There is probably no more famous pin-up shot then the one pictured
here as posed by Betty Grable--a shot that reminded many
WWII American GI's just what they where fighting for. It's no wonder why
she was called the "woman with the million dollar legs." Grable's
career, though, was a roller coaster of fame with erratic highs and lows.
She started as Hollywood movie chorus girl and soon became a bit actress
for RKO. One of her early hits was in the Astaire-Rogers
film "The Gay Divorcee." Her fame rose with her marriage to child star
Coogan and a contract with 20th Century Fox. With this studio she
made such films as "Down Argentine Way," and "How To Marry A Millionaire"
with Marilyn Monroe and Lauren
Bacall. After her marriage to Coogan fizzled, Grable
married jazz band leader Harry James. With him she even got
into music business under the name of Ruth Haag. During WWII,
she was an active in Bond Rally tours and the Hollywood Canteen. It was
during this time that she took the famous pin-up shot which helped her
cement her place in bachelor history. Her movie career ended in 1955 and
after that she spent her time trying to rekindle her stardom through TV
and theater performances.