Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 1949
Mercury Mystery Book-Magazine, September 1956
Photo by Bill Stone. Model, alas, uncredited.
Ellery Queen's had a number of photo covers in the early 1950s (and in the latter 1950s, with often relatively racy illustrations on the newsstand edition covers, to avoid mail censorship or, more likely, embarrassing subscribers, the latter's copies often sported subdued line-drawing covers instead), while it was still a Mercury Publication but after that house had sold American Mercury to the first in a succession of ever more right-wing publishers, eventually to fall into the hands of too-close-to-Nazis (who reveled not just in far-Right politics but in reprinting every slur and arguable slur against Jews and Judaism H. L. Mencken had ever published during his editorship of the magazine). Many, if not most, of those photo covers were pretty dire, but this one, despite the suggestion of the subject's demise, strikes me, as obviously it struck Mercury art director George Salter, as worth a second look...and, also obviously, worth flipping (at least for typographical convenience's sake).
For the hell of it, the two well-known Bettie Page covers for EQMM:
As frequently, Ed Emshwiller painting with Carol Emshwiller and himself as models, for January 1957...
...and the sedate subscribers' cover: