Muriel Rousseau
Bio: Penthouse Pet of the Month April 1982
The breeze is nice, agrees French-born Pet of the Month Muriel Rousseau, but the winds of change blow best in the great cities of the world. For an earthy young beauty with soaring ambitions and a scenic 38-23-35 figure, Paris — her home — is heaven. For one thing, there are so many cultural advantages…

Take one very recent, very typical day: in three short hours, while sipping wine at her favorite sidewalk café, our tempting tourist attraction was propositioned in nine different languages. Still, she’s ready to make a big change: specifically, a move to New York city. A good move, since our Pet Parisienne finds Frenchmen stiff and superficial. Though Americans may be obsessed with work by day, Muriel feels that at night, by contrast, they have much more joie de vivre. Also, New York is the home of Broadway, her ultimate destination. Like Leslie Caron, her idol, she wants to someday be a major musical star.

At twenty-two, Muriel is more into savoring than settling down. “I learn something from every man,” she discloses. “Some are good for my head, some for my heart, and some, I guess, are just special for my body.”

Appearing in Penthouse will hopefully give her show-biz career a hefty boost, although she knows that things may be a little rocky in the beginning. Even so, says she, the pleasures of life are always at hand…

Muriel’s favorite fantasy? To pose nude in the Louvre and give those cold and remote marble statues a little warm-blooded competition. That would shock the French, though she thinks that most Americans would love it.

Though Muriel has done a great deal of non-nude modeling for magazines and appeared in a television jeans ad, posing in the buff seems way more natural to her. “This way I hide nothing. People see me as I am. They can take me or leave me!”

Hard to imagine leaving Muriel, though one man did. “He told me I was too hot to handle,” she laughs. “And I told him I was just warming up!” Speaking for ourselves, Muriel, fighting fire with fire is what we do best.