Mystery Girl
September 16, 2007 8:36 AM   Subscribe

Who did the original of this iconic girl?

Ever since I photographed her in Montreal a few months ago, I thought that I would easily remember where the original source cam from. Obviously I didn't. And then, yesterday, I was contacted by a guy in Santiago, Chile, who found another version (flipped).
I know her. Who is she?
posted by bru to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Isn't that Bettie Page?
posted by RossWhite at 8:39 AM on September 16, 2007


Despite the bangs, that doesn't look much like Betty Page to me. My first thought was Fay Wray, but the hair's not right... perhaps it's an actress from another b/w horror film?
posted by hot soup girl at 8:49 AM on September 16, 2007


That's Dave Stevens's Betty Page, as originally portrayed in The Rocketeer and then other comics.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 8:51 AM on September 16, 2007


Bettie.
posted by faceonmars at 9:46 AM on September 16, 2007


Yes, Bettie. Sorry.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 9:53 AM on September 16, 2007


I second the ID of this as a Dave Steven's Bettie. Very close to this version.
posted by browse at 12:47 PM on September 16, 2007


Thanks, guys.

Perfect.
posted by bru at 2:08 PM on September 16, 2007


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