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Lee Ann Michelle (born 17 March 1960 in Surrey, England)[1] is an English model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the February 1979 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[1] She is the first Playmate to have been born in the 1960s.

Lee Ann Michelle
Playboy centerfold appearance
February 1979
Preceded byCandy Loving
Succeeded byDenise McConnell
Personal details
Born (1960-03-17) 17 March 1960 (age 58)
Surrey, England[1]
MeasurementsBust: 35[1]
Waist: 23
Hips: 35
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Weight107 lb (49 kg; 7.6 st)

Her real name is Carol Needham[2] and she was called Carol earlier in her career, including when she posed topless for the newspapers The Sun and Daily Mirror. Her debut was at the age of 16[3] in the 7 January 1977 edition of The Sun. She was voted The Sun's Page 3 Girl of the Year in 1982.[4]

In the 1979 film Seven she had an uncredited role playing Sybill.[5]

Needham later married and co-founded a modelling agency called Needham and Hanson Management.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Playmate listing". Retrieved January 11, 2010.
  2. ^ "Carol Needham On Playboy And Page 3: How A Legend Was Made." Anorak News, December 6, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Bain, Charlie and Brown, David. "25 Years On. The Sex Kittens Who Blazed a Trail in a Braless New World." The People (London, England), July 21, 1996.
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  6. ^ Bain and Brown, ibid.

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