2010-03-31

I Have Windows 7, I Want Charline and Crystal

Below are two of my favorite commercials. Of all the women in the Windows 7 was my idea commercials, these two are the hottest. Interestingly, the French girl (Charline) looks alot like the British girl (Crystal), but with a tan and speaking a different language.





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Update (2010-04-05) It appears the 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.

Berlitz Self-Teacher: FrenchI 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):

-"I like Crystal. She's cheeky". "I hate Windows, but I love their commercials. The one featuring that french chick is great too".


-ButlerGeorge These Windows 7 ads would be much more interesting if Charline (French) & Crystal (British) were in the same commercial. Pillowfighting.


-Altavistagoogle http://twitpic.com/1cjjet - Someone in the US Senate has a fixation with Charline (aka Crystal), from the Windows was my idea, I'm a PC ad.


-stoltenowWhich Windows 7 girl is hotter? Charlinehttp://bit.ly/beCJQi  or Crystal: http://bit.ly/27qoQc


-mphyunleashedI think I want to bang the British and French chicks from theWindows 7 ads... just saying...


-dominicbarrythank you microsoft for the hot french chick in the windows 7commercial.


--hot (forum gets vulgar)


-Glamourgirl_MOThis French windows 7 commercial is always so interesting to me


-owenowenowenI still have yet to read any of the subtitles in that FrenchWindows 7 commercial.


-kidKappyJust saw a French Windows 7 commercial, and I knew what she was saying without the subtitles. F*** YEAH!


-raul_americaMan that windows 7 French girl is H.O.T !!!!!!


-JNIX_LAThis Woman on the Windows 7 commercial is so beautiful. And the fact that she speaks French is just enhancing her beauty.


-bourbonjimboI wanna do incredibly dirty things to that French chick in thatWindows 7 commercial


-tiffany323just saw this windows 7 commercial w/ this french girl. Made me want 2 be french.."meecrosoft vindowz siet"


-JayTLSHAWDiDis french chick from dis windows 7 commercial is f***ing HOTTTT I love da way she looks an talks


-misterincognitoThanks to Microsoft, I now know how to say "Windows 7 was my idea" in French.


-TravelingRothsWindows 7 commercials: French chick > English chick.


-ttedderWindows 7 French chick = hot


-iamnotdannythat French chick on that one Windows 7 commercial is really cute. yum.


-AKAnocIastThis windows 7 commercial makes me want to take french again. Doesn't make me want 'Vista: The Remix'...just more french classes


-nottoobadlyHello, cute French girl in the Windows 7 commercial.


-DCDolphinThe British chick and the French chick in those Windows 7 ads get hotter and hotter with every airing.


-SamuelMonnieSome intseresting ads tonight ..did a double take for the Windows7 ad in French. C'est parfait ....


-Jman5245Damn, the French girl in the Windows 7 commercial is freakin' HOT!!


-SkysoonerI know the French girl in the new Windows 7 commercials isn't particularly hot, but speaking French makes the hotness factor go up by a ton


-djrozeAnyone know if the French lady from the Windows 7 commercial is single?


-hardnoxThe French girl in the Windows 7 commercial is awesome. Windows 7not so much. Apples been doin these things for years!


-rdvelvetcupcakeThat's funny, because I'm kind of in love with the French chick from the other Windows 7 commercial.


-xNonentityyI love how one of the new Windows 7 commercials is in French. I can understand a lot of it. :D


-BeejMachineI think I'm in love with the French woman in the windows 7commercial.


-Jackerson14The French Windows 7 commercial makes me long for Paris. I need to go back soon. :( Paris.... Lol Good Morning !!!


-speedythesnailThe french girl in the windows 7 commercial is pretty hot


-Schlik1Who's cuter British Windows 7 Girl or French Windows 7 Girl?


-knytemereOmg! Windows 7 commercial in French. I love it :D


-JermShirleyThese Windows 7 commercials with the French and English chicks are hot


-thesunbreakmvb: Microsoft, the French woman in ur Windows 7 commercial is too hot for the reenactment gag to work. Just sayin'.


-mattruddickI wanna go try out my rudimentary french on that french girl in theWindows 7 ads.


-hec13As much as I hate microsoft I gotta give them props for the french "I'm a PC" commercials."Moi, je suis PC et Windows 7, c'etait mon idee"


-MelissaLynnetteI love the French girl in this Windows 7 commercial.


-OmgeezleLove the new Windows 7 commercial, french chicks are hottttt #Love.


-bloodypAm I wrong, or is the actual French girl in the Windows 7 commercial way hotter than the "dramatization girl"? I think I'm right, right?


-S1ackerKingOk the more I see that Windows 7 commercial with the Frenchwoman, the more I want to got to France. lol


-REGINEisBOSSThis French Chick On The Windows 7 Commercial Looks Like@MTVsammi


-GG_SimbaThe French girl from the Windows 7 commercial is cute! Too bad Paris is such a dump...


-0WickdChaos0LOVE the Windows 7 commercial in French, I wanna studyFrench now


-nick_blackThe French chick in the Windows 7 commercial... *le sigh*...


-wealthybigpenisThe French girl hawking Windows 7 (the one who drinks too much coffee) doesn't need the model reenactment. She's pretty cute on her own


-elisef32Love Windows 7 London taxi Ad too! RT @KrisColvin Love Windows 7commercial w the cute girl speaking french in front of Le Pure Cafe.


-wholoveschuckI'm in love with the girl in the french windows 7 commercial and i don't know why.


-KrisColvinI don't love Windows 7, but I do love the Windows 7 commercial with the cute girl speaking french in front of Le Pure Cafe. Parfait! :-)


-geofflatulippeI'm sort of in love with Crystal, the British chick in the Windows 7commercial. She has the perfect British girl accent.


-SamuelMonnieLike the windows 7 campaign... UK execution in a black cab. Hope they don't fall into a cliche trap.


Negative reaction: 


-YouLoveSolI can only take so much of the overly-caffienated French girl in the overly-played Microsoft Windows 7 commercial. #pleasestop .

-ritarezI don't understand the Microsoft commercials in FRENCH: "I'm a PC andWindows 7 was MY idea." Does French automatically make it better?

-LngHrDntCr13I'm so sick of this pollen & these annoying windows 7 commercials, esp the one with the french girl. Ugggh!

-Nsquared2Dear #Microsoft :please stop the windows 7 commercial with thefrench girl. She's not convincing anyone

-pinkfroggg the windows 7 ads are getting to me...all that "it was my genius idea" crap. Especially the french one!

-DistortedLoopSorry Microsoft, but a cute 20-something Brit or French chick saying Windows 7 was their idea just doesn't motivate me to run out and buy it

-robynfoulksThe Windows 7 commercial with the girl speaking French is SO ANNOYING.

-dlbyronSeriously, ya think French Charlene from the Windows 7 commercial wouldn't want an iPad.

-teh_geekMS needs a new ad agency - majority of Window 7 commercials now are a British girl & a French girl telling you how "Windows 7 was my idea"

-FusionRockRadiosome french on about windows 7 and how it was her idea. what the hell. no one cares. go back to france and tell them, maybe theyll believe u

-purseonalityThe Windows 7 spot with the French girl might have been a poor choice in this political climate; hell, my mom still orders "Freedom Fries."

-iamjavi83I'm getting #tired of seeing that french windows 7 commercial.

-whitekcSorry microsoft, it's going to take more than a pretty french girl to sell me on windows 7#ineedamac

-Phillybergwhy am i not surprised that in the most recent Windows 7 commercial - the French are taking credit for everything?


8 comments:

Alex said...

They are not the same person ... They look similar but Crystal has chipped left upper central incisor, Charline has a small birth on her upper lip and some kind of scar on her nose ...

Altavistagoogle said...

I don't think Crystal's upper left incisor is chipped. If anything, it may be slightly crooked.

Unfortunaltly, the angles are different on these screen captures:
http://twitpic.com/1fd32i/full . Teeth look the same to me.

The birthmark and "scar" could have been added/masked with makeup.

_bullseye_ said...

What i NEED to know is, who is the actress in the "flashback" scene in the British commercial.

She is just gorgeous!

Pino said...

I'm not the only person that found the French girl to be more attractive than her "hotter" reenactment version, right?

Laura said...

Isn't the "re-enactment" girl the same for both??? I'm sure she is. Crystal & Charline are similar but not the same girl - you'd have thought Microsoft might have gone for a bit variety?

_bullseye_ said...

Pino, i agree.

Laura, the two flashback girls are different. Crystal's flashback girl is dynamite! Trying to figure out who she is. Some people online are saying that it is Amanda Peete. Similar in looks, but i don't think it's her.

Anonymous said...

hello there is Charline is the same person as Michelle lovelysoul at Facebook? there are two different face so one of them is a poser, Charline identity was using by someone else?

Chanel said...

In the response of it saying that both ads were filmed in London: Actually, the French one was filmed in Paris. The location is Le Pure Café, 14 rue Jean Macé

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