Vikki Dougan (born Edith Tooker, January 1, 1929) is a former model and actress.
January 1, 1929
Dougan began modelling at age eleven. She had a successful career in modeling before gaining her first movie role in Back from Eternity as an uncredited showgirl. She gained small parts in another nine movies.
Dougan won multiple beauty pageants, including the Miss Coney Island pageant and the eighth annual New York Skate Queen contest. She began modeling as a teenager, changing her name to Vikki after the actress Vickie Lester and Dougan after her mother’s maiden name.
In 1956, publicity-man Milton Weiss had the idea of promoting Vikki using a backless dress to garner publicity. The idea was to gain a contrast with the fashion for models and actresses with large bosoms, such as Jayne Mansfield.
In June 1957, Dougan appeared in the (Vol. 4, Issue 6) edition of Playboy magazine. Dougan featured again in the December 1962 issue, under the section "Playboy's Other Girlfriends".
In January 1964, Cavalier magazine featured twelve nude photographs of Vikki Dougan in a pictorial entitled "The Back is Back". Dougan brought a lawsuit against the magazine, stating that the magazine did not have permission to publish them. The photographs had been posed for Playboy but Dougan had subsequently declined to let Playboy publish the photographs.
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