Betty Grable

Elizabeth Ruth “Betty” Grable (December 18, 1916 ā€“ July 2, 1973) was an American actress, dancer, and singer. Grable was celebrated for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood and studio publicity widely dispersed photos featuring them. Her iconic bathing suit poster made her the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. Grable’s legs were famously insured by her studio for $1,000,000 with Lloyds of London. During her heyday in the 1940s, Grable had several nicknames: “the girl with the million dollar legs”, “the quick-silver blonde”, “the queen of the Hollywood musical”, and “the darling of the forties”.

Betty Grable’s iconic pose taken in 1943. The famous pose was a World War II bestseller, that was made to show off Grable’s “million dollar legs”.

Betty Grable 1939

Betty Grable 1941

Betty Grable 1944

Betty Grable (LIFE – May 1945 – Photographer Walter Sanders)

Betty Grable

Betty Grable 1940’s Pin-up

 

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