This section highlights some of Farrah Fawcett's most popular commercials.
Farrah Fawcett: Head and Shoulders commercial 1972.
FF Fact: From 1973 to 1982, Farrah Fawcett was married to Lee Majors. Later, she became romantically involved with the actor Ryan O’Neal. They had a son Redmond James Fawcett O'Neal, born in 1985. For a brief period in the late 1990s, she was also in a relationship with James Orr, a Canadian filmmaker.
Farrah Fawcett: Dubonnet Commerical 1972
FF Fact: Farrah was the first freshman in her college to be chosen for the “Ten Most Beautiful Coeds on Campus.” Taking note of her beauty awards, talent agencies across America started to look up her photographs.
Farrah Fawcett: Ultra Brite Commercial 1969
FF Quote: "I think that when you're kind of just shoved out there and you have to be tough and you're facing tough people and people are saying bad things about you, that all of a sudden, you have to become a little less sweet."
Farrah Fawcett shampoo commercial 1978
FF Fact: Farrah Fawcett passed away from cancer, aged 62, on June 25, 2009. However, pop star Michael Jackson also passed away just five hours after Fawcett. In the battle of news cycle coverage, it was Jackson who unfortunately dominated.
Farrah Fawcett: Lady Schick Speed Styler
FF Fact: Farrah Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. Though she was found to be cancer-free after several rounds of aggressive treatment, the cancer returned. Farrah underwent chemotherapy as well as alternative forms of treatment and fought the disease bravely till the end.
Farrah Fawcett: Ford Mustang 1971
FF Fact: The bulk of Farrah’s estate (about $4.5 million) was left to her only son, Redmond Fawcett-O’Neal. Other sums were left to her father, her nephew, and also her old boyfriend George Lott. Long-term partner Ryan O’Neal was absent from the list of beneficiaries.
Farrah Fawcett: Union 76 1972
FF Fact: Farrah attended John J Pershing Middle School, in Houston, Texas. Later she attended the WB Ray High School. She was named the ‘Most Beautiful Student’ for four years.
Farrah Fawcett: TV Guide Commercial
FF Fact: In 2009, Farrah received a final and posthumous Emmy Award nomination for her two-hour documentary, Farrah’s Story. The program documented her struggles with cancer. However, its editing was openly critiqued by her family. They felt it did not accord with the actress’s final wishes to explore alternative methods of cancer treatment, as she herself had done.
Continental Airlines Farrah Fawcett Commercial 1975
FF Fact: She enrolled at the University of Texas after completing high school. A year later, she was asked by a celebrity publicist to go to California to become a model. Though her parents initially forbade her from going, later they decided to accompany her on her trip. She found a modeling contract within just two weeks, and started appearing in TV commercials as well as print advertisements.
Noxema Shaving Cream Commercial with Farrah Fawcett 1972
FF Quote: "In the face of excruciating pain and uncertainty, I never lost hope, and it never occurred to me to stop fighting - not ever."
Farrah Fawcett Shampoo and Conditioner Commercial 1981
FF Fact: The song "Midnight Train to Georgia" had initially been inspired by Fawcett and Lee Majors. Songwriter James Dawn "Jim" Weatherly phoned Majors, who was one of his friends, but it was Fawcett who actually answered the call. Weatherly and Fawcett chatted briefly and she told him she was going to visit her mother and was taking "the midnight plane to Houston."
Although Majors and Fawcett were both successful by that time, Weatherly used them as "characters" in his song, about a failed actress who leaves Los Angeles and is followed by her boyfriend who cannot live without her. Eventually the genders were swapped to a failed actor who leaves Los Angeles and is followed by his girlfriend who cannot live without him, a train replaced the plane, and Houston was changed to Georgia. The recording by Gladys Knight & the Pips attained the number 1 position on the Billboard chart in 1973.
Farrah Fawcett: Winchester Man Commercial
FF Quote: "It would almost be sinful to say that I regretted doing ‘Charlie’s Angels’ because it did so much for my career."
Farrah Fawcett: Ginza Jewelry (Japanese Commercial)
FF Fact: Some of Farrah's earlier works include guest roles in TV shows such as the ‘Flying Nun’, ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and ‘Getting Together.’
Farrah Fawcett shampoo commercial 1979
Farrah Fawcett Wella Balsam Shampoo commercial
FF Fact: For her iconic 1976 poster, Farrah did all the modeling preparation. In addition to choosing the swimsuit, she also did her own hair. A spray of lemon juice later—to empathize her blonde highlights—and the iconic “Farrah Flip” was born.
Farrah Fawcett: The Peeping Blonde
FF Fact: Due to her growing popularity, she was offered a role in the sci-fi film ‘Logan’s Run’. Directed by Michael Anderson, film depicts a dystopian future society, where the population gets too high and the consumption of resources is rationed by killing anyone who reaches the age of 30. The film was a commercial success and was met with mixed reviews.
Farrah Fawcett | American Cancer Society PSA | 1981 Commercial
FF Fact: Farrah nabbed her most famous television role as a result of (1) her husband and (2) her love of tennis. She and then-hubby Lee Majors were frequent tennis partners with television producer Aaron Spelling. When it came time to cast the role of Jill Munroe in his TV movie Charlie’s Angles, Spelling took note of his pretty tennis pal and cast Fawcett.
Farrah Fawcett | American Cancer Society PSA