Bild newspaper banishes boobs to inside page

Germany’s daily dose of naked flesh - the Bild newspaper’s Page 1 girl - has been moved inside the paper, following years of complaints from women that front-page breasts were inappropriate.

<i>Bild</i> newspaper banishes boobs to inside page
Photo: Bild

Eva from Poland, who graced the front page on Friday, her breasts in her hands, will be the last of her kind, the paper said, completing a series which began in 1984.

The then 23-year-old Evelyn Rillé who had just been crowned Miss Vienna, was the first woman to appear topless on the front page of Europe’s biggest-selling paper without the slightest news connection.

Previously, items such as the French fashion for topless sunbathing in 1973, had been necessary to justify putting topless women on the front page.

Bild chose this week to move their Page 1 girl inside, saying it was a decision made by their all-male editorial team which had been working on International Women’s Day on Thursday.

The British newspaper the Sun put topless women in its paper earlier – starting in 1970 – but they have always remained inside the paper on Page 3.

The Local/hc

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