List of Playboy Playmates of 1961

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The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1961. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year.

January[edit]

Connie Cooper
Personal details
Born (1941-09-20) September 20, 1941 (age 72)[1]
Measurements Bust: 37"[1]
Waist: 21"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[1]
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Connie Cooper (born September 20, 1941)[1] is an Italian-American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its January 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Paul Morton Smith.[1]

According to The Playmate Book, she also attended college courses to study real estate and later became a wife and mother.

February[edit]

Barbara Ann Lawford
Personal details
Born (1942-10-07) October 7, 1942 (age 71)[2]
Measurements Bust: 36"[2]
Waist: 24"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Weight 120 lb (54 kg; 8.6 st)

Barbara Ann Lawford (born October 7, 1942)[2] is an American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[2] She also appeared on the cover of the September 1961 issue.

March[edit]

Tonya Crews
Personal details
Born (1938-02-02)February 2, 1938
Oklahoma, U.S.[3]
Died August 7, 1966(1966-08-07) (aged 28)[3]
Measurements Bust: 38"[3]
Waist: 22"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[3]
Weight 117 lb (53 kg; 8.4 st)

Tonya Crews (born Alice Crews on February 2, 1938 in Oklahoma, died August 7, 1966)[3] was an Choctaw[4]American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its March 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[3] Crews died in an automobile accident in 1966.

April[edit]

Nancy Nielsen
Personal details
Born (1940-12-14) December 14, 1940 (age 73)[5]
Measurements Bust: 36"[5]
Waist: 24"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[5]
Weight 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)

Nancy Nielsen (born December 14, 1940) is an American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its April 1961 issue.[5] Her centerfold was photographed by Lawrence Schiller.[5]

May[edit]

This article is about the American model and actress. For the U.S. congresswoman, see Sue W. Kelly. For those of a similar name, see Susan Kelley (disambiguation).
Susan Kelly
Personal details
Born (1938-02-15) February 15, 1938 (age 76)
Oklahoma[6]
Measurements Bust: 36"[6]
Waist: 22"
Hips: 35"
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[6]
Weight 108 lb (49 kg; 7.7 st)

Susan Kelly (born February 15, 1938 in Oklahoma)[6] is an American model and actress. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its May 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Frank Bez.[6]

June[edit]

Heidi Becker
Personal details
Born (1940-10-11) October 11, 1940 (age 73)
Klagenfurt, Austria[7]
Measurements Bust: 36"[7]
Waist: 22"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[7]
Weight 105 lb (48 kg; 7.5 st)

Heidi Becker (born October 11, 1940 in Klagenfurt, Austria (at the time part of Germany))[7] is an Austrian-born model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its June 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[7] In December 1979 she again posed semi-nude for Playboy for the "Playmates Forever!" pictorial. Becker attended the University of Wisconsin.[8]

July[edit]

Sheralee Conners
Personal details
Born (1941-12-12) December 12, 1941 (age 72)
New York City[9]
Measurements Bust: 35"[9]
Waist: 23"
Hips: 35"
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[9]
Weight 126 lb (57 kg; 9.0 st)

Sheralee Conners (born December 12, 1941 in New York City)[9] is an American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by William Crespinal and Sherman Weisburd.[9] Conners also was the model for the unusual double-sided cover of the December 1962 issue.

August[edit]

Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its August 1961 issue.[10] Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[10]

September[edit]

Christa Speck
Playmate of the Year
1962
Preceded by Linda Gamble
Succeeded by June Cochran
Personal details
Born (1942-08-01)August 1, 1942
Danzig, Poland[11]
Died March 22, 2013(2013-03-22) (aged 70)
Measurements Bust: 38"[11]
Waist: 22"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[11]
Weight 122 lb (55 kg; 8.7 st)
Main article: Christa Speck

Christa Speck (August 1, 1942 in Danzig, Germany (now Gdańsk, Poland) – March 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA)))[11] was a German model. She is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for September 1961, and the 1962 Playmate of the Year.[11] Her original pictorial was photographed by Sam Wu.[11]Her centerfold is seen in the 1978 film Animal House which takes place in 1962.

Speck married TV producer Marty Krofft.[12]

October[edit]

Jean Cannon
Personal details
Born (1941-10-05)October 5, 1941
Long Island, New York[13]
Died November 17, 2005(2005-11-17) (aged 64)
Measurements Bust: 38"[13]
Waist: 24"
Hips: 37"
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[13]
Weight 120 lb (54 kg; 8.6 st)

Jean Cannon (October 5, 1941 in Long Island, New York – November 17, 2005 in Pembroke Pines, Florida)[13] was an American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Ron Vogel.[13] She died on November 17, 2005 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Her cause of death was not disclosed, but according to The Playmate Book, she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2002.

November[edit]

Dianne Danford
Personal details
Born (1938-08-09) August 9, 1938 (age 75)
Chicago, Illinois, United States[14]
Measurements Bust: 36"[14]
Waist: 22"
Hips: 35"
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[14]
Weight 120 lb (54 kg; 8.6 st)

Dianne Danford (born August 9, 1938 in Chicago) is an American model. She is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its November 1961 issue.[14] Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[14] In 1966, she appeared in a horror film, Weekend of Fear, directed, written and produced by Joe Danford.

December[edit]

Lynn Karrol
Personal details
Born (1939-07-31) July 31, 1939 (age 74)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania[15]
Measurements Bust: 35"[15]
Waist: 22"
Hips: 35"
Height 5 ft 6.5 in (1.69 m)[15]
Weight 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)

Lynn Karrol (born July 31, 1939 in Pittsburgh)[15] is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Frank Eck.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Playmate data". Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.playboy.com/girls/playmates/directory/196103.html
  5. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved February 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Playmate News". Playboy (Playboy) 55: 123–124. October 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Playmate data". Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Playmate data". Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  12. ^ Ray bennett (Jun 13, 1970), "And you thought puppets are for kids", The Windsor Star 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  15. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved 19 December 2010. 

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