Bettie Page 1923 – 2008

The icon of modern burlesque and glamour modelling, the Notorious Bettie Page, has died aged 84.

Tame by modern standards, at the start of the 1960’s, Page’s innocent looks and niche kinky style of provocative posing, caused a storm of protest from the Christian right—a campaign against the adult entertainment industry which continues to this day.

Played by Gretchen Mol in a 2006 biopic on her life, Bettie was shown to have innocently stumbled into being the second ever Playboy Playmate of the month and a figure who inspired women around the world to embrace their sexuality.

She is sighted as a direct influence on Dita Von Tease, Madonna, Danni Ashe and, as pictured here, with Pamela Anderson.

Read more about Bettie Page.


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