Martha Washington Foxy Lady?

03/04/2009 04:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Brigid Schulte washingtonpost.com

This just in: Martha Washington was hot. Or at least hotter than we thought.

Our image of the mother of our country, vague and insubstantial as it is, is drawn from portraits painted after her death showing a frumpy, dumpy, plump old lady, a fussy jumble of needlework in her lap, wearing what could pass for a shower cap with pink sponge rollers rolled too tight underneath.

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