Susan Bernard

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Susan Bernard
Susan Bernard in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965).jpg
Born (1948-02-11) February 11, 1948 (age 71)
OccupationAuthor, businesswoman, actress, model
Jason Miller
(m. 1974; div. 1983)
ChildrenJoshua John Miller

Susan Bernard (born February 11, 1948)[1] is an American author, actress, model and businesswoman from Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of photographer Bruno Bernard.[2]


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.[3]

Bernard starred in the Russ Meyer film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! in 1965,[4] and in two seasons of General Hospital in the late 1960s.

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.[5]

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.[6] Her husband, although they later divorced, was the late actor/playwright Jason Miller; their son is actor Joshua John Miller.[6]


  • Bernard, Susan (2011). Marilyn: Intimate Exposures. Sterling Signature.
  • Bernard, Susan (2002). Bernard of Hollywood: The Ultimate Pin-Up Book. Taschen.




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  1. ^ a b "Playmate data". Retrieved February 5, 2010.
  2. ^ Beggs, Alexandra (2011-09-28). "Marilyn Monroe: The Metamorphosis". Vanity Fair.
  3. ^ Nadler, Art (1996-12-26). "MGM Exhibit To Host Bernard's LV Photos". Las Vegas Sun.
  4. ^ Knolle, Sharon (2012-03-19). "Susan Bernard, 'Marilyn, Intimate Exposures' Author, Looks Back On 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!'". The Huffington Post.
  5. ^ The Essential Online Resource for Los Angeles Archived 2008-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b "Playmate News". Playboy. Playboy. 55: 143–144. November 2008.

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