Bettie Page Dies

Perhaps the most famous pin-up girl that ever lived, Bettie Page, has passed away at 85.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bettie Page, one of America's most photographed pin-up girls during the 1950s, died in Los Angeles on Thursday from pneumonia, her agent said. She was 85.

Page was a ubiquitous sight during the 1950s, propelled to stardom when she posed for Playboy as Miss January 1955. Soon her image was gracing playing cards, record albums and bedroom posters across the country.

Reading the rest of this Reuters report is pretty sad as she lived a tough life that including a period in a mental institution. Fortunately, she was able to take with her the fact that she was popular with several generations up until her dying day.