The Mystery Of Avril Lund! My “2021 Sex kitten Countdown” Asks: What Happened To This Penthouse Pet?

Celebrating The Career Of Avril Lund!

I first saw this pic of Avril Lund thanks to my Facebook friend James Sherry, and I decided to check out her story…or in this case – NO STORY!

The Mystery Of Avril Lund!

My “2021 Sex kitten Countdown” highlights the careers of some of my favorite Cult Movie Queens, with features on some of the most popular Models as well…in this case, it’s a fascinating story: the 5’7″ brunette Avril Lund was born in April 1950 in Dublin, Ireland.

Bob Guccione Photographs Avril Lund!

This photo of Penthouse Publisher Bob Guccione is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at his beauty…but Avril had a fascinating early career before Penthouse: she worked as a Sunday School Teacher as well as a Nurse at St. Francis Psychiatric Hospital in West Sussex, England!

Once her natural beauty and voluptuous figure caught the eye of Guccione, her huge success was assured:

Lund was not only the Pet of the Month in the March, 1973 issue of Penthouse magazine – she was also chosen as the Pet of the Year in 1974 – for good reason!

That led to her ONLY film or video credit, which came in 1994:

Penthouse: 25th Anniversary Pet of the Year Spectacular!

When Penthouse celebrated their 25th anniversary, Lund took part – but what happened to her in the 20+ years in between?

I can’t find any information!

So what happened? As I’ve said, I can’t find ANY information online about her life between 1974 and 1994, when she showed up in that video, and then nothing afterwards either…and she was ravishingly beautiful:

In the era of social media, most of the Sex Kittens of the 70’s and 80’s have some sort of fan page, or make appearances at the many conventions that exist to give fans a chance to hear and see them…but I haven’t found one for Avril.

An Avril Lund Update!

Interestingly, just the other day I found this picture, which was posted almost 5 years ago:

A Facebook page called “The Selvedge Yard” published this writeup about the photo, and Avril:

1973: unpublished photo of Avril Lund by Bob Guccione for Penthouse mag. “Avril Lund was Penthouse magazine’s 1974 Pet of the Year. If Penthouse has been good to Avril, then Avril – with her indomitable 40-24-36.5 configuration – has been good to Penthouse. Her March 1973 layout brought in the highest percentage sale of any issue that year, and her subsequent personal appearance tour attracted record crowds everywhere. Perhaps more than any other Pet of the Year before her, Avril’s background as a former Sunday school teacher, psychiatric nurse, and itinerant folksinger has made it possible for her to communicate with people on a variety of different levels.”

So what happened to Lund? I can’t find anything about a songwriting career or any social media links to her, but if you know, leave a comment to enlighten me!

Speaking of Penthouse, this Actress graced the cover of that magazine as well:

What’s fascinating about Corinne Russell is her unique role in the 007 film “Octopussy”! Click here to see that story and more provocative photos:

Another Penthouse Pet is arguably the most Iconic of the 80’s Cult Movie Queens:

Julie Strain had an incredible career before a devastating injury ended it…see her story here:

And what about Carol Wayne, who appeared many times on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and had a great career underway:

So how did she turn up dead in Mexico?

Click here to read more about this disturbing mystery:

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7 replies

  1. Avril lives in/near Toronto. Her husband passed away a year ago. Two daughters and grandchildren.

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  2. Avril Lund was the Jeep/AMC model at the NY Coliseum Car Show 1975. She and a friend were the two publicity models for that show. Are there any pics of this? I was there and know that photographers took several of both ladies in white jumpsuits.


  3. Avril Lund another one of those Penthouse favorites who always remains in hearts of its readers. Models like Avril, Laura Doone, Elizabeth Hilden, and Corrine Alphen kept that magazine alive until Guccione turned it into trash.



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