List of Playboy Playmates of 1954

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The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1954. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year. Prior to September 1959, Playmates were not asked to complete data sheets.

January[edit]

Margie Harrison
Personal details
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)

Margie Harrison was an American actress and model. She was Playmate of the Month for both January 1954 and June 1954.[1] While Marilyn Monroe preceded her as a Playboy "Sweetheart of the Month", Monroe did not appear in the center pages, but was pictured on pages 16 to 18. Harrison is therefore the first model designated "Playmate of the Month". Like Monroe, her photo was purchased from the John Baumgarth Company, which specialized in pin-up calendars. According to The Playmate Book, Harrison also appeared in the men's magazines Follies and Gala.

February[edit]

Marilyn Waltz
(aka Margaret Scott)
Personal details
Born Marilyn Ardith Waltz
(1931-11-05)November 5, 1931
Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died December 23, 2006(2006-12-23) (aged 75)
Medford, Oregon, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 23 in (58 cm)
Hips: 34 in (86 cm)
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 113 lb (51 kg)

Marilyn Ardith Jordan (née Waltz; November 5, 1931 – December 23, 2006) was an American actress and model. Using the pseudonym, Margaret Scott, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the February 1954 issue.[2]

Known as Marilyn Waltz, (later Marilyn Jordan), she also appeared as Playmate of the Month in the April 1954 and April 1955 issues.

She was the first of two women to become a three-time Playmate (the other being Janet Pilgrim). In her first Playboy appearance, Waltz was billed as Margaret Scott. For years thereafter, many assumed that Marilyn and Margaret were two different women. It was not until the mid-1990s that they were determined to be one in the same.[3]

March[edit]

Dolores Del Monte
Personal details
Born (1932-03-15) March 15, 1932 (age 85)
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 34 in (86 cm)
Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 118 lb (54 kg)

Dolores Del Monte (born March 15, 1932) was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the March 1954 issue.[4]

April[edit]

Marilyn Waltz (See February entry above)

May[edit]

Joanne Arnold
Personal details
Born (1931-04-01) April 1, 1931 (age 86)
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)

Joanne Arnold (born April 1, 1931) was an American actress and model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the May 1954 issue.[5] She also appeared on the covers of the March 1954 and August 1955 issues.

June[edit]

Margie Harrison (See January entry above)

July[edit]

Neva Gilbert
Personal details
Born (1929-09-01) September 1, 1929 (age 87)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 26 in (66 cm)
Hips: 37 in (94 cm)
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)

Neva Gilbert (born September 1, 1929) was an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1954 issue.[6]

August[edit]

Arline Hunter
Personal details
Born (1931-12-16) December 16, 1931 (age 85)
Caldwell, Idaho, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 38 in (97 cm)
Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 118 lb (54 kg)

Arline Hunter (born December 16, 1931) was an American actress and model. She is perhaps best known as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for August 1954. Her centerfold was the first not to be purchased from the John Baumgarth Co. by Hugh Hefner, and was photographed by Ed DeLong.[7]

September[edit]

Jackie Rainbow
Personal details
Born (1933-06-06)June 6, 1933
Died June 15, 1988(1988-06-15) (aged 55)

Jackie Rainbow (June 6, 1933 – June 15, 1988) was an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its September 1954 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Carlyle Blackwell for the Publix Pictorial Service.[8]

October[edit]

Madeline Castle
Personal details
Born (1933-12-01) December 1, 1933 (age 83)

Madeline Castle (born December 1, 1933) was an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the October 1954 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Jack Drebert and Jean Drebert.[9] According to The Playmate Book, Castle was a prominent model in pin-ups and in men's magazines during the 1950s and early 1960s.

November[edit]

Diane Hunter
Personal details
Born Gale Rita Morris
(1937-07-14) July 14, 1937 (age 80)
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 34 in (86 cm)
Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
Hips: 35 in (89 cm)
Height 5 ft 5.5 in (166 cm)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg)

Diane Hunter (born July 14, 1937) was an American model.[10] She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the November 1954 issue.

December[edit]

Terry Ryan
Personal details
Born (1933-12-01) December 1, 1933 (age 83)
Measurements Bust: 36 in (91 cm)
Waist: 24 in (61 cm)
Hips: 36 in (91 cm)

Terry Ryan (born December 1, 1933) was an American model.[11] She is best known as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1954 issue.

Ryan's pictorial was the first photographed directly under Playboy's supervision. Prior to this issue, Playboy had purchased layouts from independent photographers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hefner, Hugh; Hickey, Dave (2008). Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds (illustrated ed.). Chronicle Books. ISBN 978-0811860918. 
  2. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ Marilyn Waltz at Find a Grave
  4. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Playmate listing". Retrieved June 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Playmate data". Retrieved June 20, 2017.