Models by day and Bunnies by night,
Kitty Kavany, Bea Payton and Kelly Collins met keyholders in St. Louis
last winter at the opening of the Playboy Club number four. Playboy,
"Hef told me that picture with the champagne glasses was one of the most
requested photographs he’d ever had," says June, "so he flew me in from Los
Angeles for the opening night of the Chicago Club. I played the hostess with
the mostest, and I had a great time. There was so much anticipation, and a
huge excitement going on. It was really a happening."
Among the celebrities who list lengthier stints as Playboy Bunnies on their
résumés are actresses Lauren Hutton, Julie Cobb, Barbara Bosson, Lynne
Moody, Sherilyn Fenn, Maria Richwine, Jackie Zeman and Susan Sullivan;
singer Deborah (Blondie) Harry; and writer Gloria Steinem (although she took
the gig in order to write an exposé for Show magazine).
So universal was the Bunnies’ appeal that many showbiz luminaries donned
ears and tail to portray them onstage or on television. Among them were such
legends as Barbara Walters, Steve Allen, Cher, Bob Hope, Flip Wilson, Johnny
Carson, Carol Channing, Farrah Fawcett, Sally Field, the Smothers Brothers
and Bill Dana.
For a list of famous Bunnies and celebrities who have worn the Bunny
costume, view our
Frequently Asked Questions page.
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Kitty, Bea and Kelly
photo by Pompeo Posar