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Bettie Page net worth: Bettie Page was an American model who had a net worth of $20 million dollars. Produced in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1923, Bettie Mae Page is famous for her 1950s pinup photographs. One of six children, Page often cared for her sisters by experimenting with make up and hair styles after her dad went to prison when she was young. She graduated high school as the salutatorian and started studying at George Peabody College to become a teacher before she changed to performing; she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1944. Page moved to New York City five years later to pursue an acting career, but ended up posing for a police officer who also took modeling photographs. It was while working with Jerry Tibbs that Page molded her famed long black hair into her iconic bang style. She immediately became a rising star in the erotica genre, appearing on the pages of “Wink”, “Eyeful” and “Twitter” by 1951. In 1955, Page became a “Playboy” Playmate of the Month centerfold while dressed in a Santa hat hanging out in front of a Christmas tree. After that year, she was crowned Miss Pinup Girl of the Planet. She retired from modeling in the late 1950s. Page expired on December 11, 2008, in the age of 85 after her family took her off life support following her hospitalization. She is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in La.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 22, 1923, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Death date: December 11, 2008, Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth place: Nashville
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Weight:128 lbs (58 kg)
Profession:Nude Glamour Model, Model, Pin-up girl
Education:Peabody College, Herbert Berghoff Studios, Multnomah University, Hume-Fogg High School, Biola University
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Harry Lear (m. 1967–1972), Armond Walterson (m. 1958–1963), Billy Neal (m. 1943–1947)
Parents:Walter Roy Page, Edna Mae Pirtle
Nominations:Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
TV shows:The Jackie Gleason Show

Interesting Facts

1Did not start modeling until she was 27 years old.
2Following her death, she was interred in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California.
3She was a cousin of Mena Suvari's mother, and was also the great-aunt of comedian/writer Benjy Bronk.
4Became a born-again Christian in the 1960s and served as a Baptist missionary to Angola.
5Indirectly caused rather an uproar when a Seattle homeowner had a mural of Bettie painted on the side of his home, facing Interstate 5.
6Had a great dislike for profanity.
7While she was posing, she was studying drama at a theater workshop. She worked hard to lose her southern accent because it was keeping her from getting more mainstream work.
8In the 1950s, the United States Congress called her to testify to explain the photos in which she appeared. While she never appeared before the committee (she was excused), the negatives of dozens of her photos were destroyed by court order. The negatives that survived were illegal to print for many years.
9Played the guitar and piano.
10Attended and graduated from Peabody College with her Bachelor's degree.
11Was one of six children of Walter Roy Page and Edna Mae Pirtle.
12Saw her popularity increase in the 1980s with the publication of a comic, The Betty Pages. She is now recognised as something of an icon.
13Was close friends with Hugh M. Hefner who was a huge fan of hers. She appeared in the first issue of his magazine, Playboy magazine.
14After she retreated from the public eye, Bettie was plagued by mental problems and stabbed three people. She was sentenced to a mental institution as punishment.
15She was given a screen test by 20th Century Fox but was never signed by the studio.
16Her photos were the inspiration for the leading lady of the Rocketeer comics, basis for the film The Rocketeer (1991).
17The exact location of her residence was a closely guarded secret, but in the Los Angeles area.
18While in later life, she licensed the use of her name to promote various collectibles (such as figurines, T-shirts, and books of her pin-up photos), she herself did not make public appearances, stating "I want people to remember me the way I was.".
19After she faded from public view in the 1960s, many conflicting rumors about her fate circulated. In reality, she unsuccesssfully tried to live a domestic married life, and then later entered a religious seminary, briefly working as a Christian missionary.
20Playboy Playmate of the Month January 1955.


1Voluptuous figure
2Sparkling blue eyes
3Natural brunette hair
4Short dark bangs


1[3/11/06, interview in the Los Angeles Times, on being called "The Notorious Bettie Page"] Notorious? That's not flattering at all. They should have used another word.
2[3/11/06, interview in the Los Angeles Times] Young women say I helped them come out of their shells, and 13 rock groups have written songs about me. One song has these lyrics all the way through, "I love Bettie Page. I love Bettie Page. I love Bettie Page.".
3[3/11/06, interview in the Los Angeles Times, on her second husband] Six weeks into the marriage, on New Year's Eve 1959, I wanted to go dancing with him at a nightclub. He said he'd rather get drunk with his brothers.
4[3/11/06, interview in the Los Angeles Times, on her mother's younger lover making a pass at her] My mother nearly murdered me over that, then made me live with my father. So I couldn't review my exam notes, which were at home. Because of that, I got beat out of graduating valedictorian by a quarter of a grade point and lost my dream of getting a scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University. It was the worst disappointment of my life.
5[3/11/06, interview in the Los Angeles Times, on her mother] All I ever wanted was a mother who paid attention to me. She didn't want girls. She thought we were trouble. She didn't help with homework or teach me to sew or cook. She didn't go to the school plays I was in or go to my high school graduation. When I started menstruating at 13, I thought I was dying because she never taught me anything about that.
6Being in the nude isn't a disgrace unless you're being promiscuous about it. After all, when God created Adam and Eve, they were stark naked. And in the Garden of Eden, God was probably naked as a jaybird too!
7I don't know what they mean by an icon. I never thought of myself as being that. It seems strange to me. I was just modeling, thinking of as many different poses as possible. I made more money modeling than being a secretary. I had a lot of free time. You could go back to work after an absence of a few months. I couldn't do that as a secretary.
8I love to swim in the nude and roam around the house in the nude. You're just as free as a bird!
9The only person I did bondage for was Irving Klaw and his sister Paula Klaw. Usually, they would shoot four or five models every Saturday. He wouldn't pay for the regular pictures unless we did some bondage. So I did bondage shots to get paid for the other photos.
10I'm very sorry that when I turned my life over to the Lord Jesus in January 1959, I threw out all my netstockings, bikinis--some from Frederick's of Hollywood.
11No, I stopped coloring my hair in October 1978. I was no longer working as a secretary, I was no longer working out in public. I didn't color my hair, it is grey now. In fact, I'm worried I'm losing it. Big gobs come out. Used to be it took me two hours to dry my big gob of hair.
12No, I don't think my fans want to see me old and fat. I've got to get another 20-25 lbs. off somehow--remember me as I looked when I was younger. I get sad when I see my favorite movie stars when they're old. Who wants to see Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau now as The Odd Couple (1968)? Jack Lemmon is a fan of mine.
13I was never one who was squeamish about nudity. I don't believe in being promiscuous about it, but several times I thought of going to a nudist colony.
14I never kept up with the fashions. I believed in wearing what I thought looked good on me.
15My favorite actress of all times is Bette Davis in Dark Victory (1939). I have seen it six or seven times and I still cry.
16[Jerry Tibbs was] the one who got me wearing bangs. For years, I had my hair parted down the middle in a ponytail, tucked down around the sides. But he said to me, "Bettie, you've got a very high forehead. I think you'd look good if you cut some bangs to cover it." Well, I went and cut the bangs, and I've been wearing them ever since. They say it's my trademark.
17It makes me feel wonderful that people still care for me... that I have so many fans among young people, who write to me and tell me I have been an inspiration.
18I never was the girl next door.
19I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live.





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Beyond the Centerfold2015DocumentaryHerself
Bettie Page Reveals All2012DocumentaryHerself
Dance of Passion2001ShortHerself (as Betty Page)
Betty Page: Pin Up Queen1998Video documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Teaserama1955DocumentaryHerself (as Betty Page)
Varietease1954DocumentaryHerself (as Betty Page)
Striporama1953Herself (as Betty Page)
Betty's Hat Dance1953ShortHerself (as Betty Page)
Teaser Girl in High Heels1950ShortHerself (as Betty Page)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Love Lust2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Under the Influence... Of Tease!2009Video documentary shortHerself
Bettie Page: The Girl in the Leopard Print Bikini2004Video documentaryHerself
Striptease: The Greatest Exotic Dancers of All Time2004Video documentaryHerself
Taboo: The Beginning of Erotic Cinema2004Video documentaryHerself
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party1999Video documentaryHerself
Betty Page: Bondage Queen1998Video documentary as Betty Page
Hyperdelic E-Mission1991Video documentaryStripper (uncredited)

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