Mary Collinson (1952 – 2021)


Sad to hear today that the beautiful Mary Collinson the of the Collinson twins has died. Apart from her iconic status as an Hammer actress, she was chosen as Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month in October 1970, together with her sister Madeleine. They were the first identical twin Playmate sisters.

Prior to their appearance in Playboy one of the first people to use them was the glamour photographer Harrison Marks who cast them as saucy maids in his short film Halfway Inn. The film, made for the 8mm market, was shot sometime around July 1970, when a still from the film was used in a Marks’ advert that ran in that month’s issue of Continental Film Review magazine.

Above is a stunning shot of Mary also by Harrison Marks and shows off her fabulous figure perfectly.

R.I.P. Mary Collinson

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  1. That’s both of them then. Sad – they were not that old.

  2. It is always sad to learn of the loss of someone who has been so generous with her beauty over the years. Together with her sister she brightened the lives of many of us at a time when young men did not often get to enjoy the beauty of the female nude and girlfriends generally did not show much. They were both wonderful examples of the naked female form.
    I’d love to see their Playboy pictures, and idea where a I can view them?

  3. @Minotta, You could try Googling “Playmate (or Playboy) of the month October 1970” where you find several entries for the mag for sale, some UK some US, if you don’t mind waiting for it. The twins do look a little different at that time, but may just be the curly hairstyle.

  4. Sad to hear and 69 is young these days.

  5. Lovely pic. Just a shame about the accompanying news.

  6. A lovely photo. Sad news indeed. Minolta sums things up admirably.

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