The Playboy Centerfold Curse
There seems to be a dark cloud hanging over Playboy’s Playmate of the Month, according to one Hollywood legend. Many of the women have died young due to tragic circumstances. Claudia Jennings, the 1970 Playmate, fell asleep at the wheel of her convertible. Star Stowe and Dorothy Stratten were murdered. First-ever Playmate Marilyn Monroe, along with Willy Rey and Elisa Bridges, died of drug overdoses. And although murdered actress Sharon Tate wasn’t an official Playmate, she appeared in a 1967 pictorial.