As a boy growing up in the 1970s, I can tell you with absolute authority that there were two women who were on every pubescent boy’s mind– Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Tiegs. Sure, there were others– but Farrah & Cheryl were the cream of the crop. And the major rite of passage was to have one of their epic posters up on your bedroom wall. That was huge. It showed you’d graduated from the land of legos and had entered the exciting, awkward, and confusing hormonal journey into manhood. Are we there yet?
The epic Farrah Fawcett poster, was it 1977?
Farrah Fawcett was not only hot– she was also married to the Six Million Dollar Man, Steve Austin (Lee Majors). That was major street cred. Man, they were quite the couple. Being Lee Majors definitely seemed like the perfect life — being all Six Million Dollar Man-like on TV during the day, and having the most coveted, incredible women as a wife waiting for you at home. That definitely works.
Farrah Fawcett-Majors and huby lee Majors
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Cheryl Tiegs did not have a hot television show or celebrity husband, but no one seemed to mind. She was the top model back then and seemed to be on every magazine cover, from fashion & beauty magazines to the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, in which she caused quite a stir. below–
The epic and controversial Cheryl Tiegs mesh swimsuit shot from sports Illustrated.
Epic & sexy Cheryl Tiegs pin-up
Cheryl Tiegs swimsuit pose
So who takes the honor of being the ultimate 1970’s cheesecake– Farrah Fawcett or Cheryl Tiegs?
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