Brenda Stone (November 19, 1954 in Memphis, Tennessee – November 21, 1996 in Memphis) was an American model and actress. Under the name Gail Stanton, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its June 1978 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by David Chan. She was originally photographed for a layout in the April 1977 issue entitled "Girls of the New South".
Stanton died two days after her 42nd birthday, on November 21, 1996 of complications from a blockage to her colon.
Stanton was the daughter of a Southern Baptist church deacon. Prior to her layout in Playboy, she changed her name to Gail Stanton so that she would not embarrass her father. A former high school cheerleader and homecoming queen, Stanton began her modeling career when she posed nude for Playboy Magazine’s April 1977 pictorial, The Girls of the New South. After her Playmate of the Month appearance, Stanton did promotional spots for Anheuser-Busch, serving as Miss Michelob in the 1980s, and she performed public relations work for the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1984, she landed a role in the film Making The Grade. Stanton was involved doing work for charity and preventing cruelty to animals when she reached middle age. Aside from her appearance in Playboy, Stanton was also once involved with the King of Rock and Roll and fellow Memphian, Elvis Presley. Sadly, Stanton died from a blockage of the colon, two days after her 42nd birthday in 1996.