Ahhh, Noxzema Girl. Your heart was a cold lump of coal if you didn't find yourself completely charmed by the sight of Rebecca Gayheart's in no way sexual portrayals of the typical 90s teen engaged in typical 90s behavior of smearing white cream all over her pretty face:
That commercial had a special kind of significance for me in that her unbridled teenage lust for a guy with my name meant that maybe it could be me she was all excited to see at the boardwalk fair. Was anyone ever so young? The fact that they used to show this commercial about 30 times a day on MTV didn't help my pathetic teenage delusions, but it did help make Rebecca the go to example of what a teenage girl in the 90s was supposed to look like. Never mind that she was in her early 20s at the time. It was still a fine choice, due mostly to those fantastic eyes of hers (there we go with the eyes again). It was also that big old mane of curly hair and that sweet little smile. Everybody had a thing for Rebecca. If you weren't desperately aching to lose your virginity to her, then you were probably desperate to look like her, which a lot girls did after Rebecca blew up.
Rebecca might have been the first girl to make a career out of representing noxious shit that made your nostrils sting with its nastiness, but it did make her star nonetheless. I wouldn't care to comment on the career choices Rebecca parlayed her anti-acne windfall into. Not a fan of a lot of it, with the possible exception of Dead Like Me. She did do a number of fantastic magazine spreads, some of which you can peruse below. I still think she did her best work as plucky, adorable, hot as hell sweetheart that doled out 30-second reminders about how completely wasted my teenage years were. Aaaaaand now I'm depressed...
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