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Betty Page Phtograph by Klaw

Stage Name

Birth Name

Betty Page, Bettie Page Betty Mae Page
" Miss Pinup Girl of the World," | " The Queen of Curves" | "1955 Playmate of the Month" | " The Dark Angel"
      A short Bio of a real American model. Voted "Most Likely to Succeed" in High School. After graduating High School, she went on to college, with the intention of becoming a school teacher. However, the next fall she began studying acting, hoping to become a movie star and in 1944 graduated with a Bachelors degree.

      Later in 1950, she would meet a man that would change her life Mr. Jerry Tibbs, a amateur photographer and Policeman who would take the very first photos of Page. She would go on to be personified as the " Girl Next Door" and later photographed by Irving Klaw, Bunny Yeager and others.  Betty, the raven haired bombshell loved the camera ... but more importantly the camera loved Betty. Betty has appeared in virtually every magazine since.  As Betty Page gained fame as the " Queen of the Pinups" her social life almost entirey died due to people being too intimidated to ask her out.


      In January of 1955 she became " Playboy's Bunny of the Month." Page had already become well known by this time, but the Playboy exposure rocketed her fame to another level (winning the coveted 'Pin-Up Girl of the World' title later that year).

      Betty made more photos for magazines than Marilyn Monroe and any other actress combined. However, years later she was back into the limelight within the comic book "The Rocketeers," again people were clamoring over Betty more than ever.  Betty made about 50 cheesecake 8 mm movies ( See Film clips below) consisting of her " Exotic Dances," Cat Fights and Fetish/Bondage Films.

     During the 1950s, the censorship bureaus started cracking down on many ( CheeseCake) photographers and models, with Betty being one of them. It was not a good time for Klaw, Page and the others. Betty thought about what she was doing, her age, not wanting trouble with the law and wanting to settle down, decided to give up the business of posing for the camera in 1957 at the age of 34.  

     Betty considered herself an actress in these photo shoots as they were no where near her real life personality which was actually the opposite of most that was portrayed. She was a good, wholesome girl with very high morals in her real life and really was the "Girl next door" ... Which would haunt her, however she did have her problems in life that did not treat her very well over the years.  Soon after ... she moved to Miami Florida and picked up religion.

     After Miami she moved to California and chose to remain in her comfortable, supposedly married seclusion. Betty passed away in 2008 at the age of 85 of a heart attack, but Betty will live on, that's for sure. She is laid to rest at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. People forget people get older but still think they remain the same over time.... and sometimes famous people being in the spotlight so much of their life tend to not care about staying fit, cool or glamourous or staying in the public eye and eventually enjoy a life of seclusion and not worrying about what you have to look like anymore, your weight, makeup, clothes etc. In one of her last made for TV Bio's, she stated "Just let them remember me as I was, not who I am now."  Sometimes being a has-been versus a never-been is all you ever needed and it was perfect for Betty as history will eventually show.

* In the clip on the right, Betty does her second (act II) dance number from the Tea$erama video ... available here in a high quality DVD.


Birth Place

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Measurements

Offspring

Nashville, Tennessee 4/22/1923-12/11/2008 Billy Neal (1943-47) 36"-23"36.5" | 128lbs | 5'5" n/a
(Some say 'Kingsport')   Armond Walterson (1958-63) Black Hair | Blue Eyes  
    Harry Lear (1967-72)    

Dance Types

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G-string Dance Video Clip not available at this time Back To The 50s - Betty Tribute [CD]
Hat Dance Video Clip not available at this time Bettie, Bettie (BR5-49)
Joyful Dance
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Bettie Page (You're A Knockout)
Monkey Doll Dance
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Betty Page (Chevelles, the)
Spanish Exotic Shawl Dance
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Betty Page (Blue Devils)
Sword Riding Crop Dance Video Clip not available at this time Betty Page: Jungle Girl [CD]
Veil Dance
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Dancing With Betty Page (Rodolphe Champion)
Video Clip not available at this time Danger Girl Burlesque Music [CD]
... See Film Clips below
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Hot Rod Bettie (The Racket)
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Just Like Betty Page (Jazz Butcher)
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My Baby Looks Like Betty Page (Wes Pudsey and the Sonic Aces)
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My Baby Wants To Look Like Betty Pag e(Mystery Gang)
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Where Did You Go Betty Page (Rick Vito)
- -[Betty Page: Interview by David Stevens is available on CD]

Night Clubs

Television

Stage

n/a The Jackie Gleason Show (1953) Sunday Costs Five Pesos (1954)
  The U.S. Steel Hour (1953) Time is a Thief (1953)
  The Real Betty Page TV Interview (1996) [Clip]  

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Betty Page Films / Clips

Publications

Video Clip not available at this time 1952 - Strip O Rama [DVD] Lovelies Inc.(Klaws Publication)
Video Clip not available at this time 1954 - Varietease [DVD] 1951 - Flirt Magazines
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1955 - Teaserama (Opening Act) [DVD] 9/1954 - Show Magazine(Pictorial)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1955 - Teaserama (Act I w/ Tempest Storm)[DVD] 9/20/1954 - Tempo Magazine(On Cover)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1955 - Teaserama (Act II) [DVD] 12/27/1954 - Tempo & Quick
Video Clip not available at this time 1997 - Betty Page Uncovered [DVD] 3/1955 - Bold Magazine(On Cover)
Video Clip not available at this time Betty Page: Bondage Queen [DVD] 3/1955 - TV Guide and Gags(On Cover)
Video Clip not available at this time Betty Page in Bondage 10/1955 - Chicks and Chuckles(On Cover)
Video Clip not available at this time Betty Page & Her High Heeled Shoes 4/1956 Bold Magazine(On Cover)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty Page: Pin Up Queen (Complete Film clip) [DVD] 6/1956 - Carnaval Magazine(On Cover)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty Dressing Up! (... Puts on her clothes) 1/1958 - Caper Magazine
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Bath $ 1990 - Betty Page: Captured Jungle Girl 3D
Video Clip not available at this time Betty's Black Lingerie Dance 12/1992 - Playboy Magazine
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Clown Dance 1994 - Let Them Eat Cheesecake
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Dance of Passion 1994 - Movie Star News: Betty & Others
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Dream Dance 5/1994 - Playboy Magazine
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Fireplace Dance (no dance, just posing) 1995 - Betty Page: Queen of Pinups
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Flirtatious Dance 12/1995 - Playboy Magazine
Video Clip not available at this time Betty's G-string Dance $ 1996 - Betty Page Postcard Book
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Harem Dance $1996 - Betty Page: Queen of Hearts
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Hat Dance $ 1997 - Betty Page Confidential
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Joyful Dance 1997 - The Real Betty Page...
Video Clip not available at this time Betty's Lingerie Dance Parts $ 1998 - Betty Page: The Life of a Pin Up Legend
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Peppy & Graceful Dance 2/1998 - Filmfax Magazine(feature pages)
Video Clip not available at this time Betty's Red Lingerie Dance 2/11/2008 - Variety Mag(Bettie Dies at 85)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Sacred Shimmy Dance $ Betty Page 3-D Picture Book
Video Clip not available at this time Betty's Second Initiation 2/11/2008 - Variety Mag(Bettie Dies at 85)
Video Clip not available at this time Betty's Spanish Shawl Dance $ Betty Page 3-D Picture Book
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Tambourine Dance ~Additional Pics under Burlesque~
More PHOTOS of Betty!
Video Clip not available at this time Betty's Teaser Girl in High Heels
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Betty's Waltzing in Satin Scanties
Video Clip not available at this time Betty's White Lingerie Dance
Video Clip not available at this time Crop & Monkey Doll Dance Film (8 & 16mm)
Video Clip not available at this time Joan's Exotic dance in High Heels [ Burlesque pages | Pinups]
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Notorious Betty Page (Complete Film clip) Fan Club: The Bettie Scouts of America
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Notorious Betty Page (Trailer)  
Video Clip not available at this time Return of the Teaser Girl  
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Tantalizing Betty Dances Again  
(most of these clips above were originally silent / no sound, music has been added)  

NOTE: Betty's sister was named Goldie (3 Brothers and 2 Sisters in total)

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