Recently I've managed to come across several old alcohol advertisements featuring popular Euro actresses of the time. It's pretty nifty and fascinating stuff.
From 1972 to 1974, international star Sylva Koscina did a series of print ads for the popular Italian alcoholic beverage Grappa Julia. Grappa is a fragrant grape-based pomace brandy, and this uniquely Italian drink has been around since the Middle Ages.
Here are two Grappa Julia print ads featuring the lovely Sylva:
And we must not forget Solvi Stubing, the gorgeous German-born actress known from trashy films like Battle of the Amazons (1973), Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975), Deported Women of the SS Special Section (1976) and others. Solvi's big break in Italy was actually as the pretty, blonde girl in a long-running ad campaign for the popular Italian lager beer Birra Peroni.
Solvi started out doing a bunch of TV commercials for Birra Peroni in the 1960s. Some pictures from one of those commercials can be seen below:
Solvi continued to be the Birra Peroni girl for many years, and also did several print ads. Here are two such ads from 1971:
Another German actress who became popular through beer campaigns was the beautiful Margaret Rose Keil, who did a series of ads for Italian vermouth Punt e mes in the 1960s. These ads did Margaret a lot of good and she would go on to enjoy a successful career as a pinup girl and a popular actress in photo novels and films.
Here's a Punt e mes ad featuring Margaret from 1964: