Long before the Internet, the feminine icons of the day were the pin-up queens. Sex symbols like Bettie Page and Rita Hayworth adorned the walls of boys' bedrooms and military barracks alike. Modern day icons like Farrah Fawcett and Raquel Welch are remembered for classic, risque photos that became the most popular posters in the country. Here's our group of famous pin-ups.
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Pin-up / 1933 - 1967
Jayne Mansfield was an American actress best known for her bombshell curves and roles in films during the 1950s and '60s.
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profile name: Jayne Mansfield profile occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Pin-up
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profile name: Marilyn Monroe profile occupation: Film Actress, Pin-up
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profile name: Rita Hayworth profile occupation: Film Actress, Dancer, Pin-up
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profile name: Raquel Welch profile occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, Model
profile id: 162972
profile name: Bettie Page profile occupation: Pin-up
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profile name: Greta Garbo profile occupation: Actress, Pin-up
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