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."
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.