09:39 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 05/25/2014 06:40PM
Bunny Yeager, a model turned pin-up photographer who helped jump-start the career of then-unknown Bettie Page, died Sunday, her agent said. She was 85 years old.
Originally posted 12/12/2008 08:05AM
Bettie Page, the ever-smiling, zaftig brunette with trademark bangs who became one of America's most famous and notorious pin-up girls in the 1950s, died in Los Angeles Thursday after having her life support removed following a heart attack. She was 85.
"She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality," her agent, Mark Roesler, said. "She is the embodiment of beauty."
Page was a 27-year-old secretary when a photographer on the beach at Coney Island discovered her in 1950. She went on to star in a series of sensual and nude photographs, including a Playboy centerfold and some that featured her in sadomasochistic poses.
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