Vintage Beauties: Betty Brosmer

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Name: Betty Brosmer and later, Betty Weider

Also known as: ‘The girl with the impossible waist”

Height: 5’5” / 165 cm

Age today: 81

Occupation: pin-up model, author, trainer

Also known for:

  • being the co-founder of Shape Magazine
  • being the wife of famous bodybuilder Joe Weider

Before the age of photo editing, Betty stood out with her unique proportions depicting an hourglass shape with an impossible waist, measuring only 18 inches / 46 cm. But although Betty’s shape was admired by many and the beautiful blonde had a great career as a pin-up model (and later as a trainer and author), there was a lot of speculation at the time (1950s-1960s) regarding the methods Betty used in order to achieve her hourglass shape. While some say that corset training played a role in transforming her body, others say that the model opted for a waist reduction surgery, a procedure that alters the shape of the ribcage (and moves internal organs in the process).

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What do you think of Betty’s body shape and how it compares to the current standards of beauty?

See many more photos of Betty and her impossible waist inside!


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Cynthia Nixon: “In SATC we had to be thin and look great all the time”

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Comparing Sex and the City with Girls:

 ‘I think Girls is really important. When sex was bad on Sex and the City it was funny. And the worse it was, the funnier it was. But when sex is bad on Girls, it can be really hard to watch, and it’s sometimes abusive, and it’s important to show that.’

On body image in the two shows:

‘Plus, in SATC we had to be thin and look great all the time; in Girls, they have permission to be more real and less airbrushed. I’d always worked happily without focusing much on the way I looked, so it was like a whole undiscovered country.’

… says 50 ear-old Cynthia in The Edit this month.

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Sara Sampaio Offers a Bikini Treat

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Bikini Treat: Victoria’s Secret model Sara Sampaio!

The brunette beauty seems to tick all the boxes in terms of VS requirements (thin, low body fat percentage) ahead of the brand’s yearly catwalk show.

Here’s a recycled quote from Sara regarding her career ambitions:

“I’ve always had very high aims for my life and for my career, for anything that I do. If I do something, I want to be the best. And one of the best things you can be is a Victoria’s Secret Angel; for me, that’s always been a goal.”

… says the 25 year-old model.

See more Sara Sampaio bikini snaps next!


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