Friday, December 12, 2008

Bettie Page dies at 85

Famous pin-up model Bettie Page passed away yesterday at the age of 85. She died from complications from pneumonia compounded by a heart attack.

Page was one of the first Playboy centerfolds and an iconic pin up girl of the 1950's until she became "born again" in 1958.

Lesbian filmmaker Guinevere Turned wrote the screenplay for the 2005 biopic THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE starring Gretchen Mol.

Here's some video of Page in her hey day.

1 comment:

citizen spot said...

RIP Bettie Page. After watching that vid, I can see why Guin Turner wanted to play her in her biopic. There definitely is a striking resemblance. Too bad it took so long to bring to fruition that she had to bow out to a younger actor.