The January 1974 issue of Playboy is the only issue in which a double-sided centerfold is featured, distinctly showing both sides of Playmate of the Month Nancy Cameron. Miss January 1974 went on to live a many-sided life, proving that the two sides of Nancy shown in that famous 20th Anniversary issue were just the beginning.
Born in Pittsburgh to a gymnast instructor mother, Nancy found athletic success at an early age by competing and winning several trophies in the family sport. At age 20 Cameron became a Playmate and posed for a unique cover that was composed as an homage to the famous 1886 painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by artist Georges Seurat. The cover would both foretell her future career in the arts and help catapult her into Hollywood and onto the small screen.
In the few years following her splashy Playboy debut, Cameron landed roles on some of the most popular and iconic television shows of the era, including several episodes of Charlie’s Angels and the pilot of Fantasy Island.
Though her career in front of the camera wasn’t long-lived, the down-to-earth beauty who excelled at both athletics and the arts went on to reinvent herself yet again, this time in a role held closer to home, teaching college composition at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.