List of Playboy Playmates of 1962

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The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1962. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year.

January[edit]

Merle Pertile
Personal details
Born (1941-11-23)November 23, 1941
Whittier, California, U.S.
Died November 28, 1997(1997-11-28) (aged 56)
Lake Arrowhead, California, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 38 in (97 cm)
Waist: 22 in (56 cm)
Hips: 34 in (86 cm)
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 112 lb (51 kg)

Merle Pertile (November 23, 1941 – November 28, 1997) was an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its January 1962 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Frank Bez.[1]

According to The Playmate Book, Pertile died on November 28, 1997. The cause of death was complications following heart surgery.

February[edit]

Kari Knudsen
Personal details
Born (1939-01-17) January 17, 1939 (age 79)
Romsdal, Norway
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 117 lb (53 kg)

Kari Knudsen (born January 17, 1939) is a Norwegian model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1962 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Justin Kerr and Barbara Kerr.[2]

March[edit]

Pamela Gordon
Personal details
Born Pamela Anne Gordon
(1943-02-10) February 10, 1943 (age 75)
British Columbia, Canada
Measurements Bust: 39 in (99 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 1 in (155 cm)
Weight 104 lb (47 kg)

Pamela Gordon (born Pamela Anne Gordon; February 10, 1943) is a Canadian model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its March 1962 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli and Ken Honey.[3]

Gordon went on to work as a Bunny at the Chicago Playboy Club. She also was named one of the top Canadians of 1962 by Liberty magazine.[citation needed]

April[edit]

Roberta Lane
Personal details
Born (1943-03-14) March 14, 1943 (age 75)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 34 in (86 cm)
Waist: 21 in (53 cm)
Hips: 34 in (86 cm)
Height 5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Weight 102 lb (46 kg)

Roberta Lane (born March 14, 1943) is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its April 1962 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Frank Eck.[4]

May[edit]

Marya Carter
Personal details
Born Zella Maria Grajeda
(1942-05-12) May 12, 1942 (age 76)
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 37 in (94 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (174 cm)
Weight 126 lb (57 kg)

Marya Carter (born Zella Maria Grajeda; May 12, 1942) is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the month for its May 1962 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Paul Morton Smith.[5]

During the 1960s and 70s, Carter pursued an acting career, mostly appearing in B-movies and guest roles on television. She was married to Steve Ihnat, a character actor; they had two children. Ihnat died in 1972 of a heart attack.

June[edit]

Merissa Mathes
Personal details
Born Marrisa Mathes
(1940-01-26) January 26, 1940 (age 78)
Moses Lake, Washington, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 22 in (56 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height 5 ft 4.5 in (164 cm)
Weight 116 lb (53 kg)

Merissa Mathes (born Marrisa Mathes; January 26, 1940) is an American actress and model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its June 1962 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Glenn Otto.[6]

During the early to mid-1960s, she pursued an acting career, appearing in B-movies and series television. She also had a small role in Martin Scorsese's film directing debut, Who's That Knocking at My Door.

July[edit]

Unne Terjesen
Personal details
Born (1943-03-20) March 20, 1943 (age 75)
Odda, Norway
Measurements Bust: 39 in (99 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 39 in (99 cm)
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 129 lb (59 kg)

Unne Terjesen (born March 20, 1943) is a Norwegian model who is best known for being Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1962 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[7]

August[edit]

Jan Roberts
Personal details
Born (1939-06-09) June 9, 1939 (age 79)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 39 in (99 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 120 lb (54 kg)

Jan Roberts (born June 9, 1939) is a former American model who was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its August 1962 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar.[8] She also appeared in the issues for January 1963, July 1963, October 1964, and August 1966.

September[edit]

Mickey Winters
Personal details
Born (1940-09-30) September 30, 1940 (age 77)
Paris, France
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 18 in (46 cm)
Hips: 34 in (86 cm)
Height 5 ft (152 cm)
Weight 100 lb (45 kg)

Mickey Winters (born September 30, 1940) is an American model who was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its September 1962 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Don Bronstein.[9]

October[edit]

Laura Young
Personal details
Born (1938-05-22)May 22, 1938
Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
Died November 27, 1999(1999-11-27) (aged 61)
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 25 in (64 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg)

Laura Young (May 22, 1938 – November 27, 1999) was an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1962 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar.[10] She was a finalist for that year's Playmate of the Year title.

Young died of cancer on November 27, 1999.[11]

November[edit]

Avis Kimble
Personal details
Born (1944-10-18) October 18, 1944 (age 73)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 39 in (99 cm)
Waist: 22 in (56 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)
Height 5 ft 5.5 in (166 cm)
Weight 124 lb (56 kg)

Avis Kimble (born October 18, 1944) is an American model. At age 17 she was photographed by Jon Pownall to become Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its November 1962 issue.[12]

December[edit]

June Cochran
Playboy Playmate of the Year
1963
Preceded by Christa Speck
Succeeded by Donna Michelle
Personal details
Born (1943-02-20)February 20, 1943
Jefferson County, Tennessee, U.S.
Died May 20, 2004(2004-05-20) (aged 61)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 20 in (51 cm)
Hips: 34 in (86 cm)
Height 5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Weight 102 lb (46 kg)

June Cochran (February 20, 1943 – May 20, 2004) was an American model and beauty queen. Cochran won the Miss Indiana USA pageant in 1960. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for December 1962, and Playmate of the Year for 1963. Her original pictorial was photographed by Don Bronstein.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "January 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  2. ^ "February 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  3. ^ "March 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  4. ^ "April 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  5. ^ "May 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  6. ^ "June 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  7. ^ "July 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  8. ^ "August 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  9. ^ "September 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  10. ^ "October 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Goodbye, Laura". Playboy. August 2000. 
  12. ^ "November 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018. 
  13. ^ "December 1962 Playmate Data". Retrieved March 11, 2018.