Madeleine Collinson
Playboy centerfold appearance
October 1970
Preceded byDebbie Ellison
Succeeded byAvis Miller
Personal details
Born(1952-07-22)22 July 1952
Sliema, Malta
Died14 August 2014(2014-08-14) (aged 62)
Msida, Malta
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)

Madeleine Collinson (22 July 1952 – 14 August 2014) was a Maltese-British model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in October 1970, together with her twin sister Mary Collinson. They were the first identical twin Playmates.

Career

The Collinson twins first arrived in Britain in April 1969,[1] and prior to their appearance in Playboy one of the first people to use them was the glamour photographer/film maker Harrison Marks who cast them as saucy maids in his short film Halfway Inn. The film, made for the 8mm market, was shot sometime between their British arrival, and July 1970, when a still from the film was used in a Marks advertisement that ran in that month's issue of Continental Film Review magazine.[2]

Both sisters went on to acting careers, mostly in B-movies. Madeleine married a British Royal Air Force officer and raised three children. She later moved back to Malta and was involved in cultural and educational activities there. In her final years, Madeleine Collinson lived in San Gwann, Malta.

Death

After several months of illness from advanced emphysema, she died at Mater Dei Hospital in Msida on 14 August 2014, following an electrical blackout which had stopped her ventilator two days earlier.[3] Her twin sister Mary was present for her death.[4][5]

Filmography

Notable TV guest appearances

Magazine appearances

See also

References

  1. ^ Sheridan, Simon (2007). Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema (3rd ed.). Reynolds & Hearn Books. ISBN 978-0-9529260-7-8.
  2. ^ "Halfway Inn". Continental Film Review. July 1970. p. 26.
  3. ^ Martin, Ivan (26 September 2014). "Ex-Playboy Bunny dies after blackout stopped ventilator". Times of Malta. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  4. ^ Unsworth, Martin (16 August 2014). "Madeleine Collinson, R.I.P." Starburst. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  5. ^ Farquhar, Simon (12 November 2014). "Madeleine Collinson: Playboy centrefold model who also appeared with her sister Mary in the horror film Twins of Evil". The Independent.