Thirteen Things about Bettie Page

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1. Bettie was born April 22, 1923 in Nashville, Tennessee.

2. Bettie never had children.

3. Bettie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Peabody College.

4. According to PLAYBOY magazine, Bettie Page is “the Queen of Pin-ups.

5. Since August 9, 2000 bettiepage.com alone has tabulated 626 million hits.

6. Bettie Page never gave interviews, not even when her silent photos were ubiquitous.

7. Through the years, to protect the privacy she craved, when people would recognize her and ask if she was Bettie Page, she’d answer, “Who’s that?”

8. In 1955, Bettie won the title “Miss Pinup Girl of the World.”

9. Betties image continues to be an inspiration to artists.

10. Bettie ended her modelling career in 1957, after a conversion to Christianity.

11. Bettie is portrayed by Paige Richards in Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004) and by Gretchen Mol in The Notorious Bettie Page (2005).

12. Regarding the title The Notorious Bettie Page (2005): “Notorious? That’s not flattering at all. They should have used another word.” (LA Times 3-11-06)

13. Bettie celebrated her 84th birthday earlier this year.

Info and facts courtesy of IMDB, Wikipedia, and bettiepage.com.

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