Farrah Fawcett died today, and the motoring world has lost a bonafide car girl.
Automobile fans know her best for barreling across the United States in a Dodge Ambulance in 1981’s The Cannonball Run with Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise. But even before that Fawcett starred in a television commercial for the mostly forgettable 1975 Mercury Cougar XR7. She also lent her name to George Barris’s “Farrah’s Foxy Vette,” part of his line of Celebrity Cars.
Fawcett may best be remembered for her role in Charlie’s Angels. The hair! The bras! Wait, there were no bras on that show. For some serious 1970s car cheese check the reruns, still ubiquitous on cable and satellite.
Sadly, her last role was autobiographical. In the documentary aptly named Farrah’s Story she portrayed a woman battling cancer, a battle she lost Thursday. As she’s heading toward the Pearly Gates, let’s hope she’s rocking the feathered hair in a black Lamborghini Countach and not a 1975 Mercury.
[ Edmunds ]