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Bettie Mae Page, born 1923-04-22 (Nashville, Tennessee, USA) ~ 2008-12-11 was an American model who became famous in the 1950s for her fetish modelling and pin-up photos. She has often been called the "Queen of Pinups". Her look, including her jet black hair, blue eyes and her concave waist has influenced many artists including us here at

When an interviewer asked how she obtained her classic hourglass shape during her modelling career, Bettie responded: “I never had very big breasts. I think mine were just average. I wish I had a little less on the bottom. I pulled in my stomach from force of habit, ever since I was a teenager. I always held my stomach in.

She was "Miss January 1955", one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine. "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," Playboy founder Hugh Hefner told the Associated Press.

In 1959, she converted to born-again Christianity, and later worked for Billy Graham. Sadly, Her later life was marred by depression, violent mood swings and several years in a state psychiatric hospital. After years of obscurity, she experienced a resurgence of popularity in the 1990s, largely due to the Internet.

More info: Interview with Bettie Page shortly before she died:

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