Miss Chiquita

The company mascot "Miss Chiquita", now Chiquita Banana, was created in 1944 by Dik Browne, who is best known for his Hägar the Horrible comic strip. Miss Chiquita started as an animated banana with a woman's dress and legs. Vocalist Patti Clayton was the original 1944 voice of Miss Chiquita, followed by Elsa Miranda, June Valli and Monica Lewis. Advertisements featured the trademark banana character wearing a fruit hat. The banana with a fruit hat was changed into a woman in 1987. A new Miss Chiquita design was unveiled in 1998. Peel-off stickers with the logo started being placed on bananas in 1963. They are still placed by hand today to avoid bruising the fruit. [1]



And some Miss Chiquita videos we have found at YouTube with the voice of Monica Lewis. Monica Lewis (born May Lewis; May 5, 1922 – June 12, 2015) was an American jazz singer and film actress. Lewis was the longtime voice of Chiquita Banana in the company's animated ad campaign, beginning in 1947.

Produced by the United Fruit Company in the 40's, this commercial appeared only in movie theaters, and for over 50 years kept us humming its catchy tune. The voice of Chiquita belongs to MONICA LEWIS. She'll be 90 May 5, 2012.

This was the last and almost forgotten movie theater commercial that introduced Chiquita Banana and her catchy song to the world. This rare spot is politically incorrect by today's standards. It may not be here for long.


Produced in the 1940's, this was one of four animated commercials that appeared in movie theaters to spread the versatile and nutritional benefits of the banana. The voice of Chiquita belongs to MONICA LEWIS. She'll be 89 May 5, 2011.


  1. Chiquita Brands International. (2017, November 20). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11:26, January 6, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chiquita_Brands_International...
  2. https://www.chiquita.com/discover/miss-chiquita

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Jan 2018


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