|Playboy centerfold appearance|
|Preceded by||Susan Kiger|
|Succeeded by||Nicki Thomas|
March 19, 1956|
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||March 16, 1997
Coral Springs, Florida, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
Star Stowe (born Ellen Louise Stowe; March 19, 1956, Little Rock, Arkansas – March 16, 1997, Coral Springs, Florida) was an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1977 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar.
Stowe at one time dated Gene Simmons. She later married and divorced Peter Maligo, with whom she had a son, Michael. Stowe moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1986 to find work as an exotic dancer, and eventually fell into prostitution, alcoholism, and drug abuse.
Her body was found strangled and partially clothed, 3 days before her 41st birthday. Since several other prostitutes in the area had been strangled and dumped in a similar manner, Stowe's murder is believed to be the work of a possible serial killer in southwest Florida. Her murder remains unsolved.
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- "Investigators Consider Link in 3 Slayings". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. 1997-12-04.
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