Meet Kimberly McArthur!
I always enjoy discovering an Actress who was discovered thanks to Playboy Magazine, and then went on to make some fun cult films!
My “2021 Sex Kitten Countdown” has her story!
Kimberly Ann McArthur was born on September 16, 1962 in Fort Worth, Texas.
McArthur tried out for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, but wasn’t chosen. She then landed a role in a musical revue called”The Rock’n’Roll Girls,” and ended up in Los Angeles, California.
Her big break came when Kimberly was Playmate of the Month in January 1982.
She went on to appear in several “Playboy” videos and special editions of the magazine as well.
Then, it was time to get into film!
Kimberly landed a role in the soap opera spoof “Young Doctors in Love;”
She also had a memorably sexy bit as Rodney Dangerfield’s tempting topless swinger neighbor Ginger Jones in “Easy Money:”
She had a blast in one of the classic 80’s action films:
This 1985 is a great example of the VHS era of film, thanks to Andy Sidaris – check out the trailer:
These were great drive-in movies that also were hugely successful on home video – making Sidaris one of the best in the business!
The Iconic Sybil Danning showed in the film as well…I’ve shared her story, and you can see more of her most revealing roles by clicking on my story here:
She starred in this popular sequel “Slumber Party Massacre II.”
Check out the trailer:
While the roles weren’t leads, she was working steady, and the Playboy exposure certainly didn’t hurt her either:
However, then her career went off the rails.
In 1988, she landed a role in a real soap opera “Santa Barbara”, but left the show after a few months and dropped out of entertainment completely!
So what happened?
No way to know, as the biographical material dries up. Hopefully, she just decided the business wasn’t for her…in fact, I’ve told the story of several Playmates who never went into entertainment:
Candy Loving was Playboy’s 25th Anniversary Playmate – but she dropped out of the limelight soon after – you can see her compelling story here:
Many did go on to great careers in film and TV.
Another great Actress / Playboy Model was Roberta Vasquez – and she also appeared in Andy Sidaris films:
Vasquez had a great cult movie career, and you can see it by clicking on my story here:
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