Bonny Maid, The

Eighteen year old actress Anne Francis appeared as The Bonny Maid, a commercial spokesperson (1949-50) for Bonny Maid vinyl floor tile products (made by Bonefide Mills Inc.) on the variety program VERSATILE VARIETIES/NBC/CBS/ABC/1949-51.


Promotional postcard for Bonny Maid with Anne Francis

Miss Francis was assisted by two other Bonny Maids and a team called “Wear & Tear.” Several actresses portrayed “Bonny Maid” on the show, including Anne Francis. Eva Marie Saint, Edie Adams and Janis Page.


Note: In 1965, Anne Francis starred in the detective drama HONEY WEST/ABC/1965-66 where she portrayed Honey West, a sexy, karate chopping private eye (TVs first female private dick).

See also“Little Queen of the Soap Operas”


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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