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Sad news, very sad.

Bettie Page, one of the most famous US pin-up models of the 1950s, has died in Los Angeles, aged 85.

Her provocative poses – often in bikinis – made her a cult figure and she was one of the first models to appear in Playboy magazine.

She “captured the imagination of a generation with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality”, her agent said.

Bettie Page was credited with helping to pave the way for the sexual revolution of the 1960s.   (bbc news)