She represented the era she was in, and even though dated, the elements are still good today.
If Betty came out today, she'd be a cheap little knockoff about five sizes smaller, with a navel piercing that would show up on a Cadillac, at least one chunk of metal stuck through her lips, and carpeted from neck to ankles in tattoos like she's all tribal and shit. Probably have a do-rag over her head too instead of those awesome long dark bangs Betty was known for. Doing some cheap looking stuff handcuffed to a motorcycle for the camera, with some bald dude trying to look bad in the background. Trashy ghetto crap.
Betty was voluptuous and had curves, her raven hair was just killer. Today's version would be in a thong you can bet on that, but most of the time Betty was in full cut briefs, which IMHO are hotter than people give them credit for. The bondage was light by today's standards, but it titillates every time I see it, half a century later. Her S&M and peril pics resonate with this pulp fantasy damsel in distress stuff, which is just smoking hot. She was so classy she became iconic. She was already a living legend, now she's truly immortal. This style will stand the test of time I believe.
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