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1950’s Playboy Centerfolds

1950’s Playboy Centerfolds

Playboy Magazine started in 1953. From the very beginning they had the very best in “Girl Next” models. And of course, who was the original “Girl Next Door?”

1950's Playboy Centerfolds

1953
December – Marilyn Monroe (first, and only, “Sweetheart of the Month”)

1954
January – Margie Harrison (First Playmate of the Month)
February – Marilyn Waltz (as Margaret Scott)
March – Dolores Del Monte
April – Marilyn Waltz (second time as Playmate of the Month)
May – Joanne Arnold
June – Margie Harrison – (second time as Playmate of the Month)
July – Neva Gilbert
August – Arline Hunter
September – Jackie Rainbow
October – Madeline Castle
November – Diane Hunter
December – Terry Ryan

1955
January – Betty Page
February – Jane Mansfield
March – Deadline missed, no issue
April – Marilyn Waltz (third time as Playmate of the Month)
May – Diane Webber as Marguerite Empey
June – Eve Meyer
July – Janet Pilgrim – (first two-page centerfold, and the first non-professional model)
August – Pat Lawler
September – Anne Fleming
October – Jean Moorehead
November – Barbara Cameron
December – Janet Pilgrim – (second time as Playmate of the Month)

1956
January – Lynn Turner
February – Marguerite Empey
March – Marian Stafford – (the first three-page foldout)
April – Rusty Fisher
May – Marian Scott – (first foreign-born Playmate, born in Germany)
June – Gloria Walker
July – Alice Denham
August – Jonnie Nicely
September – Elsa Sorensen
October – Janet Pilgrim (third time as Playmate of the Month)
November – Betty Blue
December – Lisa Winters

1957
January – June Blair
February – Sally Todd
March – Sandra Edwards
April – Gloria Windsor
May – Dawm Windsor
June – Carrie Radison
July – Jean Jani
August – Dolores Donlon
September – Jacquelyn Prescott
October – Colleen Farrington
November – Marlene Callahan
December – Linda Vargas

1958
January – Elizabeth Ann Roberts (Youngest Playmate ever, 16 when she posed. First Playmate born in the 1940s)
February – Cheryl Kubert
March – Zahra Norbo
April – Felicia Atkins
May – Lari Laine
June – Judy Lee Tomerlin
July – LinnĂ© Ahlstrand
August – Myrna Weber
September – Teri Hope
October – Mara Corday – Dual Centerfolds
October – Pat Sheehan – Dual Centerfolds
November – Joan Staley
December – Joyce Nizzari

1959
January – Virginia Gordon
February – Eleanor Bradley
March – Audrey Daston
April – Nancy Crawford – (17 when she posed)
May – Cindy Fuller
June – Marilyn Hanold
July – Yvette Vickers
August – Clayre Peters
September – Marianne Gabba – (first Centerfold to fill out a data sheet, but its not included in the issue)
October – Elaine Reynolds
November – Donna Lynn
December – Ellen Stratton (first Playmate of the Year)

On to the 1960’s list of Playboy Playmates

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