A perfect role for a pinup
Betty Boop is one of the most famous cartoon characters in American animated film history. Created in the 1930s, Betty is the star of many short films featuring her in roles as varied as Snow White, a mermaid, a singer and a cabaret dancer. She was inspired by a real black dancer of the time and the creators often emphasized her charming side in the stories of which she was the heroine. This changed somewhat in the 1930s when puritanical laws forced the show’s creators to make Betty a single housewife dressed much more modestly than before.