Friday, December 12, 2008

Bettie Page RIP (1923-2008)

Iconic pin-up Betti Page passed away at the age of 85 yesterday. Page was placed on life support last week after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles and never regained consciousness.

After winning the hearts and loins of so many with her skimpy poses - many of which were S&M-focused - Page mysteriously disappeared from the public eye for decades, during which time she battled mental illness and became a born-again Christian.

Page resurfaced in the 1990s and occasionally granted interviews but refused to allow her picture to be taken. She told an interviewer in 1998:

"I don't want to be photographed in my old age. I feel the same way with old movie stars. ... It makes me sad. We want to remember them when they were young."

Mission accomplished, Bettie. We'll never forget you.

3 comments:

hotdrwife said...

She was seriously so very hot!

ClizBiz said...

Yes and she had quite the turbulent life. Poor thing.

Flea's Thoughts said...

She had a fascinating life!!! And she was very pretty and I love that she wouldn't let them snap her in old age (you go girl)!!!