In what year did Rita Hayworth’s famous World War II pinup photo appear on the cover of Life magazine? July 17, 2020 by Pamela Landy Rita Hayworth’s famous World War II pinup photo appeared on the cover of Life magazine in 1941. Related Answers What U.S. president put down the Boston police strike? What was the first magazine created in America? What was on the cover of the last issue of Life magazine’s original run? Why are manholes round? John Ford’s The Wings of Eagles (1957) is based on the life of what famous flyer? Who were the fathers of Rita Hayworth’s two daughters?