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Bettie Page: A Legend Has Passed.

December 12, 2008

Bettie Page, one of the most famous US pin-up models of the 1950s, has died in Los Angeles, aged 85.

Her provocative poses – often in bikinis – made her a cult figure and she was one of the first models to appear in Playboy magazine.

Bettie Page was credited with helping to pave the way for the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

Some pictures of her showing bondage and spanking generated controversy and attracted a congressional subpoena.

The secretary-turned-model was admitted to hospital last month, suffering from pneumonia. She had a heart attack last week and never regained consciousness.

BBC News Article

Bettie Page has influenced me, and many women, in more many ways then will ever be known. Her confidence, style and swagger, even after she left the public eye, was inspiration and encouraged women to be comfortable with themselves and their bodies. She will be missed, but her impact on this world will never be forgotten.

“I think that she was a remarkable lady, an iconic figure in pop culture who influenced sexuality, taste in fashion, someone who had a tremendous impact on our society,” Hugh Hefner.

BBC News Article

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jade permalink
    December 12, 2008 1:16 pm

    Weren’t they just making a movie about her? I’d like to see it. She was SO beautiful…

  2. December 12, 2008 3:24 pm

    I don’t know the story of her life. A movie is something I’d be interested in seeing too.

  3. December 12, 2008 4:45 pm

    Page starred in a few mainstream movies too, didn’t she?

    • December 12, 2008 4:51 pm

      Actually, I don’t think so… Maybe in her older years. But she pretty much gave everything up for God in the late 1950’s. Lemme do some research on it and get back to on that one… OOOO… something to fill the last hour at work. STOKED!

  4. deadmanphotos permalink
    December 12, 2008 5:14 pm

    damnit nicole. i was going to post on Ms. Page… so in remembrance us kids at school played a few rounds of cards with some bettie Page cards… ha

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