Kym Malin was a popular model and actress in the 1980s, best known for being Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in May 1982. With her petite blonde looks, Malin quickly became a fan favorite, appearing in movies like Weird Science, Die Hard, and Road House.
Born on July 31, 1962, in Dallas, Texas, Kym’s early life was marked by achievements that hinted at her future stardom. Her prowess as a diver during her grade school years was commendable.
Modeling and Acting Career
But it was her win as “The Most Perfect Body in Texas” in a local beauty pageant that truly set the stage for her entry into the world of glamour.
In May 1982, Kym achieved nationwide recognition as the Playboy Playmate of the Month. This accolade opened doors to Hollywood, where she showcased her acting chops in a variety of roles. Fans of 80s cinema might recall her hilarious portrayal of Lola in the comedy “Joysticks.” But it wasn’t just comedy where Kym shined. She took on diverse roles in mainstream movies like “Mike’s Murder,” “Weird Science” (where she daringly performed her own stunt of being sucked up a chimney and landing in a pool), “Die Hard,” and “Road House.”
Director Andy Sidaris saw something special in Kym, casting her in four of his low-budget action films: “Picasso Trigger,” “Guns,” “Enemy Gold,” and “The Dallas Connection.” Each role further solidified her position as a versatile actress in the industry.
However, the glimmer of Hollywood often fades, and many seek solace in quieter, more grounded lives. Such was the case for Kym. After her stint in the movies, she returned to Texas, attending community college and reconnecting with her roots.
In 2003, Kym made the life-altering decision to quit drinking. Embracing sobriety is no small feat, especially in an industry often riddled with pressures and temptations. Sobriety often brings with it a clarity of mind and a renewed sense of purpose. For Kym, this might have influenced her decision to return to Texas, attend community college, and eventually manage a pediatrician’s office in upstate New York.
Kym’s passions extended beyond acting. A post from her Facebook in 2015 reveals another exciting chapter in her life. After graduating from the ‘Jim Russell British School of Motor Racing,’ Kym took to the race tracks, competing in Formula Four cars alongside fellow graduate Marlene Janssen.
What is Kym Malin Doing Now?
Today, Kym Malin resides in upstate New York and now manages a pediatrician’s office, dedicating her time to ensuring the well-being of children. It’s a testament to her versatility, not just as an actress but as a person.
In 2015, Kym hosted a “MEET & GREET for Kym’s FRIENDS & FANS” at ‘On The BORDER’ Mexican Grill & Cantina in Plano, Texas. This event was a testament to her enduring connection with her fans and her roots. Whether reminiscing about her high school days at Plano Senior High or signing memorabilia from her illustrious career, Kym’s warmth and genuine affection for her fans were evident.