Claudia Jennings entered the world on February 20, 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota with the name of Mary Eileen "Mimi" Chesterton. She was the oldest of three sisters and the daughter of a sales manager for Motorola and a mother who was a college professor. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois because of her father's job.
She graduated high school in 1968 as an "A" student but disappointed her parents by choosing not to pursue a post-secondary education, but rather a career as an actress and model instead. She joined the House Hill theater company and in order to support herself she got a job as a receptionist at Playboy magazine, and it wasn't long before she was noticed and was offered the opportunity to pose for the gentleman's magazine. She first became a centerfold in the November 1969 issue and then again as Playmate of the Year in 1970. It was at this time that Mary Eileen decided to change her name to Claudia Jennings in order to protect the good standing of her family name and her two younger sisters.
Deathsport in 1978. Also that year Claudia traveled to Canada to work on one of Cronenberg's lesser known films, Fast Company. It would be her last.
Her career was falling apart but she was hopeful and confident that she would replace Kate Jackson on "Charlie's Angels." It's rumored that Aaron Spelling wanted her in the role, but because of her previous Playboy spreads, the role was given to Shelley Hack. Devastated and now disillusioned with the Hollywood lifestyle, she vowed to get clean and put her life and career back on track.
On October 3rd, 1979 Claudia Jennings was driving her Volkswagen convertible down Topanga Canyon Boulevard to collect some personal items from ex-boyfriend, Stan Herman's home. She fell asleep at the wheel and was struck by a van. She died as medics were attending to her. The autopsy revealed that there were no drugs in her system at the time of death. She was 29 years old.
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