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|Playboy centerfold appearance|
|Preceded by||Judy Tyler|
|Succeeded by||Priscilla Wright|
June 25, 1944 |
Akron, Ohio, United States
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||119 lb (54 kg; 8.5 st)|
Melinda Windsor (born June 25, 1944 in Akron, Ohio) was the pseudonym used by a 21-year-old student at the University of California, Los Angeles who was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1966 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Tony Marco.
She had been working as an insurance rater and taking night classes at UCLA. She was going to use the money she earned posing for Playboy to finish her degree and then attend graduate school, her goal was to get a PhD and become a teacher. She did finish her bachelor’s degree later in 1966.
A small controversy arose after her appearance in Playboy. In a newspaper article the university stated that they had no one by the name of “Melinda Windsor” enrolled. Readers of the magazine wrote to the editors of Playboy asking if they had their facts straight. Playboy responded that "Melinda" was a student at UCLA in the fall of 1965 when she posed, but was not enrolled during the winter of 1966 and that she had used a pseudonym.
Since she used a pseudonym to protect her true identity the biographical data on her Playmate Data Sheet published by Playboy and repeated in this article may not be accurate.
Playmate article "Student Princess", (1966, February). Playboy, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 94–97
Editors response "Letters to the Editor", (1966, June). Playboy, Vol. 13 No. 6, p. 14
Playmate article "Playmate Review", (1967, January). Playboy, Vol. 14 No. 1, p. 174