One of the true beauties of the classic glamour scene is, without
Diane Webber. Discovered by the man who discovered
the young Marilyn Monroe, Webber
on to be photographed by some of the legends of the genre like Russ
Meyer, Bunny Yeager, and
With Meyer, as with many other
classic models, her career blossomed. She appeared twice in Playboy
1955 and Feb. 1956) under Marguerite Empey, a variation of
her real name Marguerite Diane Empey. She also appeared in
one of Meyer's hard-to-find short nudie-cutie features called
Is My Body.
Also, she was used quite often in how-to glamour photography
books, such as the ones made famous by Gowland.
Her other claim to fame was starring as the
Queen of the Mermaids in the film, "Mermaids of Tiburon."
One of the most fascinating aspects about
Webber, though, is her devotion to the naturalist lifestyle.
Whereas nudism was an open joke for most of society in the 50's,
the lifestyle seriously, and defended it many time. There was a book written
by June Lange about Webber, her
family, and their nudist lifestyle called "Those Wonderful Webbers."
is one those few pin-ups who one can recognize without a second look, and
arguably the most graceful of all glamour models.