“Born” in 1921, Betty Crocker is the picture of a perfect homemaker. What many may not realize, however, is that this hospitable woman is only a fictional character. “Betty Crocker” was first pictured in theas an advertisement for the Washburn Crosby Company which later became . “Crocker” was chosen in honor of the recently retired company director, William Crocker and “Betty” was chosen because of it’s friendly, wholesome sound. Her classic signature was chosen through a contest held between female employees at the company.
Eighty-six years later, Betty Crocker’s ideal lives on. After selling millions of cookbooks and how-to books she’s one of the most popular women in America. In fact, she’s a symbol of American women. For her latest picture, photos of 75 recipe contest winners were digitally blended with an earlier Betty Crocker portrait to create her newest look.