Madeleine Collinson

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Madeleine Collinson
Playboy centerfold appearance
October 1970
Preceded by Debbie Ellison
Succeeded by Avis Miller
Personal details
Born (1952-07-22)22 July 1952
Died 14 August 2014(2014-08-14) (aged 62)
Msida, Malta
Measurements Bust: 34"
Waist: 22"
Hips: 35"
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg)

Madeleine Collinson (22 July 1952 – 14 August 2014) was a Maltese-British model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in October 1970, together with her twin sister Mary Collinson. They were the first identical twin Playmate sisters.

The Collinson twins first arrived in Britain in April 1969,[1] and prior to their appearance in Playboy one of the first people to use them was the glamour photographer/film maker Harrison Marks who cast them as saucy maids in his short film Halfway Inn. The film, made for the 8mm market, was shot sometime between their British arrival, and July 1970, when a still from the film was used in a Marks' advert that ran in that month's issue of Continental Film Review magazine.[2]

Both sisters went on to acting careers, mostly in B-movies. Madeleine married a British Royal Air Force officer and raised three children. She later moved back to Malta and was involved in cultural and educational activities there. In her final years, Madeleine Collinson lived in San Gwann Malta. After several months of illness, she died at Mater Dei Hospital in Msida on 14 August 2014 with her twin sister Mary present.[3][4][5]


Notable TV guest appearances[edit]

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Magazine appearances[edit]

  • Impact '70 magazine 1970 Vol. 1. No 1 "Double Exposure" photo story made up of stills from 'Halfway Inn'.
  • Cinema X magazine 1972 Vol.4 No.3 "Those Curvy Collinsons meet The Love Machine"
  • Titbits magazine 11 July 1973 "Which Twin has the Twinge"


  1. ^ Simon Sheridan Keeping the British End Up (Reynolds & Hearn Books) Third Edition 2007 - ISBN 978-0-9529260-7-8
  2. ^ Continental Film Review July 1970, p. 26
  3. ^ "Tmut waħda mill-Maltin tal-Playboy". 4 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Mizzi, Charles (4 September 2014). "Tmut it-tewmija Maltija tal-Playboy". L-Orizzont. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Unsworth, Martin (16 August 2014). "Madeleine Collinson, R.I.P.". Starburst. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 

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