Betty Draper, Mad Men
Played by January Jones
Shes warped, in a 1960s depressed, oppressed kind of way. A Bryn Mawr grad and former model, Betty is a complex woman who has been culturally programmed to be patient about her husbands infidelities. Gradually, she is learning to take control of her life, but she still inappropriately vents her anger toward her two kids, Sally and Bobby, and particularly Bobby. About her mother, Betty once said: She wanted me to be beautiful so I could find a man. Theres nothing wrong with that, but then what? Just sit and smoke and let it go till youre in a box?