playmate katherine hushaw has an eastern turn of mind -- and all the right moves
Miss October studies Japanese art, archeology, shóu-shù -- an Eastern style of self-defense -- and shiatsu massage. At shiatsu school, they call her Sachiko, Japanese for "happy child." The name fits. Since she was 11, when she came across a pile of Playboys, she has been happily engaged in the pursuit of Playmatehood. Katherine Hushaw pursues almost everything, in fact. She's a helicopter pilot, an actress with two feature films to her credit, a model (hers were the beautiful buns in the first California Cooler ads), a TV-commercial actress, a radio voice-over artist and a collector of Japanese miniatures called netsuke. She can be found, for now, at Playboy Mansion West, with her fellow Playmates. "Julie McCullough is silly like me," she says. "We laugh about our well-separated breasts."
Photography by Kerry Morris, Stephen Wayda