Playboy Bunny Christa Speck Dead at 70

Christa Speck Dead, Playboy Bunny

Model is survived by husband Marty Krofft

Model and actress Christa Speck, who became a celebrated Playboy Bunny and later married “H.R. Pufnstuf” producer Marty Krofft, died March 22 of natural causes. She was 70.

Working as a secretary at Bank of America, Speck was discovered by Playboy and subsequently served as a Bunny in the Chicago club, lived in the Mansion and was featured in the mag’s 60s pictorials “Playmate Holiday House Party,” “Playmate Pillow Fight and Bunnies” and “The Playboy Mansion.”

Speck set a fan mail record for her day and was selected by editors and readers as one of their 10 favorite Playmates from the mag’s first decade.

Born Aug. 1, 1942, in Danzig, Germany, Speck was named Playmate of the Month in September 1961, and in 1962 she netted Playmate of the Year.

She is survived by Krofft, their three daughters and five grandchildren.

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  1. Demita Jones says:

    Eloquent, Gracious, Femine, “Precious Angel. Krista”. Krista was a rare gem and truly a one-of-a- kind.
    Marty and his wife Krista, were exemplary Monarches of Traditiional Family values and will always be an example to all. Their unwaivering dedication and loyalty to all who crossed their paths is to be more than commended.
    I feel very blessed and honored to have had the opportunity to be a friend to both. Krista will be forever missed and never replaced or duplicated. I love you, my dear friends.

    Demita Jones

  2. Joy Campbell McKenzie says:

    Christa was such a kind, beautiful, and loving human being…I was so lucky to meet her when I worked for her husband and brother-in-law as a costumed character on H.R. Pufnstuf in 1969. While no one would deny that she was absolutely gorgeous, her genuine sweetness and charm are what made her a fabulous wife, mother, and forever friend. I send my sympathy, from 2000 miles away, to all who knew and loved her.

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