10 TV Moms We Secretly Want to Be


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Betty Draper, "Mad Men"

Actress January Jones (left) at the "Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents An Evening with 'Mad Men'" event in 2008.
Actress January Jones (left) at the "Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents An Evening with 'Mad Men'" event in 2008.
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Betty Draper gives us a bad case of wardrobe envy. This always-put-together mom is the epitome of mid-century perfection; a curiosity in a modern era fraught with flip-flops and sweat pants emblazoned with slogans on the backside. What we secretly want is the stiffly starched, tightly cinched dresses of Betty's day; perhaps because it seems as possible as photographing our children with a unicorn for this year's holiday greeting. Skip all the snarkiness Betty dishes to her children and the way she acts like a spoiled brat. We still think we could pull off a 1950s housewife role -- and have a lot more fun.