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Martha Stewart Stars in Unilever Ad -- 55 Years Ago

Before She was Famous, She Was Promoting Lifebuoy

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Martha Stewart got a flash from the past at an Interpublic Group of Cos.' event in Cannes on Wednesday morning, when Interpublic CEO Michael Roth rolled an old clip -- a commercial for Unilever's Lifebuoy soap in which Ms. Stewart played a young married woman. She was about 15 when she filmed it.

"I loved seeing that commercial because who smelled -- did he smell or did I smell?" Martha Stewart asked. "It was done on Shelter Island. ... I took off two days from school, I had a chaperone."

Ms. Stewart was being interviewed by CNN anchor Soledad O' Brien, who asked Ms. Stewart how she wanted to be remembered: "What do you want people to say when they say, 'Martha Stewart, she was so [blank]'?"

Retorted Ms. Stewart: "I don't even want them to say that , I want them to say 'I am so Martha Stewart.'"

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