Before They Were Stars Part II

Hotpoint Hi-Vi TV ad (1956)
Hotpoint Television ad (1956)

Can you guess who that cute model is trying to sell you a portable television? If you said Millie Perkins, the star of The Diary of Anne Frank (1958) you’d be right. When I first spotted this ad last year in an old magazine I had no idea who it was but after a little investigating I discovered that Millie Perkins had worked as model for years before she started making movies and Millie isn’t alone. Many classic Hollywood stars started their careers in modeling before they became actors. Want to know more? You’ll find lots more info and images of Millie Perkins as well as Sandra Dee, Elsa Martinelli and Candice Bergen at the Movie Morlocks this week.
Before They Were Stars: Part II @ Tcm’s Classic Movie Blog

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