Claudia Jennings

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Claudia Jennings
Playboy centerfold appearance
November 1969
Preceded by Jean Bell
Succeeded by Gloria Root
Playboy Playmate of the Year
Preceded by Connie Kreski
Succeeded by Sharon Clark
Personal details
Born Mary Eileen Chesterton
(1949-12-20)December 20, 1949
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.[1]
Died October 3, 1979(1979-10-03) (aged 29)[1][2]
Malibu, California, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 35"[1]
Waist: 23"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Weight 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)

Claudia Jennings (Mary Eileen Chesterton, December 20, 1949, Saint Paul, Minnesota – October 3, 1979, Malibu, California)[1] was an American model and actress. Jennings is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for November 1969 and also Playmate of the Year for 1970. Her original pictorial was photographed by Pompeo Posar.[1]


Jennings had been a receptionist at Playboy before posing for the magazine.[3] After her appearances in Playboy, Jennings became an actress in 1970s "exploitation" movies and in television. In 1973, she had a guest appearance on The Brady Bunch episode, "Adios, Johnny Bravo." Jennings had auditioned for a role on Charlie's Angels, a popular detective show at the time, but the role was awarded to Shelley Hack.[4]


On October 3, 1979, Jennings died in an automobile collision when she fell asleep at the wheel while driving on the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu, California. [2] She was 29.[2]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Playmate data". Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Hick Flicks: The Rise and Fall of Redneck Cinema. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Rollings, Grant (May 9, 2007). "The curse of the Playmates". The Sun. London. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ Boys and Toys: Ultimate Action-Adventure Movies. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 

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