Pictured above: Bettie Page
VAV!/August 13, 2013
Bettie Page was worshiped, celebrated and criticized, but this iconic 1950′s Queen of Pinups and pin-up heroine became an obsession who bewitched and enchanted worshiping followers...yesterday and today.
An enchantress, Bettie was born, Betty Mae Page, April 11, 1923 in Jackson, Tennessee, southwest of Nashville. Bettie was the second of six children growing up in a family so financially strapped, she was quoted as saying 'we were lucky to get an orange in our Christmas stockings.' Financial hardships were the only worries on Bettie's mind as a child. It's said that Page's father had molested all of the girls in the family. What is known however, by all reports, is that Bettie's father was eventually sent to prison, and for a period in her life, she lived in an orphanage. By ten years of age, her parents had divorced bringing on a period of change...
In spite of all of this turmoil and tragedy, and likely not in her wildest dreams, did Bettie predict that one day she would become an unforgettable underground icon known as 'the girl with the perfect figure'.