It’s hard to imagine now, in the age of the Internet, that once upon a time, in the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, pin-up models were the subject of many men’s fantasies. These vintage pinups could be could be seen adorned on the walls of many men. Hence the name pin-up because you could display these photos wherever you’d like. Pin-up models consisted of glamour models, fashion models, and even famous actresses. These photos could were seen in publications like magazines or newspapers, or were images from postcards or chromo-lithographs, and even on calendars. Pin-up models were idealized versions of what a particular time period would think would be its optimal beautiful woman. While pin-ups started at the end of the 19th century, they didn’t rise to prominence until the ’40s.
Many of the starlets who appeared on the big screen like Brigette Bardot, Natalie Wood and Rita Hayworth, were vintage pin-up models. In fact, if you ask your grandparents, they’d be likely to remember who their childhood crushes were and it’s likely that many of them are on this list.
This is a list of hot vintage pin-up models. Upvote your favorite pinup photos of famous actresses, models, and bunnies. These classic pinups won’t disappoint. Take a look at these pinup pics now!
Mamie Van Doren
Shirley Anne Field
Yvonne De Carlo
Judy Lee Tomerlin