Forget Joan, Betty and Peggy – and even Rachel – I think it’s safe to say that Sally Draper was the best female character in Mad Men. She might have to deal with a bitch of a mom, a creep of a boyfriend and an absentee father but she (pretty much) always had a happy smile and an awesome comeback to Betty’s bad attitude – e.g. “He left because you’re stupid and mean.”
The actress that plays Sally, Kiernan Shipka, doesn’t seem to have been too traumatised by her time on the show as this feature on the Covetuer shows. She may be 12-years-old, but her walk-in wardrobe of prom dresses and big hair accessories has universal appeal – well, amongst a certain sector of society that I include myself in, anyway.
Kiernan also wins points for her anal approach to wardrobe organisation – which actually suggests that perhaps Betty got to her slightly: “I organize things by clothing type and by season… I hate a messy closet. I totally freak out when my closet is messy and I can’t find anything. I like it to be as organised as can be.”