|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 in Little Rock, Arkansas – died March 16, 1997 in 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. Together they had a son, Michael. After falling from the spotlight and moving to Ft. Lauderdale she fell into prostitution, alcoholism, and drug abuse. She was found strangled days before her 41st birthday.
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- Pazdera, Donna (1997-03-23). "Star's Fall a Dark Tale After World of Glamour". Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. pp. 1B. Retrieved 2006-10-04.
- Rollings, Grant (May 9, 2007). "The curse of the Playmates". The Sun (London). Retrieved January 29, 2010.
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