Long before Twitter and Instagram were the mode for transmitting sexual and provocative photographs, pin-ups were the ultimate in femininity and sexuality. The name actually refers to the ability to “pin it up” for it to be viewed, like in a locker or on the wall or as a calendar. Before you had a Facebook wall, you needed an actual wall to view photos and what better to look at than a beautiful woman?
While women have been photographed in various states of undress since the time the first camera was invented, the idea of an actual pin-up girl doesn’t exactly call to mind women in black and white photos wearing bustles under their dresses. Instead, people think about models like Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe.
A classic pin-up photo features various themes, ranging from women empowerment “We Can Do It” posters to swimsuit shots while drinking from a Coca-Cola bottle. Naturally, there were mixed feelings about how these women looked, with some feeling they empowered and others feeling they demeaned.
However, the changing times have proven that those swimsuit shots with women wearing sailor hats aren’t exactly as shocking as they used to be. While the nostalgic looks of the '20s, '30s, '40s, and '50s have made their way back on trend, the purpose is not to shock and provoke as it once was. Instead, the look is meant to be reminiscent of a nostalgic type of glamour that can be quite flattering on the right celebrity. Check out our list of the 10 celebrities that look like pin-up girls, and see how modern fame can look similar to Old Hollywood.
10 January Jones
9 Gwen Stefani
8 Kate Beckinsale
7 Katy Perry
6 Holly Madison
5 Christina Aguilera
4 Lindsay Lohan
3 Kim Kardashian
2 Megan Fox
1 Dita Von Teese
When making a list of celebrities that resemble pin-up girls, there is no way to leave out Dita Von Teese. With her jet black hair, porcelain skin, and signature ruby red lips, she somehow has the look of nostalgia without resembling any one specific pin-up model. Instead, she has created a modern version of vintage glam. Specializing in modeling, burlesque, and fashion design, Dita Von Teese exudes sex appeal, femininity, and nostalgia. She can be seen on the red carpet in a glamorous light, but it’s her modeling photos that really highlight the retro chic style she has become famous for.
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