Traci Lords - September Penthouse Pet 1984

Penthouse Pets 1980-1989 A Visual Guide

Penthouse Pets 1980-1989

The 1980’s saw highs and lows for Penthouse magazine.  It would top its rival Playboy’s sales to start the decade, but missteps would cripple the magazine’s image before the eighties were over.  The worst missteps being dethroning the first African-American “Miss America” by publishing photos of her in the same issue where they featured a porn star “pet”, later discovered to be only 15 years old.  They did triumph when Pet Corrine Alphen landed a lead role in the John Landis film “Amazon Women on the Moon”, and again when they scooped the world with the leaked Pam Anderson / Tommy Lee sex tape.   Their next sex tape escapade proved profitable but further hurt Guccione’s credibility. Embattled figure skater Tonya Harding had a “Leaked” sex tape that was supposed to be from her wedding night.  It was later pointed out that the video was pieced together from several encounters as her male partner had a mustache that appeared and vanished several times and at one point the waterbed they are using mysteriously teleports across the room.  Harding’s attempt to further her 15 minutes of infamy sold some videos but looked too shady to be real.  It lead one reviewer to remark “She must have sold her breasts to Satan for ice skating skills”.

Here is our guide to the era of big hair, New Wave, lots of blush, and Reagan / Falwell.

1980 -Penthouse Pet of the Year Isabella Ardigo

Tamara Kapitas - January Penthouse Pet 1980
Tamara Kapitas – January

Lindsay Ekert - February Penthouse Pet 1980
Lindsay Ekert – February
Mary Bess Knight - March Penthouse Pet 1980
Mary Bess Knight – March

Annie Hockersmith - April Penthouse Pet 1980
Annie Hockersmith – April
Monika Kaelin - May Penthouse Pet 1980
Monika Kaelin – May

Danielle Deneux - June Penthouse Pet
Danielle Deneux – June
Samantha Faye - July Penthouse Pet 1980
Samantha Faye – July

Dianne Jamison - August Penthouse Pet 1980
Dianne Jamison – August
Delia Cosner - September Penthouse Playmate 1980
Delia Cosner – September

Kristen Knutsen - October Penthouse Playmate 1980
Kristen Knutsen – October
Betsy Dobson - November Penthouse Pet 1980
Betsy Dobson – November

Ava Monet - December Penthouse Pet 1980
Ava Monet – December

1981 – Penthouse Pet of the Year Danielle Deneux

Suzee Pai - January Penthouse Pet 1981
Suzee Pai – January

Brenda Holliday - February Penthouse Pet 1981
Brenda Holliday – February
Delfina Ponti - March Penthouse Pet 1981
Delfina Ponti – March

Sherry Moran - April Penthouse Pet 1981
Sherry Moran – April
Cody Carmack - May Penthouse Pet 1981 and January 1983
Cody Carmack – May

Angela Giovanni - June Penthouse Pet 1981
Angela Giovanni – June
Michelle Bauer - July Penthouse Pet 1981
Michelle Bauer – July

Corinne Alphen - June Penthouse Pet 1978
Corinne Alphen – June
Cynthia Peterson - September Penthouse Pet 1981
Cynthia Peterson – September

Connie Lynn Hadden - October Penthouse Pet 1981
Connie Lynn Hadden – October
Terry Armstrong - November Penthouse Pet 1981
Terry Armstrong – November

Sheila Kennedy - December Penthouse Pet 1981
Sheila Kennedy – December

1982 – Penthouse Pet of the Year Corinne Alphen

Julia Perrein - January Penthouse Pet 1982
Julia Perrein – January

Divina Celeste - February Penthouse Pet 1982
Divina Celeste – February
Sharon Axley - March Penthouse Pet 1982
Sharon Axley – March

Muriel Rousseau - April Penthouse Pet 1982
Muriel Rousseau – April
Ute Hochmeister - April Penthouse Pet 1982
Ute Hochmeister – May

Jane Felber - May Penthouse Pet 1982
Jane Felber – June
Lari Jones - July Penthouse Pet 1982
Lari Jones – July

Donna Barnes - August Penthouse Pet 1982
Donna Barnes – August
lee ann lee - September Penthouse Pet 1982
lee ann lee – September

Laurie L'Oranger - October Penthouse Pet 1982
Laurie L’Oranger – October
Nicole Monrowe - November Penthouse Pet 1982
Nicole Monrowe – November

Monique Gabrielle - December Penthouse Pet 1982
Monique Gabrielle – December

1983 – Penthouse Pet of the YearSheila Kennedy

Carmen Pope - March Penthouse Pet 1978 and January 1983
Carmen Pope – January

Loretta Ybarra - February Penthouse Pet 1983
Loretta Ybarra – February
Greta Anderson - March Penthouse Pet 1983
Greta Anderson – March

Veronique Jolie - April Penthouse Pet 1983
Veronique Jolie – April
Linda Kenton - May Penthouse Pet 1983
Linda Kenton – May

Janet Sharpe - June Penthouse Pet 1983
Janet Sharpe – June
Krista Simon - July Penthouse Pet 1983
Krista Simon – July

Shana Ross - August Penthouse Pet 1983
Shana Ross – August
Rachel Wesley - September Penthouse Pet 1983
Rachel Wesley – September

Nadine Greenlaw - October Penthouse Pet 1983
Nadine Greenlaw – October
Lale Hansen - November Penthouse Pet 1983
Lale Hansen – November

Lisa Schultz - December Penthouse Pet 1983
Lisa Schultz – December

1984 – Penthouse Pet of the Year

Linda Kenton

Cody Carmack - May Penthouse Pet 1981 and January 1983
Cody Carmack – January

Antonia Larsen - February Penthouse Pet 1983
Antonia Larsen – February
Paula Ann Wood - March Penthouse Pet 1984
Paula Ann Wood – March

Marcia Ruks - April Penthouse Pet 1984
Marcia Ruks – April
Holly-O - May Penthouse Pet 1984
Holly-O – May

Christianna - June Penthouse Pet 1984
Christianna – June
Stacy Cole - July Penthouse Pet 1984
Stacy Cole – July

Debbie Tays - August Penthouse Pet 1984
Debbie Tays – August
Traci Lords - September Penthouse Pet 1984
Traci Lords – September

Marie Ehlman - October Penthouse Pet 1984
Marie Ehlman – October
Mindy Farrar - November Penthouse Pet 1984
Mindy Farrar – November

Angela Marie Mineo - December Penthouse Pet 1984
Angela Marie Mineo – December

1985 – Penthouse Pet of the Year No Pet of the Year

The reason given was “In an unprecedented break with tradition, we are not presenting the 1985 Pet of the Year in this December issue (in case you haven’t yet noticed!) The reason? It’s simple–your votes for your favorite Pets have almost literally snowed us under, and our local mailmen are threatening to demand time and a half for their extra burden. Not only that, but those who keep tallies on the escalating totals tell us that–at this point, anyway–the race is just too close to call.”

Rebecca Hill - January Penthouse Pet 1985
Rebecca Hill – January

Brittany Dane - February Penthouse Pet 1985
Brittany Dane – February
Carolyn Bosanko - March Penthouse Pet 1985
Carolyn Bosanko – March

Andi Leigh - April Penthouse Pet 1985
Andi Leigh – April
Fasha - May Penthouse Pet 1985
Fasha – May

Melissa Wolf - June Penthouse Pet 1985
Melissa Wolf – June
Phyliss Partin - July Penthouse Pet 1985
Phyliss Partin – July (Deceased)

Angela Nicholas - August Penthouse Pet 1985
Angela Nicholas – August
Christine Dupre - September Penthouse Pet 1985
Christine Dupre – September

Jennifer James (Angel) - October Penthouse Pet 1985
Jennifer James (Angel) – October
Carina Ragnarsson - November Penthouse Pet 1985
Carina Ragnarsson – November

Lori Baker - December Penthouse Pet 1985
Lori Baker – December

1986 – Penthouse Pet of the Year Cody Carmack

Sarah Remington-Graves - January Penthouse Pet 1986
Sarah Remington-Graves – January

Susan Napoli - February Penthouse Pet 1986
Susan Napoli – February
Michelle Walker - March Penthouse Pet 1986
Michelle Walker – March

Dominique St. Croix - April Penthouse Pet 1984
Dominique St. Croix – April
Dallas Roddy - May Penthouse Pet 1986
Dallas Roddy – May

Susan Gabrielson - June Penthouse Pet 1986
Susan Gabrielson – June
Krista Pflanzer - July Penthouse Pet 1986
Krista Pflanzer – July

Patty Mullen - August Penthouse Pet 1986
Patty Mullen – August
Ginger Miller - September Penthouse Pet 1986
Ginger Miller – September

Janna Adams - October Penthouse Pet 1986
Janna Adams – October
Beth Snyder - November Penthouse Pet 1986
Beth Snyder – November

Jill Shawntai - December Penthouse Pet 1986
Jill Shawntai – December

1987 – Penthouse  Pet of the Year Mindy Farrar

Margo Chapman - January Penthouse Pet 1987
Margo Chapman – January

Linda Johnson - February Penthouse Pet 1987
Linda Johnson – February
Brittany Morgan - March Penthouse Pet 1987
Brittany Morgan – March

Jenna Persaud (Juliet Reagh) - April Penthouse Pet 1987
Jenna Persaud (Juliet Reagh) – April
Melissa Leigh - May Penthouse Pet 1987
Melissa Leigh – May

Connie Gauthier- May Penthouse Pet 1987
Connie Gauthier- May
Lisa Mandoki - July Penthouse Pet 1987
Lisa Mandoki – July

Andi Bruce - August Penthouse Pet 1987
Andi Bruce – August
Stephanie Page - September Penthouse Pet 1987
Stephanie Page – September

Terri Lenee Peake - October Penthouse Pet 1987
Terri Lenee Peake – October
Lisa Bradford - November Penthouse Pet 1987
Lisa Bradford – November

Janine Lindemulder - December Penthouse Pet 1987
Janine Lindemulder – December

1988 – Penthouse Pet of the Year Patty Mullen

Stephanie Adams - January Penthouse Pet 1988
Stephanie Adams – January

Joanne Szmereta - January Penthouse Pet 1988
Joanne Szmereta – February
Jacqui De La Cruz - March Penthouse Pet 1988
Jacqui De La Cruz – March

Delia Sheppard - April Penthouse Pet 1988
Delia Sheppard – April
Kelley Wild - May Penthouse Pet 1988
Kelley Wild – May

Lisa Davies - June Penthouse Pet 1988
Lisa Davies – June
Micky Honsa - July Penthouse Pet 1988
Micky Honsa – July

Lisa Aiton - August Penthouse Pet 1988
Lisa Aiton – August
Twyla Martak - September Penthouse Pet 1988
Twyla Martak – September

Tami Hogen - October Penthouse Pet 1988
Tami Hogen – October
Deborah Laufer - November Penthouse Pet 1988
Deborah Laufer – November

Kimberly Taylor - December Penthouse Pet 1988
Kimberly Taylor – December

1989 – Penthouse Pet of the Year  Ginger Miller

Aneliese Nesbitt - January Penthouse Pet 1989
Aneliese Nesbitt – January

Lola Anders - February Penthouse Pet 1989
Lola Anders – February
Sunny Woods - March Penthouse Pet 1989
Sunny Woods – March

Simone Brigitte - April Penthouse Pet 1989
Simone Brigitte – April
Venesuela - May Penthouse Pet 1989
Venesuela – May

Katja Zajcek - June Penthouse Pet 1989
Katja Zajcek – June
Suzy - July Penthouse Pet 1989
Suzy – July

Sara Norton - August Penthouse Pet 1989
Sara Norton – August
Lynn Johnson - September Penthouse Pet 1989
Lynn Johnson – September

Diana Van Gils - October Penthouse Pet 1989
Diana Van Gils – October
Mikki Brenner - November Penthouse Pet 1989
Mikki Brenner – November

Kirsten Stewart (Kirsten Imrie) - December Penthouse Pet 1989
Kirsten Stewart (Kirsten Imrie) – December

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