February 14, 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)


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

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

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

  4. Fascinating waistline, we'll done Vintag.

  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).

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

  7. Peter John Karl HunoldFebruary 16, 2015 at 12:15 AM

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

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

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

  10. Waist? She has a waist?



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