The American lifestyle guru received the jail term and a further five months of home confinement after being found guilty of lying to government investigators about a 2001 stock sale.
The 62-year-old TV star was also placed on probation and fined $30,000 (GBP16,700).
And her friends have rallied around her, including Trump, who says, "She's a very strong, very brilliant woman and this has just been a terrible tragedy for her. But she will be back."
O'Donnell adds, "Martha Stewart's conviction was wholly unjust and if there was a women's movement we would all be marching on Washington."
A defiant Stewart says of her sentencing, "I'm not afraid - I'm not afraid whatsoever. I'm just very, very sorry it has come to this."18/07/2004 14:25