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.

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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Sasy 1 year ago

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

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Amazing censoring

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Sasy 1 year ago

Gorgeous

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Highscora 1 year ago

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

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Maica Manne 1 year ago

❤

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Sasy 1 year 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 year ago

Me encanta!! Tan real y tan normal (=

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Catherina Fijalkauskaite 1 year ago

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

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Daria B 1 year ago

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

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Meike Henneman 1 year ago

These pictures are so happy :)

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

"Someday my Prince will come...."

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Sasy 1 year ago

swimming in the rain is the best, why is she so grumpy lol

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Sasy 1 year ago

Love it, one never does remember things like bees when adorning oneself in flora

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Dana Andreea Cotorobai 1 year ago

This image cracked me up 😂

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MadamButterfly 1 year ago

Multi tasking.

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Zualteii Poonte 1 year ago

This one is so me!!

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MadamButterfly 1 year ago

She's so happy and carefree.

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Julie Boyd 1 year ago

Bryers said that there really was no model for Hilda, that he created her in his head. That warms my heart to know that Hilda was his Dream Girl.

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Niki 1 year ago

This ones so great

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MadamButterfly 1 year ago

They look so warm and toasty.

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Sasy 1 year ago

you got to do, what you got to do when its melting hot

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Sadie Madrid 1 year ago

Aww, she has butt dimples!

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LaurieAnn Charest 1 year ago

This would be me!

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Jaina Berry 1 year ago

SAVE THE DOG

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Now we can confirm that Hilda was actually a Disney princess

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

I always love how clever it was re-use of a bag of flour

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Aww... This piece speaks to me for some reason.

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Zombie Gurl 1 year ago

I want that kind of rub

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Csilla Szabadi 1 year ago

Love the lighting and dinamics on it.

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Wendy Whitley 1 year ago

Me, every summer.

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LaurieAnn Charest 1 year ago

Love this!

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Vicki Whateley 1 year ago

bunny slippers!

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CelSlade 1 year ago

The detailing is amazing! Look how the seat cuts into her thighs. This guy really loved his subject matter.

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CelSlade 1 year ago

I want her life

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Stephanie Faul 1 year ago

Her costume obviously got messed up by a stray wave. So funny

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Melissa Apple 1 year ago

Fun!

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Amy Baer 1 year ago

This is just more proof she's a Disney princess. The mama bird is there. If a non Disney princess tried that the mama would be attacking

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Susan Bertke 1 year ago

Poor little dog is NOT having a good time...

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Pi... 1 year ago

I love this.

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Dana Dragonduck 1 year ago

Yes, this IS exactly what the boobies do when you are trying to carry a big heavy load.

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Nora Snyder-Trevino 1 year ago

Happy Valentines Day!💗💗

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Patricia Ross 1 year ago

EEEK splinters!

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Janine Randall 1 year ago

Sunday, funday

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MadamButterfly 1 year ago

I just love the heels.

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Susanna Miller 1 year ago

It's mail order, brand new - the box and catalog are on the floor, the tag is indeed on the garment - and they sent a child's instead of an adult's. Look at the length!

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Christina Wood 1 year ago

Exactly me when I see a mouse!

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Dana Dragonduck 1 year ago

This one made me laugh out loud it is such a happy picture

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LaurieAnn Charest 1 year ago

Mmmmm...My fave!!!

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Zualteii Poonte 1 year ago

<3

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Sasy 1 year ago

fantastic

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Stephen Foster 1 year ago

You know I get this feeling something bad is about to happen....

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Elizabeth MacTavish 1 year ago

I wonder if these were modeled after a real women.

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Patrizia Judenhofer 1 year ago

Be a nice hen, don't do it!

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Alex Kenyon 1 year ago

Oh I love this!

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Janine Randall 1 year ago

absolutely adore this one!

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Rahul Vashisht 1 year ago

so nice

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Pi... 1 year ago

Lol! The look on her face!

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Dolly Petersen-Germundson 1 year ago

Creature comforts!

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Sasy 1 year ago

always the way :)

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chachkimooch 1 year ago

I ❤️ this one!

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Janine Randall 1 year ago

A mermaid!

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chachkimooch 1 year ago

I love her expression in this one, kinda reminds me of Doris Day...

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Elizabeth MacTavish 1 year ago

Lol plumbing can be fun. Yeah right lol

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Ruellen 1 year ago

I love how active she is!

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Rahul Vashisht 1 year ago

Good Morning :)

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CelSlade 1 year ago

I officially have a new role model - she's independent (paints her own house, does her own plumbing even!) fun, sexy, voluptuous. And not complaining one bit at being single. Yup - I wanna be her when I grow up!

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Pi... 1 year ago

Had this funny thought that she might get a nice nip on the nose!

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Pi... 1 year ago

Wondering if she's pulling it on or takin it off!

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Janine Randall 1 year ago

A salute to Lucy & Ethel!

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LaurieAnn Charest 1 year ago

Must be a Maine girl! We are hardy and handy like that!

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