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Donna Michelle (b. 8 December 1945, Los Angeles, Calif. – d. 9 April 2004, Ukiah, Calif.) was the adopted name of Donna M. Ronne, an American model, actress, and photographer. She was Playboy magazine’s December 1963 Playmate of the Month and 1964 Playmate of the Year. Her playmate-of-the-month pictorial was by Pompeo Posar and Edmund Leja.
As a girl, Michelle studied ballet and had danced with the New York City Ballet, she was seventeen years old when she was photographed as a playmate of the month, at eighteen years of age, Donna Michelle remains the youngest Playmate of the Year; she was Hugh Hefner‘s girlfriend for a while.
At university, Michelle studied theater arts and briefly was an actress before becoming a photographer, publishing the pictorial “Donna Clicks” in the April 1974 issue of Playboy magazine. In 2003, Grenada honoured Playboy magazine’s fiftieth anniversary with a postage stamp series. Donna’s May 1964 cover photograph is in a stamp. Donna Michelle died on 9 April 2004 in Ukiah, California, on suffering a heart attack in a supermarket.
Donna Michelle Bio
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5′ 4″
Weight: 118 lbs