Pinup Photographer Bunny Yeager Dies at 85


Pinup Photographer Bunny Yeager Dies at 85


Yeager, a model-turned-photographer who contributed to Bettie Page's popularity, passed away in a North Miami hospice.

Pinup photographer Bunny Yeager, who helped the start of Bettie Page's career, has passed away. Her agent Ed Christin told The Associated Press that the model-turned-photographer passed away at a North Miami hospice on Sunday, May 25 from congestive heart failure, a week after she was taken to the hospice. She was 85.

Born on March 13, 1929 in Wilkinsburg, Pa., Linnea Eleanor Yeager was interested in modeling before working behind the camera. She is known for her works whose theme centers around nudity. "Anyone in Miami in the 1950s who wanted a bikini would come to her, and she'd make one," the agent said.

She started taking photos of Page in 1954. One of her popular photos is of the then-unknown Bettie Page posing in a leopard-print swimsuit with a real cheetah. "It was like us doing a dance together. I would snap my fingers and she would do exactly what I told her to do: 'Stand on your toes. Kick your leg in the air. Jump in the air,' " she told Florida newspaper the Sun Sentinel of working with Page last year.

Yeager is survived by two daughters and four grandchildren. Her first husband Arthur Irwin passed away in the 1970s, while her second husband Harry Schaefer died in 2000.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Reportedly Pregnant With Travis Scott's Baby
  2. 'The Voice' Live Finale Part 2: And the Winner of Season 12 Is....
  3. Camila Cabello Teams Up With Ed Sheeran, Pharrell and Charli XCX on Upcoming Album
  4. Iggy Azalea Responds to Odell Beckham Jr. Dating Rumors: I Don't Even Know Him
  5. Fans Loath ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake - See the Hilarious Memes
  6. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Are Planning to Remarry This Summer
  7. Kylie Jenner Tells Bella Thorne to be Careful of 'Charming Player' Scott Disick
  8. Kim Kardashian Tries to Save Marriage to Kanye West for the Sake of Fame
  9. T.I.'s Alleged Side Chick Bernice Burgos Reportedly Wants to Have Baby With Him
  10. Vampire Nicki Minaj Sexily Licks Bella Hadid's Neck at AmfAR Gala in Cannes

CELEBS PHOTO