Sue Hamilton (actress)

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Sue Williams
Playboy centerfold appearance
April 1965
Preceded by Jennifer Jackson
Succeeded by Maria McBane
Personal details
Born (1945-05-13)May 13, 1945
Glendale, California, U.S.
Died September 2, 1969(1969-09-02) (aged 24)
Measurements Bust: 34 in (86 cm)
Waist: 20 in (51 cm)
Hips: 34 in (86 cm)
Height 4 ft 11 in (150 cm)
Weight 98 lb (44 kg)

Sue Williams (May 13, 1945 - September 2, 1969), also known as Sue Hamilton, is an American actress and Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 1965. Her centerfold was photographed by Ed DeLong and William V. Figge.

Early life and Playboy[edit]

Williams was born in Glendale, California[1] and attended Glendale High School (Glendale, California) between 1957 and 1959. In 1964 Williams modelled for photographers Bill and Melba Figge, whom she met through her sister who worked as an artist at Figge Studio, then located in Glendale.[2] According to Melba Figge, quoted in an interview with Lindsay Sandham in 2005, We sent the first [photo] in ... and Hugh Hefner said, 'She's really cute. We'd like to see your work.'[2] Sue Williams was the first of 48 Playboy centerfolds to be photographed by Figge Studio. According to Playboy, she was the first Playmate to have breast implants and the first who was less than five feet tall.[3]

Acting career[edit]

After appearing in Playboy, Sue Williams was signed immediately by American International Pictures[4] and appeared in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini as "Peanuts", alongside other Playboy Playmates Marianne Gaba and Jo Collins. She appeared in four more AIP movies released in between 1965 and 1966, credited as Sue Hamilton. Sue Hamilton appeared in nationally syndicated magazine articles promoting American International Pictures releases, including "Starlets Seek Natural Look"[5] and "Use Makeup The Professional Way."[6] Sue Hamilton also appeared in the "Super-face" print advertising campaign for "Sheer Magic" make-up, as did fellow AIP starlet Patti Chandler, to promote The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini and Fireball 500.[7]

On Saturday September 3, 1966, Williams made an appearance as "Sue Williams, Miss April 1965" at the Anaheim store of Cotley's Gentlemen's Outfitters, in a promotion "You Have a Date with a Playmate".[8]


Year Title Role Notes
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Peanuts
1965 Sergeant Dead Head Ivy Alternative title: Sergeant Deadhead, the Astronut
1965 Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Robot Alternative title: Dr. G. and the Bikini Machine
1965 The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot Television movie
1965 to 1966 Gidget 3 episodes
1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Sue
1966 Fireball 500 Farmer's Daughter

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sue Hamilton Profile". Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Behind the camera of '60s Playboys". Daily Pilot. June 4, 2005. 
  3. ^ "Playboy Firsts". Playboy. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ Lisanti, Tom (2005). Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969. McFarland & Company. p. 219. ISBN 978-0786421046. 
  5. ^ Brewster, Carol (August 28, 1965). "Starlets Seek 'Natural Look'". Pittsburgh Press. p. 13. 
  6. ^ Churchill, Reba; Churchill, Bonnie (February 24, 1966). "Use Makeup The Professional Way". Montreal Gazette. p. 26. 
  7. ^ "Super-Face". Flickr. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  8. ^ "You Have a Date with a Playmate". Long Beach Independent. September 2, 1966. p. 27. 

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