It's public knowledge that Jodie Fisher, the woman whose sexual harassment claims forced HP CEO Mark Hurd's resignation, was in softcore porn. What isn't widely-known is that a 20-year-old Fisher posed for Playboy in 1980. Well, we've got the pic.
Fisher, a sometime saleswoman and actress, found herself at the center of a scandal this week after the revelation that her sexual harassment claims against former Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd—filed while she was a contract employee working as a VIP event organizer—set into motion his eventual departure. Fisher's past as an actress in late-night cable movies like Body of Influence 2 generated a great deal of media interest (because Body of Influence 2 is a great movie, of course).
But Fisher's career as a professional pretty person started long before her 1990s stint as a softcore actress. A tipster with access to Playboy's photographic archives sent us this image from the September 1980 issue of the magazine, featuring the "Girls of the Southwest Conference" special. Fisher, then a student at Southwest Conference member Texas Tech, appears in the "pictorial essay" reclining on a desk, exposing one breast, the way many college students study. Though Fisher's picture isn't accompanied by any edifying text except for her name, the woman in the photo is clearly Fisher, complete with her alma mater's flag hanging on the wall. Here's a side-by-side "now and then" comparison: