Donalda Jordan was one of those 1950's men's magazines
models and aspiring actresses that has been pretty much lost to history.
That's a real shame. She was one of those gals whose sultry stare and buxom
figure leapt out at you from the page. When she was on the cover of a magazine
(and she was on quite a few), you felt this overwhelming need to pick it
up and look inside. She beckoned you with a sly smile that seemed to promised
you that even better things were just a few pages away.
This stunning redhead, born near Los Angeles
and raised in Florida, started modeling at the age of 18 but unfortunally
only stayed at it for a couple of years. But in that time, she provided
the world with some great cheesecake photos. Among her highlights were
appearances in the October 1960 issue of Playboy in a sections
titled "The Girls of Hollywood" and a centerfold/pictorial in the February
1959 issue of Escapade.
Jordan had a real knack for
one moment looking elegant and sophisticated and the next looking like
she just stepped out of central casting for a juvenile delinquent film.
Tight sweaters or a string of pearls; matador pants or a sultry negligée...she
looked good in it all!
Jordan's bosomy figure (which
was reported somewhere between 39-23-37 and 41-22-36) made her a perfect
fit for the 1950's breast-obesssed pin-up connoisseur. Her best work is
courtesy of two of the era's best pin-up photographers:
and "King Leer" himself Russ Meyer.