Famous Pinup Girls

Here is a full list of the most famous Pinup Girls of the 1940' and 1950's. Many pinups were photographs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols. One of the most popular early pinup girls was Betty Grable. Her poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. Other pinups were artwork, often depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like. An early example of the latter type was the Gibson girl, drawn by Charles Dana Gibson. The genre also gave rise to several well-known artists specializing in the field, including Alberto Vargas and George Petty, and numerous lesser artists such as Art Frahm