Gidget in 2001
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Gidget did more than just Taco Bell commercials, but that was truly her legacy. She also had a small role in Legally Blonde 2 and made several other appearances over the years. Many people believe that Gidget's cuteness led to a rise in popularity of the Chihuahua dog breed in the late 90s and beyond. Despite their popularity, Chihuahuas are not right for everyone. That means do your research before you run out and get a "Taco Bell dog." They do, however, make wonderful companions in the right homes.