Meet the Cast of Mrs. America | FX
as Phyllis Schlafly
In 1972, Phyllis Schlafly launched a national campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment. She remained active as a commentator for decades, and the ripple effects of her work can still be felt today.
as Alice Macray
“Alice” is Phyllis' best friend who joins Phyllis' efforts to block ERA ratification.
as Bella Abzug
Abzug was a three-term Congresswoman who co-founded the National Women’s Political Caucus, and spearheaded the effort to pass the ERA.
as Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm became the first African American candidate to run for President from a national political party when she launched her unprecedented 1972 campaign.
as Jill Ruckelshaus
She fought to keep the Republican Party from being taken over by the Religious Right.
as Betty Friedan
Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique and co-founded the National Women's Political Caucus.
as Fred Schlafly
Phyllis’ husband was a prominent lawyer, GOP donor and anti-communist activist.
as Brenda Feigen-Fasteau
A young feminist in the women's movement who co-founded Ms. Magazine, and helped the feminist effort to ratify the ERA.
as Eleanor Schlafly
Fred's sister, a close confidante of Phyllis, and a devoted aunt to Phyllis' six children.
as Rosemary Thomson
A homemaker in Schlafly’s inner circle who eagerly joined her fight against the ERA, she became President of the Illinois chapter of Stop ERA.