Bob Guccioni started Penthouse in the U.K. in 1965, 4 years before the first U.S. edition was printed in 1969. These are some of the models from that era kind of randomly.  It was surprisingly difficult to find both photos and names of the models.  I found all the covers, but the covers didn’t include the centerfold’s name.  Even though each cover featured the centerfold Pet of the Month.  U.K. continued to publish their own version, featuring their own girls(although many were from other European countries).  I’m glad they kept on doing their own thing instead of just trying to save money by simply using the American pictorials.  I have done many International versions of Playboy lists for other websites and I was surprised to see that most of the issues just featured the already published American pictorials.  While, as an American, I suppose I am flattered that men from other countries would rather see what Americans look like in the nude, I can’t respect that they wouldn’t feature their own women.  Isn’t it kind of insulting?  Whenever I get around to doing the international editions(soon), I weed out the Americans and only use the native born.  My guess is, if you clicked on my post titled, Playboy French Edition 1969, then you did it with interest in seeing some French booty and not seeing the American centerfolds I’ve already posted.  So anyway, that’s my opinion and that’s how I’ll do it in this blog.  I will be doing International editions for each country for Playboy.  As for Penthouse international, I’ll see what’s available and if there is enough and they are native born, maybe I will do them too.

I have switched from choosing your favorite models at the top of the page, to a 5-Star rating tool at the top of each photo group where you can assign your own rating.  These ratings are tallied by the good folks at ‘Polldaddy’ and you can click and see a pop-up of how others are rating her.  I think that will work better because 1. You can critique each model.  2. You don’t have to scroll to the top to check off your favorites.  The 5 Stars to click are right above the photos.

  Penthouse models were called ‘Pets’, as in Penthouse Pet of the Month, below.

Guccioni with pet & playmate
Hoping for a catfight.  Bob Guccione looks on as Playboy girl meets Penthouse girl at a charity race day at Sandown Park, Surrey, England in the sixties.
first penthouse flyer before 1st issue
An original brochure made to drum up interest in the upcoming magazine.  Sorry about the focus
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Famous celebrities posed for Penthouse covers too
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The first ever issue of Penthouse in 1965

Penthouse Pet of the Month March 1965 – Denise Johns

Denise Johns centrefold March 1965
First ever Penthouse Pet of the Month
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Penthouse Pet of the Month September 1968 – Agnetta Bengston, Swedish

agnetta bengtson september 1968 Swedish (2)

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Penthouse Pet of the Month October 1965 – Amber Dean

Amber Dean Smith October 1965

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Penthouse Pet of the Month sometime in 1965, I think – Bambi Lynn-Davies

Bambi Lynn Davies 1965

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Penthouse Pet of the Month May 1966 – Leslie Langley

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Penthouse Pet of the Month August 1965  – Cathy MacDonald

Cathy MacDonald August 1965
Flat ass.  Wouldn’t cut it today.
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Penthouse Pet of the Month 1981 – Demi Moore

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Penthouse Pet of the Month November 1966 – Joelle Corio, French

Joelle Corio, Penthouse October,November 1966

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Penthouse Pet of the Month June 1966 – Terry Booth

June 1966 Terry Booth

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Penthouse Pet of the Month sometime in 1965 – Linda Richie

Linda_Richie 1965 no 2

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Penthouse Pet of the Month May 1968 – Morney Turner

morney turner may 1968

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Penthouse Pet of the Month June 1968 – Vivienne Neves

Vivienne Neves June 1968

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Penthouse Pet of the Month August 1967 – Yvonne Ekman, Denmark

yvonne ekman Denmark August 1967

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Penthouse Pet of the Month sometime in 1965 – Unknown Model

Unkown Model shot by Bob Guccioni Penthouse 1965

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Titled “Dorm Room” sometime in the 60’s – Model Unknown

Vintage Penthouse Titled 'Dorm Room' Model Unknown

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