Watch: Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett Once Starred in a Biscuit Commercial

updated 03/06/2014 at 11:00 AM EST

originally published 03/06/2014 11:00AM



Years before she was an Oscar winner, Cate Blanchett had a simpler goal: Get her hands on as many Tim Tams as she could.

In a commercial that ran in her native Australia in the 1990s, the Blue Jasmine star met a genie, who promised her three wishes – all of which she used on an unlimited supply of the chocolatey biscuits. As the ad's tagline puts it: "Tim Tams – what more could you want?"

The ad gave the young Blanchett a reputation as "The Tim Tam Girl" in Australia. It has been up on YouTube since 2010, but attracted a fresh round of attention on Thursday.



Blanchett is hardly the only Best Actress Oscar winner to get her start in TV commercials. Her predecessor Jennifer Lawrence earned her SAG card appearing in promos for MTV's My Super Sweet 16.





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