Brunette beauty Mara Corday's career went the way
of so many of the other glamour girls featured here. She started as a showgirl
and then as a theater actress out in Hollywood. The pin-up career came
next. Because of her easy-going nature, mixed with a sultry charm, she
soon became a favorite model for famous photographers such as Peter
Gowland and Bruno Bernard. She typified the ease
and natural beauty that made the pin-up era what is was, but unfortunately
she had two things going against her--she was neither buxom nor blonde.
This, it seems, put a limit on her budding acting career. For the rest
of the 1950's Corday starred in a series of B-grade movies
like "Tarantula," "The Black Scorpion," and "The Giant Claw," never seeming
to get the big breaks of her blonde haired counterparts. In October 1958,
was Playboy's co-Playmate of the Month. Corday dropped out
of the acting/modeling scene in the 1960's for a life of domestic bliss.
Corday has her own spot in cyberspace: www.maracorday.com,
where she has dozens of pin-up shots for sale.