|Bunny Yeager shooting Bettie Page in 1954 at Africa, USA near Boca Raton. (© Rizzoli New York)|
Bunny Yeager was an American photographer and pin-up model. She had success as a model in Miami in the 1950s, but she wanted to be a photographer. She saw her chance when she met the little-known Bettie Page, who had modeled for under-the-counter photo sets that specialized in sadomasochism.
"At the hospital, she was talking about her next shoot. She was excited, full of plans," her agent, Ed Christin, said. "This time she just didn't bounce back."
Yeager was surrounded by family and friends, including her two daughters, Lisa Irwin Packard and Cherilu Irwin DuVal, when she died from the effects of a chronic heart condition. Christin said the family is planning a public service to honor the famed photographer with details to come.
(via E! Online)