Sila Sahin has been branded a "whore" and a "western slut" after appearing
topless on the cover of the German edition of the men's magazine.
And Islamic fanatics have posted threatening internet messages.
Sila, raised in Germany by conservative Turkish parents, says she fears being
"spat at" and "shamed".
Her parents are said to have reacted with "horror" at the 12-page coverage,
and her mother has apparently cut off all contact.
Sila, 25 - star of German soap Good Times, Bad Times - claimed the shoot was a
reaction to the "slavery" of her youth.
She added: "What I want to say with these photos is, 'Girls, we don't have to
live according to the rules imposed upon us'.
"For years I subordinated myself to various societal constraints. The Playboy
photo shoot was a total act of liberation."
But Islamic internet sites are being monitored by the BND - the German
intelligence agency - after threats were posted about her "shaming Muslim
womanhood" and "prostituting herself for money".
One poster on the Jihad Watch website wrote: "She needs to be very careful..."
Another simply said: "She must pay."
A kebab shop owner, asked on German TV what he would do if Sila were his
daughter, replied: "I would kill her. I really mean that. That doesn't fit
with my culture."
The Islamic Community of Germany has called for a boycott of Sila.
About three million Muslim immigrants live in Germany, which has seen numerous
honour killings in recent years by fanatical husbands, fathers and brothers.
In 2009, an asylum seeker was sentenced to life after killing his "too
independent" German wife.
One police intelligence officer said of Sila: "I think what she did was either
very brave, or very stupid.She will be double-locking her door at night for
a long time to come."
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