Margie Harrison, Miss January 1954, is the first Playmate of the Month. She appeared in the second issue of Playboy magazine. Marilyn Monroe, who was featured in the first issue, was the only one to appear as "Sweetheart of the Month".
Marilyn Waltz, is the first Playmate to be chosen three times: Miss February 1954 (appeared as Margaret Scott), Miss April 1954, and Miss April 1955.
Janet Pilgrim, Miss July 1955, is the first centerfold. Her photo was printed on the two middle pages of the Playboy magazine.
Marian Stafford, Miss March 1956, is the first fold-out centerfold. Her photo was printed on the three folded middle pages of the Playboy magazine.
Marion Scott, Miss May 1956, was born in Berlin, Germany. She is the first Playmate who was born outside of the United States.
Elizabeth Ann Roberts, Miss January 1956, is the first and only underage Playmate. She was 16 years old. Her mother provided a written statement that she was 18 at that time. She was also the first Playmate born in the '40s.
Ellen Stratton, Miss December 1959, is the first Playboy Playmate who was chosen as the Playboy Playmate of The Year in 1960.
Christa Speck, Miss September 1961, is the first foreign-born Playmate of the Year. She was born in Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland).
China Lee, Miss August 1964, is the first Asian-American Playboy Playmate. She was born September 2nd, 1942 in New Orleans, LA.
Jennifer Jackson, Miss March 1965, is the first African-American Playboy Playmate. She was born February 6th, 1945 in Chicago, IL.
Sue Williams, Miss April 1965, is the first Playboy Playmate who gets silicone breast implants.
Mary and Madeleine Collinson, Misses Ocotber 1970, are the first identical twin sisters who become Playboy Playmates.
Liv Lindeland, Miss January 1971, is the first Playboy Playmate who clearly exposed pubic hair.
Arline Hunter, Miss August 1954, is the first redhead Playboy Playmate.
Marilyn Cole, Miss January 1972, is the first Playboy Playmate who posed for a full frontal nude centerfold.
Bonnie Large, Miss March 1973, is the first Playmate to pose for a full frontal nude centerfold with clearly visible entire pubic hair.
Monica Tidwell, Miss November 1973, is the first Playboy Playmate who was younger than Playboy. Monica Tidwell was born in January 1954, when Playboy's second issue was on the newsstand.
Jill De Vries, Miss Ocotber 1975, is the first Playmate who signed her centerfold.
Jennifer LeRoy, Miss February 1993, is the first Playboy Playmate with visible tattoo on the centerfold, a small butterfly on the right side of the pubis.
Gillian Bonner, Miss April 1996, is the first Playboy Playmate with visible piercing on the centerfold. She has the pierced navel.
Lynn Thomas, Miss May 1997, is the first Playboy Playmate who is also the Penthouse Pet of The Month. She was chosen as Penthouse Pet of the Month in October 2000.
Nicole Erica and Jaclyn Dahm, Misses December 1998, are the first identical triplet sisters who become Playboy Playmates.
Dalene Kurtis, Miss September 2001, is the first Playboy Playmate with a completely shaved pubis.
Stephanie Heinrich, Miss October 2001, is the first Playboy Cybergirl to become the Playboy Playmate.
Shanna Moakler, Miss December 2001, is the first Playboy Playmate to have been Miss USA (1995).
Ines Rau, Miss November 2017, is the first transgender Playboy Playmate. Rau transitioned and underwent sex reassignment surgery at the age of 16.
Riley Ticotin, Miss January 2020, is the first plus-size model who became the Playboy Playmate.