Playmate, Ghostbusters actress Kymberly Herrin passes at 65


Playboy Playmate and Ghostbusters actress Kymberly Herrin has passed away at 65. Herrin passed away peacefully on October 28, 2022, in Santa Barbara, CA, however news of her passing was not shared publicly until her obituary was posted last week in the Santa Barbara News-Press

On the day of her passing, Herrin’s niece, Theresa Ramirez, shared a beautiful photo on Facebook of her aunt with her two late sisters and the caption: “They are all together now. Aunt Kymberly Herrin. I love you.”

A cause of death has not been revealed, but the family asked for donations to the American Cancer Society in Herrin’s honor “to further the research of the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.”

Herrin was born in Lompoc, CA on October 2, 1957 and was a lifelong Santa Barbara resident.

She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1975 and went on to be a model, who graced the cover of over a dozen magazines, both local and international. She was the Playmate of the Month in the March 1981 issue of Playboy, posing for the covers of both the September 1982 and September 1983 issues.

In addition to her work in Playboy, Herrin also did modeling for Ralph Lauren, FIT magazine, fitness advertisements, and swimwear advertisements. Herrin also appeared in several well-known movies, including Ghostbusters and Romancing the Stone.

In the 1984 classic, Ghostbusters, Herrin played Dream Ghost (also known as the Fort Detmerring Ghost) is the ghost of a beautiful woman who’s been dead for 150 years. She shared a steamy BJ scene with star of the film, Dan Aykroyd, who played Ray Stantz.


In the 1984 film Romancing the Stone, Herrin played the fictional character Angelina featured in the book Joan (Kathleen Turner) was writing at the beginning of the film. At the end of the film, Jack (Michael Douglas) and Joan “sail off” in the boat he named “Angelina” which he named after Herrin’s character. Of course, Herrin’s portrayal of the character was only seen by the audience and in the mind of Joan Wilder. 

Herrin was also one of the gorgeous and leggy models featured in the ZZ Top music video for their song, Legs.

She is survived by her mother Billie Dodson, her brother Mark, nieces Theresa Ramirez and Stephanie Ross, nephews Brandon & Trevor Triegor, along with numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

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