About Babette March:
Babette March is now known by the name Babette Beatty, was the first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model. She was on the swimsuit issue cover of the January 20, 1964 issue.
I came to New York with $500 and I had to live on that, but thankfully I was taken up by photographers quickly.
I never thought I wouldn't succeed. Not because I thought I was good-looking - I just thought I would make it.
I did not have any money, so when I came to New York, I just dressed myself with whatever I could find and the Army-Navy store.