Betty Brosmer? You know the girl with the hourglass figure that people adored but never knew how she could get such a tiny waist? I have always been intrigued by her and after seeing lots of pictures of her I have finally got round to doing one. Betty Brosmer was the highest paid pin up model from the 1950s and the most precious example of the hourglass figure. How could you not love Betty?!
She was the first true 'supermodel' and she did not stop there. She also had a long and happy career in the fitness and bodybuilding field, mostly due to her marriage with Joe Weider; an American bodybuilder and entrepreneur.
".. there will never be another glamour girl like Betty Brosmer. Her classically sunny all-American blonde beauty was a worthy counterpart to that of Marilyn Monroe. Her magnificent contoured-beyond-perfection figure was without equal. Further, there was a glow, an incandescence about Betty that was not to be found in any other model. And the total package was son utterly winning that Betty - without every revealing much more epidermis than one would be likely to see at the beach - was the definitive super model of the 1950s." - Steve Sullivian
Betty's waist measured in at 18 inches with a 38 inch bust and 36 inch hips. (This was before the age of photoshop) It is speculated that Betty achieved her tiny waist with a little help from the practise corset training, also know as waist training, waist reduction or tightlacing for moulding a pronounced and significantly smaller waist.
Black and white pictures are the best!
Thank you for reading this blog post all about the wonderful Betty Brosmer. I was planning on doing a Marilyn Monroe Tribute celebrating her life on August 4th but I already posted a blog post about her and felt that I did not need to do another as leading up to Marilyn's death I was posting instagram pictures of her. I also felt like I wanted to blog about a pin up model too.