Sue Hamilton (model and actress)

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This article is about the American Playboy model. For other people called Sue Williams, see Susan Williams.
Sue Williams
Sue Williams.jpg
Playboy centerfold appearance
April 1965
Preceded by Jennifer Jackson
Succeeded by Maria McBane
Personal details
Born Karen Susan Hamilton
(1945-11-14)November 14, 1945
Glendale, California, U.S.
Died September 2, 1969(1969-09-02) (aged 23)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 34"
Waist: 20"
Hips: 34"
Height 4 ft 11 in (1.50 m)
Weight 98 lb (44 kg; 7.0 st)

Sue Williams (November 14, 1945 – September 2, 1969) was an American actress and Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 1965. Her centerfold was photographed by Ed DeLong and William V. Figge.

Early life and career[edit]

Born Karen Susan Hamilton in New York, she began her career in modeling shortly after graduating from high school. After a photographer sent in pictures he had taken of her to Playboy, she was chosen for a layout in the magazine, posing under the name Sue Williams.[1] She was the first Playmate to get breast implants,[2] and at 4'11, one of the shortest women to appear as a Playmate in Playboy (Karla Conway, April 1966, was the other).

After appearing in Playboy, she began acting in various films and television. She appeared in several Beach Party films, including How to Stuff a Wild Bikini under the name Sue Hamilton. Her on-screen acting career was brief, encompassing only two years, 1965 and 1966.


At the age of 23, Williams committed suicide, shooting herself in the chest with a gun on September 2, 1969. She is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Peanuts
1965 Sergeant Dead Head Ivy Alternative title: Sergeant Deadhead, the Astronut
1965 Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Robot Alternative title: Dr. G. and the Bikini Machine
1965 The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot Television movie
1965 to 1966 Gidget 3 episodes
1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Sue
1966 Fireball 500 Farmer's Daughter

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Private Life and Times of Sue Hamilton". Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  2. ^ Acocella, Joan (2006-03-20). "The Girls Next Door". The New Yorker. p. 144. Retrieved 2006-06-06. 

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