Arline Hunter is an American actress and model. She is perhaps best known as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for August 1954. Her centerfold was the first not to be purchased from the John Baumgarth Co. by Hugh Hefner, and was instead photographed by Ed DeLong, who would go on to become one of the more prolific Playboy photographers in the 1960s.
Much of Hunter's fame was built upon her resemblance to Marilyn Monroe; indeed, her Playboy pose was obviously inspired by Monroe's notorious 1949 nude photo session with Tom Kelley from which her own Playboy photo came. The similarity in look between Hunter and Monroe also came into play when a nude Hunter starred in a film short called Apple Knockers and Coke. For many years there have been those who have seen the film and have mistaken Hunter for Monroe.
Hunter went on to have a film career that consisted mostly of sexy parts in B-movies such as White Lightnin' Road and The Art of Burlesque. She also appeared alongside the Three Stooges in 1957's Outer Space Jitters. Perhaps one of her biggest film roles was with fellow bombshell Mamie Van Doren in Sex Kittens Go to College. She also had guest roles in prominent TV series such as Perry Mason and My Three Sons.
A Virgin in Hollywood (1948)
Strip Tease College Girls (1948) .... Betty
Baghdad After Midnight (1954) (as Arlene Hunter)
Casanova's Big Night (1954) (uncredited) .... Girl in window
Son of Sinbad (1955) (as Arlene Hunter) .... Tartar Girl
Outer Space Jitters (1957) (uncredited) .... Sunev Girl
Revolt in the Big House (1958) .... Girl
The Angry Red Planet (1960) .... Joan
Sex Kittens Go to College (1960) .... Nurse
The Ruined Bruin (1961)
Madison Avenue (1962) (uncredited) .... Miss Horn
White Lightnin' Road (1965) .... Ruby
Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966) .... Girl Student
The Art of Burlesque (1968) .... Herself
Big Daddy (1969)
The Bluest Marilyn Monroe (1981) (V)
Perry Mason - "The Case of the Fraudulent Photo" (1959) .... Receptionist
Johnny Staccato - "Swinging Long Hair" (1960) .... Photographer
Hot Off the Wire - "Floundered in Florida" (as Arlene Hunter) .... Angela
My Three Sons - "Robbie and the Chorus Girl" (1965) .... Beauty[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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