Lena Söderberg

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Lena Söderberg
Playboy centerfold appearance
November 1972
Preceded by Sharon Johansen
Succeeded by Mercy Rooney
Personal details
Born (1951-03-31) 31 March 1951 (age 63)
Measurements Bust: 34",86.4 cm
Waist: 26", 66 cm
Hips: 36", 91.4 cm
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Lena Söderberg (born 31 March 1951 in Sweden) appeared as a Playmate in the November 1972 issue of Playboy magazine,[1] under the name Lenna Sjööblom. Her centerfold was photographed by Dwight Hooker.

Her photo (known as Lenna) is often used to test algorithms in digital image processing.[2] She was a guest at the 50th annual Conference of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology in 1997 where she gave a presentation about herself.[3] Because of the ubiquity of her Playboy photo scan, she has been called the "first lady of the internet".[4]

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  1. ^ "Playmate of the Month". Playboy Magazine. November 1972. 
  2. ^ Jamie Hutchison, "Culture, Communication, and an Information Age Madonna," IEEE Professional Communication Society Newsletter Vol. 45, No. 3, May/June 2001, PDF
  3. ^ Imaging Experts Meet Lenna in Person
  4. ^ BBC News

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