Pin-up photographer and former model Bunny Yeager – who was best known for her Playboy centerfold of Bettie Page – died this weekend. She was 85.
"Why don't you love me?" cries Beyoncé in her new video, which has a retro-Bettie-Page-pin-up look and involves the singer doing "domestic" chores like laundry, floor-scrubbing and baking. Oh wait, It's not Beyoncé. She's playing the part of "BB Homemaker."
- 42-year-old Kristen McMenamy, whose deeply unconventional beauty shone in many of the most memorable fashion photographs of the early '90s, was chosen by Steven Meisel for the new cover of Italian Vogue. [FWD]
As a few articles from the weekend prove, women who fancy themselves "Modern Pin-Ups" often ignore the realities of the 1950s. (But, yes, the hair was great!)
Newsweek has a roundup of famous people who died in 2008 — here are some of the ones we'll miss the most, along with a few additions from our archives.
Bettie Page, the iconic pinup and cult figure, died yesterday in Los Angeles, at the age of 85. She suffered a heart attack last week and had been in a coma ever since.