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Model Bettie Page Hospitalized After Heart Attack

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The girl not from next door, Bettie Page, has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday. The 85-year-old former model remains "critically ill," her agent says. She is reportedly in a coma.

Albeit years after her new life in Christianity, Page helped rock the 60s into a sexual revolution with her classic pin-up bikini and lingerie photos. Before that in 1955, she became Playboy's second ever Playmate, following Marilyn Monroe. Her more scandalous photos were censored after Congressional Committee hearings.

Photo via "The Notorious Bettie Page" movie