The actress is Maya Samaha, who’s been in commercials for clothing, cars, and computers, among countless others.
The song playing in the background is “Driver’s Seat” by Sniff ‘N’ The Tears. The official music video from 1978 is below.
The commercial is not going over very well with folks posting comments on YouTube. Lots of comparisons to the riches of Jeff Bezos (who ISN’T the CEO of Amazon, by the way) and the poor treatment of Amazon employees (I’ve been a driver for Amazon, it isn’t always bad). Perhaps the agency who came up with the ad should have done a little more research as to not come across so tone deaf.
What do you think of the ad? Are the people who don’t like it looking too far into it, instead of just taking it at face value? Chime in below!
-Out of the Wilderness