09 - Angela Dorian (Victoria Vetri)

Playmate of the Month September 1967. Victoria Vetri (born September 26, 1944) is an American model and actress.

Vetri was born in San Francisco, California to parents who were immigrants from Italy. She attended Hollywood High School in Hollywood, California between 1959 and 1963 and later studied art at Los Angeles City College. She began acting and modelling in her teens. Vetri is a singer and dancer who once turned down the voice dub for Natalie Wood in <i>West Side Story</i> (1961). Of this she remarked I did not want to be known as a standby.
Using the name Angela Dorian, she was chosen as <i>Playboy</i>'s Playmate of the Month for the September 1967 issue and subsequently was the 1968 Playmate of the Year. Her centerfold was photographed by Carl Gunther.

Her centerfold photo (along with Leslie Bianchini, Reagan Wilson and Cynthia Myers) was scanned and inserted into Apollo 12 Extra-vehicular activity astronaut cuff checklists by pranksters at NASA.

She appears briefly in <i>Rosemary's Baby</i>, credited as "Angela Dorian". In one scene Rosemary remarks that she resembles the actress Victoria Vetri. In January 1969, she signed a multi-picture contract with Warner Seven Arts. Vetri was given a starring role in <i>When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth</i>. She refused to have her hair turned blonde from its natural auburn for the film. The story required a blonde so Vetri demanded a wig instead. Columnist Hy Gardner nominated Vetri as a <i>new sex symbol on the Hollywood horizon</i> in March 1971.

Vetri posed topless for the April 1984 <i>Playboy</i> pictorial "Playmates Forever! Part Two". In Tom Clancy's 2004 biography of Gen. Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret.), <i>Battle Ready</i> (Chapter 2), Zinni remarks on having received a copy of the September 1967 Playboy Centerfold foldout from a group of other advisers for his birthday. He still has it as a memento of his time in Vietnam.

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