francine hanson (she is like a sister to me, says betty to don)

i love this photo and this scene so much, when betty tries on the clothes she still has be given from fashion designers from her days as a model.
francine is one of my very favorite characters on all of mad men. i love how seriously she takes her neighborhood gossip. it's kind of her whole life, which would be sad in real life, but because she is just a character it is very, very funny to me. she makes me laugh. the first time we meet her she is pregnant and smoking and drinking. i feel like i know lots of people like her. the actress also plays one of alby's wives on big love, which is so awesome too. if i were an actress i would want to play parts like these ones, i'd want to be a character actor, and not a leading lady so much.