Things You Probably Never Knew About The Golden Girls

Impossible Age Gap

Although The Golden Girls may have been a bunch of older ladies, they weren’t all the same age. That counts for both on and off screen. Estelle Getty, who played Sophia Petrillo on the series, was one year younger than co-star Bea Arthur. That might come as a bit of a surprise considering that Sophia was actually the mother of Dorothy, Arthur’s character. The makeup department did a good job there. It’s no wonder it took they spent 45 minutes working on Getty’s face before every episode.