I'm looking for a biography movie about the story of first nude photo model in the usa and also in the world. The time in the movie is probably 20's and 30's . It wasn't the war years and it was a career movie so at least 10-15 years have passed from the beginning of the movie to the end. I couldn't remember which year it was made in but it was before 2003, and usa made movie.

A young, unexperienced, naive girl from a small town goes to a big city (la or ny) to be a celebrity. She goes to the modeling agencies and photo agencies for this dream. She was white, with black hair and eyebrows, tall about 5'7'' or 1.70 m, between 18-23, had a curvy body like the stars at that time. She met one of the big boss's in the town and he told her to do something very different in order to shine and offered being a nude model. She surprised about this offer but accepted it.

She was taken some nude photos and the boss wanted to advertise this. He spread the news to the journalists. Everybody was shocked when they heard of it. He contacted some of them and arranged a media day for her. Bunch of journalists and photographers had come. They took lots of photos and asked many questions about her age, hometown, education, family, dreams, career goals, etc. One of the photographers asked her to turn around and she did it. She had an underwear but it didn't cover much of her body. They laughed, took pictures and expressed their greeting to meet her butt. They made articles about her in their newspapers and magazines. She become popular in a very short time.

I remember a scene that between her and a photographer. He had some feelings but he never expressed it to her. He was white, blonde, in his 30's and medium sized. They were in the woods nearby a tree alone. I think it was fall because there were lots of leaves in the ground. He started to take topless photos of her. Suddenly he asked her to as if she can remove the underwear and she accepted it. He took bunch of photos in a close range. After that he told her, if he shoot too many nude photos, his boss would question him. Plus he said that he couldn't publish all of them. She confirmed that and put back her underwear.

Eventually she became a celebrity and had a long career. It could be a movie of a real story or a story of someone's, under the fake name and some revisions.

  • Audrey Munson, perhaps?
    – Paulie_D
    Sep 26, 2016 at 9:19
  • @Paulie_D I checked her but she's not the one i'm looking for. I couldn't remember the year of the movie and whether it was black&white or in color but the picture quality was good and i'm sure it was older than at least 1970. And the girl looked like Gina Lollobrigida especially in this photo. She had similar mouth and nose shape but had a more curvy body and ronde face. flickr.com/photos/hi-hodaddario/6243598030
    – michael
    Sep 26, 2016 at 10:06
  • So are you sure it's about the first nude model in the USA/World? This seems unlikely...more like about a specific known person.
    – Paulie_D
    Sep 26, 2016 at 12:18
  • @Paulie_D She wasn't a nude-art or fashion (runway) model. She was a photo model, shooting photos for magazines, posters, covers etc. As i've said before, it could be a movie of a real person but under a fake name and revised story of her, but i'm sure she was the first person on her profession.
    – michael
    Sep 26, 2016 at 14:33
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    @Michael You said you couldn't remember if the movie was black&white or color. "The Notorious Bettie Page" was black & white during the first half, and color in the second half! Sep 26, 2016 at 19:30

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The Notorious Bettie Page - sounds like this to me - it's from 2005, she has black hair. It is a true story. It stars Gretchen Mol. If you'd mentioned that she became a missionary in the end that would've clinched it.

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    Yes, exactly it is. What a suprise ending, i couldn't remember that.
    – michael
    Sep 26, 2016 at 17:06

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