I knew that “Bettie Page” had been a famous model in the 1950’s, but didn’t really know much about her. A few years ago I saw a movie called “The Notorious Bettie Page.” It was an interesting story but I rarely trust movies to be completely factual and accurate.
So, I did a DuckDuckGo search and read about 12 different biographies about her including one from her official website. All of the bios had a very similar central story and facts, but it seemed like each one had a fact or two that the others did not.
For most of the 1950’s, she worked with photographer Irving Klaw and did a lot of S&M, Bondage work including many short films. Ms. Page also was the centerfold in Playboy 1955.
Nearing the end of the 1950’s, Ms. Page became a born again Christian and stopped modeling.