Bicycling playmate Merissa Mathes is a spingtime ring-a-dinger
Merissa Mathes (born Marrisa Mathes on January 26, 1940 in Moses Lake, Washington) studied drama and liberal arts at Santa Monica City College and acted in local theater productions in California. Mathes was the Playmate of the Month in the June, 1962 issue.
During the early to mid 1960s, she pursued an acting career, appearing in B-movies and series television.
According to her data sheet Marissa’s hobbies were horseback riding, bicycle riding, reading, and traveling to such exotic places as Hawaii and Mexico. In the wake of her Playmate stint Mathes went on to act in a handful of TV shows and low-budget independent movies.
She also made out with a naked Harvey Keitel in Scorsese’s feature length directorial debut “Who’s That Knocking at My Door?”
Helping to make June days all the more rare in California this spring is a bucolic beauty named Merissa Mathes, a budding actress and this month’s cycling Playmate. During workdays auburn-haired Merissa is strictly a city girl, absorbed in thesping studies — but weekends she likes to go on a spin through the countryside for sunny sessions of away-from-home homework.
A graduate of Santa Monica City College, our 22-year-old scene stealer admits to a fondness for exotic food, ghost towns and windy nights in San Francisco; she also harbors hopes of becoming a dramatic success (her recent role calls include local theater productions and a part in the flick The Phantom Planet. While waiting out the big break, Merissa lives the life of an L.A. bachelor girl, reads avidly (Ian Fleming’s James Bond series), cooks up a storm (specialty: veal scaloppine) and dates a number of her understandably enthusiastic admirers.