for an encore.
Jessie O’Donohue: Go Daddy
Go Daddy knows how to push the limits, and they sure did in their TV commercial called “Boss.” It made Jessie O’Donohue an instant fan favorite. So, what else does she do when she’s not making men drool in Go Daddy commercials?
She starred in an episode of CSI: Miami and landed a prominent role in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. You can also check her out in Rescue Me with Dennis Leary.
Agnes Olech: Old Spice
Old Spice hit a home run when they cast Agnes Olech in their “I’m a Man” commercial some time ago. The Polish actress plays Veronica Chessani, the mayor’s wife, on True Detective.
She had a few guest spots, too, on Castle and Ballers, featuring Dwayne Johnson. She also played Orissa on the soap opera General Hospital. Her side hustle is modeling, of course.
Kelly Frye: Buick
Buick wanted to target a younger generation and appear more hip and cool. And their commercial for the Rendezvous worked. Why? For one reason: Kelly Frye. She was the woman on the phone trying to find where her car was parked.
After that, she played opposite Charlie Sheen (regretfully or not) in Two and a Half Men. She was also a regular character on Criminal Minds and starred in the series Anger Management.
Miranda Kerr: Reebok
It’s not easy to forget that Reebok commercial where Miranda Kerr is running and starts peeling off her clothes. It basically broke the internet. Before she was the Reebok girl, she was a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
She also represented David Jones, an Australian department store. It only makes sense, considering she’s an Aussie herself. That’s right, a face like that AND an accent. Gee wiz.
Milana Vayntrub: AT&T
Who doesn’t like the cute AT&T spokes girl? She took the internet by storm. Lily, aka Milana Vayntrub, has quite a story, too. She comes from the Soviet Socialist Republic state of Uzbek. Her parents migrated to West Hollywood when she was just three.
At six, she started acting in Mattel Barbie commercials. She had a stint in high school before she ended up dropping out to get her GED. She then got a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California.
Morgan Smith Goodwin: Wendy’s
Morgan Smith Goodwin became known as the “fake Wendy’s girl.” It isn’t the most flattering name, but it can be seen as a term of endearment from her fan base.
Morgan made us look several times. A Cullman, Alabama native, she now lives in New York. Morgan happens to be more of a theater person, starring in Off-Broadway shows.
Paige Spara: Forevermark Diamond
The beautiful smiling woman in the Forevermark Diamond commercial was Paige Spara. That winning smile sold plenty of jewelry and landed her a fair share of movie and television roles.
She’s in Kevin from Work, Home Again, and Stale Ramen. If you like to see her face daily, watch an episode of Kevin from Work to get your daily fix.
Rachel Bilson: Magnum
Magnum went old school and to the point when they had Rachel Bilson literally eat one of their ice cream treats. It’s a surefire way to get people to remember your ad… and buy your product.
In 2003, Rachel was cast in the show The O.C. playing Summer Roberts. In 2008, she was in the movie Jumper as the girl who was coupled with the main character who jumped back and forth through time.
Rachelle Wood: Go Daddy
Yes, another Go Daddy commercial girl. I think it’s safe to say that Go Daddy has a type. Rachelle set televisions on fire as the hot girl in the pizza parlor. She had been modeling since the age of 16.
From Glendale, California, Rachelle attended nine different schools before even entering the 7th grade. That can’t be easy. Before modeling, her true interest was sports. But a volleyball injury left her out of the loop for a while.
Rachel Specter: RGX
The RGX body spray commercial cast this beautiful brunette – Rachel Specter. The commercial just wouldn’t be the same without her. As it so happens, Rachel is more than just an actress and model.
Sure, she’s best known for this commercial, but she also landed roles in How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls, Entourage, and What I Like About You.
Tamara Brown: Carl’s Jr.
Here’s another burger-eating beauty. Well, more like a steak sandwich, but who’s really keeping track? So who is this pretty lady? That’s what every guy was asking when this commercial aired.
Tamara Brown is a model and actress. She starred in Sons and Daughters. She also got a roll in BBQ Therapy, where she basically traded one form of steak for another.
Laurel Coppock: Toyota
Toyota is typically known for making quality vehicles. But, every once in a while, they’re known for their commercials with hot women. Laurel Coppock was pregnant during the commercials, but Toyota worked around it.
In fact, she almost didn’t get the gig. After a series of letdowns, Laurel decided to quit acting. But when it came to her audition for Toyota, she was just what they were looking for.
Victoria Park: Samsung
Smartphone companies tend to pick gorgeous girls to pitch their products. To sell their S6, Samsung cast Victoria Park, an actress, and model of Asian descent. Her features and winning smile made Samsung a dime piece.
I bet you wouldn’t expect that she’s also a film producer. Victoria used some of her Samsung payouts to make films like Everything Before Us, Living with Models, and Sweet/Vicious.
Whitney Hoy: Carmax
Whitney Hoy was the hot red-headed car Barista in the Carmax commercial. That white and blue suit turned more than a few heads. But this Arlington, Texas, native has more than meets the eye.
She’s an actress, yes, but writes as well. Her most well-known work is Friday Night Lights (the TV series). She was also in Mistresses and Petals on the Wind.
Vanessa Branch: Orbit Gum
The Orbit Gum catchphrase “Fabulous!” can thank Vanessa Branch for its success. The London, England native rose to stardom using her good looks and saying that single word with her signature smile.
Before Orbit, she was in films like Pirates of the Caribbean, where she played a wench. Then there was Gilmore Girls, Lost, and Sonny with a Chance – all during and after her time with the gum company.
Margaret Emery: Samsung
In the Samsung Galaxy S3 commercial, while a man is heading to the airport, his two daughters tell him they made him a video for his trip. That’s when we see Margaret Emery, his naughty wife, telling him that she also made him a video.
But hers shouldn’t be watched on the plane (wink wink). The commercial was a fun gig for the comedic actress and writer, who also starred in “The Period Fairy” on Funny or Die.
Becky O’Donohue: Hot Pockets
In this Hot Pockets commercial, the girl was Becky O’Donohue. She played Lisa, the sexy redhead who apparently got turned on at the sight of a man-eating a Hot Pocket. If only it were that easy.
But it wasn’t the first time she played “the hot girl.” Becky also had a small part in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. She played the human embodiment of Siri, by the way, in The Big Bang Theory.
Catrinel Menghia: Fiat
Part of Fiat’s plan was to introduce their little Italian cars to the American marketplace. And so they needed to be creative. Their method was to include Catrinel Menghia, the sexy Romanian fashion model.
And they placed her in not just one, but all of their television ads. And really, who needs to overcompensate with an SUV when you have a model like her in your mini cars?
Sabine Ehrenfeld: Overstock.Com
Meet Sabine, the woman we all know for being that hot chick we saw on ads for Overstock.com. The woman is more than just a pretty face, though.
She’s also an accomplished pilot and equestrian! It’s almost unamusing to say that she’s an actress, too. She’s also one of the older ladies on this list, at 56 years old. But we’re no ageists!
Cindy Crawford: Pepsi
Let’s go old school and look back at this 1992 commercial that still holds the title as one of the sexiest ads ever. If you remember, Cindy Crawford was seen by two boys buying a can of Pepsi from a vending machine.
The line: “Is that a great new Pepsi can or what?” The drooling kid comments: “It’s beautiful.” Yeah, yeah. They’re talking about the can – not the sexy woman. Duh.
Kate Upton: Mercedes-Benz
Subtlety was not what Mercedes-Benz was looking for when they sat in the conference room and thought of ideas for their ad campaign in 2013. When they decided on the right girl, they went with Kate Upton.
It’s not rocket science – the woman sold cars. She was sporting a tank top and pair of Daisy Dukes, okay? And let’s be honest: women and cars go nicely together.
Mariah Carey: Gillette
Remember the popular Venus commercials? Gillette wanted the most beautiful legs in the United States to promote their then-new Venus Razor. Their “Legs of a Goddess” campaign chose Mariah Carey.
And the company even went ahead and insured her legs for her. That’s right, the Grammy-winning music artist has her legs insured. But it turns out that a lot of celebs have insured their body parts.
Emily Ratijkowski: Hardee’s and Carl’s, Jr.
Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. may have taken a turn back to modesty, but was seen can’t be unseen. If you remember their popular racy ads, then Emily is no stranger to you.
But, her real rise to fame would come after appearing in Robin Thicke’s music video for Blurred Lines. After 2013, she was sought out by groups like Maroon 5 and asked to appear in two of their music videos.
Hannah Ferguson: Carl’s Jr.
Hannah Ferguson from San Angelo, Texas, is probably one of the most iconic ad girls ever. The 27-year-old is an accomplished fashion model. You can find her on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and in Maxim.
But let’s be honest, she’s most remembered for that iconic burger bite that seduced every guy. I don’t think anyone can forget that Carl’s Jr. commercial for that reason and that reason only.
Genevieve Morton: 3 Way
Remember her? She was in the infamous 3 Way bacon commercial. There were two other beauties, too: social media stars Emily Sears and Elena Bell. But it was Genevieve who was the main feature.
Genevieve looked brilliant, eating her burger, while simultaneously starring in one of the most provocative commercials ever. Genevieve also graced the cover of Sports Illustrated six times in multiple countries.
Jillian Michaels: Go Daddy
Go Daddy’s 2013 Super Bowl ad raised more than just eyebrows; it was labeled as sexist. And it’s really not surprising. But it wouldn’t have been a true Go Daddy commercial without at least some misogyny.
Fitness guru Jillian Michaels and racecar driver Danica Patrick painted a naked woman to promote Go Daddy’s “.co” domain-name extension. Back in 2009, Go Daddy showed a “live stream” of Danica in the shower. So… there’s that, too.
Charlotte McKinney: Carl’s Jr.
Like Go Daddy, Carl’s Jr. has a type of commercial. And it almost always includes sexy women. Carl’s Jr. technically never ran a national Super Bowl ad, but it still got plenty of backlash for the 2015 local spot starring model Charlotte McKinney.
Charlotte promoted their all-natural burger by baring pretty much all as she walked through a farmers’ market basically naked. Yes, it made an impression.