16 Coppertone sunscreen ads starring the biggest stars of the 1960s

These ads featuring Julie Newmar, Annette Funicello and Barbara Eden will make you want to hit the beach.

Images: Coppertone

Today we know a lot about sun damage and the effect it has on our skin, but back in the 1960s it was all about fun in the sun! Of course, Coppertone was the go-to brand to get the dark and rich tan so many of us craved back in the day.

In order to grab our attention, the company released dozens of ads featuring the decade's hottest stars. Celebrities like Annette Funicello, Julie Newmar and Tippi Hedren hit the beach and struck a pose to push sunscreen and tanning lotions around the country. 

These actresses can't take the place of the iconic Coppertone girl, but they're definitely the next best thing! Take a look at these fun and sporty celebrities ready to hit the beach.

Annette Funicello

Promoting the movies Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

Stella Stevens

Promoting the movie Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

Barbara Eden

Promoting the movie The New Interns (1964), before her days on I Dream of Jeannie.

Joanna Barnes

Promoting the movie Spartacus (1960)

Elke Sommer

Promoting the movie The Art of Love (1965)

Nancy Kovack

Promoting the movie Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Sandra Dee

Promoting the movie Portrait in Black (1960)

Paula Prentiss

Promoting the movie The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962)

Mitzi Gaynor

Not promoting any movie, just being fabulous.  

Tippi Hedren

Promoting the movie A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)

Valerie Varda

Promoting the movie Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Julie Newmar

Promoting the movie MacKenna's Gold (1969), after her days on the TV show Batman (1966)

Jill St. John

Promoting the movie Come Blow Your Horn (1963)

Cyd Charisse

Promoting the movie The Silencers (1966)

Stefanie Powers

Promoting the movie Stagecoach (1966)

Martha Hyer

Promoting the movie The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

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eddiec 40 months ago
I like the one with Julie Newmar. She really does look good in gold.
T 40 months ago
Vic Damone for Coppertone - 1965 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh2xNMjimlE
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