Today would have been the stunningly wonderful Bettie Mae Page’s 90th birthday. Everyone knows who the sex symbol was whether they recognised her from Pin-Ups and Playboy or from her many underwear shoots and burlesque shows. Her life wasn’t all wonderful but we’re here to celebrate her and what better way than to look at her in all her liberating glory.
So because it is Bettie we really don’t need to say much so we’ll let our eyes do the work…
And if photos of the blue eyed temptress aren’t enough for you here’s a video to wet your appetite.
Olivia De Berardinis once said: “I’ve watched her become the biggest icon of them all. Up there with Monroe.” Olivia was a Pin-Up artist that drew Bettie regularly and knew her pretty well. Page was a big icon back then and still is now.
Bettie was one of those women that changed everything for the better. Her fringe is a symbol in itself and is now a requirement in most vintage hairstyles, she made underwear sexy, she made burlesque popular, cool and so so sexy. And she had sparkly knickers. She is a sex symbol, and not just for the guys.