Bunny Yeager Dies at 85

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Bunny Yeager, who has carved equally successful careers in pin-up modeling and later on in photography, passed away last Sunday, May 25.

Bunny Yeager and her Rolleiflex. Photo via Tumblr

Yeager’s agent Ed Christin said in separate reports by the Associated Press and The New York Times that she died at a hospice in North Miami, Florida where she had been staying for about a week prior, and that her death was caused by congestive heart failure.

Self-portraits of Bunny Yeager with her cameras. Photos via Vintage Everyday

Yeager was born Linnea Eleanor Yeager on March 13, 1929 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, and was at one point among the most photographed models in Miami. Yeager took up photography following her retirement from modeling in the early ‘50s, and among her most remembered photographs were that of the then-unknown Bettie Paige taken in 1954, and “Bond girl” Ursula Andress’ stills for the first James Bond film “Dr. No” in 1962. Aside from Paige, Yeager was also credited for helping launch the careers of other Playboy models Lisa Winters and Carol Jean Lauritzen, among others. Yeager became famous for her self-portraits, too.

Bettie Page (top) and Ursula Andress (bottom) were two of Bunny Yeager’s most popular subjects. Photos via Vintage Everyday and Jezebel.

For many years Yeager’s works graced the pages of numerous men’s magazines and, of course, of several books which she herself has authored, including 100 Girls, How I Photograph Myself, How I Photograph Nudes, Photographing the Female Figure, and The Art of Glamour Photography. In the early years of her career, Yeager was once hailed the Prettiest Photographer in the World by US Camera magazine.

All information in this article were sourced from the Associated Press, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and IMDB.

Related article: *A Well-Dressed Bunny Yeager Sits By the Rocks and Snaps a Photo with a Rolleiflex*

written by chooolss on 2014-05-28 in #lifestyle

3 Comments

  1. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Bunny Yeager was the greatest pin-up photographer of all time AND!!! better looking than any of her models...

  2. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    I was very sad to hear this on Monday. I was very lucky to have met Bunny and her daughter in person in Miami Beach. She was very nice in person.

  3. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Rest in peace, in my opinion she is more prettier than marilyn monroe. By the way the last photo look like Ursula Andress (?)

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