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A Playmate is a female model
Model (person)
A model , sometimes called a mannequin, is a person who is employed to display, advertise and promote commercial products or to serve as a subject of works of art....

 featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy
Playboy
Playboy is an American men's magazine that features photographs of nude women as well as journalism and fiction. It was founded in Chicago in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother. The magazine has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with...

 magazine as Playmate of the Month (PMOM). The PMOM's pictorial includes nude photographs and a centerfold
Centerfold
The centerfold of a magazine refers to a gatefolded spread, usually a portrait such as a pin-up or a nude, inserted in the middle of the publication, or to the model featured in the portrait...

 poster, as well as a short biography and the "Playmate Data Sheet", which lists her birthdate, measurements, turn-ons, and turn-offs. At the end of the year, one of the twelve Playmates of the Month is named Playmate of the Year (PMOY). Currently, Playmates of the Month are paid US$25,000 and Playmates of the Year receive an additional US$100,000 plus a car and a motorcycle. In addition, Anniversary Playmates are usually chosen to celebrate a milestone year of the magazine.

Playboy encourages potential Playmates to send photos with "girl next door
Girl next door
The cultural and sexual stereotype of the girl next door or the All-American girl is invoked in American contexts to indicate wholesome, unassuming femininity, as opposed to the culture's other female stereotypes such as the tomboy, the valley girl, the femme fatale, girly girl, or the slut. The...

" appeal for consideration; others may submit photos of Playmate candidates, may be eligible for a finder's fee if their model is selected. In addition, "casting calls" are held regularly in major U.S. cities to offer opportunities for women to test for Playboy. The Playboy photographer
Glamour photography
Glamour photography is a genre of photography whereby the subjects, usually female, are portrayed in a romantic or sexually alluring way. The subjects may be fully clothed or seminude, but glamour photography stops short of deliberately arousing the viewer and being pornographic photography.Glamour...

s and Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner
Hugh Marston "Hef" Hefner is an American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises.-Early life:...

 then select which models become Playmates. The Playmate of the Year is chosen personally by Hugh Hefner, taking into account an annual readers' poll.

According to Playboy, there is no such thing as a former Playmate because “Once a Playmate, always a Playmate”.

History


Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, singer, model and showgirl who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s....

, who was featured in the first issue, was the only one to appear as "Sweetheart of the Month". The first model called a Playmate of the Month was Margie Harrison, Miss January 1954, in the second issue of Playboy. Generally a woman may only appear once as a Playmate, but in the early years of the magazine, some models were featured multiple times. Marilyn Waltz
Marilyn Waltz
Marilyn Ardith Jordan was an American actress and model....

 (February 1954, April 1954, April 1955 — her first appearance was as Margaret Scott) and Janet Pilgrim (July 1955, December 1955, and October 1956) are tied for the most appearances. Margie Harrison (January 1954, June 1954) and Marguerite Empey (May 1955, February 1956) are the only other women to appear more than once as Playmates.

Under current law in most U.S. jurisdictions, publishing nude pictures of a model younger than 18
Age of consent
While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statutes, when used in relation to sexual activity, the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be legally competent to consent to sexual acts. The European Union calls it the legal age for sexual...

 would be a felony. However, in the early years of the magazine, laws regarding corruption of a minor were less well established. Several playmates — including Nancy Crawford (April 1959), Donna Michelle
Donna Michelle
Donna Michelle was the adopted name of Donna M. Ronne, an American model, actress, and photographer. She was Playboy magazine's December 1963 Playmate of the Month and 1964 Playmate of the Year. Her centerfold was by Pompeo Posar and Edmund Leja...

 (December 1963), Linda Moon (October 1966), Patti Reynolds
Patti Reynolds
Patti Reynolds is an American model and actress who was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its September 1965 issue . Her centerfold was photographed by Stan Malinowski...

 (September 1965) and Teddi Smith (July 1960) - posed when they were seventeen. Elizabeth Ann Roberts
Elizabeth Ann Roberts
Elizabeth Ann Roberts is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the January 1958 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Arthur James and Mike Shea....

 (January 1958) - whose pictorial was called "Schoolmate Playmate" - posed when she was sixteen. Hugh Hefner and Roberts' mother were arrested as a result, but the case was subsequently dismissed because Roberts' mother had signed a statement that her daughter was eighteen before the photo shoot. In more recent years, Ursula Buchfellner
Ursula Buchfellner
Ursula Buchfellner is a German model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Peter Weissbrich....

 posed for the German
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 edition of Playboy when she was sixteen and subsequently posed for the American edition (October 1979) when she was eighteen. Gina Goldberg (May 1981), after emigrating from Finland, lied about her age and said she was 21 when she was really seventeen when she posed. Dutch
Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

 Playmate twins Karin and Mirjam van Breeschooten appeared at age seventeen in their country's edition of Playboy in June 1988, at eighteen, they were Misses September 1989 in the US version. The youngest - i.e. last born - Playmate, as of June 2010 is Katie Vernola, born October 21, 1991.

Though most Playmates appear around an average age of 22,
there are some women who became Playmates in their 30's. Dolores Donlon
Dolores Donlon
Dolores Donlon , who is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the August 1957 issue...

 (August 1957), Janis Schmitt (February 1978), Eloise Broady (April 1988), Gillian Bonner (April 1996) and Tiffany Fallon
Tiffany Fallon
Tiffany Fallon is an American model. Fallon was Homecoming Queen, senior Class President at her high school, and was Miss Georgia USA 2001. In 2004, she was photographed by Stephen Wayda for Playboy and was named Playmate of the Month for December...

 (December 2004 and PMOY 2005) had turned 30 just before their Playmatehood. Bettie Page
Bettie Page
Bettie Mae Page was an American model who became famous in the 1950s for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She has often been called the "Queen of Pinups"...

 (January 1955), Susie Owens
Susie Owens
Susie Diane Owens is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for March 1988. In the May 1993 issue, she was used as the model for the comic book heroine “Flaxen”, and also made public appearances in costume, but the character failed to find an...

 (March 1988), Arlene Baxter (December 1993) and Jaime Faith Edmondson (January 2010) were 31. Miss May 1985 Kathy Shower
Kathy Shower
Kathleen Ann Shower is an American model and actress. Known as Kathy Shower she is Playboy's Playmate of the Month for May 1985 and Playmate of the Year for 1986....

 was a Playmate at 32, and at 33 became the oldest PMOY so far. Cindy Brooks (April 1985) and Julianna Young (November 1993) were aged 33.
Since January 2003 Rebecca Anne Ramos is the oldest Playmate to date, appearing at the age of 35.

Unfortunately some Playmates do not live beyond that age. Tiffany Sloan (35 - cause unknown), Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield was an American actress working both in Hollywood and on the Broadway theatre...

 (34 - car accident), Linné Ahlstrand
Linné Ahlstrand
Linné Nanette Ahlstrand was an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1958 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Frank Bez....

 (30 - cancer), Paige Young (30 - overdose sleeping pills), Claudia Jennings
Claudia Jennings
Claudia Jennings was an American model and actress. Jennings was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in November 1969 and later Playmate of the Year 1970...

 (29 - car accident), Tonya Crews (28 - car accident), Elisa Bridges
Elisa Bridges
Elisa Rebeca Bridges was an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for December 1994, and Playboy's Video Playmate of the Month for September 1996. She appeared in several video productions from Playboy Home Video from 1996 to 2000. She also appeared as a...

 (28 - drug overdose), Sue Williams
Sue Williams
Sue Williams was an American actress and Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 1965. Her centerfold was photographed by Ed DeLong and William V. Figge.-Early life and career:...

 (23 - suicide), Willy Rey
Willy Rey
Willy Rey was a Dutch-Canadian model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1971 issue...

 (23 - overdose sleeping pills), Carol Willis (20 or 22 - car accident) and Dorothy Stratten
Dorothy Stratten
Dorothy Stratten was a Canadian model and actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979, Playmate of the Year in 1980 and was the second Playmate born in the 1960s. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network...

 (20 - murdered by her husband) all died young.

Pubic Wars


In the 1950s, it was generally agreed that nude photographs were not pornographic unless they showed pubic hair
Pubic hair
Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region....

. Respectable photography was careful to come close to, but not cross over the "line of decency." With Playmates, it was usually the case that the pubic area would be obscured by an item of clothing, a leg, or a piece of furniture. Eventually, after Playboy's rival magazine Penthouse
Penthouse (magazine)
Penthouse, a men's magazine founded by Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and softcore pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, evolved into hardcore. Penthouse is owned by FriendFinder Network. formerly known as General Media, Inc. whose parent company was Penthouse International...

 had appeared (in 1965 in the UK
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

), both magazines strove to show just a little bit more than the other, the so-called "Pubic Wars
Pubic Wars
Pubic Wars, a pun on the Punic Wars, is the name given to the rivalry between the pornographic magazines Playboy and Penthouse during the 1960s and 1970s. Each magazine strove to show just a little bit more than the other, without getting too crude. The term was coined by Playboy owner Hugh Hefner...

". A few more glimpses of pubic hair appeared in some pictorials and centerfolds, but it wasn't until January 1971 when Liv Lindeland
Liv Lindeland
Liv Lindeland is a Norwegian model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in January 1971 and as the Playmate of the Year for 1972. She became the first Playmate of the Month ever to show clearly visible pubic hair.Her original pictorial was photographed by Alexas...

, after 18 years and 216 issues, showed clearly visible pubic hair in her pictorial, generating a tremendous amount of media and popular attention. The first Playmate to clearly have the first full frontal nude centerfold was Miss January 1972, Marilyn Cole
Marilyn Cole
Marilyn Cole was Playboy magazine's January 1972 Playmate of the Month. She was the magazines's first full-frontal nude centerfold, although her pubic hair was partly covered by the shadow cast from the book in her hand, so the first clearly full-frontally nude Playmate of the Month was Bonnie...

. Incidentally, both women went on to become Playmate of the Year.

As the trend of playmates showing pubic hair continued through the following decades, it gradually brought along a styling of the pubic hair. The mid 1970s still saw a lot of "1970s Playboy" - natural and unstyled looks. During the latter half of the decade and the early 1980s, it evolved into a more attended "Bermuda triangle" style, which remained well into the 1990s. First seen in the mid '80s and common in the next decade, was the "landing strip," a small vertical patch, which even today can often be seen. Numerous stylings came to show at the end of the 1990s and into the 21st century. Eventually, in September 2001, Dalene Kurtis became the first Playmate to appear without any pubic hair. Other trends, started in the 1990s and more common today, are the appearances of body piercing
Body piercing
Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn. The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing, or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice...

, such as navel piercing
Navel piercing
A navel piercing is a type of body piercing. It may heal very quickly and with no problems, like an ear piercing, or may heal more like a surface piercing with the associated extended healing time. Healing usually takes less than six months, and as long as it is cleaned, it will heal nicely...

, and tattoo
Tattoo
A tattoo is made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. Tattoos on humans are a type of body modification, and tattoos on other animals are most commonly used for identification purposes...

s.

Playmate firsts



  • First Playmate: Margie Harrison (Miss January 1954) in the second issue of Playboy. Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, singer, model and showgirl who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s....

    , who was featured in the first issue, was the only one to appear as "Sweetheart of the Month".
  • First Playmate to be chosen three times: Marilyn Waltz
    Marilyn Waltz
    Marilyn Ardith Jordan was an American actress and model....

     (Miss February 1954, April 1954, and April 1955 — her first appearance was as Margaret Scott)
  • First and only month in Playboy history to not have a Playmate — March 1955 (no issue published)
  • First centerfold (two-page): Janet Pilgrim (Miss July 1955)
  • First fold-out centerfold (three-page): Marian Stafford
    Marian Stafford
    Marian Stafford was an American actress and model born in Houston, Texas. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the March 1956 issue...

     (Miss March 1956)
  • First foreign-born Playmate: Elsa Sorensen
    Elsa Sorensen
    Elsa Sørensen is a Danish model who did most of her work under the pseudonym Dane Arden. Under her real name, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the September 1956 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Peter Gowland.Sørensen was Miss Denmark 1955 prior to her Playboy appearance...

     (Miss September 1956) was born in Denmark
    Denmark
    Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

    .
  • First Playmate born in the 1940s
    1940s
    File:1940s decade montage.png|Above title bar: events which happened during World War II : From left to right: Troops in an LCVP landing craft approaching "Omaha" Beach on "D-Day"; Adolf Hitler visits Paris, soon after the Battle of France; The Holocaust occurred during the war as Nazi Germany...

     to appear: Elizabeth Ann Roberts
    Elizabeth Ann Roberts
    Elizabeth Ann Roberts is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the January 1958 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Arthur James and Mike Shea....

     (Miss January 1958) appeared at age 16 and remains the youngest Playmate ever featured.
  • First Playmate twosome (two in the same month): Pat Sheehan and Mara Corday
    Mara Corday
    Mara Corday is a showgirl, model, actress, Playboy Playmate and a 1950s cult figure....

     (Misses October 1958)
  • First Playmate to fill out a Playmate Data Sheet (not included): Marianne Gaba
    Marianne Gaba
    Marianne Gaba is an American model, actress and beauty queen. She was Miss Illinois USA 1957 and Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its September 1959 issue.-Filmography:...

     (Miss September 1959)
  • First Playmate to become Playmate of the Year (1960): Ellen Stratton (Miss December 1959)
  • First Playmate to have died: Tonya Crews (Miss March 1961) died in an automobile accident on Aug 7, 1966.
  • First foreign-born PMOY: Christa Speck
    Christa Speck
    Christa Speck , p.307 is a German model and actress.. , Time She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the September 1961 issue, and as the 1962 Playmate of the Year. Her original pictorial was photographed by Sam Wu...

     (Miss September 1961) was born August 1, 1942 in Danzig, Germany
    Germany
    Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

    .
  • First Canadian Playmate in US Playboy: Pamela Anne Gordon (Miss March 1962)
  • First Asian-American Playmate: China Lee
    China Lee
    China Lee, born Margaret Lee, is an American model and actress. She was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for the August 1964 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar. She was the first Asian American Playmate...

     (Miss August 1964)
  • First Dutch
    Netherlands
    The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

     Playmate in US Playboy: Astrid Schultz (Miss September 1964)
  • First African-American Playmate: Jennifer Jackson
    Jennifer Jackson (model)
    Jennifer Jackson is an American model who was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the month for the March 1965 issue. She was the first Black Playmate of the Month and was photographed by Pompeo Posar....

     (Miss March 1965)
  • First Playmate to get breast implants: Sue Williams
    Sue Williams
    Sue Williams was an American actress and Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 1965. Her centerfold was photographed by Ed DeLong and William V. Figge.-Early life and career:...

     (Miss April 1965)
  • First Playmate to commit suicide
    Suicide
    Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair or attributed to some underlying mental disorder, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism, or drug abuse...

    : Sue Williams
    Sue Williams
    Sue Williams was an American actress and Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 1965. Her centerfold was photographed by Ed DeLong and William V. Figge.-Early life and career:...

     (Miss April 1965)
  • First Playmate born in the 1950s
    1950s
    The 1950s or The Fifties was the decade that began on January 1, 1950 and ended on December 31, 1959. The decade was the sixth decade of the 20th century...

     to appear: Cynthia Myers
    Cynthia Myers
    Cynthia Myers was an American model and actress, and Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the December 1968 issue.-Career:...

     (Miss December 1968)
  • First twins to be Playmates: Mary Collinson
    Mary Collinson
    Mary Collinson is a model and actress . She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in October 1970, together with her twin sister Madeleine Collinson...

     and Madeleine Collinson
    Madeleine Collinson
    Madeleine Collinson is a model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in October, 1970 , together with her twin sister Mary Collinson...

     (Misses October 1970)
  • First Playmate to show clearly visible pubic hair
    Pubic hair
    Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region....

    : Liv Lindeland
    Liv Lindeland
    Liv Lindeland is a Norwegian model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in January 1971 and as the Playmate of the Year for 1972. She became the first Playmate of the Month ever to show clearly visible pubic hair.Her original pictorial was photographed by Alexas...

     (Miss January 1971)
  • First Playmate to pose for a full frontal nude
    Nudity
    Nudity is the state of wearing no clothing. The wearing of clothing is exclusively a human characteristic. The amount of clothing worn depends on functional considerations and social considerations...

     centerfold: Marilyn Cole
    Marilyn Cole
    Marilyn Cole was Playboy magazine's January 1972 Playmate of the Month. She was the magazines's first full-frontal nude centerfold, although her pubic hair was partly covered by the shadow cast from the book in her hand, so the first clearly full-frontally nude Playmate of the Month was Bonnie...

     (Miss January 1972)
  • First Playmate to pose for a full frontal nude
    Nudity
    Nudity is the state of wearing no clothing. The wearing of clothing is exclusively a human characteristic. The amount of clothing worn depends on functional considerations and social considerations...

     centerfold with clearly visible entire pubic hair: Bonnie Large (Miss March 1973)
  • First Playmate to be younger than Playboy: Monica Tidwell
    Monica Tidwell
    Monica Tidwell is an American model. A red-head, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the November 1973 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Dwight Hooker and Bill Frantz....

     (Miss November 1973) was born in January 1954, when Playboys second issue was on the newsstand.
  • First and only Playmate to have a double-sided, front-and-back centerfold: Nancy Cameron (Miss January 1974) was the 20th anniversary Playmate.
  • First Hispanic-American Playmate: Ester Cordet (Miss October 1974) was from Panama
    Panama
    Panama , officially the Republic of Panama , is the southernmost country of Central America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the northwest, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The...

  • First Playmate with signed centerfold: Jill De Vries (Miss October 1975)
  • First sisters to be Playmates in different months: Janice Pennington
    Janice Pennington
    Janice Marie Pennington was one of the original "Barker's Beauties" models on The Price Is Right, serving as the show's longest-running model to date, from 1972 to 2000. She was also Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the May 1971 issue. She is the older sister of fellow model Ann...

     (Miss May 1971) and Ann Pennington
    Ann Pennington (model)
    Ann Victoria Pennington is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its March 1976 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar and Phillip Dixon....

     (Miss March 1976)
  • First Playmate Data Sheet (included): Sondra Theodore
    Sondra Theodore
    Sondra Theodore is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1977 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Ken Marcus...

     (Miss July 1977)
  • First Playmate born in the 1960s
    1960s
    The 1960s was the decade that started on January 1, 1960, and ended on December 31, 1969. It was the seventh decade of the 20th century.The 1960s term also refers to an era more often called The Sixties, denoting the complex of inter-related cultural and political trends across the globe...

     to appear: Lee Ann Michelle
    Lee Ann Michelle
    Lee Ann Michelle is an English model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the February 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli...

     (Miss February 1979)
  • First video Playmate (1982): Lonny Chin was also the magazine centerfold in the January 1983 issue.
  • First Playmate born in the 1970s
    1970s
    File:1970s decade montage.png|From left, clockwise: US President Richard Nixon doing the V for Victory sign after his resignation from office after the Watergate scandal in 1974; Refugees aboard a US naval boat after the Fall of Saigon, leading to the end of the Vietnam War in 1975; The 1973 oil...

     to appear: Simone Eden (Miss February 1989)
  • First mother and daughter to be Playmates: Carol Eden
    Carol Eden
    Carol Eden is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1960 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by William Graham....

     (Miss December 1960) and her daughter Simone Eden (Miss February 1989)
  • First Playmate to become a LGBT
    LGBT
    LGBT is an initialism that collectively refers to "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender" people. In use since the 1990s, the term "LGBT" is an adaptation of the initialism "LGB", which itself started replacing the phrase "gay community" beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s, which many within the...

     spokesmodel and advocate in the LGBT community: Stephanie Adams (Miss November 1992)
  • First Playmate with visible tattoo on centerfold: Jennifer LeRoy
    Jennifer LeRoy
    Jennifer LeRoy is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month in February, 1993 and has appeared in numerous Playboy videos....

     (Miss February 1993)
  • First Playmate with visible navel piercing on centerfold: Gillian Bonner (Miss April 1996)
  • First Playmate of the Month to be a Penthouse
    Penthouse (magazine)
    Penthouse, a men's magazine founded by Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and softcore pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, evolved into hardcore. Penthouse is owned by FriendFinder Network. formerly known as General Media, Inc. whose parent company was Penthouse International...

     Pet of the Month (October 2000) as well: Linn Thomas
    Linn Thomas
    Linn Thomas is an American erotic model.Thomas became a Playboy Playmate in May 1997. In October 2000, she became a Penthouse Pet of the Month and the first pin-up model in history to have appeared in both Playboy and Penthouse as a centerfold model...

     (Miss May 1997)
  • First triplets to be Playmates: Erica, Nicole and Jaclyn Dahm
    Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn Dahm
    Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn Dahm are identical triplets.-Early lives:The triplets grew up in Jordan, Minnesota, and attended Jordan's public schools. All three also attended the University of Minnesota....

     (Misses December 1998)
  • First Playmate born in the 1980s
    1980s
    File:1980s decade montage.png|thumb|400px|From left, clockwise: The first Space Shuttle, Columbia, lifted off in 1981; American President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev eased tensions between the two superpowers, leading to the end of the Cold War; The Fall of the Berlin Wall in...

     to appear: Kimberly Spicer (Miss June 1999)
  • First Playmate without pubic hair: Dalene Kurtis (Miss September 2001)
  • First Playboy Cyber Girl
    Playboy Cyber Girl
    A Playboy Cyber Girl is any Playboy model who has posed for Playboy's online Cyber Club as a Cyber Girl of the Week.Each weekly Cyber Girl is entered into an online election by Playboy Cyber Club members for Cyber Girl of the Month...

     to become Playmate: Stephanie Heinrich
    Stephanie Heinrich
    Stephanie Heinrich is an American model and actress.She became Playboy's first Cyber Girl of the Week in September 2000 and the first Cyber Girl of the Month ....

     (Miss October 2001) is the first Cyber Girl
    Playboy Cyber Girl
    A Playboy Cyber Girl is any Playboy model who has posed for Playboy's online Cyber Club as a Cyber Girl of the Week.Each weekly Cyber Girl is entered into an online election by Playboy Cyber Club members for Cyber Girl of the Month...

     of the Week (September 2000), as well as the first Cyber Girl of the Month (January 2001).
  • First Playmate to have been Miss USA
    Miss USA
    The Miss USA beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA...

     (1995): Shanna Moakler
    Shanna Moakler
    Shanna Lynn Moakler is an American model, actress, reality television star and a former beauty queen. She was the winner of the Miss New York USA pageant in 1995 and was originally the first runner-up at Miss USA 1995. She was later crowned Miss USA after Chelsi Smith won Miss Universe...

     (Miss December 2001)
  • First Playmate born in the 1990s
    1990s
    File:1990s decade montage.png|From left, clockwise: The Hubble Space Telescope floats in space after it was taken up in 1990; American F-16s and F-15s fly over burning oil fields and the USA Lexie in Operation Desert Storm, also known as the 1991 Gulf War; The signing of the Oslo Accords on...

     to appear: Katie Vernola (Miss June 2010)

Playmate of the Year



In the early days of Playboy, there was no official prize for the most popular Playmate at the end of each year. Although February 1954 Playmate Marilyn Waltz
Marilyn Waltz
Marilyn Ardith Jordan was an American actress and model....

 gained much popularity, receiving more fan mail than any other Playmate that year, she wasn't crowned PMOY. Neither was December 1956 Playmate Lisa Winters who was named Playmate of the Year, and although Joyce Nizzari
Joyce Nizzari
Joyce Nizzari is an American model, dancer, and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1958 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Bunny Yeager. She is of Italian descent....

, Miss December 1958, was named the "most popular" Playmate of 1958, the PMOY competition was first officially won in 1960 by Miss December 1959, Ellen Stratton. The 2009 PMOY, Ida Ljungqvist
Ida Ljungqvist
Ida Ljungqvist is a Tanzanian-Swedish model. She was named Playboy's Playmate of the Month for March 2008 and the 2009 Playmate of the Year. She is the first African-born and second Swedish model to be named a Playmate of the Year...

, was the 50th PMOY and the second model of African descent to win the title, the first being Renee Tenison
Renee Tenison
Reneé Tenison is an American model and actress.Reneé has three older brothers and an identical twin sister, Rosie, who also works as a model...

.

A PMOY makes her appearance the year following her first appearance as PMOM. This feature is usually published in the June issue, although sometimes it has been published in the May or July issue. Until 2003, each year's Playmate of the Year would routinely appear on the cover of her PMOY issue, in which her PMOY pictorial is featured. However, from 2003 to 2005, PMOYs did not appear on the covers of their PMOY issues, and 2007 PMOY Sara Jean Underwood
Sara Jean Underwood
Sara Jean Underwood is an American model and actress who was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine and later became Playmate of the Year in 2007. She is a presenter on Attack of the Show!....

 did not either. Instead, celebrities appearing in celebrity pictorials in the PMOY issues appeared on the covers. The 2010 PMOY, Hope Dworaczyk
Hope Dworaczyk
Hope Dworaczyk , is an American Playboy model, TV host and reality television personality. She first gained fame as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 2009 after testing for the 55th Anniversary Playmate search, and later became the 2010 Playmate of the Year.She has since done...

, did appear on the cover, and was the first model to be the subject of a three-dimensional
Anaglyph image
Anaglyph images are used to provide a stereoscopic 3D effect, when viewed with glasses where the two lenses are different colors, such as red and cyan. Images are made up of two color layers, superimposed, but offset with respect to each other to produce a depth effect...

 Playboy centerfold photograph.

The average age of a Playmate of the Year - 23.5 - is slightly higher than that of a Playmate of the Month - 22.4.
In 1964, at the age of 18, Donna Michelle
Donna Michelle
Donna Michelle was the adopted name of Donna M. Ronne, an American model, actress, and photographer. She was Playboy magazine's December 1963 Playmate of the Month and 1964 Playmate of the Year. Her centerfold was by Pompeo Posar and Edmund Leja...

 became the youngest PMOY ever. Jo Collins
Jo Collins
Jo Collins was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for December 1964 and Playmate of the Year for 1965. Her original pictorial was photographed by Mario Casilli....

 (1965) and Christa Speck
Christa Speck
Christa Speck , p.307 is a German model and actress.. , Time She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the September 1961 issue, and as the 1962 Playmate of the Year. Her original pictorial was photographed by Sam Wu...

 (1962) both were 19. Sharon Clark
Sharon Clark
Sharon Clark is an American model and actress. She was Playboys Playmate of the Month for its August 1970 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by William Figge and Ed DeLong...

 (1971), Karen McDougal
Karen McDougal
Karen McDougal is an American model and actress. She is known for her appearances in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month for December 1997 and Playmate of the Year of 1998. In 2001, the readers of Playboy voted McDougal "No...

 (1998) and Ida Ljungqvist
Ida Ljungqvist
Ida Ljungqvist is a Tanzanian-Swedish model. She was named Playboy's Playmate of the Month for March 2008 and the 2009 Playmate of the Year. She is the first African-born and second Swedish model to be named a Playmate of the Year...

 (2009) became PMOY at the age of 27. Only two women became PMOY in their 30s: Tiffany Fallon
Tiffany Fallon
Tiffany Fallon is an American model. Fallon was Homecoming Queen, senior Class President at her high school, and was Miss Georgia USA 2001. In 2004, she was photographed by Stephen Wayda for Playboy and was named Playmate of the Month for December...

 (2005) at 31, and Kathy Shower
Kathy Shower
Kathleen Ann Shower is an American model and actress. Known as Kathy Shower she is Playboy's Playmate of the Month for May 1985 and Playmate of the Year for 1986....

 (1986) at 33.

Anniversary Playmates

  • 55th Anniversary (January 2009): Dasha Astafieva
  • 50th Anniversary (January 2004): Colleen Shannon
  • 45th Anniversary (January 1999): Jaime Bergman
    Jaime Bergman
    Jaime Bergman is an American model and actress who was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in January 1999, its 45th Anniversary issue. In addition to her magazine appearance she has appeared in several Playboy videos. Her centerfold was photographed by Stephen Wayda.-Career:Bergman was the St...

  • 40th Anniversary (January 1994): Anna-Marie Goddard
  • 35th Anniversary (January 1989): Fawna MacLaren
    Fawna MacLaren
    Fawna MacLaren is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for January, 1989....

  • 30th Anniversary (January 1984): Penny Baker
    Penny Baker
    Penny Baker is an American model and actress. After being interviewed in Chicago, she was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for January 1984, the 30th Anniversary Playmate. Her photos were shot by Arny Freytag in New York City, Buffalo, and Los Angeles when she was 17, with written...

  • 25th Anniversary (January 1979): Candy Loving
    Candy Loving
    Candy Loving is an American model. She was Playboy 's Playmate of the Month for the January 1979 issue, which made her the magazine's 25th Anniversary Playmate...

  • 20th Anniversary (January 1974): Nancy Cameron
  • 15th Anniversary (January 1969): Leslie Bianchini
  • 10th Anniversary (December 1963): Donna Michelle
    Donna Michelle
    Donna Michelle was the adopted name of Donna M. Ronne, an American model, actress, and photographer. She was Playboy magazine's December 1963 Playmate of the Month and 1964 Playmate of the Year. Her centerfold was by Pompeo Posar and Edmund Leja...

  • 5th Anniversary (December 1958): Joyce Nizzari
    Joyce Nizzari
    Joyce Nizzari is an American model, dancer, and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1958 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Bunny Yeager. She is of Italian descent....


Notable Playmates


Playmates who became known for more than their Playboy appearance(s) include (with the date of their appearance):
  • Stephanie Adams (November 1992), author and gay rights advocate
  • Pamela Anderson
    Pamela Anderson
    Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress, model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990...

     (February 1990), actress
  • Marliece Andrada (March 1998), actress
  • Lynne Austin
    Lynne Austin
    Lynne Austin is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month in July, 1986 and has appeared in numerous Playboy videos. Austin was also selected as the 1987 Playmate of the Year for the Dutch edition of Playboy...

     (July 1986), original spokesmodel for Hooters
    Hooters
    Hooters is the trade name of two privately held American restaurant chains: Hooters of America, Incorporated, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Hooters, Incorporated, based in Clearwater, Florida...

  • Marina Baker
    Marina Baker
    Marina Augusta Pepper is an English Liberal Democrat local politician, journalist, children's book author and former model and actress...

     (March 1987), journalist
    Journalist
    A journalist collects and distributes news and other information. A journalist's work is referred to as journalism.A reporter is a type of journalist who researchs, writes, and reports on information to be presented in mass media, including print media , electronic media , and digital media A...

    , children's book author, mayor of Telscombe
    Telscombe
    Telscombe is a civil parish with the status of a town in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. It consists of three distinct settlements, separated from each other by an open area of downland called Telscombe Tye....

    , East Sussex
    East Sussex
    East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent, Surrey and West Sussex, and to the south by the English Channel.-History:...

    , England
    England
    England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

  • Bebe Buell
    Bebe Buell
    Beverle Lorence "Bebe" Buell is an American fashion model and singer, and Playboy magazine's November 1974 Playmate of the Month. She is also known for dating rock musicians. She is actress Liv Tyler's mother from a brief relationship with Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler...

     (November 1974), author and mother of Liv Tyler
    Liv Tyler
    Liv Rundgren Tyler is an American actress and model. She is the daughter of Aerosmith's lead singer, Steven Tyler, and Bebe Buell, model and singer. Tyler began a career in modeling at the age of 14, but after less than a year she decided to focus on acting. She made her film debut in the 1994...


  • Carmella DeCesare
    Carmella DeCesare
    Carmella Danielle Garcia is an American model who was Playboy magazine's Miss April 2003 and Playmate of the Year for 2004. She is of Italian and Puerto Rican descent. She is best known for her time in WWE as a WWE Diva...

     (April 2003), World Wrestling Entertainment
    World Wrestling Entertainment
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company dealing primarily in professional wrestling, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, product licensing, and direct product sales...

    's (WWE) RAW Diva Search 2004
    WWE Diva Search
    The WWE Diva Search is a talent competition held by World Wrestling Entertainment. The first winner was Jaime Koeppe, but she did not receive a contract like subsequent winners of the contest. Other winners included Christy Hemme, Ashley Massaro, Layla El, and Eve Torres. In addition to the winners...

  • Lisa Dergan (July 1998), spokesmodel for St. Pauli Girl
    St. Pauli Girl
    St. Pauli Girl beers are brewed and bottled by the St. Pauli Brauerei, which is located within the Beck's brewery in Bremen, Germany.The brand derives its name from the fact that the original brewery, established 1857 by Lüder Rutenberg, was located next to the former St Paul's Monastery in...

     and Guess?
    Guess?
    Guess is a American clothing line brand. Guess also markets other fashion accessories besides clothes, such as watches, jewelry and perfumes. The company also owns the line Marciano.-Founding:...

     Jeans; also Fox Sports correspondent.
  • Donna D'Errico
    Donna D'Errico
    Donna D'Errico is an American actress and model. She was chosen Playboy Playmate of the Month for September 1995. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley.-Career:...

     (September 1995), actress
  • Daphnée Duplaix
    Daphnée Duplaix
    Daphnée Lynn Duplaix is an American actress and model.In early Playboy publications her first name is spelled Daphneé...

     (July 1997), actress
  • Hope Dworaczyk
    Hope Dworaczyk
    Hope Dworaczyk , is an American Playboy model, TV host and reality television personality. She first gained fame as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 2009 after testing for the 55th Anniversary Playmate search, and later became the 2010 Playmate of the Year.She has since done...

     (April 2009), television host and contestant on The Apprentice (U.S. season 11)|Celebrity Apprentice]]
  • Jaime Faith Edmondson (January 2010), former police officer, Miami Dolphins
    Miami Dolphins
    The Miami Dolphins are a Professional football team based in the Miami metropolitan area in Florida. The team is part of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

     cheerleader, and runner-up in The Amazing Race 14
    The Amazing Race 14
    The Amazing Race 14 is the fourteenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 14 featured 11 teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world....

  • Barbara Edwards (September 1983), actress
  • Erika Eleniak
    Erika Eleniak
    Erika Eleniak is an American Playboy Playmate and actress, perhaps best known for her role in Baywatch as Shauni McClain. She also starred in the films Under Siege and The Beverly Hillbillies.-Early life:...

     (July 1989), actress
  • Lindsey Gayle Evans
    Lindsey Evans
    Lindsey Gayle Evans is an American model and beauty queen who was selected as the Playboy Playmate of the Month for October 2009...

     (October 2009), Miss Louisiana Teen USA
    Miss Louisiana Teen USA
    The Miss Louisiana Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Louisiana in the Miss Teen USA pageant....

     2008
  • Tiffany Fallon
    Tiffany Fallon
    Tiffany Fallon is an American model. Fallon was Homecoming Queen, senior Class President at her high school, and was Miss Georgia USA 2001. In 2004, she was photographed by Stephen Wayda for Playboy and was named Playmate of the Month for December...

     (December 2004), Miss Georgia USA
    Miss Georgia USA
    The Miss Georgia USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Georgia in the Miss USA pageant.Historically, Georgia has been the eleventh most successful state at Miss USA and has performed in more recent years, placing eighth on the table of most successful states...

     2001, model, actress and Celebrity Apprentice
    The Apprentice (U.S. Season 7)
    The Celebrity Apprentice is the seventh installment of the United States version of the reality television series, The Apprentice. This season features celebrity candidates vying for the title of Donald Trump's, "Best Business Brain," as a way to revitalize the series, with the winner donating...

     contestant.
  • Victoria Fuller
    Victoria Fuller
    Victoria Alynette Fuller is an American glamour model, artist, actress and reality TV contestant....

     (January 1996), contestant on The Amazing Race 6
    The Amazing Race 6
    The Amazing Race 6 is the sixth installment of the reality television series The Amazing Race. It premiered on November 16, 2004, and concluded on February 8, 2005.Freddy Holliday & Kendra Bentley were the winners of this Race....

  • Stacy Fuson (February 1999), spokesmodel for St. Pauli Girl
    St. Pauli Girl
    St. Pauli Girl beers are brewed and bottled by the St. Pauli Brauerei, which is located within the Beck's brewery in Bremen, Germany.The brand derives its name from the fact that the original brewery, established 1857 by Lüder Rutenberg, was located next to the former St Paul's Monastery in...

     and contestant on Momma's Boys
    Momma's Boys
    Momma's Boys is an American reality television series on the NBC network, executive produced by Ryan Seacrest and Andrew Glassman , which centers on a group of mothers who must help choose the perfect woman for their complacent sons...

  • Lauren Michelle Hill
    Lauren Michelle Hill
    Lauren Michelle Hill is an American model and actress. She first appeared on the cover of Playboy on the October 2000 issue. She was chosen as Playboy Playmate of the Month in February 2001 and won the Playboy playmates edition of the game show Fear Factor...

     (February 2001), winner of the Playmates edition of Fear Factor
    Fear Factor
    Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare reality game show. The original Dutch version was called Now or Neverland. When Endemol USA and NBC adapted it to the American market in 2001, they changed the name to Fear Factor. The show pits contestants against each other in a variety of stunts for a...

    , Guess?
    Guess?
    Guess is a American clothing line brand. Guess also markets other fashion accessories besides clothes, such as watches, jewelry and perfumes. The company also owns the line Marciano.-Founding:...

     model
  • Claudia Jennings
    Claudia Jennings
    Claudia Jennings was an American model and actress. Jennings was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in November 1969 and later Playmate of the Year 1970...

     (November 1969), actress
  • Scarlett Keegan (September 2004), former child model, international print model, actress - minor roles include: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 music comedy film written and produced by Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan, directed by Kasdan and starring John C. Reilly...

    , HBO's Entourage
    Entourage (TV series)
    Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons...

    , and Weezers "Beverly Hills" music video.
  • Connie Kreski
    Connie Kreski
    Connie Kreski was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for January 1968 and was Playmate of the Year for 1969...

     (January 1968), actress
  • Pilar Lastra
    Pilar Lastra
    Pilar Montserrat Lastra is a model. She was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 2004.Lastra was one of the models on the NBC game show, Deal or No Deal. When the show began, she held case #26 and then #8, but then she held case #14...

     (August 2004), briefcase model on Deal or No Deal
    Deal or No Deal (US game show)
    Deal or No Deal is the American version of the international game show of Dutch origin of the same name. The show was hosted by Howie Mandel, and premiered on December 19, 2005, on National Broadcasting Company . The hour-long show typically aired at least twice a week during its run, and included...

  • Angela Little
    Angela Little
    Angela Michelle Little is an American model and actress. Little was selected as Playboys Playmate of the Month for August 1998, and she has appeared in several Playboy videos and special editions, working steadily for Playboy for more than five years following her centerfold appearance.Little was...

     (August 1998), actress
  • Jayne Mansfield
    Jayne Mansfield
    Jayne Mansfield was an American actress working both in Hollywood and on the Broadway theatre...

     (February 1955), singer and actress
  • Jenny McCarthy
    Jenny McCarthy
    Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy is an American model, comedian, actress, author, activist, and game show host. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then parlayed her Playboy fame into a successful television and...

     (October 1993), actress, author, comedienne; MTV
    MTV
    MTV, formerly an initialism of Music Television, is an American network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs....

    's Singled Out
    Singled Out
    Singled Out was a game show that ran on MTV from 1995-1998. Each episode featured a group of 50 men and a group of 50 women competing for a date with one main contestant of the opposite sex.The original hosts were Chris Hardwick and Jenny McCarthy...

  • Julie McCullough
    Julie McCullough
    Julie Michelle McCullough is an American model, actress and stand-up comedian. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for February 1986, and played "Julie Costello" on Growing Pains until she was fired on series regular Kirk Cameron's insistence, for having posed nude in Playboy...

     (February 1986), actress - played nanny "Julie Costello" on several episodes of Growing Pains
    Growing Pains
    Growing Pains is an American television sitcom about an affluent family, residing in Huntington, New York, with a working mother and a stay-at-home psychiatrist father raising three children together, which aired on ABC from September 24, 1985 to April 25, 1992.-Synopsis:The show's premise is based...

     until she was fired for having posed nude in Playboy
  • Karen McDougal
    Karen McDougal
    Karen McDougal is an American model and actress. She is known for her appearances in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month for December 1997 and Playmate of the Year of 1998. In 2001, the readers of Playboy voted McDougal "No...

     (December 1997), fitness model; appeared in XFL
    XFL
    The XFL was a professional American football league that played for one season in 2001. The league was founded by Vince McMahon, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of WWE...

     cheerleader commercials in 2000
  • Shanna Moakler
    Shanna Moakler
    Shanna Lynn Moakler is an American model, actress, reality television star and a former beauty queen. She was the winner of the Miss New York USA pageant in 1995 and was originally the first runner-up at Miss USA 1995. She was later crowned Miss USA after Chelsi Smith won Miss Universe...

     (December 2001), Miss USA
    Miss USA
    The Miss USA beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA...

     1995, ex-wife of Travis Barker
    Travis Barker
    Travis Landon Barker is an American musician, producer and entrepreneur, most noted as the drummer for the American pop punk band Blink-182, as well as the alternative rock band +44, the rap rock band The Transplants, and the alternative rock band Box Car Racer. He was a frequent collaborator with...

    , and co-star of reality TV show Meet the Barkers
    Meet the Barkers
    Meet the Barkers is a reality television series that was aired on MTV. The series followed the everyday life of married couple Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler, and their three children...

  • Kelly Marie Monaco (April 1997), Emmy
    Emmy Award
    An Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards .A majority of Emmys are presented in various...

    -nominated actress, winner of Dancing with the Stars reality show in 2005 long running actress of General Hospital
    General Hospital
    General Hospital is an American daytime television drama that is credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running American soap opera currently in production and the third longest running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light and As the World Turns....

  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, singer, model and showgirl who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s....

     (December 1953), actress
  • Cynthia Myers
    Cynthia Myers
    Cynthia Myers was an American model and actress, and Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the December 1968 issue.-Career:...

     (December 1968), actress (1969)
  • Bettie Page
    Bettie Page
    Bettie Mae Page was an American model who became famous in the 1950s for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She has often been called the "Queen of Pinups"...

     (January 1955), pinup and bondage model
  • Janice Pennington
    Janice Pennington
    Janice Marie Pennington was one of the original "Barker's Beauties" models on The Price Is Right, serving as the show's longest-running model to date, from 1972 to 2000. She was also Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the May 1971 issue. She is the older sister of fellow model Ann...

     (May 1971), model on The Price Is Right
    The Price Is Right
    The Price Is Right is a television game show franchise originally produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and created by Bob Stewart, and is currently produced and owned by FremantleMedia. The franchise centers on television game shows, but also includes merchandise such as video games, printed...

  • Divini Rae (November 2003), star of softcore
    Softcore
    Softcore pornography is a form of filmic or photographic pornography or erotica that is less sexually explicit than hardcore pornography. It is intended to tickle and arouse men and women. Softcore pornography depicts nude and semi-nude performers engaging in casual social nudity or non-graphic...

     erotica TV series, Hotel Erotica Cabo and The Erotic Traveler
  • Brande Roderick
    Brande Roderick
    Brande Nicole Roderick is an American model and actress known for her appearances in Baywatch and Playboy.-Personal life:...

     (April 2000), actress and Celebrity Apprentice
    The Apprentice (U.S. Season 8)
    The Celebrity Apprentice 2 is the eighth installment of the United States version of the reality television series, The Apprentice. It premiered on March 1, 2009. The Celebrity Apprentice 2 aired for two hours on Sundays at 9:00 Eastern time...

     contestant.
  • Nikki Schieler (September 1997), actress
  • Anna Nicole Smith
    Anna Nicole Smith
    In 1992 Smith was chosen by Hugh Hefner to appear on the cover of the March issue of Playboy, where she was listed as Vickie Smith, wearing a low-cut evening gown. The centerfold was photographed by Stephen Wayda. Smith said she planned to be "the next Marilyn Monroe". Becoming one of Playboys...

      (May 1992), Guess?
    Guess?
    Guess is a American clothing line brand. Guess also markets other fashion accessories besides clothes, such as watches, jewelry and perfumes. The company also owns the line Marciano.-Founding:...

     jeans model, actress, and widow of an octogenarian businessman. The lawsuit over his inheritance reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Victoria Silvstedt
    Victoria Silvstedt
    Karen Victoria Silvstedt is a Swedish celebrity model, actress, singer, and television personality.-Background:Born in Skelleftehamn, Silvstedt was raised in a family of five in Bollnäs, having one older sister and one younger brother...

     (December 1996), Swedish supermodel, actress, radio and TV hostess, published singer, and a former national-level skier in Sweden
  • Martha Smith
    Martha Smith
    Martha Smith is an American model and actress. She is sometimes credited as Martha L. Smith....

     (July 1973), actress
  • Stella Stevens
    Stella Stevens
    Stella Stevens Stella Stevens Stella Stevens (born October 1, 1938 is an American film, television and stage actress, who began her acting career in 1959 and starred in such popular films as The Nutty Professor, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Silencers, The Ballad of Cable Hogue and The...

     (January 1960), actress
  • Dorothy Stratten
    Dorothy Stratten
    Dorothy Stratten was a Canadian model and actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979, Playmate of the Year in 1980 and was the second Playmate born in the 1960s. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network...

     (August 1979), actress whose life and murder were portrayed in Star 80
    Star 80
    Star 80 is a 1983 American film about the true story of Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten, who was murdered by her estranged husband Paul Snider in 1980...

     (1983) and in Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story
    Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story
    Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story is a 1981 American Television film. It is a fictionalized dramatization of the life and the murder of Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten, played by Jamie Lee Curtis. Two years later the same story was developed by director Bob Fosse in...

     (1981)
  • Shannon Tweed
    Shannon Tweed
    Shannon Lee Tweed is a Canadian actress and model. One of the most successful actresses of mainstream erotica, she is identified with the genre of the erotic thriller...

     (November 1981), actress co-star of reality-TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels
    Gene Simmons Family Jewels
    Gene Simmons Family Jewels is an American reality television series that premiered on A&E on August 7, 2006. The show follows the life of KISS bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons, his longtime partner Shannon Tweed, and their two children, Nick and Sophie....

  • Roberta Vasquez (November 1984), actress
  • Petra Verkaik (December 1989), actress
  • Jennifer Walcott
    Jennifer Walcott
    Jennifer Walcott is an American glamour model and actress best known as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for August 2001.- Early life :...

     (August 2001), actress
  • Tamara Witmer
    Tamara Witmer
    Tamara Witmer is an American model, actress and reality television star. She is best known for her appearance as Playboy's Playmate of the Month, Miss August 2005, and was also the cover girl for the October 2006 issue....

     (August 2005), briefcase model on Deal or No Deal, contestant on VH1's Rock of Love with Bret Michaels
    Rock of Love with Bret Michaels
    Rock of Love with Bret Michaels is an American reality television dating game show. It stars Bret Michaels, the lead singer from the band Poison. The show closely resembles its sister show Flavor of Love. The first season featured 25 women competing to be Michaels' girlfriend. Each week, the women...

  • Teri Weigel
    Teri Weigel
    Teresa "Teri" Susan Weigel is an American pornographic actress, fashion and nude model and Playboy Playmate.-Early life:Weigel was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and grew up in Deerfield Beach, Florida...

     (April 1986), adult movie performer
  • Cara Zavaleta
    Cara Zavaleta
    Cara Zavaleta is an American model and actress.-Reality TV career:Zavaleta was a cast member of MTV's reality show Road Rules during the Road Rules: South Pacific season...

     (November 2004), appeared on MTV reality show Road Rules
    Road Rules
    Road Rules was an MTV reality show that debuted on July 19, 1995. The series, which was MTV's second reality show after The Real World followed six strangers between the ages of 18 and 24 after stripping them of their money and putting them on an RV traveling from location to location only guided...

     prior to Playmate appearance
  • Victoria Zdrok
    Victoria Zdrok
    Victoria Nika Zdrok is a pornographic actress, author, and model of Ukrainian origin. She was chosen as a Playboy Playmate in October 1994. In June 2002 she became Penthouse magazine's Pet of the Month, later being chosen as their 2004 Penthouse Pet of the Year...

     (October 1994), attorney
    Lawyer
    A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person who is practicing law." Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political...

    , clinical psychologist, sex therapist; second model to appear as centerfold for both Playboy and Penthouse

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