May 28, 1948 - January 8, 2006 (age 57)
Gloria Root was an American Playboy model and actress. She was born on May 28, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month in December 1969. Gloria was 21 when she became a Playmate.
Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar. In 1970 she was arrested in Greece, convicted of smuggling 38 pounds (17 Kilos) of hashish across the border from Turkey, and received a prison sentence of 10 months.