Friday, 12 December 2008

Bettie Page R.I.P.

Considered the queen of pin-ups and a seminal icon of the erotic/fetish imagery, Bettie Page died in Los Angeles on thursday from pneumonia, after suffering a heart attack few days ago. Bettie posed for Playboy as Miss January 1955 and soon her image was gracing record albums, calendars, postcards and posters.
In 1959 she became a 'new born christian' and gave up her activity as model, enjoying a renaissance of sorts just in the 1980s, thanks to the renewed popularity amongst a new generation of fans.
She will be remembered as the most photographed (erotic) model of the modern history and for her wide, candid smile that lightened even the most audacious pictures...

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