VIDEO Taylor Momsen in a Shake ‘N Bake commercial from 1997

Taylor Momsen in a Shake 'N Bake commercial as a child

Back before she was the sexy platinum blond star of Gossip Girl or the über-goth front woman for indie-punk band The Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen was a blue collar actress taking whatever work she could find to pay the bills. One of those less glamorous jobs was as a Shake ‘N Bake girl for a commercial circa 1997 that is just now circulating on the web:

Awwwwww! I wonder if Taylor will ever be able to achieve her dream of becoming a shake and bake mom? I suppose only time will tell.

As a bonus, here’s a glimpse inside Taylor Momsen’s brain showing how she remembers this commercial:

Taylor Momsen as a 4-year-old child actor

Taylor recently did an interview in which she blames her parents for shaping her morose and somber take on life saying, “Everyone’s like, ‘Wow, why is she upset and why is she so miserable about things?’ My parents signed me up with Ford (modeling agency) at the age of two. No two year old wants to be working, but I had no choice. My whole life, I was in and out of school. I didn’t have friends. I was working constantly and I didn’t have a real life.”