Bettie Page Biography

Bettie Mae Page was an American model who gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos. Often referred to as the "Queen of Pinups", her jet black hair, blue eyes, and trademark bangs have influenced artists for generations.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Page lived in California in her early adult years before moving to New York City to pursue work as an actress. There, she began to find work as a pin-up model, and posed for dozens of photographers throughout the 1950s. Page was "Miss January 1955", one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine. "I think that she was a remarkable lady, an iconic figure in pop culture who influenced sexuality, taste in fashion, someone who had a tremendous impact on our society," said Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to the Associated Press in 2008.

In 1959, Page converted to evangelical Christianity and worked for Billy Graham, studying at Bible colleges in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, with the intent of becoming a missionary. The latter part of Page's life was marked by depression, violent mood swings, and several years in a state psychiatric hospital suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bettie Page
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Nude Glamour Model, Model, Pin-up girl
Religion:
Evangelicalism
Date of Birth:
April 22, 1923
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
December 11, 2008
Age at Death:
85
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
Bettie Page Timeline
  • 2008-12-06
    American pin-up model Bettie Page (85) is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack
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