Post by Sharon
Pinup girls were sort of the dawn of the 70s poster girls like Cheryl Tiegs, Adrienne Barbeau, and Farrah Fawcett. These women danced a fine line between beauty, art, and fantasy. Here's the top 5 as I call them.
With her peak in the 1950s, Bettie Page was sex in stockings! She moved to New York to become an actress but became known as a pin-up poster gal. She struggled with mental illness much of her lifetime. She did a few stints in mental hospitals, dying of heart attack with pneumonia.
An actress of film, theater and TV, she also was a night club singer. One of the first Playboy bunnies, she is associated with pinups for all time. Sadly, she died at 34 years of age in a devastating car crash.
An actress in film, television and stage. She struggled with alcoholism. She died at the age of 50 of hepatitis and acute kidney injury.
As a an Italian photojournalist, actress, and sculptor.
Her heyday of modeling and acting was the 1950s and early 60s. She laid claim to many lovers and a very contented life.
An actress, animal rights activist and singer. She was very popular in the 1950s and 60s for a sexually emancipated persona. She had some problems with the legal system regarding racists statements and such. A controversial lady, with an overdose in her past that nearly killed her.