Dalene Kurtis is an American model. She was Playboy Playmate of the Month for September 2001 and Playmate of the Year for 2002. She grew up in Bakersfield, California. Dalene began her modeling career by entering and winning a Venus Swimwear contest. She then debuted in Playboy magazine as the Miss September 2001 Playboy Playmate after being spotted at the Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageant.