Joyce Nizzari

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Joyce Nizzari
Playboy centerfold appearance
December 1958
Preceded by Joan Staley
Succeeded by Virginia Gordon
Personal details
Born (1940-05-20) May 20, 1940 (age 76)
The Bronx, New York, United States
Measurements Bust: 34"
Waist: 24"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 120 lb (54 kg; 8.6 st)

Joyce Nizzari (born May 20, 1940 in The Bronx, New York) is an American model, dancer, and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1958 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Bunny Yeager. She is of Italian descent.

Model career[edit]

Yeager discovered Nizzari in Miami when she was 15, but only had her do bikini shots until after Joyce turned 18. In August 1957 Nizzari won a cup awarded by the Florida Photographers Association. She was chosen queen of their annual convention.

She went on to date Hugh Hefner for a few years following her Playmate appearance, and she worked as a Bunny at the first Playboy Club in Chicago. In the late 1990s Joyce returned to the Playboy fold full-time as one of Hefner's assistants in the Playboy Mansion.

Film actress[edit]

Nizzari appears in two films starring Frank Sinatra. These are A Hole In The Head (1959) and Come Blow Your Horn (1963). In the latter, a Paramount Pictures release, she played a zany interpretive dancer named Snow The film co-starred Barbara Rush, Lee J. Cobb, and Jill St. John. When she signed on to play in Come Blow Your Horn Nizzari had just completed a Barry Ashton dance revue, Chips Off The Old Block, at the Statler Hilton in Los Angeles, California. She also played a bit part in the slapstick comedy The Great Race starring Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.


Nizzari was married to character actor Jack Hogan.


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