Betty FrancisPlayed by January Jones


Betty’s search for Sally’s runaway friend took her into a world she’d never imagined—of wayward teenagers living communally in an East Village squat. After returning to the safety of her cloistered existence in Rye, she was drawn out again when Henry apprised her of his growing political ambitions. Betty lost weight to prepare for public life, then found herself one last time in the arms of her former husband, Don Draper, which brought a new intensity to her marriage with Henry.

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Betty Francis Quotes

“If the clothes from that dry cleaning bag are on the floor of my closet, you’re going to be a very sorry young lady.”
Season 1, Episode 2: “The Ladies Room”
“Honestly, I think she’s jealous of me. I’ve seen it before, I was in a sorority.”
Season 1, Episode 4: “New Amsterdam”
“My mother always said, ‘You’re painting a masterpiece, make sure to hide the brush strokes.’”
Season 1, Episode 7: “Red in the Face”
“As far as I’m concerned, as long as men look at me that way, I’m earning my keep.”
Season 1, Episode 7: “Red in the Face”
“Still, I can’t help but think that I’d be happy if my husband was faithful to me.” “The way he makes love — sometimes its what I want and sometimes, its obivously what someone else wants.”
Season 1, Episode 13: “The Wheel”
“I know people say life goes on, and it does, and no one tells you that’s not a good thing. Why is that?”
Season 1, Episode 10: “Long Weekend”
“Somewhere there’s a pregnant girl floating in a lake.”
Season 2, Episode 3: “The Benefactor”
Arthur: “You’re so profoundly sad.”
Betty: “No, it’s just that my people are Nordic.”
Season 2, Episode 3: “The Benefactor”
“I’m here all day alone with them. Out-numbered!”
Season 2, Episode 4: “Three Sundays”
“I would never do this to you. How could you do this to me?”
Season 2, Episode 8: “A Night to Remember”
“Go bang your head against the wall. Only boring people are bored.”
Season 3, Episode 6: “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency”
“What’s a matter Don? Don’t know where you will be in three years?”
Season 3, Episode 7: “Seven Twenty Three”
“You don’t kiss boys, boys kiss you.”
Season 3, Episode 8: “Souvenir”
“I hate this place. I hate our friends. I hate this town.”
Season 3, Episode 8: “Souvenir”