Bernie Dexter

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Bernie Dexter
Bernie Dexter portrait.jpg
Bernadette Belle Souza

(1970-01-13) January 13, 1970 (age 48)
ResidencePortland, Oregon, U.S.
Spouse(s)Levi Dexter
Modeling information
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown

Bernie Dexter (born January 13, 1970) is an American model and fashion designer and 1950s style pin-up model, published in many magazines and books. She is in the official film Bettie Page Reveals All.

Early career[edit]

Bernadette was born in Pennsylvania.[1] She started modeling at the early age of 11. initially pursued a career in acting at the age of 14. When she was 18, she won Miss Teen San Diego County .[2]


She lived in Hollywood in 1991 where she went to beauty college. In 1994 she started working for MAC cosmetics, by 1996 she was doing make up on celebrities such as Dita Von Tease & Holly Madison. In 2002 she started modeling in 1950s style photo shoots, most photos taken by her husband Levi Dexter. In 2007, she created a pinup-inspired clothing line. In 2014, Bernie opened a shop in Gresham Oregon, and 2016 she moved to the UK.

Personal life[edit]

Dexter is married to Levi Dexter, Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee and former lead singer of 1970s rockabilly band Levi and the Rockats.[3] Her husband is her regular photographer.[4]


  1. ^ ""Better Than Cheesecake": Bernie Dexter Satisfies With Modern Pinups". Papierdoll. 2007-10-03. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  2. ^ Hall, Bridget "Bernie Dexter Retro Pinup Model Finds Her Niche With Classic Cheesecake" Retro Radar November 15, 2005
  3. ^ Davis, Ivy (November 12, 2015). "Bernie Dexter brings 40's style back". The Advocate. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "Vintage-style Clothing & Accessories". Pin-Up Parade. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-24.

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