Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pinup Girl of the Month: March: Mara Corday

Mara Corday is famous for being a 1950's pinup, Playboy Centerfold, and "B" Movie Actress. Before all of that she was known as Marilyn Joan Watts who was born on January 3rd, 1930. She had Hollywood dreams and started out as a showgirl while still in her teens. Because of her striking beauty she was offered to model  and from there she landed her first bit part in a film called Two Tickets to Broadway (1951).

While she was contracted under Universal International Pictures she met Clint Eastwood and they have remained lifelong friends. She experienced moderate success being a "B" movie actress in films such as; Tarantula (1955) and The Black Scorpion (1957).

In 1957 she met and married fellow actor Richard Long (whom I remember being in "The Twilight Zone's episode of season five Number 12 Looks Just Like You) and they eventually has three children together before he tragically passed on at the age of 47.

What a pinup girl!!!! Wow-weeee!

Even more stunning! Love the pouting don't you?

I love the whole photo-so very artistic!

Mara in Scream Queen mode!

During the 1950's she was also a Playboy Playmate for the October 1958 issue! What an incredible and versatile life Mara Corday has lived. Think about it-she was the true Pinup Mama!!! Her first two children were born and 1957 and 1958 respectively. Now who said mama's cannot be Pinups!!!????

Mara Corday was a stunner and at 82 years old she can look back on her long life and say, "I was a famous pinup girl, actress, Playboy Playmate, devoted wife, and loving mother." Now that is something to be proud of! Don't you agree??



  1. What an absolutely lovely lady (whom I don't recall seeing before). I adore her hair in the first shot especially, and will be tucking that image into my inspiration file. Thank you for sharing this timelessly beauty with us today.

    Many, many heartfelt thanks as well for your blog comments this week, darling bunny. I have deeply missed our conversations back and forth during these busy months surrounding our move, and loved waking up to discover that you had visited CV and left comments for me.

    I've thought of you often and truly hope that life is treating you as marvelously as you deserve, dear gal.

    Oodles of hugs & blessings,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. She's lovely! I don't remember coming across her before either. Thank you for sharing!

  3. She is a classy beauty.. I have both of those movies that she starred in.. I think she's in the same league as Marilyn Monroe.. And lastly we have the same birthday..R.I.P..Mara

  4. A very under-appreciated beauty. Here's my appreciation:


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