The Mystery Of Playmate Justine Greiner! Meet Cult Cinema’s Sexiest “One Hit Wonders!”

Meet Playboy Playmate Justine Greiner!

Some of the women I profile on this blog are well known – and some less so for a variety of reasons – and some just seem to drop out of sight!

My “2023 Sex Kitten Countdown” came across this Playboy Playmate for a unique reason, which I’ll explain later – and it inspired me to dive into some of cult cinema’s greatest “one hit wonders!”

Justine Greiner was born on November 19, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her family moved to Southern California early on in her life, and it was there that Justine was spotted by a Photographer, who took some test photos of her. 

That led to her being chosen as Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in February 1984. Justine was 20 when she became a Playmate.

Justine’s “Shocking” Mystery!

Yes, Justine certainly looks a bit shocked in this photo, perhaps because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding this photo shoot!

You see, she was initially scheduled to appear in the November 1982 issue of the magazine but for reasons never explained, she had to wait for than a year for it to happen!

What during those 15 months before she finally became Playboy’s Miss February 1984?

And did it have anything to do with what happened next?

Justine Drops Out!

So, Justine was featured in the magazine, always a great way to get recognition and launch an acting career – so what happened to her?


There are literally no other credits for her – she never acted, and in fact was one of the few Playboy models from the mid-1980’s not to appear in any of the popular Playboy videos of that time – not one!

Her pictorial was used around the world, and at the time of the shoot, she said being a Playmate helped her become more comfortable with her sexuality.

“Being a Playmate has made me more aware that I can be sexy. I think every woman should pose nude—a lot of women go their whole lives without having nude pictures taken. You can really look at yourself. It’s an interesting experience. I’ve gotten to know my body better.”

And it leads to an even more notorious mystery – you see, Justine was featured in the issue of the magazine that had this TV star on the cover!

A Star’s Shocking Death!

I discovered Justine because she was in the issue that featured Carol Wayne. You know her: one of the regulars on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson!”

Carol Wayne seemed to have it all: TV success on the most popular show in late night – alongside the iconic Johnny Carson – and she was given a beautiful pictorial in Playboy…but her story proved to be shocking:

She became famous thanks to Johnny Carson – so how did she end up dead on a beach in Mexico?

This is still the most widely read story I have ever shared, and it’s a mystery for sure! Click here to see more of her mysterious life and tragic death:

Perhaps Justine just didn’t seek the spotlight beyond her Playboy appearance..if that’s the case, then she took the same path as one of the most famous Playmates of all time:

Candy Loving was named the 25th Anniversary Playmate, but then she dropped out of sight!

See more of her provocative pictures and read all about her disappearance here:

Now, about some of the other greatest “one and done” Actress / Models:

Terri Welles was stunning, but her sole film credit was dancing with Gene Hackman!

Click to see her story and only movie appearance:

And who was “hot for” Lillian Muller?

Talk about a “one hit wonder”: her only role was in a popular Van Halen music video!

See that and more of her here:

I also shared the “one and done” movie career of Monika Verbutaite – but what a role it was!

Monika single-handedly kept the “women taking a long hot shower” tradition going – but just once!

See more of her and the film by clicking on my story here:

Then there was the “one and done” movie career of Actress Lisa Allison:

She made the provocative “Love Circles” and that was it!

See the film and her career as a Model by clicking on my story here:

Those who have read this blog know I am fascinated – perhaps obsessed even, by the “one and done” movie career of Anne Sparrow:

Yes, she was abused by “The Sinful Dwarf” – as sleazy a film as you’ll ever see – but is that what drove her from the movie business?

Read the mystery of Anne Sparrow here:

Finally, here’s a classic “drive-in” movie that had a large cast of Actressess:

The problem is: why did virtually the entire cast drop out of sight after this movie?

Click here to see them all!

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2 replies

  1. Justine was one of Playboy’s best beauties. The Feb. ’84 issue was a classic with Kim McArthur on the cover, Carol Wayne finally exposing her giant boobs and Justine as the issue’s newest and sexy centerfold. What a great body with her perfect breasts and an outstanding bush too. A rumor i read once several years ago was that she had a falling out with Playboy over the lack of promoting her. I also recall that she was allegedly working in a dress shop in Beverly Hills. But she also enjoyed rural living too which is why for a short while she attended college in Kansas. Playboy really dropped the ball by not promoting and keeping Justine around for awhile.


  2. I can see why they chose Justine. A very sexy brunette indeed!
    Best wishes, Pete.


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