- Format: 35mm slide
- Model: Delia Sheppard
- Photographer: Bob Guccione
- Year: 1987
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About Delia Sheppard
Delia Sheppard was Penthouse Pet of the Month April 1988. She has played leading roles in American B-movies like Sexbomb (1989), Witchcraft II: The Temptress (1990), Mirror Images (1992), Roots of Evil (1992) and Vampire in Vegas (2009). Before her film career, she worked as a dancer at the Lido in Paris, France.
Having been a dancer all her life, Delia has an intimate relationship with and profound respect for her body, though she adds:
"As important as it is to be in touch with your body, a far more enduring facet is being in touch with your inner self..."
About Bob Guccione
In 1965, Bob Guccione, a struggling artist with an entrepreneurial imagination, started a magazine called Penthouse. Due to his lack of resources, Guccione personally photographed most of the models for the magazine's early issues. He spent long hours, and sometimes, several days, to complete a photo shoot. Although he had no professional training, Guccione applied his knowledge of painting to his photography, establishing the diffused, soft focus look that would become one of the trademarks of the magazine's pictorials. These images offered more sexually explicit content than other gentleman's magazines of the era, establishing Penthouse as a well known name amongst its competitors.
Although Bob Guccione's formal training amounts to a one-month stint at the Art Students League, his entire life has revolved around the art world since the age of 5, when his aunt gave him a book of impressionist reproduction. As a young man living in Europe and North Africa, he furthered his artistic pursuits by painting and sketching for over 20 years. His sense of light, form, and movement can be attributed to the past 30 years he has spent behind the camera lens. Finally his lifelong acquisition of old-master, impressionist and post-impressionist works has greatly influenced his use of inert color. Although he is known primarily as a businessman, and owner of GMI and its 17 publications, he states that "my greatest passion has always been art."