Jewelry History – Suzanne Somers Collection

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Suzanne Somers is an American actress, author, singer, businesswoman, and health spokesperson. She is best known for her television roles as Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, her gorgeous smile and her multi-dimensional personality. 

In 1977, Suzanne Somers was one of the most famous women in Hollywood. The then-31-year-old, sexy star of "Three's Company" played Chrissy Snow, a ditzy blonde. Somers, however, was not ditzy. Even back then, she was thinking like an entrepreneur.

"The character Chrissy was so huge," she said. "I went to the producers, and I said, 'You know, this character is so flamboyant ... we should merchandise her. We should sell Chrissy hot pants and T-shirts and snap-on ponytails.' "

These days studios are constantly looking for new revenue streams for their "content," but Somers was ahead of her time. She also broke ground demanding to be paid salaries similar to those of male TV sitcom stars, which led to an acrimonious firing by ABC.

Last week in San Diego, Somers was inducted into the Direct Response Hall of Fame. "Direct response" is another name for an infomercial, which, technically, is a program that explains and demonstrates what a product does and then requires a direct response from you, the consumer — either call or go online and make your purchase.

Her secret to successful selling?

"Always tell the truth," she replied. "The public is smart, and they can smell BS."

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