‘Ghostbusters’ Actress and Former Playboy Model Kymberly Herrin Dead at 65

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Kymberly Herrin, a former actress and Playboy model, has died. She was 65.

On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara News-Press published an obituary for Herrin that prominent she “passed away peacefully” Oct. 28 in Santa Barbara, Calif., where she was a lifelong occupant.

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Herrin’s cause of death is unknown, and her niece Theresa Ramirez confirmed Herrin’s death in an Oct. 28 Facebook post, in which she shared a photograph of Herrin posing with her two late sisters on a beach, according to Newsweek. “They are all together now,” Ramirez wrote in a caption alongside the photograph. “Aunt Kymberly Herrin. I love you.”

According to the obituary, Herrin graduated from Santa Barbara Secondary School in 1975 and proceeded to present on the front of “north of twelve magazines, both local and international,” in her modeling career. This included the March 1981 issue of Playboy, where she was named “Playmate of the Month,” according to Entertainment Week by week.

The power source also noticed that Herrin demonstrated in a progression of wellness and swimwear advertisements for FIT magazine during her modeling career.


Herrin appeared in 1984’s Ghostbusters during her acting career, which began in the early ’80s.

Her other film roles included 1984’s Romancing the Stone, 1989’s Road House and 1987’s Beverly Slopes Cop II, in which she appeared onscreen as a Playboy Playmate, according to EW.

Dan Aykroyd, who worked with Herrin on Ghostbusters, momentarily recalled acting with the actress in a November 2021 interview with Polygon. During the interview, Aykroyd, 70, depicted a scene in which his character Ray shares an intimate second with a phantom portrayed by Herrin. “Indeed, I recollect the woman who played that,” Aykroyd said at the time.

“Her name was Kym Herrin, and she was a Playboy Playmate. She played the apparition. Like, I wish they’d let that scene go somewhat longer.”

However no cause of death for Herrin has been announced, her obituary in the News-Press asks that grievers donate money to the American Cancer Society in Herrin’s memory “to further the research of the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.”

She is made due by her mother Billie Dodson, her brother Mark Herrin and several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.