She started her modeling carer at the tender age of 13. She is considered to be the world’s first supermodel (according to the source). In 1950 she won her first beauty contest as “Miss Television”. Betty Brosmer’s pretty face and curvaceous figure graced more than 200 magazine covers.
In total, Betty Brosmer won over 50 different beauty contests. The proportions of her hourglass figure are simply astonishing: 37-18-36 (inches)!
Betty was born in august 2, 1935
Her gorgeous face and graceful figure could be regularly seen in full page ads in such publications as Esquire, Life and The Saturday Evening Post, Fortune and Time, etc.
After Betty’s appearance in Sears & Roebuck catalog, her advertising agency started to be bombarded by multiple demands to book the photo shoot session with this new American beauty icon.
When Betty turned 16 – the abundance of various beauty titles started to hit her by surprise over and over again. She won over 50 beauty contests before the age of 20.
Betty appeared on hundreds of different calendars.
She was the highest payed model of her time. Betty was the first real Super Model.
She became one of the first models to own the rights to all her photographs.
Betty also was the first model to receive a percentage every time her picture was published.
Marilyn Monroe had her real breakthrough after 1955. Since 1948 to all the 50s Betty was the reference of perfect feminine beauty. She played the essential role in the development of “pin-up girl” image.
In 1961, the 26 years old Betty marries Joe Weider – the famous canadian bodybuilder and co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB). He was the creator of the Mr. Olympia, the Masters Olympia and the Ms. Olympia bodybuilding contests. Joe Weider was also the publisher of miltiple bodybuilding and fitness-related magazines, most notably Men’s Fitness, Shape, Muscle & Fitness, Flex.
Arnold Schwarzenegger credited Joe Weider with inspiring him to come to the United States and enter bodybuilding.
Betty and her husband Joe Weider:
In 1981, Betty co-founded a health and fitness publication for women – Shape Magazine, where she still writes two magazine columns: “Body by Betty” and “Health by Betty”. Several million readers still enjoy her writing monthly.
Photos are owned and copyrighted by Betty Brosmer.