And then came Bettie Page…
I’m not sure how much Bettie influenced the style of later bad girl illustration, or how much she only was expressing already existing trends.
But anyway, it’s clear that in bad girl art there is a before and a after Bettie!!
Seductive Girl - Girl by the German/Bohemian painter Leopold Schmutzler(1864-1941). Schmutzler painted mostly seductive girls, gypsies, farmgirls etc.