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Monday, November 19, 2012

Non-centrefold Venus of the Month 12: Rhiana Post, August 1976

Another seventies lovely for August in the petite shape of 5'2" Rhiana Post who appeared in Penthouse's August 1976 issue in the US and the September issue, Volume 11 no 6, in the UK.

Her pictorial was shot by Jeff Dunas and is unusual in that it contains, as we shall see, a lot of similar pictures in pairs or threes of certain pose/costume combinations.

For a non-Pet  of the Month pictorial it also contained a lot more pictures than the usual supporting features; with no less than twenty pictures of Miss Post.  Quite a few of these were rather small on the page, however. 

We get three of her in this red top and the bottom (!) one features a, still unusual for the time, faux masturbation shot.  A rear end approach like this was even more unusual at this point.

There are also three of Rhiana in this blue top including this very bold separated labia shot.

It's very difficult to find a Penthouse pictorial from this period without out of focus red flowers in the foreground and Rhiana's is no different.

Rhiana is never fully naked in her pictorial but we get to see enough of her to appreciate her 36-24-36 figure.  Her bust is particularly lovely!

This red top is a one-off; we don't get another of her in this outfit.  Another red flower, though!

Here we have a striking pair of pictures, where, sitting spread-legged on the steps,  Rhiana hikes up her skirt to reveal her pussy.


A lovely tactile shot of Rhiana's pliant-looking breasts.

Here she is in another very explicit, for the time, masturbation shot.  The revealingly draped clothing and stockings make her look nicely abandoned.

More peek-a-boo!

The final three pictures are all about her lovely cunt.  Her eight labia-revealing pictures were a record for any Penthouse pictorial to this point.  In fact the August 1976 issue of Penthouse had more blatantly displayed pussy than any other so far, with Pet of the Month Vicki Lynn Johnson, and other model Colleen Carney spreading their legs and showing their bits an unprecedented amount.

Neither of the other girls match the gorgeously hairy and fleshy show by Rhiana, however.

Shortly before her Penthouse pictorial appeared Rhiana had appeared in Club International in the UK in the May 1976 issue under the name of Henri, which, it was explained was short for Henrietta.  In fact Henrietta, not Rhiana, was her real name.

Photographed by Fred Enke it is quite possible, given how long Penthouse sat on pictorials, that these were shot after her Penthouse set.

Henrietta Post was born in the USA in 1953 but at an early age her family moved to Puerto Rico which was where she grew up.  She left the island in the mid-seventies for the mainland.  When she returned with her Penthouse pictorial her boyfriend was so excited by it that they ended up having sex all day, understandably!

It's a very nice pictorial and Henrietta looks very cute in all of her pictures, especially in her red over the knee socks.  We think they're socks anyway.  Thin socks or thick stockings the effect is the same!

She manages to look enticing without overdoing the sultry: her lovely eyes help the cute but naughty feel of the pictures.

Club International hadn't being doing visible labia shots for very long at this point but Henrietta flashes her prominent bits in quite a few of her photos.

It's always nice to see these models smile once in a while and this is a very nice picture!  It's also the only picture we could find of her totally naked.

Henrietta didn't seem to do much modelling after Penthouse; these are the only two pictorials of her we are aware of, sadly, although we did find these black and white shots of her looking really sweet.

Her next appearance would be on the big screen when she got the call up, with around a dozen other Penthouse girls, to fly to Rome to film the notorious extra scenes for Bob Guccione's Caligula (1979).

She took part in the Imperial bordello scene which was shot by Guccione, without the knowledge of the film's director, Tinto Brass, in Dear Studios, Rome in early January 1977.  Henrietta is top left helping out Signe Berger work on an eighteen year old Anglo-Italian extra, who provided most of the stunt cock shots for this scene.

Signe (Pet of the Month for April 1975) is shown in the uncut version of the film fellating the extra (left above) whilst Henrietta (right above) helps out with some hand work.  Two versions of the two girl fellatio scene were shot.  The one which appeared in the final film involved Anneka Di Lorenzo and Valerie Rae Clarke (Pet of the Month for May 1977) but the same scene was also shot with Signe Berger and Henrietta.  Only the beginning of this version is visible in the final uncut film, as seen above.  What was cut and never seen was Henrietta following Anneka's example and having the actor ejaculate into her mouth.  Only a small piece of film, which is visible in the Making of Caligula documentary, shows Henrietta engaged in some oral action with Signe (below).

Henrietta never did any other magazine pictorials or made any more films after Caligula.  Let's hope she had a better life than some of her fellow Caligula Pets.


  1. What a wonderful set of images of Rhiana Post, a really beautiful woman, proud to display her blooming flower petals. Admiral Hornblower

  2. Another "Incontestable proof," as the priest says in _La Nuit de Varennes_, "of the existence of God."

  3. Yes, let us hope that she did have a better life than some of the other Penthouse 'Pets'.

  4. Excellent job again my friend! I have two propositions for you...
    1. Do you know Tania Busselier? I think that she had made some photos for mainstream magazines. If you are able to find them, why not?
    2. As a consecution of your post about "bushy and shaved Venuses", I suggest you to make an oblation to the most bushy (known and unknown) Venuses of the past.
    Best wishes!

  5. I don't know Miss Busselier - I will have to do some research. As for some more bushy Venuses - good idea!

  6. Tania Busselier was co-star with Brigitte Maier in Braun's "Sensations" and also she had a part in a Jess Franco's movie and also in a movie of Jean Rollin (a hardcore film actually). I think for many reasons that her case is interesting... As about the bushy Venuses... Ι bet that it will get ahead Linda Lusardi..! Best wishes!

  7. Are you sure it is Henrietta in the scene with Signe Berger? I have watched that scene numerous times and it looks to me like a woman with much smaller breasts, possibly Juliet Morris. I do think that in the "night in a Roman jail" scene that Henrietta is the large-breasted woman being groped by some of the other prisoners. Please let me know what you think. Thanks, and thanks for all of your work on this.

  8. I've seen many beautiful and sexy women on your excellent blog by now, but Rhiana (or Henrietta) must surely be one of the most extraordinary, right up there with Dawn Shaw, Henriette Allais and Sandy Bernadou. When looking at her pictures and those of many of the other exquisite women featured here, I am once again convinced that women in the 70s really were the most beautiful and attractive ever. I don't really know what's in men's mags these days, but I can't imagine that there are many models around these days with such natural, effortless, innocent beauty as the above mentioned. Thanks very much for making all these wonderful pictures available to us all. Your blog also helps to preserve and document this particular part of our cultural history. Please keep up the good work - it's all most interesting and very well done!

  9. She is the best, most beautiful, attractive and sexy woman - ever!!! Thanks....