Sunday, February 15, 2015

25 Beautiful Black and White Portrait Photos of Betty Brosmer – The Girl with the Impossible Waist

Betty Brosmer might be the most famous model you’ve never heard of. A busty blonde with an impossibly small waist — her measurements were officially listed at 38-18-36 — Brosmer started her career as a catalog model, and racked up 50 beauty pageant titles before the age of 20.

During the 1950s, she became one of the world’s most beloved and successful pin-up girls, and graced the covers of countless magazines, calendars, and record albums.

In 1961, Brosmer married Mr. Olympia founder and magazine publisher Joe Weider, and has been a fitness advocate and columnist ever since.

Below is a collection of our 25 favorite photos of the legendary Betty Brosmer.


























(Images © Betty Brosmer, via Messy Nessy Chic)

10 comments:

  1. That can't be healthy....

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  2. She is beautiful, but the uber small waist almost looks odd.

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  3. That waist is as a result of corset training.

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  4. Fascinating waistline, we'll done Vintag.

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  5. WOW... We think alike. Yesterday, I did a Betty Brosmer thing. She will be leading my next blog post - will link

    Betty Brosmer (all-American blonde) waist measured in at 18 inches with a 38 inch bust and 36 inch hips (and don’t forget this is before the age of Photoshop).

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  6. i read about another woman with the same type of waist, a doctor said it was one of the results of anorexia.

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  7. Peter John Karl HunoldFebruary 16, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    Ok, you're right with Photoshop. Nur Herr wert techniques to manipulate pictures long before the invention of Digital pictures...

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  8. She's pretty, but has a Kardashian booty.

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  9. The girl can't help it, she was born to please.

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  10. Waist? She has a waist?

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