What a legend! Betty White has been a part of Hollywood since 1945 when she made an appearance as “Lou’s Girl” in the short, Time to Kill. But that was just the beginning of an illustrious career, and more than 70 years later the actress is still going strong, even if she’s going through some changes.

Born in 1922 to Christine Tess and Horace Logan White, Betty didn’t want to be in everyone’s living room from the get-go — she originally wanted to be a forest ranger, but women were not allowed to follow that career path at the time. Instead, Betty went the writing route, eventually writing and staring in her own play at Horace Mann School. Her interest in acting soon followed.

Today, the Hollywood icon has been nominated for four Golden Globes, and has won eight Emmy awards, three Screen Actors Guild awards, three American Comedy Awards and a Grammy. Oh, good old Betty also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has been inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame and has the longest television career of any female entertainer — so much greatness over the years!

Now scroll on down below to see Betty then and now!