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Cheryl Rixon (born 12 October 1954 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian actress and model. She was chosen as a Penthouse Pet of the Month in 1977 and later as Pet of the Year in 1979. Rixon now lives in the US and designs jewelry which she sells under the name of 'Royal Order'. She is married to club owner Art Davis with whom she has two sons, Dylan and Luke Davis.
In the early 1970s, Rixon was twice a finalist in the annual Miss West Coast bikini beauty pageant, staged in Perth each January. She later appeared as a game show assistant on local TV.
After appearing in obscure low-budget sex-comedy film Plugg (1975), shot in Perth, Rixon moved interstate to Melbourne and acted in several television roles for Crawford Productions. She played three different roles during the final episodes of the Crawford production Homicide.
Starting in mid-1975 Rixon also began making appearances in Crawford Production's sex-comedy soap opera The Box. Playing television starlet Angela O'Malley, she made several appearances in the series. She left The Box towards the end of 1975, but returned for a three-month stint starting in February 1976.
Rixon subsequently found fame in the US as Penthouse magazine's December 1977 Pet, and in 1979 she was chosen Penthouse's Pet of the Year in a televised pageant held at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. In July 1980 she kicked off New York Mayor Ed Koch's "Festival of Fragrances". She was again showcased with a ten-page spread in Penthouse in 1980, and posed for Oui magazine in November 1982. During this period she appeared in films such as The Eyes of Laura Mars and Used Cars. Rixon did not receive the Penthouse prizes that had been promised to her and in 1985 took the magazine’s publisher to the New York State Supreme Court, which ruled that she was entitled to them. The judgment was later affirmed on appeal.
- Plugg (1975) as Kelli Kelly
- Swap Meet (1979) as Annie
- Used Cars (1980) as Margaret
- I Like to Play Games (1995) as Sean
- Dark Secrets (1996) as Philipa
- Scorpio Men On Prozac (2010, as Cheryl Rixon Davis) as Mrs. Everyman
- "Cheryl Rixon". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2015. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014.
- Royal Order Jewelry Boutique Launch Party Archived 28 August 2019 at the Wayback Machine – Splash Magazine
- Interview with Cheryl Rixon – YouTube
- "Thirsty : 2011 November : Interview with Sebastian Bach". Staythirstymedia.com. Retrieved 19 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Rixon v. Penthouse International, LLC, 121 A.D.2d 850 (Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, First Judicial Department 12 June 1986).