Avis was Playmate of the Month for November 1962. Her pictorial was titled Rara Avis.
Avis was born Oct. 18, 1844, in Chicago. She was 17 at the time her Playmate of the Month pictorial was photographed. She was one of three finalists for Playmate of the Year (June Cochran beat out Avis and Laura Young for the title). She worked as a Bunny at the Chicago Playboy Club and ran a boutique in Chicago.
Avis was one of the editors’ choices for the top 10 Playmates of all time at Playboy’s 10-year celebration.
- Playmate Holiday House Party, December 1961
- Playmate of the Month pictorial, Rara Avis, November 1962
- Playboy’s Playmate Review, January 1963
- Playmate of the Year?, March 1963
- Editor’s Choice, December 1963
- The Bunnies of Chicago, August 1964
- Playmates Revisited 1962, October 1964
- Why We Love The ’60s, January-February 2010
- The Original Playboy Club Bunnies, October 2011
- Book of Lingerie, May-June 1996
- Celebrating Centerfolds Vol. 3, 1999
- Centerfolds of the Century, 2000
- Playmates – The First Fifteen Years, 1983
- Pocket Playmates 6, 1997
- Japanese NSS Playmates 312, 1980
- Japanese edition Mandala Calendar, January 1982
- Japanese NSS Playmates Collection 4, 1983
- Japanese edition pictorial, All the Playmates Go Marching On!, February 1987
- Spanish edition pictorial, The Original Playboy Club Bunnies, October 2011