|Born:||August 2, 1944|
|Bra/cup size:||34C (75C)|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight:||123 lb (56 kg)|
Susan Denberg (born 2 August 1944; age 68), a German-born Austrian chorus dancer and Playboy Playmate of the Month for June 1966 who made a brief brush with an acting career in the late 1960s. One of her few acting roles was that of Magda Kovacs in the Star Trek episode "Mudd's Women".
Susan Denberg was born in Bad Polzin, Germany (now Polczyn Zdrój, Poland) and grew up in Klagenfurt, Austria. She worked as a chorus girl in London, England, and then in Las Vegas, Nevada, before moving to Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1960s.
In 1965, Denberg landed a co-starring role as a German girl on the ABC war drama series 12 O'Clock High. Her fellow TOS guest star 'Frank Overton was a regular on this series.
The following year, Susan Denberg made her feature film debut with a supporting role in the drama An American Dream. While working on this film, Warner Bros. held a contest to find Susan a new screen name, offering a $500 award to whoever came up with the best one, but all of the entries were ultimately rejected.
Denberg was featured Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine's August 1966 issue. In her profile, Denberg stated that she had ambitions to become an actress. Denberg was later one of the finalists for the title of 1967's Playmate of the Year, though the title ultimately went to Lisa Baker.
Denberg's most famous acting role outside of Star Trek was in Hammer Film's cult 1967 science fiction/horror film Frankenstein Created Woman, opposite Peter Cushing. However, Denberg's voice in the film was dubbed as her Austrian accent was considered too strong.
After Frankenstein Created Woman, Denberg returned to Austria. Over the years, rumors surfaced that she had died of a drug overdose in 1967 or that she had become mentally unstable as a result of using the drug LSD. In actuality, Denberg is currently (as of 24 Oct 2012) alive and well, and is living in Klagenfurt, Austria, under her real name, Dietlinde Zechner.
Film and Television Work
- Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) as Christina
- Star Trek: The Original Series - Mudd's Women (1966) as Magda Kovacs
- An American Dream (1966) as Ruta
- Twelve O'Clock High - Back to the Drawing Board (1966) as German Girl
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|Playboy Playmates of 1966|
|Judy Tyler||Melinda Windsor||Priscilla Wright||Karla Conway||Dolly Read||Kelly Burke|
|Tish Howard||Susan Denberg||Dianne Chandler||Linda Moon||Lisa Baker||Susan Bernard|
|1963 · 1964 · 1965 · 1966 · 1967 · 1968 · 1969|