Hillary's Hollywood Gal Pals

Hillary's Hollywood Gal Pals

The Hollywood Reporter bills them as “5 of Hillary Clinton’s Biggest Hollywood Confidants,” and most go back with Hillary Clinton a long time.

They include Designing Women creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Mary Steenburgen, who campaigned with Hillary in 2008. “When I first met her, I thought she was dazzling,” says the actress, 61. “She has a sense of humor that I just loved from the get-go.”

Others are less well known, but some sound almost as if they’re going out of their way to make her sound… presidential.

Cheryl Saban, 63, is the wife of top Democratic donor Haim Saban, who — like Steenburgen — has flown with Clinton, though he nearly didn’t survive the experience. As Haim later told his wife, when one of the engines conked out and the pilot announced an emergency landing, Clinton didn’t break a sweat. “She said, ‘Oh, OK,’ and went back to her book,” says Cheryl. “She has this ability to be very strong in the face of calamity.”

Laura Wasserman, 50, wife of sports mogul Casey Wasserman, and Friends producer Marta Kauffman round out the list, in what is surely one of the fluffier political fluff pieces one will ever read.