A list of Sims who have appeared on cover art and in videos to promote games in The Sims series, but do not appear in the game itself.

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Lawson familyEdit

The Lawson family appeared in a few promotional screenshots, as well as the manuals for the original The Sims and The Sims Deluxe Edition. They were seen inhabiting 8 Sim Lane and 2 Sim Lane, but their former homes are no longer present in the final game. They consisted of Michael Lawson, his wife Jenny, and daughter Anna. Michael Lawson is the name of a Product Analyst for the original The Sims, which means this family could have been inspired by him.

Wallace familyEdit

The Wallace family consisted of George Wallace, his wife Betty and daughters Mary and Ashley. Very little is known about them, as they are only seen on a few promotional screenshots. At some point they lived in 5 Sim Lane, which would later become the Goth family's home.

Baxter familyEdit

The Baxter family appears in a developer's walkthrough for The Sims 2. It consists of Don Baxter, his wife Sarah, and their son Alex. Don and Sarah also appear in trailer for The Sims 2 Holiday Edition (2006). Their extended family includes Sarah's single sister Virginia, her brother, her father and her deceased mother, whose names are unknown. There is a family snapshot of them in The Sims 2 game files, hinting that they may have been originally playable. Another hint toward this is the description for Waterside, the neighborhood they resided in, that survives in neighborhood manager file.

Don, Sarah, and little Alex settled down in Waterside. Sarah wants a bigger family, but Don still craves the romance of his youth. Can you hold this family together, or will these Sims just grow apart?

Waterside DinaEdit

Dina was Don Baxter's first love. Unlike her possible successor, Dina Caliente, she appears to be an only child. She is featured in the developer's walkthrough starring the Baxter family, where she is shown to have an affair with Don.

Chris and MelissaEdit

Chris Roomies and Melissa Roomies originally appeared together in The Sims. Two Sims who look very similar to them were used in the official trailer for The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff.

Brianna AdlerEdit

Brianna is one of the Sims who appear on the cover for The Sims 3. She has gained popularity on the official forum and Snooty Sims forum.

Marcela BadeauEdit

Marcela Badeau is one of the Sims who appear on the cover for The Sims 3 and The Sims 3: World Adventures. Oddly, she has both blonde and red hair in promotional images. She wears a mask, gloves, and her shirt is completely black.

Marcela Badeau is the cutest master thief in Sunset Valley, stealing hearts and TVs everywhere she goes.

Travis ChaseEdit

Travis Chase, unlike the other promotional Sims, did not appear on the cover for The Sims 3. There is a pre-made Sim in Create a Sim with his likeness.

Travis Chase is a real cowboy inside and out, from his pointy boots to his western style ranch house.

Zack HoustonEdit

Zack Houston is one of the Sims who appear on the cover for The Sims 3.

Zack Houston is an avid local football player. He is very romantic, but drives his dates away because of his sloppy nature and messy home.

Johnathan LefreEdit

Johnathan Lefre is an adventurer who was often used as a promotional Sim for The Sims 3: World Adventures. However, he does not appear in the game.


Magnus is one of the Sims who appear on the cover for The Sims 3. He somewhat resembles VJ Alvi.

Rock star Magnus hits the right notes onstage, but his behavior is usually off-key.

Nigel RobertsEdit

Nigel is one of the Sims who appear on the cover for The Sims 3.

Nigel's cute guy looks and nice guy demeanor make him friends everywhere he goes.

Officer RoscoeEdit

Officer Roscoe is one of the Sims who appear on the cover for The Sims 3.

Officer Roscoe would be Sunset Valley's finest cop if he wasn't a compulsive kleptomaniac.

Saffron SmithEdit

Saffron is one of the Sims who appear on the cover for The Sims 3.

Saffron Smith's a natural-born cook, and a natural-born klutz.

Jill SimonEdit

Jill Simon is a 4-star celebrity Sim who was rumored to be featured in The Sims 3: Late Night. She was supposed to live in Bridgeport with two other Sims in a luxurious mansion with a curved pool in the hilly, more luxurious section of the city, further away from the city center. However, neither Jill, nor the household were featured in the game, and the mansion is actually Matthew Hamming's residence. Her appearance is similar to Olive Kipling. It's possible that she was created solely for previews.
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