List of Playboy Playmates of 1961

The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1961. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year.

JanuaryEdit

Connie Cooper
Personal details
Born (1941-09-20) September 20, 1941 (age 81)
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)

Connie Cooper (born September 20, 1941) is an Italian-American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its January 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Paul Morton Smith.[1]

According to The Playmate Book, she also attended college courses to study real estate and later became a wife and mother.

FebruaryEdit

Barbara Ann Lawford
Personal details
Born (1942-10-07) October 7, 1942 (age 80)
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)

Barbara Ann Lawford (born October 7, 1942) is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[2] She also appeared on the cover of the September 1961 issue.

MarchEdit

Tonya Crews
Personal details
BornAlice Crews
(1938-02-02)February 2, 1938
Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedAugust 7, 1966(1966-08-07) (aged 28)
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)

Tonya Crews (born Alice Crews; February 2, 1938 – August 7, 1966) was a Choctaw American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its March 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[3] Crews died in an automobile accident in 1966.

AprilEdit

Nancy Nielsen
Personal details
Born (1940-12-14) December 14, 1940 (age 81)
California, U.S.
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)

Nancy Nielsen (born December 14, 1940) is an American model. She was Playmate of the Month for its April 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Lawrence Schiller.[4]

MayEdit

Susan Kelly
Personal details
Born (1938-02-15) February 15, 1938 (age 84)
Oklahoma, U.S.
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)

Susan Kelly (born February 15, 1938) is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its May 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Frank Bez.[5]

JuneEdit

Heidi Becker
Personal details
Born (1940-10-11) October 11, 1940 (age 82)
Klagenfurt, Austria
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)

Heidi Becker (born October 11, 1940) is an Austrian-born model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its June 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[6] In December 1979 she again posed semi-nude for Playboy for the "Playmates Forever!" pictorial. Becker attended the University of Wisconsin.[7]

JulyEdit

Sheralee Conners
Personal details
Born (1941-12-12) December 12, 1941 (age 80)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)

Sheralee Conners (born December 12, 1941) is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by William Crespinal and Sherman Weisburd.[8] Conners also was the model for the unusual double-sided cover of the December 1962 issue.

AugustEdit

Karen Thompson
Personal details
BornSeptember 4, 1939
New York City, NY, U.S.
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)

Karen Thompson is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its August 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[9]

SeptemberEdit

Christa Speck
Playboy Playmate of the Year
1962
Preceded byLinda Gamble
Succeeded byJune Cochran
Personal details
Born(1942-08-01)August 1, 1942
Danzig, Poland
DiedMarch 22, 2013(2013-03-22) (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)

Christa Speck (August 1, 1942 – March 22, 2013) was a German model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for September 1961, and the 1962 Playmate of the Year. Her original pictorial was photographed by Sam Wu.[10] Her centerfold is seen in the 1978 film Animal House, which takes place in 1962.

Speck married TV producer Marty Krofft.[11]

OctoberEdit

Jean Cannon
Personal details
Born(1941-10-05)October 5, 1941
Long Island, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 17, 2005(2005-11-17) (aged 64)
Pembroke Pines, Florida, U.S.
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)

Jean Cannon (October 5, 1941 – November 17, 2005) was an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Ron Vogel.[12] She died on November 17, 2005, in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Her cause of death was not disclosed, but according to The Playmate Book, she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2002.

NovemberEdit

Dianne Danford
Personal details
Born (1938-08-09) August 9, 1938 (age 84)
Chicago, U.S.
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)

Dianne Danford (born August 9, 1938) is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its November 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli.[13] In 1966, she appeared in a horror film, Weekend of Fear, directed, written and produced by Joe Danford.

DecemberEdit

Lynn Karrol
Personal details
Born (1939-07-31) July 31, 1939 (age 83)
Pittsburgh, U.S.
Height5 ft 6.5 in (169 cm)

Lynn Karrol (born July 31, 1939) is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1961 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Frank Eck.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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