Marianne Gravatte (born December 13, 1959 in Hollywood, California) is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the October 1982 issue, then as the 1983 Playmate of the Year. Her original pictorial was photographed by Richard Fegley.
After being noticed in Playboy magazine by Ratt band member Stephen Pearcy, Gravatte appeared in the video for the band's song Lay It Down. She was also on the cover of the band's second album, Invasion of Your Privacy, which was released in 1985.
She posed for Playboy again for the April 1994 "Playmate Revisited" feature.
Gravatte left modeling and now, with her husband, runs a sports bar. She is the mother of three children.
- Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer ... Brenda - in the episode "Dead Man's Run" (1984) .... Brenda
- Matt Houston - in the episode "The Bikini Murders" (1984)
- A cameo appearance in the music video "Something to Grab For" by Ric Ocasek (1983)
- A cameo appearance in the music video "No Tellin' Lies" by Zebra (1984)
- A cameo appearance in the music video "Lay it Down" by the rock band Ratt (1985)
- Appeared in Jocks Movie Poster (1987) Not in the movie http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/26267/Jocks/overview
- From 1988 to 1990, she worked as a bartender in tight jeans at "Out of Bounds Sports Bar" in Huntington Beach, California. Her then husband, Mark, owned the popular local sports bar with live music, dancing and billiards.