“Queen of the Pin-ups” Bettie Page Was an American Icon

Bettie Page Pin-Up model
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Pin-ups of the 1940s and 1950s were some of the most successful models in American history. They included legends like Marilyn Monroe and the still-beautiful Sophia Loren. One Pin-Up model, however, earned the title of “Queen of Pin-Ups.”

That distinction goes to the late great Bettie Page. Her look was so much different from many of the other pin-up models of the time. While so many were trying to be Monroe with blonde hair and bubbly personality, Bettie brought something different to the table. Her jet-black hair and almost gothic style captured the world’s attention in a new way.

Her seductive eyes and bold fashion drew people in while an aura of mystery made us all want to know more. At once, she was a sex symbol and a rebel striking down typical model stereotypes. She was a one-of-a-kind model who remains a pop culture icon today as her influence is still seen in everything from fashion to tattoos.

It’s amazing to see how 1950s icons like Bettie Page still shape our world. If you want to see more stories like this one, check out our Blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.