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Caught on tape! What stars did before they became famous

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 10:37 IST
Image: Brad Pitt

Before making it big in Hollywood, Brad Pitt, branded as the world's sexiest man alive, appeared in a 'stupid' Pringles ad.

But Pitt is not the only celebrity to have a few skeletons in the video closet.

How to breakdance, Vin Diesel-style!

Image: Vin Diesel

Before he muscled up on the protein and starred in movies like The Fast and the Furious and The Pacifier, Vin Diesel was known as Mark Vincent and lent his talents to an "how to" breakdance video.

A breath of Morgan Freeman!

Image: Morgan Freeman

Did you know Morgan Freeman starred in a Listerine ad from 1973?

Willis jingle

Image: Bruce Willis

Before Armageddon and Sixth Sense, Bruce Willis was doing ads for the makers of Seagrams, with a number of these musical gems made in the 80s.

Cornflake girl

Image: Tori Amos

Before Tori Amos sang about a Cornflake Girl and became the queen of indie piano rock, she was the cornflake girl in a 1985 commercial for Kellogg's Just Right cereal.

Choir boy

Image: Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe is known off screen as something of a bad boy type, and in one of his first starring roles was cast as a delinquent school leaver being urged to consider the priesthood in this commercial for the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

McDonald's star

Image: Jason Alexander

In 1986, Jason Alexander (George from Seinfeld) starred in a musical ad for McDonald's McDLT sandwich.

Pin up girl for tampons

Image: Courtney Cox

Courtney Cox has recently starred in sitcom Cougar Town, but way back when in the mid-80s, when Friends was yet to happen, she was the pin up girl for Tampax tampons.

Source: ANI