Celebrating The Life Of Victoria Lynn Johnson…
I have come across many women who made a splash in men’s magazines,,, followed by a brief foray into acting, before heading off in a new, empowered direction.
My “2021 Sex Kitten Countdown” pays homage to an empowered woman who battled cancer…
Victoria was born in Atlanta Georgia in 1952.
She started modeling at age sixteen in Atlanta. Her first job was as a Bikini Model standing in a store window!
At the age of 24, Victoria was chosen Penthouse Pet of the Month for August, 1976.
The following year, she was named 1977 Penthouse Pet of the Year.
As with many other Models at the time, this led to her getting the acting bug…
Among her acting credits:
She made her acting debut in this 1976 action thriller about a killer bear!
Next up, she worked with a legend!
This 1977 sci-fi thriller starred Christopher Lee…one of the greatest of all time! Check out the trailer:
This is the kind of “Saturday matinee” gem that brings back memories of a good time in a movie theater!
She also appeared on the TV shows “Lou Grant” and “Dukes Of Hazzard” – and we all know who starred in that one:
Catherine Back loved her “Daisy Dukes”, but here’s the film where she bared it all!
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Perhaps Victoria’s biggest “exposure” was as a “body double!”
In 1980, she bared all as Angie Dickinson’s very nude “body double” in Brian DePalma’s classic thriller “Dressed To Kill!”
That’s Angie nude in the shower scene – as a wide shot…but closer shots were Victoria!
That wrapped up Johnson’s acting career, but she ended up writing her memoir – about life as a Penthouse Model – and her battle with cancer:
In July 1998, Victoria was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer and given less than two years to live. She bravely fought the disease for twenty years….but sadly, she died in 2019.
Still, she had an empowered, inspiring life…
Joanne Latham was another inspiring Penthouse Pet – she graced the 10th anniversary cover…boy did she!
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Victoria Silvstedt had a career similar to Joanne’s as well – and you can see all of the highlights here:
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