Rebekka Armstrong

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Rebekka Armstrong
Playboy centerfold appearance
September 1986
Preceded by Ava Fabian
Succeeded by Katherine Hushaw
Personal details
Born (1967-02-20) February 20, 1967 (age 47)
Bakersfield, California, U.S.A.
Measurements Bust: 34"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 32"
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Rebekka Lynn Armstrong (born February 20, 1967) is the Playboy Playmate September 1986. She is also notable for being the first Playboy Playmate publicly known to be HIV-positive, which was announced in 1994.


Armstrong appeared in Playboy's September 1986 issue, and tested positive for HIV in 1989. She made her public announcement in 1994. In her speaking engagements, she notes that despite popular stereotypes of the wild sexual lives enjoyed by Playboy Playmates, she had in fact contracted HIV from a relatively normal teenage sexual encounter.

In the same article in which she announced her HIV status, Armstrong also said she was a lesbian.[1] She was married to a man, Oliver Luettgenau, who died on March 1, 2009.[2]

She is now an HIV/AIDS awareness activist and safer sex educator, and a spokeswoman for several HIV-related charity groups. She has also become an amateur competitive bodybuilder, and placed first in the middleweight category of the 2004 Los Angeles Bodybuilding and Figure Championship.[3]

Contest history[edit]

  • 2004 Muscle Beach (Venice Beach, CA) - 1st (LW & Overall)
  • 2004 NPC Los Angeles Championship - 1st (MW)
  • 2005 NPC Pittsburgh - 1st (MW & Overall)
  • 2005 NPC Nationals - 12th (HW)
  • 2009 NPC Los Angeles Championships - 1st (HW and overall)
  • 2009 NPC USA Championships - 7th (LHW)[4]


  1. ^ Kort, Michele (September 6, 1994). "Portrait of a Centerfold". The Advocate.
  2. ^ "Oliver F. Luettgenau Obituary". Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Rebekka Armstrong featured in Leadership Workshop Series Sept. 23". The University of Louisiana at Monroe. September 19, 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Rebekka Armstrong

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