Q: Name the first woman to host Saturday Night Live.
A: Candice Bergen became the first woman to host when she hosted the fourth episode of SNL on November 8, 1975. In fact she hosted TWICE that first season. Lilly Tomlin, Jill Clayburgh, Raquel Welch, Madeline Kahn, and Dyan Cannon all hosted during season 0ne. Last week Betty White hosted SNL episode #679 to rave reviews. This SNL timeline is a great reflection of the pop culture of the 35 years that the show's been on the air.