50s pin up star Betty Page dies
Famous 1950s pin up star Betty Page has died in Los Angeles, aged 85.
The iconic model known for her provocative poses was credited for helping to pave the way for the sexual revolution of the 1960s.
She was admitted to hospital last month suffering from pnuemonia, and last week suffered a heart attack and never regained consciousness.
Her agent Mark Roesler siad: "With deep personal sadness I must announce that my dear friend and client Bettie Page passed away at 18:41 this evening (02:41 GMT Friday) in a Los Angeles hospital".
"She captured the imagination of a generation with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality...She is the embodiment of beauty".
Hugh Hefner was reported as saying about Page: "I think that she was a remarkable lady, an iconic figure in pop culture who influenced sexuality, taste in fashion, someone who had a tremendous impact on our society".
Page was married three times but had no children.