CPB Group has a winner with the Crystal and Charline Windows 7 commercials. Googling Windows 7 Charline is now the main way people get to my blog.
I am now convinced that Crystal and Charline are the same actress, that both commercials were filmed in London and that the British version is a voice over. CPB Group is known for trying to generate Internet buzz for their clients. I suspect that was the idea behind using the same actress for the London and Paris versions of these commercials. Both were aired in their respective countries at Windows 7 launch, but now air in North America concurrently.
For kicks, here is some positive reaction to the commercials (and the mysterious actress that plays Crystal and Charline):
-YouLoveSol: I can only take so much of the overly-caffienated French girl in the overly-played Microsoft Windows 7 commercial. #pleasestop .
-ritarez: I don't understand the Microsoft commercials in FRENCH: "I'm a PC andWindows 7 was MY idea." Does French automatically make it better?