Mary Collinson
Playboy centerfold appearance
October 1970
Preceded byDebbie Ellison
Succeeded byAvis Miller
Personal details
Born(1952-07-22)22 July 1952
Sliema, Malta
Died23 November 2021(2021-11-23) (aged 69)
Milan, Italy
Height5 ft 6.5 in (169 cm)

Official website

Mary Collinson (22 July 1952 – 23 November 2021) 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 Madeleine Collinson. They were the first identical twin Playmate sisters.

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]

Her sister was quoted in The Playmate Book saying that Mary had two daughters and lived in Milan with an "Italian gentleman", whom she had been with for more than 20 years.

Collinson died from bronchopneumonia in Milan, on 23 November 2021, at the age of 69.[3]


Notable TV guest appearances

Magazine appearances

See also


  1. ^ Simon Sheridan Keeping the British End Up (Reynolds & Hearn Books) Third Edition 2007 - ISBN 978-0-9529260-7-8
  2. ^ Continental Film Review July 1970 Page 26
  3. ^ Magri, Giulia (1 December 2021). "Hugh Hefner's Maltese 'bambina': Playboy Bunny dies aged 69". Times of Malta. Retrieved 13 December 2021.