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 curvy figure pretty much defined the "pin-up" style. But sometimes people forget about the other pin-up girls that are really worth remembering - Hilda, for example.


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Created by illustrator Duane Bryers (1911-2012), Hilda was a plus-size redhead model who was definitely not shy about her plump body. Not only was she one of the only plus-size pin-up girls of her time, but she was also a hilariously clumsy girl that was fun to look at. Hilda graced America's calendars from around the 1950s to the 1980s and to celebrate that, we share some of Duane Bryers' silly illustrations of her below. Don't forget to vote for your favorites!

(h/t: vintageeveryday)

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Plus-size Pinup Girl

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Sasy 1 month ago

Incredible, she is so vibrant and alive, for a moment I actually forgot it was not the real her.

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Highscora 1 month ago

this is so beautiful. sun, a book, animals - peace! :)

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Sasy 1 month ago

ooo its like a play on the tanning cream and the puppy, sort of kind of in a way :P

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Maura D. 1 month ago

Me encanta!! Tan real y tan normal (=

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Catherina Fijalkauskaite 1 month ago

Rubens meets Monet, meets pin up & Duane Bryers <3 LOVE this one!

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Daria B 1 month ago

I remember this one. Just did't know it was a character from a whole series of pictures.

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