Willy Rey

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Willy Rey
Willy rey.jpg
Playboy centerfold appearance
February 1971
Preceded byLiv Lindeland
Succeeded byCynthia Hall
Personal details
Born(1949-08-25)25 August 1949
Rotterdam, the Netherlands[2]
Died19 August 1973(1973-08-19) (aged 23)[1]
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
MeasurementsBust: 34"[2]
Waist: 23"
Hips: 34"
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[2]
Weight108 lb (49 kg; 7.7 st)

Willy Rey (born Wilhelmina Rietveld on 25 August 1949 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, died 19 August 1973 in Vancouver, British Columbia)[1][2] was a Dutch-Canadian model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1971 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[2]

When she was 6 years old, her family moved from the Netherlands to Canada.

Willy Rey's nude likeness adorned the stock certificate of Playboy Enterprises at the time of its Initial Public Offering on 3 November 1971.[3]

She died of an overdose of barbiturates (sleeping pills) in Vancouver on 13 August 1973.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Wilhelmina Cornilia "Willy Rey" Rietveld". Find a Grave. 10 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Playmate data". Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Business Notes STOCKS". Time. 18 June 1990.
  4. ^ Catherine Donaldson-Evans (13 February 2007). "Anna Nicole Smith Wasn't First Playboy Pinup to Die Tragically". Fox News.

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