|Also known as:||Margaret Read, Dolly Read Martin, Dolly Martin|
|Born:||September 13, 1944|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight:||120 lb (55 kg)|
|Playboy Playmate:||May 1966|
Dolly Martin (born Dolly Read on 13 September 1944 in Bristol, England) is an English pinup model and actress. She is best remembered for her appearance in Playboy magazine and as the lead character in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. She is sometimes credited as Margaret Read, Dolly Read Martin, or Dolly Martin.
Read's first onscreen appearance was in the 1963 film The Kiss of the Vampire, followed by a role in the British series Dixon of Dock Green later that year. In May 1966, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month. She posed for the magazine again in 1970. She also worked as a Playboy Bunny at the Playboy Clubs in Chicago, London, and New York City.
After appearing in the low-budget erotic film That Tender Touch in 1969, she landed the lead role of the sexy but naive rock and roll singer Kelly McNamara in Russ Meyer's comedy pastiche Beyond the Valley of the Dolls the following year.
Throughout the 1970s, Read appeared on television with guest starring roles in shows such as Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, and Vega$. She was also a frequent panelist on the game show Match Game, along with her husband.
In 2006, Read, along with other cast members, provided commentary and were interviewed for the release of the special edition DVD release of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
In 1971, Read married American comedian Dick Martin. They divorced in 1975 and were remarried in 1978. She was a stepmother to his two sons, and two sons, Richard Martin and actor Cary Martin. Her husband died on 24 May 2008.
|Beyond the Valley of the Dolls||June 17, 1970||20th Century-Fox||Russ Meyer|| Dolly Read
- The Kiss of the Vampire (Uncredited, 1963)
- That Tender Touch (1969)
- Dixon of Dock Green (1 episode, 1963)
- Tattletales (1 episode, 1977)
- Charlie's Angels (1 episode, 1978)
- Vega$ (1 episode, 1978)
- Match Game (1979-1981)
- Fantasy Island (2 episodes, 1980)
- Match Game|The Match Game (1 episode, 1990)
Big tit movies / pictures of Dolly Read
- Playboy Cyber Club Dolly Read (Playboy Playmate and Cyber Girl pictures & movies)
- IMDb credits for Dolly Read
- Harpmagazine.com: Russ Meyer - Pussycat Power
- Dolly Read: Playboy Playmate Pic and Data Sheet
- Henderson, Eric. "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls DVD Review", Slant Magazine, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
- "'Laugh-In' comic Dick Martin dead at 86", Associated Press via CNN, 25 May 2008
|Playboy Playmates of 1966|
|Judy Tyler||Melinda Windsor||Priscilla Wright||Karla Conway||Dolly Read||Kelly Burke|
|Tish Howard||Susan Denberg||Dianne Chandler||Linda Moon||Lisa Baker||Susan Bernard|
|1963 · 1964 · 1965 · 1966 · 1967 · 1968 · 1969|