Profile of actress and 1969 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Claudia Jennings. Jennings got her acting break in the winter of 1972 with her first starring role in the film "Unholy Rollers." She made several more movies that year, but was unable to break out of low-budget films. Then in 1974, Jennings tried cocaine and soon developed a drug problem. On October 23, 1979, 29-year-old Jennings died instantly in a head-on collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California.