20 Stunning Black and White Pin Up Photos of the Girl with the Impossible Waist

Black and white pin up photos have now become a trend. Modern girls try to imitate the girls from vintage photographs. It’s no surprise because these photos are easy on the eyes. If you know what I mean.


Like the photos of Betty Brosmer, American bodybuilder, and physical fitness expert. During the 1950s, she was a popular commercial model and pin-up girl.

In 1961, married Mr. Olympia founder and magazine publisher, Joe Weider. She then started her lengthy and successful career as a spokesperson and trainer in the health and bodybuilding industry. She’s also a longtime magazine columnist and co-authored several books on fitness and physical exercise.

Betty Brosmer started her career as a catalog model and won 50 beauty pageant titles before the age of 20. She also graced the covers of countless magazines, calendars, and record albums. We’ve gathered some of her best photos for you.

20. Parents

Betty Brosmer was born in Pasadena, California, on August 2, 1935, to Andy and Vendla Brosmer. Her first name has sometimes been reported as Elizabeth, but she has denied that.

19. Early Life

She lived in Carmel during her early childhood but from about the age of ten, grew up in Los Angeles. She has a naturally small frame. Betty Brosmer set out on a personal bodybuilding and weight training regimen before she was a teenager and was raised as a sports fan by her father. She was skilled in athletics and was “something of a tomboy”.

18. Print Model

When she was 13 years old, a photo of Betty appeared in the Sears & Roebuck catalog. The next year she visited New York city with her aunt and posed for photos in a professional studio where one of her photos was sold to Emerson Televisions for use in commercial advertising. It quickly became a widely used promotional piece, printed in national magazines even for several years after.

17. Young Model

Betty Brosmer returned to Los Angeles and was asked to pose for two of the most celebrated pin-up artists of the era, Alberto Vargas, and Earl Moran. With high hopes, her aunt took her back to New York City again in 1950, and this time they took up residency.

Betty built her modeling portfolio while attending George Washington High School in Manhattan. Despite her age, over the next four years, she was booked frequently as a commercial model and graced the covers of many of the ubiquitous postwar “pulps”: popular romance and crime magazines and books. As she said, “When I was 15, I was made up to look like I was about 25”.