AKA Bettie Mae Page, the Queen of Curves, and the Dark Angel.
Born April 22, 1923. Died December 11, 2008.
She was one of America's most favorite pin-up models as well as one of Playboy Magazine's earliest Playmates of the Month.
She later converted to evangelical Christianity and spent most of the latter part of her life in less than happy circumstances. Then again, she was alleged to have begun the earliest part of her life in less than happy circumstances.
However, unlike so many members of her former profession, she is still remembered today for her iconic features and her enigmatic wink and smile. Indeed, she is one of the few female celebrities of the 1950s whose name can still be recognized by people under the age of 30, and despite her less than happy life, she still inspires women of a certain profession even today. Hopefully, this is a good thing, right?