Betty White is 93 years young: 7 surprising facts about the legendary actress!
STUDIO CITY, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Betty White poses at the celebration of her 93rd birthday on the set of 'Hot in Cleveland' held at CBS Studios - Radford on January 16, 2015 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for TV Land)
BETTY WHITE -- Pictured: Actress Betty White c. 1954 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - MAY 09: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Betty White attends Betty White fashion shoot for The Lifeline Program at Smashbox Bigbox on May 9, 2012 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Brian To/Getty Images for The Lifeline Program)
OFF THEIR ROCKERS -- 'Betty's House' Episode 201 -- Pictured: Betty White -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 2: Actress Betty White sits down with the hosts of THE TALK, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Betty White shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Betty White appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
STUDIO CITY, CA - AUGUST 04: Actress Betty White attends the 'Hooray for HollyWOOF!' 35th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser for Dogs for the Deaf at The Sportsman's Lodge on August 4, 2012 in Studio City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters.) Actresses Betty White and Ellen DeGeneres attend The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Polk/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 19: Actress Betty White presents at the 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on February 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
A headshot portrait of American actor Betty White wearing a veiled hat, circa 1955. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 2: Actress Betty White arrives at the premiere of her movie 'Bringing Down The House' on March 2, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 17: Betty White with Craig Ferguson on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, scheduled to air Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Actress Betty White attends the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA) 44th Annual Beastly Ball at Los Angeles Zoo on June 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama talks with acclaimed actress Betty White in the Oval Office of the White House June 11, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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Betty White is winning at life!
The actress is turning 93 years-young on Saturday and just can't stop being awesome, continuing a legendary career spanning 70 years in television and film. In honor of her worldwide success, we're breaking down seven surprising facts about Betty!
Betty paved the way for women in television. From 1953 to 1955 she produced her own TV series, Life With Elizabeth. She was one of the first people to have creative control in front and behind the camera.
Can you believe Betty could have been Blanche on The Golden Girls?
But it all changed after they shot the pilot. Betty revealed at The Paley Center for Media why the director had a change of heart.
"I had come off the Mary Tyler Moore Show playing the neighborhood nymphomaniac, Sue Ann Nivens...So I was thrilled at Blanche," Betty continued. "I thought that was wonderful and then all of a sudden somebody said, you know, it was Jay Sandrich in his genius. He said, 'If Betty plays another man hungry, their going to think its Sue Ann re-visited. So let's make her Rose."
Her career was revitalized in 2010 after she starred in a Snickers Super Bowl commercial. Later that year she went on to become the oldest person in history to host Saturday Night Live. But it almost didn't happen!
"I had such a panic attack when the whole thing came about," Betty told ET. "I said thank you so much but no I can't and my agent said yes you will, you have to do that."
Betty told ET, "I think it goes back to genes, my folks blessed me with some good genes and I have lots of energy, I'm blessed with good health and I love what I do and you can't get a better combination than that!" Betty told ET.
Check out the below video to see more things we bet you didn't know about Betty!