A digital recreation of an article published in Eve Magazine No2 from 1962
We know that you’ll excuse a certain jubilant elation on our part as we point with pride at the standards that we have set for the cover page and centrefold of this the first issue of Eve. Oh weary traveller down the byways of the world, rest thy orbs on the fairest flower of them all. Yea, a bouquet of all the winsome wonders of womanhood, a delectable morsel to titillate the appetite of any who dare call himself man, twenty-two year old Marlena Loren.
Marlena, who recently won the honour of being chosen "Miss California" in the I”Miss World" competition, was born in Sweden. Her speech, though mellifluous, has a trace of delicate sail and pepper Swedish, adding a certain charm.
Marlena studied drama at the University of Washington and hopes one day to put the training to good advantage before the motion picture cameras. Right now she is looking forward to an upcoming series on ABC Television. We hope that she gets an opportunity to do both we can’t get enough of her.
Marlena has a natural ebullience that is more characteristic of her chosen land than of her native Sweden. Watching her crowning glory cascade merrily as she gyrates her 42-25-37 figure through a’ zesty cha-cha-cha is enough to turn Big Ben into a sun dial. Marlena’s face is, in some ways, similar to the striking beauty worn so well by Kim Novak. Perhaps the blonde hair helps to create the illusion, but somehow we find a difference in the warmth and depth that is generated by her.
Don’t get us wrong. We admire Kim Novak; admire and then some. We do feel, however, that the balmy California breezes have added a touch of a glow to our little Swedish pastry that makes her nigh on perfect. Her voice trained since childhood, sings Cole Porter the way he would like it. As if this wasn’t enough, she’s also a graduate nurse and truly loves to minister to all those who are ill or who need help. All those who are ill or who need help form a line of regiments … We saw her first.