People think of Betty Crocker as a fictional character that represents a brand of cake mixes and the like, a bit of commercial branding which gets updated every so often.
You may think that, but you’d be wrong.
The truth is that she’s real and she’s a Time Lord. Yep, two hearts, TARDIS, the whole nine yards. Over the years, cooking tragedies and industrial espionage have triggered regenerations, and that’s why the portrait of Betty has changed.
I won the complete Betty Crocker subset from 2013 Simon & Gintfunkel in an auction on a Hungarian website… here are a couple of those cards.
This is the Betty Crocker I was familiar with growing up; she was around from 1972 to 1980.
Betty #7 was in place from 1986 to 1996… one of the longer stretches between regenerations.
Betty’s last known regeneration was in 1996, but her image has pretty much disappeared from the commercial landscape over years since then. Maybe the last regeneration went badly…?