Iconic women of old-school TV – Sally Field played the title role in the 1960s TV show "Gidget." She was adventurous, sassy, charming -- and even surfed. Her character was a departure from many female characters who played mothers and housewives in '50s TV shows.
Iconic women of old-school TV – Barbara Billingsley wears pearls and a white blouse with lace stitching, her usual attire as mother and housewife June Cleaver in the 1950s show "Leave it to Beaver." Female characters in '60s TV moved beyond big skirts and heels into more adventurous territory.
Iconic women of old-school TV – Marlo Thomas plays Ann Marie in an episode of the '60s sitcom "That Girl," portraying a single woman who moves to New York to make it big as an actress.
Iconic women of old-school TV – Elizabeth Montgomery twitched her nose and made magic happen as Samantha the witch in "Bewitched," a show that premiered in 1964.
Iconic women of old-school TV – English actress Diana Rigg plays the kickass spy Emma Peel in the '60s television series "The Avengers."
Iconic women of old-school TV – Diahann Carroll starred in a groundbreaking TV sitcom, "Julia," playing an African American single mother -- a daring show for the time.