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Betty Brosmer might not be a household name, but in her day, her face and figure were inescapable. As a successful pinup model in the '50s, she graced magazine covers of the legion of men's magazines looking to duplicate the success of Playboy. While names like Bettie , Anita Ekberg and Marilyn Monroe live on thanks to cultural influence or celluloid success, Brosmer is less well known because she didn't transcend her era -- neither an actress nor a fashion trendsetter, Brosmer was simply an extremely good model, and extremely popular one.
Though the term did not yet exist, Brosmer was the leading supermodel of the s, with a status something like a Kate Upton, Elle MacPherson, or other Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover models. Source: Pinterest. As , Betty Brosmer was naturally small and slender and even then, she desired more strength from her petite body. When she was just a pre-teen, she was extremely interested in fitness, which prompted her to lift weights and build muscle.
As beautiful as she was, the career path she chose was unexpected to those who knew Brosmer in her youth. The rest of her teenage years were spent traveling between New York City and Los Angeles building her impressive modeling portfolio. She was bombarded with more work than any teenage model in history and blessed the covers of the most popular magazines of the time with her photos.
She also posed for romance novel and crime magazine books and won over 50 beauty contests while still in her teens. Her figure was considered to be the definitive hourglass shape, the look that would become the new standard for upcoming models.
Not only was Brosmer astonishingly gorgeous, she was also an intelligent woman who knew her value. As the first model to demand rights for her photographs, she profited well and became the highest paid glamour model of the s. Brosmer eventually ed a contract with renowned pinup photographer Keith Barnard, famous for working with other model legends including Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. Barnard helped launch Brosmer into an international sensation, and she became his top-selling model of all time, surpassing Monroe, Mansfield , and his other celebrated clients.
According to her own official website , Brosmer appeared on over magazine covers. She once had a photoshoot set up with the magazine , but she was unaware that she was expected to pose nude. Brosmer stuck to her principles and refused to expose her naked body with the justification that she did not want to embarrass her future husband and family.
Brosmer never did take nude or semi-nude photos for any magazine throughout her entire career, and this clearly never slowed her down. Brosmer on the cover of a bodybuilding magazine with Dick Dubois. Source: Blogspot. The future-husband Brosmer did not want to mortify turned out to be bodybuilder Joe Weider, whom she married in April Weider endorsed the bodybuilding lifestyle through founding the International Federation of Bodybuilders and the Mr.
Olympia Bodybuilding Contest. Joe Weider, 16 years Brosmer's senior, was in his early 40s when they wed, and more of an entrepreneur than active bodybuilder. Meanwhile, Brosmer, still in her modeling prime, altering her trajectory slightly to appear in fitness magazines more than men's magazines. Together, the pair spent the next decades promoting healthy lifestyles through bodybuilding and exercise. Source: Boxden. Today, at the age of 85, Betty Weider is continuing to advocate for health and fitness through producing the magazine Shape and writing encouraging columns for Power and Beauty.
She is also an honorary member of the Olympic Committee, doing everything in her power to educate the world, especially women, about proper nutrition and physical activities. She has been on her own since her husband passed away in , but that has not stopped her from keeping his legacy alive through the promotion of health.
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