Probably the most famous pin-up model of them all, the naughty, witty, beautiful and talented Bettie Page. Teeny bikini’s, super high black heels, her famous bangs… Famous as she became in the 1950s, Bettie Page really stood out from the other models of that time, not only because of how beautiful, nature, talented and provocative she was, also because of how down to earth she was. Bettie Page soon became an icon. Making most of her outfits (as skimpy as they were) herself and being very modest and friendly. She just really enjoyed everything about what she was doing, and had lots of fun with it. She would go straight to the edge of those days with her modeling, but would never look cheap.
At the absolute top of her career, Bettie disappeared completely. Nobody knew why and where she went, but her popularity never ceased. Art, comic books, books etc. where made about or inspired by Bettie, but Bettie was nowhere to be found. If you want to know more about this, I advise you to watch the documentary ‘Bettie Page Reveals All’. I don’t want to spoil it for you ;). It is on Netflix.
Even nowadays Bettie Page is well known, and inspires todays artists, for example, look at Beyoncé’s music video, ‘Why don’t you love me?’, where she mimics a famous scene in one of Bettie Page’s clips, or Katie Perry, Madonna, the Pussycat Dolls… They were all influenced by Bettie’s looks and ways.
So go check out that documentary. It is really awesome and gave me so much insight about Bettie and how great of a person she has been.
Lots of love,
xoxo Miss Ginger Tulips