This Is the 1 Most Famous Presidential Mistress

3. Helen G. Douglas

Helen G Douglas

She went from acting to government back to acting. | United States Congress/Wikimedia Commons

A popular actress in the 1920s and ’30s, Helen Douglas decided to enter politics in the ’40s. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1944 and served three terms.

During that time she met future U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who was still a Congressman, according to the website History Things. They didn’t try to hide their affair, but Douglas returned to acting in 1952. Scandal ensued when the nation found out Douglas allegedly sympathized with the Soviet Union.

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