Product placement and brand deals have gone hand-in-hand with the movie business since cinema first started. Without lucrative partnerships to help finance blockbusters, some of the best features probably wouldn’t exist. On the flip side, some brands wouldn’t be nearly as popular as they are today without being featured in a successful movie.
From Tom Cruise’s Ray-Ban’s in Risky Business to Sharon Stone’s Hermes scarves in Fatal Attraction, some companies hand-picked the perfect moment to debut their products, hitching a ride on the Hollywood wagon right to the top. Here’s a history of our favorite brand debuts – many of which you probably didn’t even notice!