Original Gerber Baby Turns 93 Today. See What She Looks Like Now!


Ann Turner Cook, the original Gerber baby, just celebrated her 93rd birthday on Wednesday (Nov.20). She was only 4 months old when her face made her the most famous baby in America. In 1928, the Gerber baby food company held a contest to find a face to represent their brand advertising campaign. According to the company's website, some artists submitted elaborate oil paintings, but one artist, Dorothy Hope Smith, an artist who specialized in children's portraits and who just happened to be Cook's neighbor, submitted a simple charcoal sketch and offered to elaborate on it if it was accepted.