January Jones was actually born in January — indeed, on the fifth of January, thirty-five years ago — but she wasn’t named for the month:
Parents Marv, a fitness director, and Karen, a sporting-goods store manager, named her after a character in Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough. She recently read the 1973 novel, in which her namesake experiences a drug trip, a beach orgy and an alien abduction. “It was horrible!” says Jones.
On that, we are agreed.
Hard as it may be to imagine Betty Draper as a mom, Jones does have a toddler — 16 months, named Xander — and I went looking for a photo of her that looks vaguely maternal and maybe not so Mad Men-ish. I think I succeeded:
Then there was that whole placenta-capsulation thing, which I will probably regret mentioning.