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)




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