Monday, September 9, 2013

The Quintessential Charlie Girl

In 1978, with the success of the Charlie fragrance, Shelley began to appear in ads for the then newly developed Charlie Makeup and Skincare line. Aside from cologne and perfume, Charlie was now available in Makeup - namely foundation, lipstick, blush, eyecolour and mascara - and in Skincare - namely cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Now looking like a Charlie Girl was just a makeup counter away. And which Charlie Girl was most emulated? Shelley Hack, of course.

Shelley in a 1978 Charlie perfume ad
that included the Charlie makeup and skincare line

Throughout the years, Shelley's image has remained the yardstick for THE ultimate Charlie Girl - gorgeous, sexy and young... not to mention confident and independent. Although many have come before and after her, Shelley has remained THE quintessential Charlie Girl. In fact, an article about her came out on recently entitled "Shelley Hack: From Quintessential 'Charlie Girl' To Charlie's Angels." The article looks back at how her success as THE Charlie Girl led her  to a spot in the Townsend Angency.

Check out the article at:
Thank you so much to Charlie's Angels Italia at Facebook for the tip

In response to the article, I must argue that it wasn't because "viewers didn't care very much for the sophisticated and liberated woman" that the ratings dropped (Angels Go Truckin', episode 2 of the 4th season, was a top-rated episode and Shelley figured prominently in it.) I believe it was more because of the fact that she didn't figure prominently on the earlier episodes of the season (except for the one previously mentioned.) And I believe it was because they didn't really know know what to do with what they had, which was such a waste.