Susan Bernard in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
February 11, 1948 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Author, businesswoman, actress/model|
|Spouse(s)||Jason Miller (1974-83; divorced); 1 child|
Susan Bernard is the author of six books, including Marilyn: Intimate Exposures, Bernard of Hollywood's Ultimate Pin-Up Book and Joyous Motherhood. She is the president of Bernard of Hollywood/Renaissance Road Incorporated.
She appeared in Playboy in December 1966, and was believed to be the first Jewish Playmate of the month, though in recent years Cindy Fuller, Miss May 1959, has claimed that she was the first Jewish Playmate.
In an interview in the August 1998 issue of Femme Fatales, Bernard revealed, "I was the first under-18 Jewish virgin who was in the centerfold placed in front of a Christmas tree," and that she'd never been nude in front of anyone other than her mother prior to posing for Casilli, who had been one of her father's apprentices. Her father was photographer Bruno Bernard, Her husband, although they later divorced, was the late actor/playwright Jason Miller; their son is actor Joshua John Miller.
- Bernard, Susan (2011). Marilyn: Intimate Exposures. Sterling Signature.
- Bernard, Susan (2002). Bernard of Hollywood: The Ultimate Pin-Up Book. Taschen.
- The Mao Game (1999)
- Teenager (1974)
- The Killing Kind (1973) .... Tina Moore (as Sue Bernard)
- Necromancy (1972) .... Nancy
- Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns (1971) .... Julie
- The Phynx (1970) .... London Belly
- That Tender Touch (1969) .... Terry Manning
- The Witchmaker (1969) .... Felicity Johnson
- Stranger In Hollywood (1968) .... Woman
- Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) .... Linda (as Susan Bernard)
- The Smith Family - "No Place to Hide" (1971)
- The Beverly Hillbillies
- "The Girls from Grun" (1971) .... Girl
- "The Grunion Invasion" (1971) .... Girl
- Room 222 - "Funny Boy" (1969) .... Joellen
- General Hospital (1963) .... Beverly Cleveland Fairchild (1968–1969)
- "Playmate data". Retrieved February 5, 2010.
- Beggs, Alexandra (2011-09-28). "Marilyn Monroe: The Metamorphosis". Vanity Fair.
- Nadler, Art (1996-12-26). "MGM Exhibit To Host Bernard's LV Photos". Las Vegas Sun.
- Knolle, Sharon (2012-03-19). "Susan Bernard, 'Marilyn, Intimate Exposures' Author, Looks Back On 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!'". The Huffington Post.
- The Essential Online Resource for Los Angeles
- "That Tender Touch" star Susan Bernard talks, gay.com; accessed May 12, 2014.
- "Playmate News". Playboy (Playboy) 55: 143–144. November 2008.
- Susan Bernard at Playboy Online
- Susan Bernard at the Internet Movie Database
- Susan Bernard at AllMovie
- Profile for her book