Susan was living in Las Vegas when she tested for Playmate, working as a casino's baccarat coordinator. When we asked about her family background, she explained that the Smiths were "just a country family trying to make it in a complex world." An aspiring actress, Susan had already appeared in Smokey the Bandit II, Vega$ and Quincy. The rest of her resume was equally impressive: karate master, diesel truck broker, gambler. "I'd like to visit Monte Carlo," she said, "so I could lie in the sun during the day, then dress up and go gambling at night."