Playboy & Price Is Right; South Idaho Twin Sisters Gain 90s Fame
For many longtime southern Idaho residents, the last name Tenison might ring some bells. Two twin sisters from southwestern Idaho rose to fame in the late eighties and early nineties in the modeling industry, and you might remember them from two of the highest-rated television shows of all time.
Renee and Rosie Tenison grew up in Caldwell, Idaho, which is located 150 miles northwest of Twin Falls, in the late sixties. Both sisters blossomed into beautiful women and went on to pursue modeling jobs. One achieved international fame following a modeling career that culminated in being crowned the 1990 Playboy Playmate of the Year, and the other could be seen alongside game show host Bob Barker on the Price is Right.
Both Renee and Rosie achieved instant success in the industry in their early twenties. They ultimately left Idaho for the bright lights and opportunities that Los Angeles provided. Renee joined Playboy magazine, and Rosie ultimately auditioned for and succeeded in becoming one of 'Barker's Beauties' on the incredibly popular game show. Renee also appeared on the hugely popular series Married With Children, and can be seen alongside other famous models on the episode "Al's Dream Team."
Please, allow me now to date myself. There were three television shows I would watch in high school when I stayed home either sick or faking it. The first was WGN-TV coverage of Cubs baseball games with Harry Caray, the second was MTV, and lastly, the Price is Right. I recall back in the day seeing Rosie as one of the models on the game show, and as far as Renee in Playboy Magazine, I may have turned a page or two.