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!