August 19th, 2011
03:02 PM ET
Thought Reese Witherspoon was America’s Sweetheart? Or maybe Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock?
Well, you’d be wrong, because Betty White can officially claim that title. It turns out that the angelic 89-year-old is now America’s most favorite and trusted celebrity, the Los Angeles Times reports.
White has come in first in a Reuters/Ipsos poll asking, "whose endorsement of a company would be most likely to drive business”?
Just over 2,000 Americans voted, and the former “Golden Girls” star beat out other famous faces like Denzel Washington, Sandra Bullock, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman (who tied for seventh place with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), Will Smith and Johnny Depp.
The celebrities the public doesn’t care for include: Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen, Britney Spears (who ties for third with Kanye West), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, Kim Kardashian, Mel Gibson, Donald Trump and LeBron James.
Last year, White won an Emmy for her “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig, and the actress has recently appeared in Snickers commercials and TV shows like “Community” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
And you’ll be seeing more of White this fall; she has an upcoming “Punk’d”-type show (with a senior twist) called “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.”
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