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June Wilkinson

is an English model and actress, known for her appearances in Playboy magazine and in films of the 1960s. One of the world's most-photographed women in the late 1950s and early 1960s, at the height of her career she was called "the most photographed nude in America

Having started as a stage performer at the age of 12, she went on to become the youngest topless dancer, at the age of 15, at the Windmill Theatre in London from 1957 to 1958. During a promotional tour in the United States, she was discovered by Hugh Hefner. Her first appearance in Playboy, in September 1958, was titled "The Bosom". She was a brunette in those days, but in later shoots she was a blonde.

Wilkinson's second Playboy appearance was photographed by Russ Meyer. Meyer was an independent photographer at the time, and filming his ground-breaking The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959). Because she was under contract to Seven Arts at the time, Wilkinson could not officially appear in Meyer's film. However, as an uncredited and unpaid favor to the director, Wilkinson's breasts can be seen through a window in one scene.

Wilkinson appeared in Playboy again in August 1959 in a spread titled "The Bosom in Hollywood."[4] During this period, she appeared with Spike Jones's band, together with actor Billy Barty. Recalling this period in her career, Wilkinson later remembered Barty with affection, but commented that Jones, off-stage, had no sense of humor.[4] In 1960, Wilkinson was featured in Playboy four times, in June, July, August, October, and again in November. Her feature in the November issue was titled "The Bosom Revisits Playboy". Wilkinson appeared in the 1960 voodoo film, Macumba Love, which promoted her measurements as "44-20-36".At times reported as up to "45-22-35", in 1963 Wilkinson stated that her measurements were actually "40-22-35".

In 1961 Wilkinson made several stage appearances on the U.S. West coast with performers such as Louis Jordan in Marriage Go Round, Silvia Sidney in Come Blow Your Horn and Milton Berle in Norman, Is That You?. She had a brief role in John Cassavetes's 1962 film, Too Late Blues.

In December 1962, Wilkinson made her last appearance in Playboy, though her photos would continue to appear in the magazine in anniversary and retrospective features.Though she was never an official Playmate, she was featured in the magazine on seven separate occasions and was one of the magazine's most popular photo subjects. She appeared in more than fifty other men's magazines and newspapers from 1958–1970, making her one of the most well photographed models of the era.

Wilkinson was the star of director Myron Gold's 1963 film, La Rabia or The Rage. Directed in Mexico City, the film has Wilkinson as a stripper with a gigolo boyfriend.

In 1997, in her late 50's, June came back for another nude shoot in The Best of Glamour Girls: Then and Now vol. 2 (Winter 1997). In 1999 when Playboy published its list of the "100 Sexiest Stars of the Century," June came in at #30.

* The Florida Connection (1974)
* The Mack (1973) (uncredited)
* The Candidate (1964)
* La Rabia por dentro (1963)
* Who's Got the Action? (1962) (uncredited)
* The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)
* The Continental Twist (1961)
* The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1961)
* Too Late Blues (1961)
* Macumba Love (1960)
* Career Girl (1959)
* The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
* Thunder in the Sun (1959)
* Just for You (1952)

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