Thursday, February 4, 2010

Betty "Creepy" Crocker

I learned something a little disturbing in my English class today.  Betty Crocker is a made up person.  Yes, it's true.  Marjorie Child Husted was the founder of Betty Crocker way back in the 1930's.  The portait of Betty Crocker has always changed throughout the years, but the creepiest image is the one they use now.
The image above is actually a composition of 75 real women who use the Betty Crocker brand.  The Betty Crocker corporation wanted to have a spokes person who looked like the typical user, so why not have her look like all of the typical users!  It's hard to say what nationality Betty Crocker is.  She's not just Caucasion...maybe a little Hispanic?  I think they tried to make her look as "timeless" as possible.

5 comments:

Kathy Haynie said...

I would love to see a post with pics of all the different Bettys from over the years.

I think this lady looks a little Greek or Italian. Hmmm...like you say, she's a composite.

Katie said...

That is strange.

Lisa Lou said...

I think I remember when they made this lady and reading that is was a combination of tons of women. She looks so generic - but Euro-caucas. Which seems sadly sterotypical.

Anna said...

Weird!

Raymond Teodo a.k.a. was_bedeutet_jemanden said...

I've learned something new today.... :-)