Pilar Lastra is the Playboy Playmate for August 2004. Pilar Lastra does not take her good fortune for granted. Although the actress is excited to discuss her forthcoming movie roles, she first recalls how she’s come such a long way from her home in San Antonio. “My family was so poor that my sisters and I wore boys’ hand-me-downs,” she says. “My mother and father divorced when I was young. My father lives in Spain, along with most of my extended family. We came from nothing, so I’m grateful now when I look at everything I have.” A self-described bookworm in high school who “tried to rebel and be cool,” Pilar couldn’t deceive her mother without feeling guilty. “I’d sneak out of the house at night, but I would leave a note for my mom so she could contact me. I didn’t want her to worry. I never wanted to cause trouble. I never got caught, thank God. I can’t imagine my mom crashing a party or calling and going, ‘Is my daughter there? You guys aren’t drinking, are you?’ ”
While Pilar says she used to be anti-nudity, she changed her mind when Playboy made her an offer. “I figured I should do nudity the right way, not in some cheesy, raunchy film,” she says. Next up? Roles in Hollywood P.I. and opposite Gary Busey in the cage-fighting flick No Rules. “I have a bitch-fighting scene in No Rules,” she says. “In real life I talk trash, but I never bite. I wouldn’t know how. I’d probably start crying.”
Pilar Lastra Bio
Name: Pilar Lastra
Birthplace: Monterey Park, CA
Height: 5′ 5 1/2″
Weight: 110 lbs
Ambitions: To be a successful entertainer and make people feel emotions. To use my success for charity and disease awareness.
Turn-Ons: Body rubs, confidence, a sense of humor. Musical talent is always a plus.
Turnoffs: Bad breath, a man who spends more time looking in the mirror than I do. Liars and cheaters stay away!!
Jobs Before I Started Acting: Bartender, leasing agent. One day I was desperate enough to sell art from my trunk.
Actress I Admire And Why: Demi Moore — I feel she has made some really brave choices in her career.
Favorite Summer Activities: Going to the lake and getting on the jet skis, rollerblading, biking.
Movies I Wish I’d Starred In: Mission: Impossible, Enough, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Pretty Woman.
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