Arline Hunter

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Arline Hunter
Playboy centerfold appearance
August 1954
Preceded by Neva Gilbert
Succeeded by Jackie Rainbow
Personal details
Born (1931-12-16) December 16, 1931 (age 86)
Caldwell, Idaho, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 38 in (97 cm)
Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 118 lb (54 kg)

Arline Hunter (born December 16, 1931) is an American actress and model. She is perhaps best known as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for August 1954. Her centerfold was the first not to be purchased from the John Baumgarth Co. by Hugh Hefner, and was instead photographed by Ed DeLong, who went on to become one of the more prolific Playboy photographers in the 1960s.


Much of Hunter's fame was built upon her resemblance to Marilyn Monroe; indeed, her Playboy pose was obviously inspired by Monroe's notorious 1949 nude photo session with Tom Kelley from which her own Playboy photo came. The similarity in look between Hunter and Monroe also came into play when a nude Hunter starred in a stag film called, The Apple-Knockers and the Coke.[1] For many years there have been those who have seen the film and have mistaken Hunter for Monroe.[2]

Hunter went on to have a film career that consisted mostly of sexy parts in B-movies such as White Lightnin' Road and The Art of Burlesque. She also appeared alongside the Three Stooges in 1957's Outer Space Jitters.[3] Perhaps one of her biggest film roles was with fellow bombshell Mamie Van Doren in Sex Kittens Go to College.[4] She also had guest roles in prominent television series such as Perry Mason and My Three Sons.




  • Perry Mason - "The Case of the Fraudulent Photo" (1959) as Receptionist
  • Johnny Staccato - "Swinging Long Hair" (1960) as Photographer
  • Hot Off the Wire - "Floundered in Florida" (credited as Arlene Hunter) as Angela
  • My Three Sons - "Robbie and the Chorus Girl" (1965) as Beauty

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Arline Hunter Profile". Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ Hatch, Kevin (2016). Looking for Bruce Conner. MIT Press. p. 176. ASIN B01K3MO6V8. 
  3. ^ "Meeting this Playmate was soitenly a thrill". The Ambler Gazette. April 27, 2007. 
  4. ^ Arline Hunter at AllMovie

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