A model, actress, and artist, Farrah Fawcett began her acting career in the 1960s before rising to international stardom as Jill Munroe in Charlie’s Angels. Although at first, many didn’t see her as much more than a pinup girl, over the course of her life, she proved that she had talent and range, acting in television, films, and Broadway performances. Read on to see how Fawcett started out as an ordinary girl from Texas and became one of the most talked-about and beloved celebrities of her time.
A Poster Made Her More Money Than Charlie’s Angels
After Farrah Fawcett moved to Los Angeles, she began appearing in a series of commercials and small television roles. Then, in 1976, Pro Arts Inc. pitched the idea for a poster to her agent. After doing her own makeup, hair, and a short photoshoot, Fawcett selected her favorite picture from 40 images.
The result was Fawcett in a red one-piece bathing suit, which went on to become the best-selling poster of all time, with 12 million copies purchased in a blink. This was months before Charlie’s Angels came out, and made her more money than the television show.