Early Life

Susan Denberg was born Dietlinde Zechner on August 2, 1944, in Bad Polzin, Germany. She grew up primarily in Klagenfurt, Austria. In the early 1960s, she worked as a chorus girl in London, England, and Las Vegas, Nevada before moving to Los Angeles in 1965.

Hollywood Years

Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Denberg was cast in an episode of 12 O’Clock High.

The following year was her most successful. She was cast in the classic Star Trek episode “Mudd’s Women”. She also appeared in an episode of The Wackiest Ship In The Army as well as the movie See You In Hell, Darling with Janet Leigh.

She also appeared in the August 1966 issue of Playboy where she stated that she had ambitions to become an actress. Denberg was later one of the finalists for the title of 1967 Playmate of the Year, which she lost to Lisa Baker.

In 1967, she appeared in her final role as Christina in the Hammer classic Frankenstein Created Woman opposite Peter Cushing. Her voice was dubbed as her accent was deemed to be too strong.

After Fame

In 1967, Denberg returned to Austria where she has lived ever since under her real name Dietlinde Zechner. She never acted again.

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