The Iconic Betty Grable
A Betty Grable Updo, Is an iconic hairstyle from the forties. When counting down the most iconic pinup girls of the 40’s, Betty Grable has to arrive at the top of the list.
This warm and bubbly blonde, whose long and well-proportioned legs were famously insured by Lloyd’s of London for a million dollars (setting a standard still matched today by J-Lo’s booty, for one) was responsible for keeping morale high for “our boys” during the second World War.
The Famous Betty Grable Pose
This is the iconic photo of Miss Grable in a very modest (by today’s standards) bathing suit.
She gazing coyly over her shoulder that was quite literally “pinned up” in many a soldier’s barracks.
That pose perfectly captured the very spirit of what makes a pinup girl so sexy- that combination of sweet approachability and the almost unawareness of her own sparkling sex appeal.
While we can’t all be walking around on million dollar gams, almost any wanna be pin-up girl can rock this classic and beautiful hairstyle.
This Betty Grable Updo works dressed up or down, and can be trimmed with bows or flowers or a fancy jeweled clip for a little extra polish.