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Bettie Page: A Triumph of Sexual Spirit

Biographer hails late model's refusal to let the spotlight tarnish her sexuality

(Newser) - Bettie Page suffered more than her share of troubles, but the late pinup star never succumbed to victimhood, biographer Karen Essex writes in the Huffington Post. Essex tracked down the model in 1991 expecting the born-again Christian to denounce the men who "hijacked her beauty and sensuality for their... More »

Pin-Up Pioneer Bettie Page Dead at 85

'50s sensation helped set the stage for sexual revolution

(Newser) - Pin-up queen Bettie Page died yesterday from a heart attack she suffered earlier this month, the Los Angeles Times reports. She was 85. The secretary-turned-model shot to fame in the 1950s through thousands of saucy photographs, many of which featured her nude or in bondage gear. Page, credited with helping... More »

Bettie Page in Coma After Heart Attack

Pinup legend critically ill in Los Angeles hospital

(Newser) - Bettie Page is in intensive care after suffering a heart attack, the AP reports. The '50s pinup queen is critically ill in a Los Angeles-area hospital, her agent said. According to a family friend, Page, 85, is in a coma. "I would not deny that," said her agent,... More »

Charity Pinup Book Coaxes Sarandon Into Buff

At 62, actress mixes with starlets half her age

(Newser) - You might not expect to see 62-year-old Susan Sarandon in a group of starlets bringing the sexy back, but she, along with Kate Hudson, Denise Richards and others, is baring much for celebrated photographer Timothy White’s Hollywood Pinups, a coffee-table book recreating the risqué look of the 1940s. Sarandon... More »

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