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Welcome!

The Playmate Portrait Archive seeks to safeguard scans of Playmate portraits for fans to appreciate. Unlike magazines, promotional prints enjoy limited distribution and are often discarded as their subjects recede in popularity. Therefore, for displaying the formal side of these models akin to that of classic film actresses, I feel such rare images deserve to be preserved and, when possible, restored.

Due to the size of new acquisitions, browsing is recommended at a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080. Portraits appear in their original sizes in the galleries.

Please enjoy your visit.

Rob

Webmaster



ANNOUNCEMENT


The host of The Playmate Portrait Archive has scheduled this site to be deleted, along with all non educational wikis, by the middle of next month. I intend to find another host for The Playmate Portrait Archive and will seek to retain its title so that fans of Playmate glamour may easily find it.

If a new host is found before this wiki is removed, I'll post details here.

Thanks for visiting.



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The Collection


The galleries contain over 350 portraits and are updated as content becomes available. Comments with notable acquisitions trace the development of Playmate portraiture. All files are credited to their providers except those sourced by me. I perform all edits, restorations, and reconstructions by hand using CorelDraw Graphics Suite 11 to return these prints to as close to original quality as possible.

Gallery A
Miss August 1995 Rachel Jean Marteen - Miss February 2012 Leola Bell - Miss December 2011 Rainy Day Jordan - Miss July 1987 Carmen Berg - Miss August 2011 Iryna Ivanova - Miss April 2012 Raquel Pomplun - Miss December 1970 Carol Imhof - Miss May 2012 Nikki Leigh - Miss March 1978 Christina Smith - Playmate of the Year 2011 Claire Sinclair - Miss August 1987 Sharry Konopski - Miss November 2007 Lindsay Wagner - Miss December 1999 Brooke Richards - Miss October 1993 Jenny McCarthy - Miss June 2002 Michele Rogers
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Gallery B
Miss September 2004 Scarlett Keegan - Miss September 2010 Olivia Paige - Miss October 2002 Teri Harrison - Miss April 2011 Jaclyn Swedberg - Miss May 1987 Kymberly Paige - Miss May 1999 Tishara Cousino - Miss January 1985 Joan Bennett - Playmate of the Year 1985 Karen Velez - Miss March 2001 Miriam Gonzalez - Miss July 2011 Jessa Hinton - Miss January 1991 Stacy Arthur - Miss August 2002 Christina Santiago - Miss May 2011 Sasha Bonilova - Miss August 1993 Jennifer Lavoie - 30th Anniversary Playmate Penny Baker
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Gallery C
Miss August 2010 Francesca Frigo - Miss April 2002 Heather Carolin - Miss November 2010 Shera Bechard - Miss December 2010 Ashley Hobbs - Miss January 1987 Luann Lee - 30th Anniversary Playmate Penny Baker - Miss February 1985 Cherie Witter - Miss October 1984 Debi Johnson - Miss September 2010 Olivia Paige - Miss February 1993 Jennifer LeRoy - Miss July 1977 Sondra Theodore - Miss June 2000 Shannon Stewart - Miss August 2001 Jennifer Walcott - Miss October 2001 Stephanie Heinrich - Miss March 2006 Monica Leigh
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Gallery D
Miss May 1998 Deanna Brooks - Miss January 1991 Stacy Arthur - Miss August 2006 Nicole Voss - Miss May 1999 Tishara Cousino - Miss October 1989 Karen Foster - Miss May 1994 Shae Marks - Miss June 1985 Devin De Vasquez - Miss September 1988 Laura Richmond - Playmate of the Year 1981 Terri Welles - Miss March 1997 Jennifer Miriam - Playmate of the Year 1999 Heather Kozar - Miss May 1990 Tina Bockrath - Miss September 2000 Kerissa Fare - Miss January 2002 Nicole Narain - Miss April 1995 Danelle Folta
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Gallery E
Miss February 1997 Kimber West - Miss September 1977 Debra Jo Fondren - Miss February 2010 Heather Rae Young - Miss January 2005 Destiny Davis - Miss May 2004 Nicole Whitehead - Miss June 1988 Emily Arth - 1998 Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal - Playmate of the Year 1988 India Allen - December 1998 Playmates The Dahm Triplets - Miss January 2010 Jaime Edmondson - Miss October 1985 Cynthia Brimhall - Miss January 2010 Jaime Edmondson - Miss May 1979 Michele Drake - Miss June 2000 Shannon Stewart - Miss August 1995 Rachel Jean Marteen
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Gallery F
Miss April 2001 Katie Lohmann - Playmate of the Year 2004 Carmella DeCesare - Miss June 1992 Angela Melini - Miss April 1990 Lisa Matthews - Miss May 2005 Jamie Westenhiser - Miss August 2012 Beth Williams - Miss July 1984 Liz Stewart - Miss December 1984 Karen Velez - Miss September 2007 Patrice Hollis - Miss May 1985 Kathy Shower - Miss September 2011 Tiffany Toth - Miss February 1969 Lorrie Menconi - Miss December 1997 Karen McDougal - Playmate of the Year 2007 Sara Jean Underwood - Miss January 1993 Echo Johnson
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Gallery G
Miss April 1997 Kelly Monaco - Miss July 2007 Tiffany Selby - December 1998 Playmates The Dahm Triplets - Miss February 2000 Suzanne Stokes - Playmate of the Year 1995 Julie Cialini - Miss January 1997 Jami Ferrell - Miss July 1981 Heidi Sorenson - Miss August 1995 Rachel Jean Marteen - Miss October 1990 Brittany York - Miss June 2012 Amelia Talon - Playmate of the Year 2011 Claire Sinclair - Miss October 2012 Amanda Streich - Miss April 2009 Hope Dworaczyk - Miss November 2012 Britany Nola - 1998 Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal
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Gallery H
Miss July 1998 Lisa Dergan - Miss March 2010 Kyra Milan - Miss July 1997 Daphnee Duplaix - Miss January 1993 Echo Johnson - Miss March 1991 Julie Clarke - Miss October 2007 Spencer Scott - Miss December 1981 Patricia Farinelli - Miss August 1994 Maria Checa - Playmate of the Year 2006 Kara Monaco - Miss June 1992 Angela Melini - Playmate of the Year 2011 Claire Sinclair - Miss May 1994 Shae Marks - Miss February 1999 Stacy Fuson - Miss May 2012 Nikki Leigh - Miss November 1998 Tiffany Taylor
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Gallery I
Playmate of the Year 1994 Jenny McCarthy - Miss June 2002 Michele Rogers - Miss June 1993 Alesha Oreskovich - Miss November 1994 Donna Perry - Miss July 2012 Shelby Chesnes - Miss October 1997 Layla Roberts - Miss June 2005 Kara Monaco - Miss February 1995 Lisa Marie Scott - Miss April 1993 Nicole Wood - Miss February 2007 Heather Rene Smith - Miss March 1971 Cynthia Hall - Miss June 2011 Mei-Ling Lam - Miss December 1992 Barbara Moore - Miss October 2012 Pamela Horton - Miss May 2010 Kassie Logsdon
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Gallery J
Miss September 2002 Shallan Meiers - Miss August 1993 Jennifer Lavoie - Miss October 2004 Kimberly Holland - Miss June 2002 Michele Rogers - Miss February 2011 Kylie Johnson - Miss August 1990 Melissa Evridge - Miss July 2000 Neferteri Shepherd - Miss February 1994 Julie Lynn Cialini - Miss February 1991 Cristy Thom - Miss November 1994 Donna Perry - Miss November 1995 Holly Witt - Playmate of the Year 2007 Sara Jean Underwood - Miss January 2007 Jayde Nicole - Miss July 1999 Jennifer Rovero - Miss December 1997 Karen McDougal
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Gallery K
Miss March 2001 Miriam Gonzalez - Miss July 1988 Terri Doss - Miss July 2005 Qiana Chase - Miss September 1998 Vanessa Gleason - Miss February 1999 Stacy Fuson - Playmate of the Year 2007 Sara Jean Underwood - Miss May 1990 Tina Bockrath - Miss March 2007 Tyran Richard - Miss March 2001 Miriam Gonzalez - Playmate of the Year 2012 Jaclyn Swedberg - Playmate of the Year 1998 Karen McDougal - Miss December 1994 Elisa Bridges - Miss May 1996 Shauna Sand - Miss September 1997 Nikki Schieler - Miss February 2010 Heather Rae Young
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Gallery L
Miss November 2001 Lindsey E. Vuolo - Miss September 2012 Alana Campos - Miss April 2010 Amy Leigh Andrews - Miss January 2010 Jaime Edmondson - Miss December 2005 Christine Smith - Miss April 1993 Nicole Wood - Miss August 2000 Summer Altice - Miss May 2000 Brooke Berry - Miss August 2012 Beth Williams - Miss January 1995 Melissa Holliday - Miss January 1993 Echo Johnson - Miss March 2002 Tina Jordan - Miss April 2012 Raquel Pomplun - 1998 Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal - Miss July 1999 Jennifer Rovero
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Gallery M
Miss November 2011 Ciara Price - December 1998 Playmates The Dahm Triplets - Playmate of the Year 1998 Karen McDougal - Miss March 1991 Julie Clarke - Miss December 2009 Crystal Harris - Miss September 1999 Kristi Cline - Miss June 2012 Amelia Talon - Miss November 2003 Divini Rae - Miss January 1991 Stacy Arthur - Miss August 2003 Colleen Marie - Miss July 2006 Sara Jean Underwood - Miss March 2011 Ashley Mattingly - Miss June 2000 Shannon Stewart - Miss July 1990 Jacqueline Sheen - Miss March 1995 Stacy Sanches
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Gallery N
Miss October 2002 Teri Harrison - Miss November 2006 Sarah Elizabeth - Miss October 2001 Stephanie Heinrich - Miss November 2009 Kelley Thompson - Miss August 1999 Rebecca Scott - Miss September 2000 Kerissa Fare - Miss April 2005 Courtney Culkin - Miss September 2006 Janine Habeck - Miss November 1999 Cara Wakelin - Miss May 2004 Nicole Whitehead - Miss August 2005 Tamara Witmer - Miss November 1995 Holly Witt - Miss October 2003 Audra Lynn - Miss May 2002 Christi Shake - Miss July 2003 Marketa Janska
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Gallery O
Miss August 2006 Nicole Voss - Miss November 1990 Lorraine Olivia - Miss February 2001 Lauren Michelle Hill - 1998 Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal - Playmate of the Year 2011 Claire Sinclair - Miss September 2002 Shallan Meiers - Playmate of the Year 2007 Sara Jean Underwood - Miss July 2002 Lauren Anderson - Miss July 2005 Qiana Chase - Miss August 2004 Pilar Lastra - Miss August 1994 Maria Checa - Miss June 1994 Elan Carter - Miss April 1982 Linda Vaughn - Miss January 2011 Anna Sophia Berglund - Miss February 1997 Kimber West
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Gallery P
Miss June 1996 Karin Taylor - Playmate of the Year 1977 Patti McGuire - Miss October 2006 Jordan Monroe - Miss November 1957 Marlene Callahan - Playmate of the Year 2006 Kara Monaco - Miss April 1993 Nicole Wood - Miss July 2003 Marketa Janska - Miss January 1998 Heather Kozar - Miss May 2007 Shannon James - Miss January 2002 Nicole Narain - Miss August 2000 Summer Altice - Miss February 1998 Julia Schultz - Miss January 1988 Kimberley Conrad - Miss November 2006 Sarah Elizabeth - Playmate of the Year 1987 Donna Edmondson
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Gallery Q
Miss March 2003 Pennelope Jimenez - 2003 Playmate of the Year Christina Santiago - Miss January 2011 Anna Sophia Berglund - Playmate of the Year 1977 Patti McGuire - Playmate of the Year 2005 Tiffany Fallon - Miss July 1984 Liz Stewart - Miss May 2003 Laurie Fetter - Miss May 1998 Deanna Brooks - Miss September 2002 Shallan Meiers - Playboy's 50th Anniversary Playmate Colleen Shannon - Playmate of the Year 1978 Debra Jo Fondren - Playmate of the Year 1987 Donna Edmondson - Miss October 2004 Kimberly Holland - Miss March 2001 Miriam Gonzalez - Miss August 1993 Jennifer Lavoie
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Gallery R
Miss February 1985 Cherie Witter - Playmate of the Year 1995 Julie Cialini - 2003 Playmate of the Year Christina Santiago - Miss December 1999 Brooke Richards - Miss December 1995 Samantha Torres - Miss January 2001 Irina Voronina - Miss January 1981 Karen Price - Miss June 2006 Stephanie Larimore - Miss November 2001 Lindsey E. Vuolo - Miss May 2005 Jamie Westenhiser - Miss September 2004 Scarlett Keegan - Playboy Mascot Femlin - Miss April 2003 Carmella DeCesare - Miss April 2007 Giuliana Marino - Miss May 1987 Kymberly Paige
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Gallery S
Miss February 1996 Kona Carmack - Miss December 1995 Samantha Torres - Miss May 1997 Lynn Thomas - Miss March 1998 Marliece Andrada - Miss April 2000 Brande Roderick - Miss October 2005 Amanda Paige - Miss September 1998 Vanessa Gleason - Miss November 1999 Cara Wakelin - Miss February 2001 Lauren Michelle Hill - Playmate of the Year 2006 Kara Monaco - Miss February 2010 Heather Rae Young - Miss March 2002 Tina Jordan - Miss December 2005 Christine Smith - Miss January 2011 Anna Sophia Berglund - Miss February 1993 Jennifer LeRoy
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Gallery T
Miss November 1980 Jeana Tomasino - Playmate of the Year 1987 Donna Edmondson - Miss February 2007 Heather Rene Smith - Miss January 1992 Suzi Simpson - Miss December 1988 Kata Karkkainen - 2003 Playmate of the Year Christina Santiago - Miss December 1999 Brooke Richards - Miss April 2006 Holley Ann Dorrough - Miss November 1986 Donna Edmondson - Miss May 2006 Alison Waite - Miss May 1994 Shae Marks - Miss July 1996 Angel Boris - Miss March 1999 Alexandria Karlsen - Miss August 2001 Jennifer Walcott - Miss April 2014 Shanice Jordyn
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Gallery U
Miss September 1965 Patti Reynolds - Miss May 1979 Michele Drake - Miss April 1966 Karla Conway - Miss February 1968 Nancy Harwood - Miss January 1978 Debra Jensen - Miss November 1998 Tiffany Taylor - Miss February 2001 Lauren Michelle Hill - Miss May 1998 Deanna Brooks - Miss February 2012 Leola Bell - Miss May 1986 Christine Richters
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Gallery V
Miss February 1969 Lorrie Menconi - Miss December 1979 Janet Quist - Miss November 1968 Pat Russo - Playmate of the Year 1999 Heather Kozar - Miss June 2004 Hiromi Oshima - Miss July 1999 Jennifer Rovero - Playmate of the Year 2006 Kara Monaco - Playmate of the Year 2011 Claire Sinclair - Playmate of the Year 2001 Brande Roderick - Miss August 1990 Melissa Evridge
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Gallery W
Miss December 1976 Karen Hafter - Miss September 1969 Shay Knuth - Miss February 2011 Kylie Johnson - Playmate of the Year 1960 Ellen Stratton - Miss November 1979 Sylvie Garant - Miss August 2012 Beth Williams - Miss February 1985 Cherie Witter - Miss March 1996 Priscilla Taylor - Miss February 1986 Julie McCullough - Miss August 2000 Summer Altice
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Gallery X
Miss March 1978 Christina Smith - Miss July 1987 Carmen Berg - Miss August 2003 Colleen Marie - Miss June 1969 Helena Antonaccio - Miss January 1993 Echo Johnson - Miss May 1998 Deanna Brooks - Miss July 1988 Terri Doss - Miss August 1997 Kalin Olson - Playmate of the Year 1986 Kathy Shower - Miss January 2001 Irina Voronina
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Gallery Y
Miss November 1994 Donna Perry - Miss December 1978 Janet Quist - Miss January 2005 Destiny Davis - Miss November 1973 Monica Tidwell - Miss June 2000 Shannon Stewart - Miss August 1997 Kalin Olson - Playmate of the Year 2011 Claire Sinclair - Miss July 2012 Shelby Chesnes - Miss June 2012 Amelia Talon - Miss November 1980 Jeana Tomasino
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Gallery Z
Miss May 1993 Elke Jeinsen - Miss November 2000 Buffy Tyler - Miss March 2009 Jennifer Pershing - Miss September 2014 Stephanie Branton - Miss April 1981 Lorraine Michaels - Miss March 1992 Tylyn John - Miss April 1980 Liz Glazowski - Miss October 1967 Reagan Wilson - Miss April 1981 Lorraine Michaels - Miss January 1978 Debra Jensen
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Restoring Portraits


RARELY IS A PORTRAIT SUITABLE for posting when received. Since most are scanned, often from black and white prints, significant blur and imperfections mar the image. Thus, restoration or reconstruction is necessary to achieve the goal of yielding the highest quality image for archiving. Restoration is by far the most common process while reconstruction is reserved for rare and unusually beautiful portraits. Reconstruction reuses only the picture and creates margins, name, title, and logo as a new project. A similar process is used to create unofficial portraits based on cropped portfolio pictures.

These are the steps in restoring a typical Playmate portrait.
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1. Rotate image to make square.
2. Crop or extend edges to approximate traditional margins.
3. Name and title repaired by painting at high zoom. If too blurry, both are replaced using various Univers fonts.
4. Logo rotated and repaired or replaced by copying from another portrait and resizing.
5. Picture edges straightened by painting or masking.
6. Margins painted white or color sampled from around the name and title.
7. Picture background cleared of dust specks and scan artifacts visible at medium zoom.
8. Model and dress cleared of dust specks and scan artifacts visible at low zoom.

An example of an unofficial portrait is that of Miss February 2010 Heather Rae Young.



About Promotional Prints


WHILE THE IMAGES FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE are beautiful, owning Playmate portraits is far more rewarding than viewing files. Photographs offer resolutions exceeding that of the highest quality monitors and the clarity and tactile experience of handling these iconic works of art cannot be overstated.

I therefore suggest, whenever possible, purchasing prints from reputable dealers and the increasing number of Playmates who sell autographed merchandise. Playboy no longer provides fans with portraits except at authorized events. Some dishonest individuals have been known to manufacture unofficial renditions but these are few and far between and can be easily avoided by networking with other collectors.

If you have questions about collecting promotional items, please consult the resources section. I do not sell prints or recommend distributors so please don't inquire about either.



Hall of Fame


Portraits are arranged alphabetically and display excellence in balanced composition, clarity, unique style, and expression of personality.

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Acknowledgments


The Archive is grateful to all collectors who share their scans here. These contributions further the quality and visibility of Playmate portraiture.



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