Each of the four main actresses on The Golden Girls won an Emmy for their respective roles on the show. Estelle Getty was nominated on seven separate occasions, that’s one nomination per season of the show!
Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur racked up quite an impressive list of nominations themselves, each having four of their own.
Estelle’s Secret Facelift
Estelle Getty’s makeup artists had their work seriously cut out for them when transforming Getty to look like the mother.
The actress was actually younger than one of her on-screen “daughters.” Getty didn’t make things any easier for them when she decided to go rogue and get a facelift between shooting seasons one year.
Emmy Nominations Galore
The Golden Girls saw over 60 Emmy Nominations during their seven seasons on the air. The show also won two years in a row for the Outstanding Comedy Series category, starting in 1986. There were many more nominations for the actresses as well.
The show clearly held a high standard from start to finish.
The Show Goes Global
The Golden Girls was not only an enormous success in the United States, but it also gained millions of fans all around the world. In fact, the show was aired in over 60 countries, including Russia and England.
Reruns of The Golden Girls are still being aired in countless countries and even dubbed in different languages.
They Had a Royal Fanbase
Apparently, the late Queen Elizabeth II absolutely loved the show and was probably one of their biggest fans! At one point, she even invited the girls to England to perform for herself and the rest of the Royal Family.
Needless to say, the actresses agreed and traveled all the way to London. They must have put on a terrific live show for Britain’s favorite family.