She’s the forever-young little cutie who scampers onto our TV screens every year — but now she’s all grown up.
You know the ad: Little blonde girl teams up with her brother and very serious older sister to leave out a bowl of Corn Flakes for Santa. The siblings all fall asleep and only the young girl wakes up to meet the man himself and say “ho, ho, ho”.
The girl in the baby-pink onesie was actually played by twins Alexandra and Holly Stapley in the late 1980s.
And now one of the girls, Holly, has gotten married — to a guy named Mo Mahmoudzadeh.
According to IMDB, the girls went on to star in a number of roles in television shows such as:
*A Touch of Hope (1999);
*If You Believe (1999); *Baby on Board (1992).
Alexandra also had a part as Taylor Wedell in Mean Girls, starring alongside Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams.
Bringing the story of this iconic little girl closer to home, either Alexandra or Holly studied in UCC in the 2010/11 academic year as an exchange student.
According to The UCC Express, their features writer Cáit Moloney shared a house in college with one of the girls who played the Corn Flakes kid — but she declined to specify which one.
Since then, the girls have both moved on from the big screen.
Entertainment website Showbiz Geek reports that Holly qualified as a nurse and recently got married, while Alex is a bilingual customer service rep with Nissan.
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