Karen McDougal is an American model and actress. She is known for her appearances in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month for December 1997 and Playmate of the Year of 1998, and for her alleged 9-month-long affair with Donald Trump before he became president. In 2001, the readers of Playboy voted McDougal the runner-up of “The sexiest Playmate of the 1990s”. McDougal taught pre-kindergarten before winning a swimwear competition that launched her career as a glamour, promotional, and swimsuit model.  She is a fitness enthusiast, since having, in her childhood, engaged in ballet study and high school sports. Since her Playmate days, she has maintained a largely private social life. From 2006 to 2007, The revelation of an affair with Donald Trump and its subsequent coverup have put her into national headlines before and after the 2016 United States presidential election.

Birth Name

Karen McDougal




Actress, Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Karen McDougal was born on the 23rd of March 1971, in Gary, Indiana, United States.


She’s currently 52 years old.

Sun Sign







Karen did her schooling at River Valley High School in Michigan, United States. She enrolled at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, majoring in Elementary Education.

Family Details

  • Father – Frank Greene (step-father)
  • Mother – Carol McDougal
  • Siblings – Bob (Older Brother), Dave (Older Brother), Jeff (Older Brother), and Tina McBain (Younger Sister)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Karen McDougal has dated –


  • Donald Trump – In 2006, there were rumors surfaced about an affair with US President, Donald Trump back. Later, from 2006 to 2007, she clarified that she was in a romantic relationship with Trump for ten months. She further hinted at an intimate relationship with Trump many times in an interview on TV. However, all these alleged claims were denied by Whitehouse.
  • Bruce Willis – Karen was seen with the actor Bruce Willis and that relationship was true or not cannot be confirmed afterward.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m


  • In Kilograms – 60 kg
  • In Pounds – 132 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-36
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34C

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Ash Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Karen became known as a Playboy playmate recognition for her centerfold (1997). She was also the first woman to be featured on the cover of Men’s Fitness magazine. She was voted the number 2 sexiest Playmate of the 1990s by Playboy subscribers. In 1998, This stunning swimsuit model won the title as The Playmate of the Year for her appearances in Playboy magazine.

Film Debut

In 2000, McDougal had her first film onscreen role in the movie, Charlie’s Angles as Roger Corwin’s girlfriend (supporting role).

Television Debut

In 2002, Karen landed her first role in television by appearing as contestant in the reality TV series, Wild On!.

Brand Endorsements

McDougal has appeared in many TV commercials for XFL, the American football league, on NBC and UPN.

Karen McDougal Net worth

Karen McDougal has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Karen McDougal

  • McDougal was born in Merrillville, Indiana, US. Her mother, Carol McDougal raised her with three siblings.
  • At an early age as a child, she studied ballet and tap dance and dreamed of becoming Ballerina. During her school days, she was a cheerleader, color guard, volleyball, and softball player.
  • Before her career as a model took off, she used to teach at pre-kindergarten children in a Detroit suburb.
  • In 1997, Karen won a local Venus Swimwear swimsuit competition in Michigan which caught the eye of Playboy photographer David Mecey.
  • She appeared in Playboy magazine and became Playmate of the Month for December 1997 and Playmate of the Year in 1998.
  • In 1999, McDougal became the first woman to grace the cover of Men’s Fitness magazine and went on to appear in many fitness magazines like Muscle and Fitness, Physical, and  Iron Man.
  • Besides modeling, she has appeared in TV commercforls of the XFL Football League and has cameo roles in films like Charlie’s Angels, Joe Dirt, Grind, and The Girl Next Door.
  • In 2010, Karen ventured into business and co-founded Pharmore Alternatives, which is a health and wellness supplements company.
  • In January 2011, she attended AVN Adult Entertainment Expo to promote its products.
  • In 2018, McDougal announced that she was a supporter of the Republican Party.


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