A Little Goes a Long Way
miss august proves you don't have to be bigger to be better
As her name suggests, Angela Little is a slip of a girl. But don't let her petiteness fool you. What the size one, five-foot-two Southerner lacks in physical stature she makes up for with lofty ambition, a hearty sense of humor and a broad drawl. We met with the adorable 26-year-old at Spago Restaurant in Chicago, where she went crimson when every head in the joint turned in her direction.
Q: Would you rather be considered cute or sexy?
A:Can't I be both [laughs]? Cute is more fun. You can be cute 24 hours a day, but being sexy all the time gets old. I'd never want people to roll their eyes and say, "There she goes again, wearing that tight dress."
Q: What do you wear for seduction?
A: Vintage clothing from the Forties and Fifties. I play dress-up and my boyfriend takes pictures.
Q: You're a makeup artist. Can a woman look beautiful without using cosmetics?
A: Sure. I'm comfortable without makeup, but I wear it because I'm expressive. I like to paint, so I use my face as a canvas. When I want to kick up my heels, I wear false eyelashes and red lipstick.
Q: Have you always been creative?
A: Yes. I grew up in Alabama -- the Bible Belt -- where there wasn't enough to occupy my mind. People were into church and football. The girls got married right out of high school. I was an outcast. I couldn't wait to bolt out of town.
Q: You ended up in Dallas. What has big-city life taught you?
A: To be open-minded and express myself.
Q: You played a redhead in the film Headless at the Fair. But do you believe blondes have more fun?
A: Absolutely. I think it's psychological. When I went out in public with red hair, I felt like a wallflower. Not that I wanted to be the center of attention, but I was used to people looking at me. No one did.
Q: Is acting more fun than modeling?
A: Definitely. Modeling gets boring. I have a hard time sitting still. I think that improvisational acting and storytelling are much more gratifying.
Q: Will your Southern accent prevent you from getting roles?
A: No. I can do all kinds of different accents -- French or German, British, whatever. I beat out 600 girls for the role in Headless.
Q: You also beat out thousands of other women to become a Playmate. How does that feel?
A: It feels terrific. I'm on top of the world.
Photography by Richard Fegley