Friday, December 12, 2008
A Legend Passes.....
1950s pinup model Bettie Page dies in LA at 85
Dec. 12, 2008, 2:24 AM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bettie Page, the 1950s secretary-turned-model whose controversial photographs in skimpy attire or none at all helped set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution, died Thursday. She was 85.
Page was placed on life support last week after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles and never regained consciousness, said her agent, Mark Roesler. He said he and Page's family agreed to remove life support. Before the heart attack, Page had been hospitalized for three weeks with pneumonia.
"She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality," Roesler said. "She is the embodiment of beauty."
Bettie is what's ideal, not bones, not piggy but perfect.