GIRLS

Alphabetical by First Name



Pinup-Girl: Gardner, Ava

Pinup-Girl: Gardner, Ava

Born and raised in the rural south, Ava was signed to a Hollywood contract at the age of 18, based solely on a photograph her photographer brother took. She spent three years doing bit parts until 1946, when she stared in Whistle Stop. Though she didn't...
Pinup-Girl: Grable, Betty

Pinup-Girl: Grable, Betty

Betty Grable - 1916 to 1973 Born in St. Louis, MO, Betty Grable was pushed into show business by an overbearing mother who moved her to Hollywood at the age of 13. By lying about her age, Mother manage to land her daughter several small parts. But...
Pinup-Girl: Marie McDonald

Pinup-Girl: Marie McDonald

Marie McDonald Marie was born in Kentucky, the daughter of a former Ziegfeld Girl and granddaughter of opera singer. At the age of 15, Marie became a Powers model and dropped out of school so she could enter beauty pageants, winning the title of "Miss...