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The Notorious Bettie Page Details


Celebrated and vilified in equal measure, the pinup goddess Bettie Page inspired a legion of followers -- and an indecency scandal -- by appearing in a series of nude, sado-masochistic, and/or revealing magazine spreads in the 1950s. An era later, writer/director Mary Harron casts a knowing eye upon the woman who indirectly gave birth to modern pornography in the biopic The Notorious Bettie Page. As a teen, Page (Gretchen Mol) is a smart, plucky girl with ambitions beyond her Tennessee roots. Suffering varying degrees of abuse from her father, her first husband, and suitors of dubious virtue, Page makes her way to New York City, where an amateur photographer discovers her lounging on the beach. It isn't long before images of the shapely brunette reach Irving and Paula Klaw (Chris Bauer and Lili Taylor), brother-and-sister entrepreneurs who publish illicit magazines dedicated primarily to men's fetishes. The casual nudist Page eventually finds herself acquiescing to their requests to don thigh-high boots, whips, and chains, which raise the ire of the smut-fearing senator Estes Kefauver (David Strathairn). The Notorious Bettie Page had its North American premiere at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:April 14, 2006


Awarded by
Satellite Awards Gretchen Mol Best Actress - Drama 2006 Nominee


Gretchen Mol
as Bettie Page
Christopher Bauer
as Irving Klaw
Jared Harris
as John Willie
Sarah Paulson
as Bunny Yeager
Cara Seymour
as Maxie
David Strathairn
as Senator Estes Kefauver
Lili Taylor
as Paula Klaw
Jonathan M. Woodward
as Marvin
John Cullum
as Preacher In Nashville
Matt McGrath
as Nervous Man
Austin Pendleton
as Teacher
Norman Reedus
as Billy Neal
Dallas Roberts
as Scotty
Victor Slezak
as Preacher In Miami
Tara Subkoff
as June
Kevin Carroll
as Jerry Tibbs
Ann Dowd
as Edna Page
Michael Gaston
as Mr Gaughan
Jefferson Mays
as Little John
Peter McRobbie
as Gengel
Dan Snook
as Mr Grimm
Greg Ainsworth
as Man On Street
John Boyd
as Jack
David Call
as Guy 1 At Party
Geoffrey Cantor
as Director At Audition
Max Casella
as Howie
Alejandro Chaban
as Armand
Jaymie Dornan
as Young Jimmy Page
Teddy Eck
as Charlie
Jack Gilpin
as Roy Page
Dan Haft
as Photographer 1
Lars Hanson
as Detective Farrell
Daniel Haughey
as Battle
Frank Hopf
as Jack Kramer
Ed Jewett
as Bookstore Owner
Aaron Lazar
as Jake
Alexandra Leclair
as Young Goldie
Heather Litteer
as Model
Gary Lundy
as Guy 2 At Party
Edmund Lyndeck
as Father Egan
Marisa Malone
as Drunken Woman At Party
Shelly Mars
as Photographer 2
Christopher McCann
as Dr Henry
Randy Miles
as Photographer 3
Molly Moore
as Young Bettie
Joe Mosso
as Art
Naelee Rae
as Young Love
Alicia Sable
as Goldie
Ean Sheehy
as Director At Screen Test
Kohl Sudduth
as Police Officer
Ashley Terrill
as Marion
Hans Tester
as Producer At Screen Test
Benjamin Walker
as Jim
Michael Boydston-White
as Choir Singer


Mary Harron
Pamela Koffler
Christine Vachon
Katie Roumel
Mary Harron
Guinevere Turner
Mott Hupfel
Mark Suozzo
Composer (Music Score)
Gideon Ponte
Production Designer
Thomas Ambrose
Art Director
Lori Keith Douglas
Pamela Koffler
Executive Producer
Mary Harron
Executive Producer
John Wells
Executive Producer
Guinevere Turner
Executive Producer
Christine Vachon
Executive Producer
Kevin Kropp
Set Designer
John Dunn
Costume Designer
Alexandra Mazur
Set Decorator
Brian Miksis
Sound/Sound Designer
Wyatt Sprague
Sound/Sound Designer
Jonathan Starch
First Assistant Director
Dani Minnick
Linda Burk
Suzanne Smith
Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Mark Weber
Sound Mixer
Jeffrey Rebelo
Hair Styles
Ilene Pickus
Script Supervisor
Cindy Craig
Second Assistant Director
John F. Lyons
Associate Editor
Elayne Keratsis
Production Supervisor
Peter Waggoner
Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Yeager
Location Manager
Evelyne Noraz
Gail Fitzgibbons
Costumes Supervisor
Lori Keith Douglas
Unit Production Manager
Pierre Rovira
Construction Coordinator
Jerry Decarlo
Hair Styles
Randall Balsmeyer
Title Design
Whitney Willard
Production Accountant
Benjamin Cheah
Re-Recording Mixer
Benjamin Cheah
Supervising Sound Editor
Rusty Pouch
Mark Suozzo
Timothy Berg
Elizabeth Schlitten
Properties Master
Catherine Gore
Script Supervisor
John Walsh
Second Unit Director
Mark Suozzo
Music Producer
Hans Graffunder
Production Supervisor
Colin Cumberbatch
Post Production Supervisor
Mike Russo
Stunts Coordinator