Kathy Shower c. 2005
|Playboy centerfold appearance|
|Preceded by||Cindy Brooks|
|Succeeded by||Devin DeVasquez|
|Playboy Playmate of the Year|
|Preceded by||Karen Velez|
|Succeeded by||Donna Edmondson|
|Born||Kathleen Ann Shower
March 8, 1953
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||122 lb (55 kg; 8.7 st)|
Kathleen Ann Shower (born March 8, 1953 as Kathleen Ann Schrauer) is an American model and actress. Known as Kathy Shower she is Playboy's Playmate of the Month for May 1985 and Playmate of the Year for 1986. At the time of her first appearance, she was the oldest woman ever to appear as a Playboy Playmate, at age 33 as well as a single mother of two.
Before and after Playboy, Shower had an acting career mainly within the action adventure (American Kickboxer 2, The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck) & erotic thriller genres (Boundaries, LA Goddess and Velvet Dreams). Shower also made numerous appearances within mainstream TV, guest starring in episodes of Knight Rider, Three's Company, Simon & Simon and a forty-six episode continuing role in the daytime drama series Santa Barbara. In 2009, Shower completed an independent film entitled Kathy Shower: Playmate Model Mom.
At age 43, she was again featured in Playboy in a "Playmates Revisited" pictorial in August 1996.
Shower was born in Brookville, Ohio.
- Santa Barbara, Janice Harrison, 1985-1986
- Knight Rider, Claudia Torrell / Tori, 1985-1986
- Simon & Simon, 1984
- The New Mike Hammer, 1984
- CHiPs, Cindy / Honey Jean, 1983
- Three's Company, Millicent, 1982
- "Playmail". Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- Watts, Steven (2009). Mr Playboy Hugh Hefner and the American Dream: Epub Edition. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons Inc. p. 354. ISBN 9780470501375.
- Staff. "Kathy Shower: resume". Amazon via IMDB.com. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
- "Playmate News". Playboy. Playboy Inc. 56: 166–167. December 2009.
- Staff. "Playmates Revisited". Playboy. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
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