Charlotte Kemp

Miss December 1982

At 10.5 pounds and one month late I was born on January 27, 1963 in Omaha, Nebraska during the middle of a snow blizzard. I am German, French, Scottish and American Indian. My great, great grandmother was a full-blooded American Iroquois Indian and I am very proud of my original American ancestry.

I was a successful athlete as a youth; I was an Olympic protégé swimmer in the 50 meter butterfly, 400 meter individual medley and the 400 meter relay. I was the AAU State Champion for two years in a row from the State of Iowa and a member of the Junior Olympic Team. For many years I had my own free swimming clinic for inner-city children ages 2 through 16, teaching water safety instruction, C.P.R. and lifesaving. After breaking both my knees in a high-jumping accident when I was 15, I turned to my second love tennis which I played in high school and college. Today I play in a number of pro-am and celebrity tournaments. A few years later I turned to running as a way to calm my stress and asthma in Los Angeles. Within six months I ran my first marathon. Since March of 1994 I have completed 27 marathons and numerous 5 kilometer races. An avid skier since the age of 4, I have conquered the European Alps, Canada’s Whistler and all of the great North American slopes.

The spotlight began to shine on me when I was approached by Playboy to do a pictorial while pursuing my degrees in Biology and Psychology at Indiana University. Having already done some modeling in college, I carefully considered playboy’s offer, deciding that the venture would be beneficial for both parties. it. With the December 1982 issue I officially became a Playboy Playmate. And in March of October 1983 I was on the cover of Playboy magazine.

Following graduation I did a tremendous amount of modeling including Vogue and Cosmo. Late in 1983 I met a Formula One racing driver and moved to Monte Carlo for the next 4 years. During this time I did a tremendous amount of modeling including a Vogue cover and appeared in several films made in Italy and Japan by Bandai Productions. In 1990 my relationship ended and I moved back to New York where I starred in “Frankenhooker”, “Posed for Murder” and several commercials. I starred in two movies for Bandai Productions in Japan.

In 1991 I moved to Los Angeles and formed my own company, International Sponsors Limited, specializing in Corporate Event sponsorship which specialized in corporate sponsorship for sporting events.

In 1994 I became the first Playmate ever to receive a license from Playboy and founded “The Playboy Running Team” dispelling the myth that Playboy Playmates are just pretty faces and bodies. The Playboy Running team consisted of ten Playmates unified through their passion for fitness, the outdoors and running marathons. Coined “Playmates with a Purpose”, the Playboy Running Team raised awareness and funds for organizations such as the Leukemia Foundation, P.E.A.C.E. and the Dream Foundation. The Playboy running team received media attention nationally by appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Inside Edition and Hard Copy and numerous magazines and publications.

After a very short marriage in 1996, I now have a wonderful son and have kept modeling. In 2004 I started my own production company and I created a health and fitness video for women over the age of 40 entitled “Beautiful Body, Beautiful Life”.

I started collectiong stories frrom Centerfolds in 1994 because I think our voices, as women and Centerfold’s needed to be heard outside of manufactured stories from a PR machine…

Thus we begin…………..

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