As it's St Patrick's day we wondered whether there had been a Playboy Playmate from Ireland who could cheer up this wet and gloomy day (at least where Triple P is).
Sadly, there has never been a Playmate from Ireland, which is odd as Triple P has travelled there quite often and the local girls are disproportionately attractive (especially if you like redheads). These days the chances are that a pretty girl in Dublin is just as likely to be from from Poland or Lithuania; although there is nothing wrong with that per se.
UK edition December 1968
US edition October 1969
So we thought about Penthouse as an alternative and remembered the staggeringly gorgeous Kelly McQueen who was Pet of the Month in December 1968 in the UK edition. Nearly a year later she was the second Pet of the Month in the new American edition of the magazine, using, economically, the same pictorial from the British edition but a different cover.
UK edition March 1971
In March 1971 she became the Penthouse Pet of the Year in the UK (but not in the US where that title went to the Scottish Tina McDowell) and the UK edition reused the cover photo from her appearance in the US.
Kelly was born in Dublin and was nineteenwhen she appeared in Penthouse. Her father was the manager of a chain of cinemas in Ireland and she was spotted by a Penthouse editor when working in one of her father's cinemas in Dublin
Kelly was one of the Pets taken by Bob Guccione on tours of North America to promote the launch of Penthouse there in 1969. Well, you would, wouldn't you.
Kelly is one of our favourite Penthouse Pets from the sixties (if not our absolute favourite) combining a really beautiful face, great legs and an absolutely killer figure literally topped off by a perfect bust.
Her Pet of the Year pictorial also included this splendid rear-end shot. Truly a well rounded girl in every way.
Kelly's appearances in Penthouse were pre-pubic but in the post-pubic October 1970 issue she appeared in the Pet of the Year playoff pictorial and had this one enticing picture where she displayed a glimpse of her fluff.