List of Playboy Playmates of 1955

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The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1955. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year.

January[edit]

Bettie Page
Bettie Page.jpg
Personal details
Born Betty Mae Page
(1923-04-22)April 22, 1923
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Died December 11, 2008(2008-12-11) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Measurements Bust: 36"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 36½"
Height 5 ft 5½ in (1.66 m)[1]
Weight 128 lb (58 kg; 9 st 2 lb)
Main article: Bettie Page

Bettie Page (April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008)[2] 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".[3] Her look, including her jet black hair and trademark bangs, has influenced many artists. She was also one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine.


February[edit]

Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield.jpg
Personal details
Measurements Bust: 40 in (100 cm)[4]
Waist: 21 in (53 cm)[4]
Hips: 32 in (81 cm)[4]
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) (5ft 8in according to her autopsy)
Main article: Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress working both on Broadway and in Hollywood. One of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s,[5] Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, hourglass figure and cleavage-revealing costumes. Mansfield had been a Playboy Playmate of the Month and appeared in the magazine several additional times. She died in an automobile accident at age 34.

March[edit]

No issue was published for March 1955.

April[edit]

Marilyn Waltz
(aka Margaret Scott)
Personal details
Born (1931-11-05)November 5, 1931
Waukesha, Wisconsin[6]
Died December 23, 2006(2006-12-23) (aged 75)
Measurements Bust: 36C"[7]
Waist: 23"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[7]
Weight 113 lb (51 kg; 8.1 st)

Marilyn Ardith Waltz (November 5, 1931 in Waukesha, Wisconsin – December 23, 2006 in Medford, Oregon) was an American actress and model.

Known as Marilyn Waltz, she was Playboy's Playmate of the Month in the February 1954,[6][7] April 1954[8] and April 1955 issues. She was the first of two women to become a three-time Playmate. However for the first of her Playboy appearances, Waltz was billed as Margaret Scott.[7] For many years thereafter, many assumed that Marilyn and Margaret actually were two different people. It was not until the mid-1990s that the two were revealed to be the same person.


May[edit]

Marguerite Empey
Personal details
Born (1932-07-29)July 29, 1932[10]
Los Angeles, California[9]
Died August 19, 2008(2008-08-19) (aged 76)[9]
Los Angeles, California
Measurements Bust: 39"C[9]
Waist: 23"
Hips: 37"
Main article: Diane Webber

Diane Marguerite Webber known as Marguerite Empey and Diane Webber (July 29, 1932 – August 19, 2008)[9][10] was an American model, dancer and actress.

Under the name Marguerite Empey she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in May 1955 and in February 1956. The photos for her 1956 appearance were taken by soft core porn director Russ Meyer.


June[edit]

Eve Meyer
Playboy centerfold appearance
June 1955
Preceded by Marguerite Empey
Succeeded by Janet Pilgrim
Personal details
Born (1928-12-13)December 13, 1928
Atlanta, Georgia, United States[9]
Died March 27, 1977(1977-03-27) (aged 48)
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Measurements Bust: 39"[9]
Waist: 25"
Hips: 35"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[9]
Main article: Eve Meyer

Eve Meyer (December 13, 1928 – March 27, 1977;[9] as Evelyn Eugene Turner) was an American pin-up model, motion picture actress, and later, film producer. Much of her work was done in conjunction with sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer to whom she was married from April 2, 1952 until 1969. Eve perished in the Tenerife airport disaster on board Pan Am Flight 1736.


July[edit]

Janet Pilgrim
Personal details
Born (1934-06-13) June 13, 1934 (age 80)
Wheaton, Illinois
Measurements Bust: 36"D
Waist: 24"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
Main article: Janet Pilgrim (model)

Janet Pilgrim (born Charlaine Edith Karalus[11] June 13, 1934 in Wheaton, Illinois)[12] is an American model and office worker for Playboy. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month three times: July 1955, December 1955 and October 1956.


August[edit]

Pat Lawler
Personal details
Born (1929-12-29) December 29, 1929 (age 84)

Pat Lawler is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the August 1955 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Hal Adams.

September[edit]

Anne Fleming

Anne Fleming is an American actress and model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the September 1955 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Hal Adams.


October[edit]

Jean Moorhead
Personal details
Born c. 1936
Measurements Bust: 35"C
Waist: 23"
Hips: 35"

Jean Moorhead (born c. 1936)[13] is an American actress and model. Using the name Jean Moorehead, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the October 1955 issue.[13][14] Her centerfold was photographed by Hal Adams. A former Miss Hollywood, Moorhead acted in television and in movies such as the Ed Wood-scripted The Violent Years (1956).

November[edit]

Barbara Cameron

Barbara Cameron is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its November 1955 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Lawrence Tirschel.

December[edit]

See July entry, above

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website facts page Accessed December 30, 2008.
  2. ^ 50s pin-up queen Bettie Page dies, BBC News, 12 December 2008; accessed 12, December 2008
  3. ^ Robert D., McFadden (December 11, 2008). "Bettie Page, Queen of Pinups, Dies at 85". New York Times. Retrieved December 12, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "Playboy Data Sheet: Jayne Mansfield". Playboy. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  5. ^ Heroes and Icons: Marilyn Monroe, TIME Magazine; Retrieved: 2007-09-21
  6. ^ a b "Playmate data". Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d Playboy Playmate Datasheet (as Margaret Scott)
  8. ^ Playboy Playmate Datasheet (as Marilyn Waltz)
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "Playmate listing". Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Name:Diane M Webber, State:California". Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  11. ^ Fraterrigo, Elizabeth (2009). Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America. Oxford University Press US. pp. 123–124, 230. ISBN 0-19-538610-8. 
  12. ^ "The Girls – Janet Pilgrim". Playboy.com. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  13. ^ a b "Jean Moorhead". Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  14. ^ 10 at Playboy Online