Friday, December 12, 2008
Missing Miss Page
Last night, the legendary Bettie Page, the fabulously fringed, Fifties' pin-up girl and fetish model who was rescued from obscurity in the Eighties to become a Gen-X cult icon, died last night after falling into a coma following a heart-attack a week ago. She was 85.As James Swanson, co-author of Bettie Page: The Life of a Pinup Legend, once said, "Bettie Page is the last great icon of the 1950s. Like James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, she brought something modern to the era." But she was so much cooler and more trangressive than either of them – the post-feminist heroine every sex-positive girl always wished for. May she rest in peace – and always be remembered in a two-piece.