List of Playboy Playmates of 1979

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The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1979, the 25th anniversary year of the publication. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year.

January[edit]

Main article: Candy Loving
Candy Loving
Personal details
Born Candis Loving
(1956-09-04) September 4, 1956 (age 60)
Oswego, Kansas, U.S.[1]
Measurements Bust: 37"[1]
Waist: 24"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Candis “Candy” Loving (born September 4, 1956)[1] is an American model. She was Playboys Playmate of the Month for the January 1979 issue, which made her Playboy's 25th Anniversary Playmate.[1] Her centerfold was photographed by Dwight Hooker.[1]

February[edit]

Main article: Lee Ann Michelle
Lee Ann Michelle
Personal details
Born (1960-03-17) 17 March 1960 (age 56)
Surrey, England[2]
Measurements Bust: 35[2]
Waist: 23
Hips: 35
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[2]
Weight 107 lb (49 kg; 7.6 st)

Lee Ann Michelle (born 17 March 1960)[2] is an English model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the February 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[2]

March[edit]

Denise McConnell
Personal details
Born (1958-12-23) December 23, 1958 (age 58)
Wiesbaden, Germany[3]
Measurements Bust: 37"[3]
Waist: 24"
Hips: 33"
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[3]
Weight 104 lb (47 kg; 7.4 st)

Denise McConnell (born December 23, 1958)[3] is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its March 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Nicholas DeSciose and Pompeo Posar.[3]

April[edit]

Missy Cleveland
Personal details
Born (1959-12-25)December 25, 1959
Jackson, Mississippi[4]
Died August 14, 2001(2001-08-14) (aged 41) (adverse reaction to prescription medication)
Measurements Bust: 34"[4]
Waist: 22"
Hips: 32"
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[4]
Weight 95 lb (43 kg; 6.8 st)

Amanda "Missy" Hodges Cleveland (December 25, 1959 – August 14, 2001)[4] was an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the April 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[4]

Cleveland was born in Jackson, Mississippi[4] and attended Provine High School and McClure Academy.[5] She came to the magazine's attention through its 25th Anniversary Great Playmate Hunt. At the time of her death, which resulted from side effects of a prescription drug[which?] and occurred the year she would have reached the age of 42, she was a property manager.[5]

May[edit]

Michele Drake
Personal details
Born (1958-02-07) February 7, 1958 (age 59)
La Jolla, California, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 34"
Waist: 24"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 108 lb (49 kg; 7.7 st)

Michele Drake (born February 7, 1958) is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its May 1979 issue.

June[edit]

Louann Fernald
Personal details
Born (1957-10-23) October 23, 1957 (age 59)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 35"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 4.5 in (1.64 m)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Louann Fernald (born October 23, 1957) is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its June 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Dwight Hooker.

July[edit]

Dorothy Mays
Personal details
Born (1957-07-24) July 24, 1957 (age 59)
Nuremberg, Germany
Measurements Bust: 35.5"
Waist: 24.5"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 118 lb (54 kg; 8.4 st)

Dorothy Mays (born July 24, 1957) is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the July 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley.

August[edit]

Main article: Dorothy Stratten
Dorothy Stratten
Playboy Playmate of the Year
1980
Preceded by Monique St. Pierre
Succeeded by Terri Welles
Personal details
Born (1960-02-28)February 28, 1960
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[6]
Died August 14, 1980(1980-08-14) (aged 20)
Measurements Bust: 36"[6]
Waist: 24"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[6]
Weight 123 lb (56 kg; 8.8 st)

Dorothy Stratten (February 28, 1960 – August 14, 1980)[6] was a Canadian model and actress. Stratten found fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979 and subsequently Playmate of the Year for 1980.[6] Stratten is remembered for the circumstances of her murder at age 20 by her estranged husband,[7] an act that was the basis of two motion pictures.

September[edit]

Main article: Vicki Iovine
Vicky McCarty
Personal details
Born Vicki Ann McCarty
(1954-01-13) January 13, 1954 (age 63)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 33½"
Waist: 22"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 105 lb (48 kg; 7.5 st)

Vicki McCarty Iovine (born Vicki Ann McCarty; January 13, 1954) is an American model, writer, and lawyer. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Special Olympics, as well as a former television producer and radio talk show host. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its September 1979 issue and was photographed by Arny Freytag. She is separated from her husband, record producer and founder of Interscope Records Jimmy Iovine. They have four children.[8] She has published several books pertaining to pregnancy and parenthood under the brand of Girlfriends' Guides, as well as Best Friends' Guides.

October[edit]

Main article: Ursula Buchfellner
Ursula Buchfellner
Personal details
Born (1961-06-08) 8 June 1961 (age 55)
Munich, Germany
Measurements Bust: 33"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 33"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 103 lb (47 kg; 7.4 st)

Ursula Buchfellner (born 8 June 1961) is a German model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Peter Weissbrich. Buchfellner also was the Playmate for the December 1977 issue of Playboy's German edition.

In her later modeling and acting work, she was sometimes credited as Uschi Buchfellner, Ursula Fellner, Ulla Maris and Ursula Maris. Most of her movie roles were in European B-movies.

November[edit]

Sylvie Garant
Personal details
Born (1957-09-23) September 23, 1957 (age 59)
Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Measurements Bust: 34"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Sylvie Garant (born September 23, 1957) is a French-Canadian model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its November 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley. She served as hostess for one season of the late 1970s game show The $128,000 Question and later served as hostess on another Canadian-based game show, The Joke's on Us.

December[edit]

Candace Collins
Personal details
Born (1957-05-26) May 26, 1957 (age 59)
Dupo, Illinois, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 35
Waist: 23
Hips: 34
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Candace L. Collins (born May 26, 1957) is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley. In 2008 she was working for the magazine Today's Chicago Woman as fashion editor.[9] As of 2015 she goes by the name Candace Jordan as a television host and media personality. Collins was also a Playboy Bunny at the St. Louis club.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Playmate data". Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Playmate listing". Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved February 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Playmate data". Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Obituary at Clarion Ledger". Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ Vincent Canby (1983-11-10). "SCREEN: 'STAR 80,' A SEX-SYMBOL'S LIFE AND DEATH". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  8. ^ Iovine, Vicki. "Divorce Is Trite, But Everyone's Is Special". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  9. ^ "Playboy". July 2008: 131. 
  10. ^ "Candid Candace Chicago". http://watch312.com. Retrieved 18 January 2015.  External link in |website= (help)