- PMOM: December 1968
- Pictorials: Playmate Review 1968, January 1969; The Dolls of Beyond the Valley, July 1970; Sex Stars of 1970, December 1970; Twenty Years of Playmates, January 1974; Portfolio: Pompeo Posar, December 1976; Bunny Birthday, December 1980; Women of the Sixties, January 1989; The Immoral Mr. Meyer, June 1995; Playmate Revisited, May 1996; Sex Stars of the Century, January 1999; Centerfolds of the Century, January 2000;
- Special Editions: Book of Lingerie 57, 1997; Celebrating Centerfolds Vol. 3, 1999; Centerfolds of the Century, 2000; Girls of Playboy 1, 1973; New Holiday Album, 1981; Playmates – The First 15 Years, 1983; Pocket Playmates 5, 1996; Pompeo Posar – A Portfolio of Beautiful Women, 1985; Sex Stars of the Century, 1999; Sexiest Playmates, 2001; Voluptuous Vixens, January 1998
- Cover: December 1968
- Calendars: 1970, 1971, 1972
- Foreign: Japanese photo book Playmates 312, 1980; Japanese photo book Playmates Collection #2, 1982
- Born: Sept. 2, 1950, Toledo, OH
- Died: Nov. 4, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
Cynthia was raised by her mother Mary, her grandparents, and
various aunts and uncles after her father was killed in a car accident
when she was four years old. She was a competitive horseback rider and
worked part-time as a theater usher while growing up. She was initially
offered opportunities to model at age 14. In 1967 Cynthia began modeling
for Detroit auto shows. She graduated from Woodward High School in
The photo shoot for Cynthia’s pictorial was in June 1968, when she was 17. Her pictorial was titled Wholly Toledo!
because of Cynthia’s hometown and large breasts. According to Cynthia,
she was 13 when her breasts began to develop to the size 39 DD they were
at the time of her pictorial. Her pictorial received so much fan mail
from soldiers fighting in Vietnam that the mail couldn’t fit in her
apartment at the Playboy Mansion and had to be placed instead in storage
units. Cynthia wrote personal replies to every soldier in Vietnam who
wrote her a letter. Her centerfold appears in the 1987 film “Hamburger
Hill” and in the 1989 film “The Siege of Firebase Gloria.“
Cynthia made frequent appearances on the “Playboy After Dark” TV
series in 1969. She had uncredited roles in “The Lost Continent” (1968)
and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?“ (1969) before taking the leading
role of the sensitive bisexual rock and roll singer and bass player
Casey Anderson in Russ Meyer’s “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” (1970).
She followed this with a supporting role in the Western, “Molly and
Lawless John” (1972).
For a while, Cynthia worked as a door greeter at the Playboy Club in
Chicago. She continued to model as “Miss Earthquake” in magazine print
ads for Cerwin-Vega stereo equipment in the early 70s. She lived in Las
Vegas and Southern California.
In 1994, it became known that a nude photo of Cynthia (along with
fellow playmates Angela Dorian, Reagan Wilson and Leslie Bianchini) was
scanned and inserted into Apollo 12 Extra-vehicular activity astronaut
cuff checklists by pranksters at NASA.
In 2009, Cynthia became a spokeswoman for Schlitz Beer.
The mother of a son, Cynthia was a popular and frequent guest at
autograph conventions held all over the country. She was voted #10 in a
pole for PMOMs of the Century in 2000.
Cynthia died of lung cancer on Nov. 4, 2011, at age 61 in Los Angeles, CA.