1970 – 1979
Playmates of The Year (PMOY)
Playmates of The Month (PMOM)
Before I became a Bunny at the Playboy Club in San Francisco, I was a loan officer at a savings and loan in Tempe.
You really feel like you’re on the edge of civilization, where things are a little dangerous.
Nobody at parochial school – especially me – would have dreamed I would become a Bunny and Playmate.
Isn’t that what it’s all about?
I love being a Playmate because somewhere my mate is waiting; perhaps he’s a Playboy reader—I hope he is.
I love being a Playmate because they epitomize feminine desirability and charm to the American man.
Marriage is a big, useless hassle that ends in divorce half the time.
I don’t want to feel tied down; I want to feel free.
My biggest turnoff is when things that you have planned for a long time don’t work out
I’m not always happy with the status quo, but I’m not about to drop out or start marching in the streets.
There’s really little difference in the way we think and in the things we like to do.
At this point, I just don’t know how to open the proper doors. Perhaps being honored by Playboy will help unlock a few.
My first love is definitely cooking and keeping a comfortable atmosphere at home. I also play piano, but not often enough.
Seeing the informality of everything over there made me realize what a silly rat-race existence I’ve been leading.
I wanted to be a Playmate because I do enjoy the posing, the money, the publicity and the personal satisfaction.
I was really involved in campus social life – the whole pompon girl, sorority-fraternity party scene.
You enjoy it until you realize that you’re reaching the point where you’re just pretending to have a good time.
I was counting on finding a job as a ski instructor and figured I’d need just enough cash to get me there.
Like a lot of girls, I plan to get married and raise a family. Careers are fine for some women, but I’m not one of them.
I never admitted it because I was afraid people would consider me egotistical if I told them my ambitions.
I really like the company of the other girls. My friends say I am very quiet around strangers and very loud around close friends.
My ideal evening would include a seafood dinner, then dancing until 2am, then a walk along the beach. Whew!
When I heard I’d been selected Playmate of the Year, I felt proud and honored, but I didn’t really get that excited.
My ideal night out would have to include some dancing and there are a lot of good rock spots here.
I love being a Playmate because agree with the philosophy and concept behind Playboy.
I suppose the ambition of many Playmates is to model or act; the idea of having a regular career just doesn’t turn me on.
love to have fun and travel. I love to be constantly on the go, no matter what I’m doing
I love having dinner in a posh restaurant, then dancing in a discotheque.
I want to have a big house in Europe with a big yard and a lot of children.
It’s made with organic ingredients and less sugar.
My first reaction was that I couldn’t possibly handle the job, but now that I’m getting the hang of it, it’s turning out to be lots of fun.
I’m currently a Bunny at the Playboy Club in Los Angeles. Before that I was self-employed as a seamstress, decorator, and dancer.
I’m really enjoying the life of a part-time student. Even though I’m working, there’s lots of time for pure fun.
It just seems like everything’s rushing in at once and I love it.
I just got fed up with the pace. It was nice to be in demand as a model, but I had no free time.
I’m a perfectionist and being a Virgo, that’s typical. I’m rather a shy person at times and embarrass easily.
I was brought up to enjoy life rather than to fear death. And the best way I’ve found to enjoy life is to learn
I love being a Playmate because it’s about the biggest ego booster I can imagine and the excitement!
Back home, everybody knew everybody else, but here, I’d smile at people and they wouldn’t smile back. Eventually, I got used to it.
I never dreamed, when my girlfriend sent my photograph to Playboy, that I would ever become a Playmate, let alone Playmate of the Year.
I thought I would just suit up, take my little sword and rat-a-tat-tat-touché! Actually, it’s very strenuous; but super interesting, nonetheless.
I’m working hard to become the best in my two careers—modeling and acting.
My weak spot is my tendency to “put it off until tomorrow.” I wish I could move at a faster pace.
I was sick of all-white beauty contests. Now that I’m better known in town, I do what I can to combat prejudice.
I have a great passion for people. You’d be surprised at all the people I’ve met.
I’m not sure I could handle the pressure, but I think I’ve got as good a chance as the next woman.
I believe in being prepared for a rainy day. Guess I’m old-fashioned that way.
When I first started doing this work, I only tried to make my customers happy.
One night, some guy with a Playboy in his hand came running up to Todd and me, pointing to a picture, screaming, ‘Is this you, Bebe? Is this you?
I couldn’t take my mind off how much I’d miss Playboy and all my free time for modeling assignments.
I love everything about flying. There’s always something new to learn.
The classes are absolutely stimulating. We do a lot of encounter-group kinds of exercises.
I hope to be happy and healthy. Without those two, nothing else matters.
I’m getting tired of taking my clothes off in movies. Why do people always want me to take my clothes off?
You should know that I’m an individual who’s not afraid to express myself.
Sex isn’t the only thing in life—but, at the same time, it’s a deeper form of communication than some people realize.
My philosophy is to enjoy life as much as I can. I also like to dance, go to pubs and take in the London theatre.
Of course, I’m flattered to have been chosen to be Playboy’s first double-gatefold Playmate too.
My boss is madly in love with me, so I can go out for a walk any time.
My life is busy, but there’s no hassle and I don’t feel any pressure to do things just for the sake of pleasing someone.
I love being a Playmate because they said it couldn’t be done as a woman as black as I am.
I don’t regret anything I’ve done, and I’ve learned from everything.
The truth is that a lot of the people I’ve met out here are very artificial. I wish people here were a little more real.
My father didn’t want me to pose nude. So I told him, “I’m no virgin; I’ve been to bed with a couple of guys and there’ll be another one.”
I enjoy making love outdoors—in the grass, in a haystack, it all depends on my mood.
I thought it would be awful with all those people watching me.
In Hollywood, I find so many people who are beautiful. They dress up to make undressing that much more fun.
Sex is something I enjoy exclusively with someone I love, When I know what I want, I go after it.
When you model, you don’t have to be believable, only beautiful.
I happen to enjoy the way I look. So does my lover. Why deny it?
I accept my body and I take great delight in seeing what it can do.
If I want something and it’s hard to get, but I finally get it, I usually don’t want it anymore.
If a man and a woman are living together, I don’t think she should be the one who has to clean the toilet bowl.
I’ve always been attracted to two types of men—those with a blunt, forward line and those who are so physically attractive.
It’s sad that people would pick up a magazine just to look between someone’s legs, when there’s so much more to appreciate about nudity.
Sex is an important part of anyone’s life; if your sex life isn’t good, you end up bitching at everyone. I enjoy sex with no qualifications.
I love being a Playmate because it’s an honor. Playboy also hasn’t had a Polynesian Playmate in a long time.
I like the idea of people sitting around, eating, drinking, raising hell. They’re always friendly.
There is something deeply romantic, even sensuous, about the idea of a train rushing through the night.
Our view of sexual equality is somewhat old-fashioned. We went on strike to win the right to be women.
What are my reasons for becoming a Playmate? Oh, I suppose I want to show my body to the world. To say, “Hello out there. Enjoy!”
I just left a man I loved—he had everything I needed, but he wanted to keep me cooped up like an animal.
I was surprised when Playboy asked me to pose for a gatefold. But, I’m impulsive. I’ll do anything if it falls into my lap.
I don’t particularly like the sexual-freedom-movement dictum: doing it whenever, wherever and with whomever you like.
After I do a scene, I always think of ten ways I could have done it better or differently.
To me, a woman’s hair is her glory, and my long hair is my trademark. It’s what sets me apart from everyone else.
When I go out, I make a point of meeting the person responsible for my evening’s pleasure.
I’ve never dressed to show off my body or worn seductive bathing suits or that sort of thing.
I’m always running around the house nude and I love to make love in unusual places, mostly outdoors.
I like to put my body into impossible positions, to stretch and flex my muscles. Each position is like a letter of the alphabet.
I was afraid that maybe after all the preliminary shootings they would decide my breasts weren’t big enough…
I’m an outgoing person who likes doing things my way. I’m open, friendly and enjoy sex.
Hef gave me a necklace with the first two words of the title set in diamonds. So, drop the panties and there you have it—my new nickname.
I flashed him—I just opened my jacket for a split second and I wasn’t wearing anything underneath. Sometimes, I just love to be naughty.
If a man is old, rich and unattached, he’s a pervert. Take my word for it.
When I met this photographer and he took my test shots, I figured it was destiny that I become a Playmate.
No names, no words, and then just parting, with no questions asked.
You’ve got to realize that I just turned 19. I didn’t look like this a year ago. My body is as new to me as it is to you.
I love animals. I’d like to take all of them out of humane shelters and put them on a big piece of land somewhere.
I like to make love close to the water. Either on a sailboat or on a yacht. There’s something about the water that turns me on.
The danger and roughness of sports like hockey and football really turn me on.
Elaine used to baby-sit for me. If you think we’re good-looking, you should see her daughter. She’s the real Playmate in the family.
I’ll do anything if it’s exciting. If it’s got energy, I love it. Energy turns me on.
There was a morality clause that said if you’d done nudity, you were unfit for television. It was ridiculous.
I want to open new doors for Playmates—get them involved in charity work, if possible.
My emotions are very much on the surface. That’s why I know I’ll make a good actress.
I like men who are very quiet about their sexuality – who don’t have to knock you down with it.
If I feel something is right, I go ahead with it. I don’t examine my feelings.
I can see that eventually I’m going to want to be someplace where it’s very quiet and peaceful, with children and somebody I love.
Playmate Janet Lupo’s tips to girls with big breasts, one of which was “Don’t play tennis.”
I do keep things bottled inside me, but when I blow, I really blow.
Of course, I’ll have a subscription to Playboy, so my customers will have something to read.
I’m basically a very shy person and I often get frustrated trying to express myself verbally.
No one would hire me, because they said I didn’t have any experience. So, I took to modeling.
A lot of people think that now that I’m a Playmate, I’m going to run off to Hollywood and live happily ever after.
Believe it or not, I have no sexual hang-ups whatsoever. Sexual hang-ups are for the birds.
I’ve always had big dreams. Huge ones. I had my heart set on modeling.
Oh, one of my boyfriends read about the hunt for the 25th Anniversary Playmate. We do read Playboy in Canada, you know.
What I really want is to give and to receive affection. That is a ticket even better than the trolley fare I now can easily afford.
I suppose that the reason is that posing nude for Playboy was just about the last thing I would ever do.