The team behind resurrecting Audrey Hepburn for a recent TV commercial now admit they may have got it horribly wrong. The advert was a milestone in special effects and Audrey's face was recreated using computer graphics (CG).
Using FACS (facial action coding system) and more than 60 different facial expressions for the animators, they were able to replicate the CG Audrey to sell the top selling chocolate.
However, after an unprecedented number of enquires via their web site and mostly from girls between the ages of 16 and 21, the manufacturers were forced to make an official statement about their campaign.
Mr Richard Bean from public affairs team admitted that younger girls didn't know who Audrey Hepburn had been and most were distressed by the large moustache like eyebrows that were fashionable at Audrey' s cinemagraphic period.
A lot of teenagers thought that the product was capable of producing extra facial hair and some went as far as to suggest that they had lost boyfriends through the growing of beards and side burns.
One girl from Sunderland mentioned that her nose hairs were curling towards her upper lip.
Mr Bean underlined that no additional ingredient had been added to the chocolate and that there had been nothing heard of this before the advert' s TV screening.
Prof Tyson from Holyrood University, a leading light in the psychology of advertising, said he was not surprised. His studies have revealed that there is a subliminal relationship between the advert's actor and viewer quite often, he revealed, the viewer will latch on to the oddness of something like bushy eyebrows and hold a belief system that the product itself Is the root cause of their illness.