List of Playboy Playmates of 1968

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The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1968. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year.

January[edit]

Connie Kreski
Playboy Playmate of the Year
1969
Preceded byAngela Dorian
Succeeded byClaudia Jennings
Personal details
Born(1946-09-19)September 19, 1946
Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
DiedMarch 21, 1995(1995-03-21) (aged 48)
Beverly Hills, California, United States
MeasurementsBust: 35"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 36"
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight118 lb (54 kg)

Connie Kreski (September 19, 1946 – March 21, 1995), an American model and actress, is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for January 1968 and Playmate of the Year for 1969. Kreski had long taffy-colored hair and blue eyes.

Kreski died of a blocked carotid artery on March 21, 1995 in Beverly Hills, California.

February[edit]

Nancy Harwood
Personal details
Born(1948-12-17)December 17, 1948
Riverside, California
DiedMay 4, 2014(2014-05-04) (aged 65)
MeasurementsBust: 36
Waist: 22
Hips: 35
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight115 lb

Nancy Harwood (December 17, 1948 – May 4, 2014) was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1968 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by William Figge and Ed DeLong. She describes herself in her Playboy.com biography page as "really inexperienced, still a virgin, in fact" at the time she posed for her centerfold.

Nancy had an older brother and an older sister. Her father was a pharmacist. She became a representative for several jewelry makers, as well as the one-time president of the Centerfold Alumni Association.

March[edit]

Michelle Hamilton
Personal details
BornRoxanna Platt
(1948-12-20) December 20, 1948 (age 70)
Elmira, New York, United States
MeasurementsBust: 38"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 35"
Height5 ft 4.5 in (164 cm)
Weight110 lb

Michelle Hamilton (born Roxanna Platt on December 20, 1948 in Elmira, New York) was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its March 1968 issue. She made a prior appearance in Playboy in the November 1967 issue in the Playboy Charter Yacht Party pictorial (starting on page 133) as "Roxanna". Her centerfold was photographed by William Figge and Ed DeLong.

April[edit]

Gaye Rennie
Personal details
Born (1949-09-21) September 21, 1949 (age 69)
Los Angeles, California
MeasurementsBust: 35"
Waist: 24"
Hips: 35"
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight118 lb

Gaye Rennie (born September 21, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its April 1968 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by William Figge and Ed DeLong.

May[edit]

Elizabeth Jordan
Personal details
Born (1945-01-11) January 11, 1945 (age 74)
Fort Myers, Florida[1]
MeasurementsBust: 33"[1]
Waist: 21"
Hips: 33"
Height5 ft 2 in (157 cm)[1]
Weight93 lb (42 kg)

Elizabeth Jordan (born January 11, 1945 in Fort Myers, Florida)[1] was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its May 1968 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[1]

In addition to being a Playmate, Jordan was also a Bunny at the Playboy Clubs in Chicago, New York City and Atlanta. According to The Playmate Book, she later became the associate dean of an unnamed university in the Western United States.

June[edit]

Britt Fredriksen
Personal details
Born (1945-10-01) 1 October 1945 (age 73)
Norway
MeasurementsBust: 34"
Waist: 21.5"
Hips: 34"
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight108 lb

Britt Fredriksen (born 1 October 1945 in Norway) was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its June 1968 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar.

July[edit]

Melodye Prentiss
Personal details
Born(1944-12-14)December 14, 1944
Chicago, Illinois[2]
DiedMarch 3, 2009(2009-03-03) (aged 64)[2]
MeasurementsBust: 34"[2]
Waist: 23"
Hips: 34"
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[2]
Weight100 lb (45 kg; 7.1 st)

Melodye Prentiss (December 14, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois – March 3, 2009 in California)[2] was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1968 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar.[2]

Melodye was working in the Playboy editorial library when she was "discovered" by the magazine as Playmate material.[3] She studied fine art and painting at both the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Chicago.

Prentiss died on March 3, 2009 after taking medications that made her unable to breathe following knee surgery and other illnesses.

August[edit]

Gale Olson
Personal details
Born (1947-10-27) October 27, 1947 (age 71)
Fort Sill, Oklahoma, U.S.[4]
MeasurementsBust: 36"[4]
Waist: 22.5"
Hips: 35"
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[4]
Weight110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)[4]

Gale Olson (born October 27, 1947 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma)[4] was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its August 1968 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Ron Vogel.

Her mother was from New Zealand, and her father was in the United States Army. Gale grew up with five brothers and three sisters.

For a time, Gale worked as a Bunny at the Chicago Playboy Club.

Olson's daughter, Crystal McCahill, appeared on the November 9, 2008 edition of The Girls Next Door at the Hooters near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, in a radio interview with Bridget Marquardt and McCahill's tryout effort for the 55th anniversary edition of Playboy in January 2009. McCahill is the May 2009 Playmate of the Month.[5]

September[edit]

Dru Hart
Personal details
Born (1948-11-25) November 25, 1948 (age 70)
San Fernando, California[6]
MeasurementsBust: 36"[6]
Waist: 24"
Hips: 35"
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[6]
Weight122 lb (55 kg; 8.7 st)

Drucilla Hart (born November 25, 1948 in San Fernando, California)[6] was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its September 1968 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Bill Figge and Mel Figge.[6] At the time of her pictorial, Hart was working as a legal secretary.

October[edit]

Majken Haugedal
Personal details
Born (1947-03-26) 26 March 1947 (age 72)
Copenhagen, Denmark
MeasurementsBust: 34"
Waist: 22"
Hips: 34"
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight108 lb (49 kg; 7.7 st)

Majken Haugedal (born 26 March 1947[verification needed] in Copenhagen, Denmark) was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1968 issue.[7] Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar.[8]

Posar is quoted in The Playmate Book as saying that Majken and Connie Kreski were the two finalists for the title of 1969 Playmate of the Year. Kreski won the title in the long run, but Majken posed for Playboy again in the April 1984 pictorial "Playmates Forever! Part Two."

November[edit]

Paige Young
Personal details
Born(1944-03-16)March 16, 1944
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedJuly 13, 1974(1974-07-13) (aged 30)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
MeasurementsBust: 36"
Waist: 24"
Hips: 36"
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight118 lb (54 kg; 8.4 st)

Paige Young (March 16, 1944 – April 7, 1974) was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its November 1968 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Peter Gowland.[9] She died on July 13, 1974 at her home in Los Angeles, from suicide by gunshot.[10]

December[edit]

Cynthia Myers
Cynthia Myers.jpg
Personal details
BornCynthia Jeanette Myers
(1950-09-12)September 12, 1950
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
DiedNovember 4, 2011(2011-11-04) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
MeasurementsBust: 39"DD
Waist: 24"
Hips: 36"
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight119 lb (54 kg; 8.5 st)

Cynthia Myers (September 12, 1950 – November 4, 2011) was an American model and actress, and Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the December 1968 issue.

Career[edit]

Cynthia Myers was the first Playboy Playmate born in the 1950s when she appeared in the magazine in December 1968. The pictures were shot in June 1968 when she was 17 years old,[11] but it was Playboy's policy by that time to wait until a Playmate turned 18 before her pictures would be published. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar.

After her magazine debut, Myers made frequent appearances on Hugh Hefner's Playboy After Dark TV series in 1969. She took a leading role as the sensitive lesbian rock and roll singer and bass player, Casey Anderson, in Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. She followed that with a supporting role in the 1972 Western, Molly and Lawless John.

Myers died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California at the age of 61.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Playmate data". Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  3. ^ "Playmate News". Playboy. Playboy. 56: 116–117. June 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Playmate listing". Retrieved March 16, 2009.
  5. ^ "uChicago Playmate listing". Retrieved 3 February 2009.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  7. ^ Palyboy-tema: Playboys piger. B.T., 09.06.2003, KUN_FOR_KVINDER, Side 6
  8. ^ Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds Hugh Hefner, Dave Hickey (2008)
  9. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved January 29, 2010.
  10. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2857873/Passed-Bill-Cosby-Hugh-Hefner-dozens-Hollywood-honchos-Playboy-Playmate-Month-felt-used-abused-powerful-leading-men-took-gun-shot-head.html
  11. ^ Waage, Randy. "Interview with Cynthia Myers". Retrocrush. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  12. ^ Lentz, Harris M. (2012). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2011. McFarland & Company. p. 248. ISBN 978-0786469949.