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.


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)!!!