Another biography, The Real Bettie Page: The Truth about the Queen of Pinups 1997 was written by Richard Foster.
You have acclaimed painter Robert Blue of her that are 10 feet tall and displayed in top galleries, a high-culture celebration of a woman whose career played out entirely on the fringes.
At a young age, she had to face the responsibilities of caring for her younger siblings, particularly after her father was convicted for and spent two years in an , prison.
A move to Southern California in 1979 brought more troubles.
There, she began to find work as a pin-up model, and posed for dozens of photographers throughout the 1950s.
Her Pinup-style photos were tacked up on walls in military barracks, garages, and fighter aircraft.