Top 10 ad icons of all-time

Commercials are filled with characters that companies have created to help consumers remember their brand and desire their product or service. Sometimes they turn to the make-believe (think: the Pillsbury Dough Boy or Geico's Gecko), but often they hire real people to play the role. When the marketing gods smile on them, they strike gold and their advertising pursuits create a cultural icon.

Here, WalletPop shares its list of our favorite advertising icons of all-time. These 10 people did more than just take on the role of company mascot. They went on to become synonymous with the brands they pitched.