25 Black Playboy Playmates

Some of the most beautiful black women went against the stereotype, became a Playboy Playmate and took over the mag’s centerfolds.

 

  • Leola Bell, February 2012

 

Before being a Playboy Playmate, Leola had several minor stints with the mag.

 

  • Kylie Johnson, February 2011

 

Kylie is one of the very few Playboy Playmates who has an eye-catching tattoo.

 

  • Ida Ljungqvist, March 2008

 

Ida is of Swedish and Tanzanian origin. She was the second black Playmate of the Year (2009)

 

  • Patrice Hollis, September 2007

 

Patrice is a poet, a sports fan and an actress.

 

  • Kia Drayton, December 2006

 

Kylie is now a mom. She studied Sports Law at UCLA.

 

  • Qiana Chase, July 2005

 

Before having her own centerfold ,Qiana was part of the 50th anniversary Playmate search.

 

  • Serria Tawan, November 2002

 

Serria authored the book: “The Bunny Book: How to Walk, Talk, Tease and Please Like a Playboy Bunny” together with two other Playboy Playmates.

 

  • Nicole Narain,January 2002

 

Nicole will always be remembered for her sex tape with Colin Farrell.

 

  • Neferteri Shepherd, July 2000

 

There is no reference on her website to her being a Playboy Playmate.

 

  • Holly Joan Hart, April 1998

 

Rebellion was what pushed her to be a Playboy Playmate.

 

  • Daphnee Lynn Duplaix, July 1997

 

Daphnee is one of the most successful actress in soap operas of the Playboy Playmates.

 

  • Karin Taylor, June 1996

 

Aside from being a Playboy Playmate, Karin was the last “Snap-on Girl (Snap-on Tools calendar).”

 

 

  • Elan Carter Issue, June 1994

 

Elan is the daughter of the only surviving Temptations founder member, Otis Williams.

 

  • Stephanie Adams, November 1992

 

Playboy Playmates live colorful lives but Stephanie has lived a far more colorful life.

 

  • Lorraine Olivia, November 1990

 

Lorraine was a flight attendant and she did pose as one in her Playboy stint.

 

  • Renee Tenison, November 1989

 

Renee was the first Playboy of the Year that was black.

 

  • Venice Kong , September 1985

 

Venice was the last Playboy Playmate to be featured in Playboy’s stapled-style mag.

 

  • Anne-Marie Fox, February 1982

 

Anna-Marie is a professional photographer.

  • Ola Ray, June 1980

Ola was also the female lead in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video.

 

  • Rosanne Katon, September 1978

 

Rosanne had a relatively good acting career before and after she became a Playboy Playmate.

 

  • Azizi Johari, June 1975

 

Azizi was then the most exotic girl to be Playboy Playmate.

 

  • Ester Cordet, October 1974

 

Her centerfold was one of the greatest shots of Playboy in the 70s.

 

  • Julie Woodson, April 1973

 

Julie was one of only two Playboy Playmates to be Cosmopolitan’s cover girls.

 

  • Jean Bell, October 1969

 

Jean was the second Playboy Playmate and its first cover girl who was black.

 

  • Jennifer Jackson, March 1965

 

11 years after Playboy’s first issue, Jennifer broke color barriers to be the first black Playboy Playmate.

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