Bettie Paige, a legendary pin-up model who appeared in men’s magazines in the 1950’s, and who later paved the way for women’s sexual revolution in the 1960’s, died today at age 85.
Paige, might have been the most famous pin-up girl during WWII, with her patent wink, most certainly covered a million lockers, giving far-from-home soldiers an outlet for their sexual fantasies.
She brought kink to the mainstream, sometimes posing in bondage, other times in the nude – but always in top form, and with class. Her image became an icon, and opened up new industries as she became a major influence on growing sub-cultures in the fashion industry.
Unfortunately for millions, Paige went into seclusion in 1960, and was rarely seen or heard from for almost thirty years. It wasn’t until the early 90’s, through a renaissance, a sort of rediscovering, that Paige was once again brought back to the mainstream, and re-celebrated as an image of empowerment.
Paige was the representation of a growing movement of women, and men who would no longer define themselves by “standard” norms. Her work pushed part of a conversation that has ultimately provided us with a new definition of personal liberty.
Thank you Betts.
Betty Paige Movies
More Classic Betty Paige Movies
And a couple of Betty Paige inspired movies:
The Reincarnation Of Betty Paige
The Reincarnation Of Betty Paige 2
Box Of Laughter : Dueling Pages
Tranny’s were inspired as well: