Her life is full of change, intrigue, and mystery. Even though I'm not into the S&M side her, there's still no denying her success in pinup beauty. The pattern for most of the ladies on my Iconic Ladies list seems to be pursuing her type of beauty: bangs, black hair, blue eyes, classic red lips, and curves.
I think it is interesting that she came from humble (and tragic as far as her father goes) beginnings and did risky things in her life and still made her name known. She also converted to being a born-again Christian in 1959, which ultimately was the reason for her ending her career. Just goes to show you can't judge people!
I really wish people were remembered for the good they did or tried to do.