Star Stowe was an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1977 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar. Stowe at one time dated Gene Simmons. She later married and divorced Peter Maligo. Together they had a son, Michael. After falling from the spotlight and moving to Ft. Lauderdale she fell into prostitution, alcoholism, and drug abuse. She was found strangled days before her 41st birthday.