The world just got a little less classy and a million biopic writers just picked up their pens.
Bettie Page,‚ the legendary 1950’s pin-up model, died yesterday. She was 85. Page suffered a heart attack nine days ago and went into a coma. She never woke up.
Best known for the tantalizing and provocative poses she struck for magazines like then-fledgling Playboy, Page won acclaim and outrage from the American public. With her signature shoulder-length jet-black hair and bangs, she combined naughty-and-nice into the perfect image. Page often used bondage and S&M themes in her pictorials,‚ jumpstarting the sexual revolution that was to come.
Page was and will remain an emblem of a by-g0ne time and less Photo-shopped, unrealistic image of feminine beauty and sexuality.
For Hollywood, though, this undoubtedly spells the beginning of the Page movie pitches. Gretchen Mol played her in limited release‚ and on TV in 2005’s‚ “The Notorious‚ Bettie‚ Page.”‚ Who do you think could next‚ immortalize the‚ icon on the silver screen?