Celebrating Christa Speck! The First Foreign-Born Playmate Had An “H.R. Pufnstuf” Connection!

Celebrating A Legendary Playmate!

My “2022 Sex Kitten Countdown” is always on the lookout for unique stories about the women who have been part of the world of entertainment – and that led me to Christa Speck!

Christa Speck had a short but sweet run thanks to Playboy – and then ended up with one of the most unique Producers of children’s TV ever!

Christa was born in Danzig Germany in 1942, during the height of World War II. She emigrated to the US, and when she was a young woman, fame came calling!

Speck was working as a bank secretary at Bank of America when she was discovered by Playboy!

She was Playmate of the Month in September 1961 and the following year was named Playmate of the Year for 1962.

She was the first foreign-born Playmate ever!

Christa worked as a Bunny in Playboy’s Chicago nightclub – that’s her in the upper left of the picture!

Later, she moved to Los Angeles and lived in the Playboy Mansion – Christa was regularly featured in pictorials about life at the Playboy Mansion:

Speck was selected by Playboy editors and readers as one of their 10 favorite Playmates from the magazine’s first decade.

Christa’s Only Film Role!

Well, it’s not really – but her centerfold is seen in the 1978 comedy “National Lampoon’s Animal House”, which was set in 1962!

Speck’s other fascinating fact is that she got married to TV Producer Marty Krofft in September 1965.

Among his many TV hits were the children’s show “H.R. Pufnstuf” and the adventure series “Land Of The Lost.”

Christa got out of the entertainment business and had a family – sadly, she died in March 2013 of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles. She was 70.

I have profiled some of the most unique stories about Playmates throughout the years – like the first ever Jewish centerfold:

Susan was much more, however – she also starred in the cult classic “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”

Here’s here story:

And what about England’s only Playmate Of The Year?

Marilyn Cole was stunning, and you can see more of her story here:

Have you met Playboy’s “most photographed” Playmate?

Petra Verkaik was her name, and you can see more of her record-breaking run here:

And meet Playboy’s first African-American Playmate Of The Year:

What could be better?

Oh that’s right: she had a sister and they posed together as well – see that here:

Finally, do you know why Liv Lindeland is a groundbreaking Playmate?

The answer is in the photo – or just click here for the story:

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3 replies

  1. Sad to hear she died in 2013. I love her retro hairstyle! The rest of her was pretty good too! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. That hair, her eyes, that perfect body! How could any regular reader of Playboy back in those days ever forget the beauty of sexy Christa! What a shame she has passed away.

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