Montreal, North America’s Paris, is a fun-loving city located in the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec. Thanks to a liberal stance on sex, drink and all the other fun vices, Montreal’s long been known as “Sin City.” The swinging ’60s and hedonistic early 1970s were a particularly happening time in the city’s history, and it’s only natural that Playboy was there to capture a piece of it. Today in Playboy Retro we’re looking at some of the Montreal belles femmes who brought their sexy je ne sais quoi to Playboy’s centerfolds.
Majken Haugedal (“Mike” to her friends) ended up in Montreal at age 13 when her family moved there from Denmark. Majken went on to attend modeling school and became a much in demand Montreal model. With her stunning Scandinavian beauty and embodiment of the 1960s zeitgeist, she drew the attention of Playboy to become Miss October 1968. When not dancing the night away at a très chic discothèque, Majken could be found skiing, flying to New York for a photo shoot or touring around Europe. Join Mike right here and taste that glamorous lifestyle.
Kathy MacDonald started with Playboy as a Bunny in the Baltimore Playboy Club, and this is what brought her to the "Métropole du Québec." When a Bunny job at Montreal’s Playboy Club opened up, she hopped at the chance and headed north. From Kathy’s adorable toothy smile to her generous 36D bust, she’s pure Playmate material and in March 1969 Kathy proved it to the world. Go ahead and see for yourself!
What do Ian Fleming, Margaret Atwood, Jack Kerouac and Danielle de Vabre have in common? They’re all writers who’ve appeared in Playboy. But in Danielle’s case it wasn’t her literary efforts which were featured in the magazine but her dreamy brunette looks. Danielle was born and raised in Montreal, where she worked as a Bunny in the Sin City’s Playboy Club. An aspiring novelist, she was also a ski instructor with an interest in interior design, a fascinating gal indeed! Danielle starred in Playboy as Miss November 1971. Don’t fight it, go ahead and fall in amour with this French fox.
Montreal is just across the border, but if you can’t make the trip, see all the city has to offer in the gallery above.