Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bettie Page (Pin Up Girl Icon)

Bettie Page
Famous For:

  • Legendary model/pin up girl who took the world by storm with her pretty "girl next door" looks but bad girl pics.
  • Bettie began her career modeling for S&M shots.
    • Began shooting nudes in the early 1950s.  Did over 50 burlesque films.
  • Shots of Bettie were hung up in GI barracks worldwide.
    • Also painted on the nose of many military aircraft
  • Has returned to fame with each new generation.
  • Her photos were the inspiration for the lead female in the comics "The Rocketeer"
  • To this day you can buy Bettie Page posters, pins, beer glasses, salt and pepper shakers...
  • The film "The Notorious Bettie Page" was based on her life. 
    • (2005 / Starring Gretchen Mol as Bettie)

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