Saturday, 18 July 2015

Sweater Girl Saturday - Bettie Page

Bettie Page - 22/04/1923 - AKA - Bettie Mae Page

American model, Queen of Pin Up, Global Icon

Born in Nashville, Bettie moved to New York in 1949 where she hoped to become an actress.

In 1950 she was spotted by a police officer walking on Coney Island who told her he thought she would make a good pin-up model, and convinced her to cut in those infamous bangs!

Bettie posed for Playboy and was one of the earliest Playmates Of The Month, starring as Miss January 1955. 

She retired from modelling in 1959 and focused on becoming a missionary.

After her passing, her estate continued to gross as the interest in pin up increased, in 2013 the estate made $10 million dollars, proving she is the Queen Of Pin Ups!

Here's a look at some of Bettie's best Sweater Girl moments...