July 8, 2009
This beloved General Mills icon has had more facelifts than Phyllis Diller over the years to keep herself "current" with homemakers. The current face was compiled from 77 real-life women thought to epitomize Betty Crocker's spirit. Betty was born in 1921 to answer baking questions from consumers. Her first "portrait" was unveiled in 1936 and she's grown progressively younger over the years. Betty Crocker "wrote" cookbooks, "hosted" a long-running cooking show on radio and was rated in a 1945 survey as the second most famous woman behind Eleanor Roosevelt. She's now on Facebook.