Sexy Pin Up Girls You Totally Need to See


Pin up girls are a perfect example of femininity, fun, and sexiness. I mean, do you see any disadvantages in a luscious healthy woman with soft curly hair and a flowy naughty sundress? Some people adore this style and its icons, but others claim it to be old-fashioned - and ever so slightly vulgar. What associations come to mind when you mention the word pin-up? The majority of these will be ‘the fifties’, ‘blondes’, ‘busty girls’, ‘stockings’, ‘naughtiness, ‘erotica’ - in general, America at its best. And how was it in reality? Where did it come from and how did it develop, why did it go away and why did it come back again as a reminder of wonderful times?

When did this culture emerge?

If we refer to a classic vintage pin up girl, it is necessary to go back to 1941, when this style was first mentioned. Although, even this is not quite accurate, as it is the name that appeared in those years. The history of this style begins with the last decade of the XIX century, but that is not the case. The style was getting more naughty and soon posters and mini-cards with luscious beauties decorated every room and wallet of an average boy. Now, pin up girl clothing is rather a cosplay fetish or cross-dressing, but it is still so popular!

Pin-up was a profession!

There was a very prestigious profession, called "pin-up-girl". They were mostly fashion models, actresses, and singers, posing for the covers of magazines or advertising posters. The model received up to $ 1000 for a shot. For many magazines, it was a lot of money, but the result was worth it. The golden time for pin-up was the 40s. With the outbreak of the war, America began to promote heterosexuality for the military, increasing the circulation of magazines with images of sexy pin up girls.

But enough history, let’s get acquainted with the hottest 40’s and 50’s pin up girls and move on to modern times! All of you may know that most of the job was done not by the models themselves, but with hours of artwork of professional artists and photographers. In their works, the authors of pin-up images tried to reflect the ideal of how an attractive woman should look. And the first most famous model in this style was Betty Page.

Betty Page

Betty Page

Betty Page went down in the history of vintage pin up girls as the queen of pin-up and the ultimate Playboy star. Despite the fact that she managed to stay at the peak of popularity for 7 years, fate was not too merciful to her. The ups and downs of her personal life, persecution from the moralists, the 20-year wanderings around the USA and the long years of treatment from schizophrenia in a psychiatric hospital - this was the price of the fulfilled childhood dream about an acting career.

Racy photographs of Betty Page spread in the world of photographers with the speed of light. In 1951, a year after the first photo shoot, her pictures became a sensation on the covers of magazines. Quite naturally, puritan 50’s America did not welcome this fact, so such photos were banned in most states. But Betty did not really care that much.

The peak of Betty Page’s popularity was in the mid-50's. It was then that all the men of America worshipped Betty, and her pictures were in any trucker’s cabin. And if the girls usually worked as pin-up models for no more than a few months, Paige's career lasted for seven years - from 1950 to 1957. Although this scandalous beauty had a lot of success in her youth, she suffered from misunderstanding with people who imposed a role of a prostitute and disgrace. She had to travel America for 20 years. Some people even speculated that Betty Page had a romance with Marilyn Monroe herself! However, it’s all left in the chronicles.

Betty Grable

Betty Grable

Betty Grable was a real star-model for the pin-up of the 40s. Here fame was as loud as thunder thanks to her photo shoots in the swimsuit. Later, the Life magazine included the infamous swimsuit photo to the list of "100 photos that changed the world." Betty Grable’s legs were insured for $ 1,000,000. Later on, the model said: "My success has two reasons; I stand on both of them". That's how the industry of appearance emerged, when success depended on ever so slightly showing ankles and pouty lips.

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth was primarily an actress, her name was even included in the list of 100 greatest movie stars. But the images of a pin-up style beauty were no less popular. Do you remember the moment from the movie called "Shawshank Redemption"? There, the main character wanted a poster for his cubicle. Adorable Rita was the one who was on the poster.

In 1941, a photo of the half-naked Rita Hayworth appeared in the authoritative magazine 'Life'. Her lumps were covered only by a small swimsuit. It instantly made an effect of an exploding bomb. It is noteworthy that a few years later, at the Bikini Atoll, the United States conducted nuclear tests, dropping a bomb, which was decorated with the famous photo of Hayworth. So there was an established expression 'sex bomb', and a separate swimsuit was called 'bikini'.

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner is another iconic pin up model. She was also called the first brunette of Hollywood. No sooner had the humble girl crossed the threshold of 'MGM', as the actor Mickey Rooney, the star of the film studio, fell in love with her (and he was a sex-symbol too). He bombarded Ava with presents and promised to make her the happiest woman on Earth, but she was cold as ice. Gardner did not allow the actor to even kiss her. Finally, Ava accepted Mickey's offer, and in 1941 they got married. But it was not the only infamous marriage of a star, and soon the name Ava Gardner became an appellative.

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

This is another pin-up model. She starred with infamous actors such as Heinz Ryumann and Hans Moser and received lots of gratitude for her movie roles. Theater director Max Reinhardt, who was her co-worker in Berlin, called young Hedy the most beautiful woman in Europe. Hedi Lamarr filmed in a movie "Ecstasy", produced by Czech director Gustav Mahata in 1933, where the actress played a young nymphomaniac who became the wife of an insensitive old man. Hedy was a mysterious person, she knew many talented people who appreciated her wit and wisdom. Hedy had complicated love life and her success was the matter of time too. Fun fact: she is well known for being beautiful and charming, but not a lot of people know that Hedy was good at physics and chemistry; she could have become a scientist as well.

Veronika Lake

Veronika Lake

Lake had a reputation of a woman who is difficult to work with. After several disagreements and quarrels, "Paramount Pictures" cancelled the contract with her. She acted in mediocre films, tried to work in the theater and on television, but she was not successful. Soon, one of the reporters of the New York Post found her working as a barmaid in one of the Manhattan hotels, which made her return to the pages of newspapers and attracted public attention. On this wave, she even managed to get back onto the television screens, where she was hosting the TV programs in Baltimore for some time.

Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse

Cyd was an American model and dancer, were popular in mid 40’s – 50’s. However, her fame didn’t last long. As the popularity of Hollywood musicals faded in the 1950s, Cyd Charisse finally abandoned professional dancing and began to make a living as an actress. She even appeared in the video of Janet Jackson in the 1990s, which perfectly illustrates her unfading energy and constant demand. She evenreleased a tutorial for sport lovers called "Easy Energy Shape Up", which was intended for elder people who are interested in pleasant and easy training.

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

Mansfield, along with Marilyn Monroe, was one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s. Mansfield knew very well that very few people were interested in her mind and education. “They're more interested in 40-21-35”. She had all the attributes of a sex star: a pink limousine, a pink mansion with a bath in the shape of a heart, a husband - "Mr. Universe-1955". Jane Mansfield was married three times, gave birth to five children. She died in a car crash in 1967, at the age of 34.

Now let’s move on to an infamous diva who revived modern pin up and made it popular among younger generation. If perfection has a name, it’s going to be the one and only...

Dita von Teese

Dita von Teese

Dita von Teese claims that plus size pin up is as sexy as fit models, she appreciates vthe intage culture and is not afraid to show pin up girls nude. Tickets to her exclusive and exotic show are quite expensive, but you will never forget this spectacular event, we guarantee!

Dita von Teese (whose real name is Heather Rene Sweet) was born in 1972 in a smalltown in the state of Michigan in the family of a seamstress and machinist. Since her childhood, she was seriously engaged in ballet, but considered herself a clumsy and unattractive girl. Even at school she fell in love with actresses and dancers of the20s-50s of the 20th century and tried to imitate them all. Soon she came up with her classic performance with a bath in a glass of champagne. Dita was noticed by Carmen Electra, who invited her to participate in her show. There she met Hugh Hefner - the founder of Playboy - and he invited Dita to become the heroine of one of the future issues of the magazine. As a result, one of the best shoots ever happened. Now Dita is as sexy as she was in her teens, showing how to do pin up makeup online and performing live on stage for all lovers of vintage and beautiful women!