List of Playboy Playmates of 1961

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The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1961. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year.

January

Connie Cooper
Personal details
Born (1941-09-20) September 20, 1941 (age 77)
Measurements Bust: 37 in (94 cm)
Waist: 21 in (53 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg)

Connie Cooper (born September 20, 1941) is an Italian-American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its January 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Paul Morton Smith.[1]

According to The Playmate Book, she also attended college courses to study real estate and later became a wife and mother.

February

Barbara Ann Lawford
Personal details
Born (1942-10-07) October 7, 1942 (age 75)
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 120 lb (54 kg)

Barbara Ann Lawford (born October 7, 1942) is an American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[2] She also appeared on the cover of the September 1961 issue.

March

Tonya Crews
Personal details
Born Alice Crews
(1938-02-02)February 2, 1938
Oklahoma, U.S.
Died August 7, 1966(1966-08-07) (aged 28)
Measurements Bust: 38 in (97 cm)
Waist: 22 in (56 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 117 lb (53 kg)

Tonya Crews (born Alice Crews; February 2, 1938 – August 7, 1966) was a Choctaw American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its March 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[3] Crews died in an automobile accident in 1966.

April

Nancy Nielsen
Personal details
Born (1940-12-14) December 14, 1940 (age 77)
California, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg)

Nancy Nielsen (born December 14, 1940) is an American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its April 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Lawrence Schiller.[4]

May

Susan Kelly
Personal details
Born (1938-02-15) February 15, 1938 (age 80)
Oklahoma, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 22 in (56 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Weight 108 lb (49 kg)

Susan Kelly (born February 15, 1938) is an American model and actress. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its May 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Frank Bez.[5]

June

Heidi Becker
Personal details
Born (1940-10-11) October 11, 1940 (age 77)
Klagenfurt, Austria
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 22 in (56 cm)
Hips: 34 in (86 cm)
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 105 lb (48 kg)

Heidi Becker (born October 11, 1940) is an Austrian-born model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its June 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[6] In December 1979 she again posed semi-nude for Playboy for the "Playmates Forever!" pictorial. Becker attended the University of Wisconsin.[7]

July

Sheralee Conners
Personal details
Born (1941-12-12) December 12, 1941 (age 76)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 35 in (89 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 126 lb (57 kg)

Sheralee Conners (born December 12, 1941) is an American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by William Crespinal and Sherman Weisburd.[8] Conners also was the model for the unusual double-sided cover of the December 1962 issue.

August

Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its August 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[9]

September

Christa Speck
Playboy Playmate of the Year
1962
Preceded by Linda Gamble
Succeeded by June Cochran
Personal details
Born (1942-08-01)August 1, 1942
Danzig, Poland
Died March 22, 2013(2013-03-22) (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 38 in (97 cm)
Waist: 22 in (56 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 122 lb (55 kg)

Christa Speck (August 1, 1942 – March 22, 2013) was a German model. She is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for September 1961, and the 1962 Playmate of the Year. Her original pictorial was photographed by Sam Wu.[10] Her centerfold is seen in the 1978 film Animal House, which takes place in 1962.

Speck married TV producer Marty Krofft.[11]

October

Jean Cannon
Personal details
Born (1941-10-05)October 5, 1941
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Died November 17, 2005(2005-11-17) (aged 64)
Pembroke Pines, Florida, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 38 in (97 cm)
Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
Hips: 37 in (94 cm)
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 120 lb (54 kg)

Jean Cannon (October 5, 1941 – November 17, 2005) was an American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Ron Vogel.[12] She died on November 17, 2005 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Her cause of death was not disclosed, but according to The Playmate Book, she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2002.

November

Dianne Danford
Personal details
Born (1938-08-09) August 9, 1938 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 22 in (56 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 120 lb (54 kg)

Dianne Danford (born August 9, 1938) is an American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its November 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[13] In 1966, she appeared in a horror film, Weekend of Fear, directed, written and produced by Joe Danford.

December

Lynn Karrol
Personal details
Born (1939-07-31) July 31, 1939 (age 79)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 35 in (89 cm)
Waist: 22 in (56 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 6.5 in (169 cm)
Weight 115 lb (52 kg)

Lynn Karrol (born July 31, 1939) is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Frank Eck.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Playmate News". Playboy. Vol. 55. Playboy. October 2008. pp. 123–124. 
  8. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  11. ^ Bennett, Ray (June 13, 1970). "And you thought puppets are for kids". Windsor Star. 
  12. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 

See also

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