Before they were famous

Natalie Imbruglia before she was famousEven Australia’s conquerors of Hollywood had to start somewhere. Usually in an embarrassing ad on the TV.  We had a rummage through Australia’s biggest advertising library – Ebiquity’s archive that goes back to 1981 – to dig out the parts of Aussie celebs’ careers they’d probably wish had quietly been forgotten.

Before they were famous roll call:

  • Naomi Watts, Australian lamb, 1989
  • Eric Bana, Gravox gravy, 1996
  • Rebecca Gibney, Lux, 1989
  • Cate Blanchett, Tim Tams, 1993
  • Claudia Karvan, Big M, 1991
  • Ian Turpie, Big W, 1984
  • Tara Moss, Movenpick ice cream, 1999
  • Ian Turpie, Woolworths, 1984
  • Alison Brahe and Cameron Daddo, Norsca shower gel, 1991
  • Lisa McCune, Coles, 1991
  • HG Nelson, Ryobi power tools, 1989
  • Natalie Imbruglia, Twisties, 1992
  • Julian McMahon, Levi’s, 1988
  • Elle McPherson, Tab, 1982
  • Russell Crowe, Australian National Council on AIDS, 1987
  • Source: Ebiquity

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