Ad Age just unveiled its "top 10 female ad icons of all time" list:
-- Morton Salt's 'umbrella girl."
-- Betty Crocker.
-- Miss Chiquita.
-- Rosie the Riveter.
-- Josephine the Plumber (Comet cleanser).
-- Mrs. Olson (for Folgers coffee).
-- Madge the manicurist (Palmolive soap).
-- Rosie the waitress (Bounty paper towels).
-- Clara Peller (Wendy's "where's the beef?" lady).
-- Flo (for Progressive insurance).
Flo seems too new to have made the list, in our humble opinion. Especially since among those who didn't crack the top 10 are:
-- Little Debbie.
-- Elsie the cow (Borden milk).
-- The Ivory soap baby (and no, porn star Marilyn Chambers was never the baby, but Snopes.com says she was one of the "mothers" on the soapbox).
-- Aunt Jemima.
-- Mrs. Butterworth.
Who else is missing? Suggestions are welcome in the comments thread.
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