Celebrating The Career Of Playmate / Actress Nancy Cameron!
Some of the most beautiful women to grace Playboy magazine went onto huge careers, while others faded from view.
My “2022 Sex Kitten Countdown” has a groundbreaking Playboy Playmate who scored a big “first” but never transitioned into a long career in TV or film…
Model Nancy Cameron graced one of the magazine’s most unique covers – and was the first “double sided” Playmate as well!!
Nancy Cameron was born March 15, 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There’s not much online about her childhood, but as you would expect, her looks attracted the attention of Playboy magazine.
She was Playboy’ “Playmate Of The Month” in January 1974 – it was Playboy’s 20th anniversary issue.
Playboy’s First “Double-Sided Playmate!
Cameron appeared in Playboy’s first ever “double-sided” centerfold, with both her nude front and back visible.
It was just one of the many classic photos of her – in fact, she was the cover of one of the magazine’s most artistic efforts.
On this classic cover, she appears in front of the 1886 painting by Georges Seurat, “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”, posed similarly to the main character in that composition.
These stunning photos capture a timeless grace and beauty – she certainly knew how to take a good picture…
Nancy’s Short-lived Acting Career…
Nancy had a few TV credits, most notably for “Charlie’s Angels” in 1976 and “Fantasy Island” around that same time, but she didn’t continue in that direction and after a few more credits left the business…
While she became famous for these photos, Nancy didn’t take full advantage of the opportunity. Her only film was a small role in a cult comedy called “The Devil And Sam Silverstein” in 1976.
A few small TV roles followed and then she disappeared from the business.
According to her online biography, she was teaching college composition at the University of Pittsburgh a decade ago…bravo to her for a groundbreaking photo shoot…her decision not to pursue acting reminds me of another iconic Playmate:
Candy Loving was Playboy’s 25th Anniversary Playmate – stunning in every way – but she never capitalized on the honor…click here to see her whole story and many more of her photos:
Incidentally, Candy edged out Dorothy Stratten for the honor, but she went on to be named Playmate Of The Year…
She was poised for stardom when her estranged husband murdered her…a shocking story…you can see my homage to her life and career by clicking on my story here…
I have also shared stories of great Playmates who went on to fascinating careers…
Actress Model Karen Price ended up as a successful stunt woman for film and TV!
See her great story here:
Another great Actress / Playboy Model was Roberta Vasquez – she carved out a great career after her Playboy appearance:
Vasquez also had a great cult movie career, and you can see it by clicking on my story here:
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