Posted at 12:15 on 19 Nov 2013 by Pandora / Blake
Meet Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers and pin-up arts best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s. (Read more)
Not only is she a gorgeous fat sex symbol, Hilda is delightfully spankable - a fact of which her creator seemed to be well aware. Sporting cute back dimples and dressed in either a bikini or a teeny, dropseat pyjama onesie, Hilda's full curves get her into trouble on more than one occasion when she has to squeeze through tight gaps, or when she's embarrassed by buttons popping open on her clothing.
But I like Hilda for more reasons than her spankable bottom and age-playish costume. She's a body-positive icon, and in some ways a feminist one too. Hilda relaxes, cycles, sails, goes on picnics and adventures with her dog, enjoys a good book, and enjoys life's pleasures without shame. She has her priorities screwed on straight. If only there were more pin-up girls like this.