Television is undoubtedly a huge part of our lives and therefore has a major impact on our culture. In fact, actors who appear in TV commercials often become some of the best known figures, even if we do not know their real names. Many have catch phrases that we will never forget, and some become synonymous with the brand they’re advertising. So just how much are these actors making? You might be surprised at the sums they have received for these often-quoted ad spots.
The Snapple Lady: $100,000
Many people refer to her as “The Snapple Lady,” but her actual name is Wendy Kaufman, and she was the face of the brand in the 1990’s. After she appeared in ads, Snapples sales went from $23 million to a staggering $750 million.
The Orbit Gum Girl: $500,000
The actress who appears in the Orbit gum commercials is named Vanessa Lynn Branch. However, she has also appeared in several TV shows as well, including 90210, Little Hercules, and Redline. $500,000 per year for a TV ad ain’t too shabby either.