True, but Betty (or Miss Crocker if you’re nasty), circa 1986 looks like she could teach you some things that it might take years to unlearn. Then instead of a cigarette you could have a cupcake or maybe a nice blueberry muffin.
You have to remember that even in early photos of people in this country (at least prior to WWII), they had not learned to or had not been taught to put a smile on their face for pictures. I think movies and glamour shots of movie stars are what taught people to smile for their pictures. So the 1936 image is probably very much like what a photo of the age would reflect.