Lena Söderberg

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Lena Söderberg
Playboy centerfold appearance
November 1972
Preceded bySharon Johansen
Succeeded byMercy Rooney
Personal details
Born (1951-03-31) 31 March 1951 (age 67)
MeasurementsBust: 34 in (86.5 cm)
Waist: 26 in (66 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91.5 cm)
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Lena Söderberg, born Sjööblom (born 31 March 1951) is a Swedish model who appeared as a Playmate in the November 1972 issue of Playboy magazine,[1] as Lenna Sjööblom. Her centerfold was photographed by Dwight Hooker.

A head and shoulder section of her centerfold, this cropped section itself known as Lenna, is often used to test algorithms in digital image processing.[2] She was a guest at the 50th annual Conference of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology in 1997, where she gave a presentation about herself.[3] Because of the ubiquity of her Playboy photo scan, she has been called the "first lady of the internet".[4][5] The title was given to her by Jeff Seideman in a press release he issued announcing her appearance at the 50th annual IS&T Conference.[citation needed]

Söderberg is married and has three children.

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  1. ^ "Playmate of the Month". Playboy Magazine. November 1972.
  2. ^ Jamie Hutchison, "Culture, Communication, and an Information Age Madonna", IEEE Professional Communication Society Newsletter Vol. 45, No. 3, May/June 2001.
  3. ^ Imaging Experts Meet Lenna in Person.
  4. ^ BBC News.
  5. ^ "Playboy Newsdesk - Lena". Cs.cmu.edu. Retrieved February 3, 2016.

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