List of Playboy Playmates of 1955

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The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1955. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year.

January[edit]

Bettie Page
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Personal details
BornBetty Mae Page
(1923-04-22)April 22, 1923
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedDecember 11, 2008(2008-12-11) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
MeasurementsBust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 36.5 in (93 cm)
Height5 ft 5.5 in (166 cm)
Weight128 lb (58 kg)

Bettie Page (April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008) was an American model who became famous in the 1950s for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She has often been called the "Queen of pinups". Her look, including her jet black hair and trademark bangs, has influenced many artists. She was also one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine.[1]

February[edit]

Jayne Mansfield
Personal details
BornVera Jean Peers
(1933-04-19)April 19, 1933
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJune 29, 1967(1967-06-29) (aged 34)
Slidell, Louisiana, U.S.
MeasurementsBust: 40 in (102 cm)
Waist: 21 in (53 cm)
Hips: 32 in (81 cm)
Height5 ft 5.5 in (166 cm)

Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress working both on Broadway and in Hollywood. One of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s, Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, hourglass figure and cleavage-revealing costumes. Mansfield had been a Playboy Playmate of the Month and appeared in the magazine several additional times. She died in an automobile accident at age 34.[2]

March[edit]

No issue was published for March 1955.

April[edit]

Marilyn Waltz
(a.k.a. Margaret Scott)
Personal details
BornMarilyn Ardith Waltz
(1931-11-05)November 5, 1931
Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedDecember 23, 2006(2006-12-23) (aged 75)
Medford, Oregon, U.S.
MeasurementsBust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 34 in (86 cm)
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight113 lb (51 kg)

Marilyn Ardith Waltz (November 5, 1931 – December 23, 2006) was an American actress and model. She was Playboy's Playmate of the Month in the February 1954, April 1954, and April 1955 issues.[3]

She was the first of two women to become a three-time Playmate (the other being Janet Pilgrim). In her first Playboy appearance, Waltz was billed as Margaret Scott. For years thereafter, many assumed that Marilyn and Margaret were two different women. It was not until the mid-1990s that they were determined to be one and the same.[4]

May[edit]

Marguerite Empey
Personal details
BornDiane Marguerite Webber
(1932-07-29)July 29, 1932
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedAugust 19, 2008(2008-08-19) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
MeasurementsBust: 39 in (99 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 37 in (94 cm)

Marguerite Empey (July 29, 1932 – August 19, 2008) was an American model, dancer and actress.[5] She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in May 1955 and in February 1956. The photos for her 1956 appearance were taken by soft core porn director Russ Meyer.

June[edit]

Eve Meyer
Personal details
BornEvelyn Eugene Turner
(1928-12-13)December 13, 1928
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedMarch 27, 1977(1977-03-27) (aged 48)
Tenerife, Canary Islands
MeasurementsBust: 39 in (99 cm)
Waist: 25 in (64 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)

Eve Meyer (December 13, 1928 – March 27, 1977) was an American pin-up model, motion picture actress, and later, film producer.[6] Much of her work was done in conjunction with sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer to whom she was married from April 2, 1952 until 1969. Eve perished in the Tenerife airport disaster on board Pan Am Flight 1736.

July[edit]

Janet Pilgrim
Personal details
BornCharlaine Edith Karalus
(1934-06-13)June 13, 1934
Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.
DiedMay 1, 2017(2017-05-01) (aged 82)
Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
MeasurementsBust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight115 lb (52 kg)

Janet Pilgrim (June 13, 1934 – May 1, 2017) was an American model and office worker for Playboy.[7] She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month three times: July 1955, December 1955 and October 1956.

August[edit]

Pat Lawler
Personal details
Born (1929-12-29) December 29, 1929 (age 88)

Pat Lawler (born December 29, 1929) is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the August 1955 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Hal Adams.[8]

September[edit]

Anne Fleming
Personal details
Born (1929-12-01) December 1, 1929 (age 88)

Anne Fleming (born December 1, 1929) is an American actress and model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the September 1955 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Hal Adams.[9]

October[edit]

Jean Moorhead
Personal details
BornBarbara Jean Moorhead
(1935-02-04) February 4, 1935 (age 83)
MeasurementsBust: 35 in (89 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)

Jean Moorhead (born February 4, 1935) is an American actress and model. Using the slightly differently spelt name Jean Moorehead, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the October 1955 issue.[10] Her centerfold was photographed by Hal Adams. A former Miss Hollywood, Moorhead acted in television and in movies such as the Ed Wood-scripted The Violent Years (1956).

November[edit]

Barbara Cameron

Barbara Cameron is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its November 1955 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Lawrence Tirschel.[11]

December[edit]

See July entry above

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McFadden, Robert D. (December 11, 2008). "Bettie Page, Queen of Pinups, Dies at 85". The New York Times. p. B10.
  2. ^ Jayne Mansfield at Playboy Online
  3. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Marilyn Waltz at Find a Grave
  5. ^ "Playmate listing". Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Playmate listing". Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  7. ^ Fraterrigo, Elizabeth (2009). Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America. Oxford University Press. pp. 123–124, 230. ISBN 0-19-538610-8.
  8. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Jean Moorhead Profile". Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  11. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved June 20, 2017.