Not your original work? Add source Though the s have celebrated feminine curves and also gave birth to the pin-up girls, it was still unusual for such an icon to sport a fuller, rounder physique. When the words "pin-up girl" are said, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely Marilyn Monroe. The woman was an icon and her style much defined the pin-up model style. But contrary to the common misconception, she'd be around size 2 of today's standards and nowhere near the alleged size With Marilyn still to this day embodying the perfect woman, people sometimes forget about the other pin-up girls that are also worth remembering - Hilda, the plus size model, for example.
History[ edit ] Beginning in the early 19th century, pin-up modeling had "theatrical origins"; burlesque performers and actresses sometimes used photographic advertisement as business cards to advertise shows. These promotion and business cards could often be found backstage in almost every theater's green room , pinned-up or stuck into "frames of the looking-glasses, in the joints of the gas-burners, and sometimes lying on-top of the sacred cast-case itself. Being sexually fantasized, famous actresses in earlyth-century film were both drawn and photographed and put on posters to be sold for personal entertainment. In Europe, prior to the First World War, the likes of Fernande Barrey aka "Miss Fernande" , were arguably the world's first pin-ups in the modern sense.