Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is all of 68 years old now, but she was just 44 years old when she burst on the national scene as the trailing spouse of then-Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton.
She attended public schools in Park Ridge, Illinois and then went off to Wellesley College.
She married Bill Clinton in 1975. A few years later, in 1978, Bill Clinton was elected governor of Arkansas. Here’s what Hillary — age 32 — looked like when she became the first lady of Arkansas:
In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected president and Hillary Clinton became first lady.
Here is Hillary in 1993 — waving very, very vigorously:
And here is the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate when she was robust enough to hold Kermit the Frog on her shoulder:
Another photo from 1993 shows Clinton rosy-cheeked, if perhaps a bit maniacal:
In 1994, Hillary looked fresh and potent in bright, cheery-colored dresses:
In 1995, Hillary made a lively, feisty appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show:
And in 1998 she was spryly dancing on the beach with her devoted husband:
“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Hillary said in 2014. “We had no money when we got there and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education, you know. It was not easy.”
(Photo credits: YouTube screenshot/Michael McCrudden, YouTube screenshot/AlphaX News, Reuters, Reuters/Win McNamee, Reuters/Gary Hershorn, Getty Images/Joshua Roberts, Getty Images/Joyce Naltchayan, Getty Images, Getty Images/Paul J. Richards)