Darlene is my first name. But I now go by my
middle name, Gisela. I am an
Aquarian born in Canada during the free-spirited Sixties. My
background is Austrian and Italian. I am the only child of the most
loving parents in the world! We moved from our home in Canada to New
York and later to Los Angeles and then back and forth between these
two mighty cities (I think we must have been gypsies).
Since childhood I have been drawn to both
exercising and the entertainment field, only direction was my
problem. My first loves were singing, playing the guitar and,
secretly, acting. But the first activity I excelled in was swimming.
At fourteen I was in training for the Olympic team. Unfortunately,
due to an injury, I had to quit the team. But it was not all bad:
without the intense training schedule I had more time to discover
guys! But I love the water and I still swim regularly today. I also
work out six days a week (I have done since I was four years old!).
I graduated from high school with honors,
straight A's, but with an unsatisfactory record of conduct. Just
because I went to school braless in a see-through top and with no
At seventeen my first job was life guarding,
but I also taught aerobics. But when Playboy began looking for new
Bunnies for their LA Club, I hopped along. My father had played Jazz
at the New York Playboy Club and both he and my mother encouraged me
try out for Bunnydom. From over 350 girls interviewed, Playboy
picked only seven. One of them being yours truly.
I was so excited! But I had to wait a few
weeks until I turned eighteen to start Bunnying. But what a Birthday
Gift! At the club I did nearly all the Bunny activities: hostess,
Cocktail Bunny, Camera Bunny, Bumper Pool Bunny (lots of tips on
this post), and Gift Shop Bunny. In the course of my Bunny career I
had five different Bunny costumes. I went on many Bunny promotions
too: celebrity golf tournaments, conventions and acted as a Ring
Bunny at boxing matches. During my Bunny Years I met many
celebrities and often frequented Hugh Hefner's Los Angeles Mansion.
They were great times. I loved being a Bunny, I was and still am
proud to have been a Bunny.
My Playboy days ended when I went to the
Playboy Jazz Festival in Hollywood and met my future husband and
soul mate. At the time I didn't realize he was one of the world's
greatest rock drummers (next to my father). Touring was fabulous:
hanging out in recording studios was a dream and attending Sting's
wedding was unbelievable.
Well, nothing lasts forever. After eleven
years of marriage we parted as friends. I have found my own road
back to fame through modeling and acting. I guess some things never
change. Slowly I moved into modeling and did fashions shows,
catalogs and commercial print. It is great fun to be dolled up
(that's the Bunny in me!).
I also started to write lyrics and sang dance
music throughout Europe. I also put out a dance record in Italy.
While in New York I studied acting, honing my
skills in various Off-Broadway plays. I took my acting skills back
to the west coast and have landed parts in various film, television
and commercial productions. My acting ambition is to do an action
feature to demonstrate my Kenpo Karate skills. Enter the Bunny? You
can view my acting resume.
The most important things in my life are my
parents, my love for animals and nature and currently my website at
You can see many more biographical
photographs of me at my website, www.giselacolaiuta.com. While
there you can view my modeling portfolio and obtain details of how
to purchase my glamour photographs.