Chrysler Commercials

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 18, 2005

I was wondering about the red-haired girl in the "If you can find a better car, buy it," commercial with Lee Iacocca. Is she really his granddaughter?
—Beverly Gherardi, Hibbing, Minn.

No, the little girl is an actress, hired to look cute in the role of the automotive icon's granddaughter. Iacocca, the former chairman of Chrysler Corp. who retired in 1992, shot more than 60 commercials for the car company in the 1980s and '90s. Now 80, he agreed to return to film some more commercials, including the one with the child, one with Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander and another with rap artist Snoop Dogg.