magazine is a popular men's magazine created and run by Hugh Hefner
. The magazine, along with its articles and interviews, features nude yet tasteful pictures of women. Most of the women featured in the magazine are models, but from time to time Hugh offers enough cash for a celebrity to let her guard down and bare it all. Here is the list of top ten celebrity bunnies:
10. Rachel Hunter
This New Zealand born beauty became a Sports Illustrated
model in the late 1980's. She was reportedly paid close to $2 million to pose in Playboy
in 2004 right after her appearance in Fountains of Wayne's
2003 video "Stacy's Mom" where she was shown in a hot bikini. Rachel's appearance in the music video obviously prompted Hefner to want to share more of her goodies with everyone.
9. Farrah Fawcett
She is known to most as the "Charlie's Angels" chick with great hair and one of the best selling bathing suit posters of all time! For a majority of her career, she resisted posing completely nude but shocked everyone when she turned up in the December 1995 issue of Playboy
. That issue, which sold over 4 million copies, was the best-selling issue of the 1990s. Not bad for a woman in her 40s! Then again at the age of 50, Farrah posed for the July 1997 issue, also a big hit with the readers!
8. Stephanie Seymour
Stephanie may be best known as a supermodel and Axl Rose's
girlfriend in the early 1990s. She was featured in his band Guns and Roses
' music video for "November Rain" as a bride who ends up dying in the "cold, November rain!" She posed nude in Playboy
twice, once in March 1991 and again in February 1993.
7. Denise Richards
Denise is probably best known as a "Bond Girl" or as the girl in the bathing suit with the hard nipples who makes out with another girl in Wild Things
. She was destined to grace the pages of Playboy
. So that is exactly what Denise did in December 2004.
6. Jenny McCarthy
Jenny was Playboy's
1994 Playmate of the Year, which is a huge honor for the nude modeling world! She was a model before she became an actress and activist and is famous now because we all saw her in the buff, so it does turn out to be a positive thing for some people. Go Jenny!
5. Cindy Crawford
Cindy is probably one of the most beautiful women in the world, so when she posed for Playboy
in July 1988, guys rushed to the newsstand to get their copy. She was the first supermodel to pose nude and returned once more in 1998 in a more risqué nude picture. One time was clearly not fulfilling enough for this beauty. Playboy
even ranked her #5 on their list of the "100 Sexiest Stars" of the 20th century.
4. Carmen Electra
Carmen also started her modeling career in the May 1996 issue of Playboy, after she had been involved with singer Prince and a brief singing/dancing career. Her spread gained her a lot of exposure and she was in the magazine three more times after that. She earned two covers, one in December 2000, the other in April 2003.
3. Kim Kardashian
Although Kim is not really a celebrity, she has one of the most talked about asses in Hollywood. So when she decided to pose for Playboy
in December 2007, the world was a buzz. It's not like we all hadn't seen her expose herself in her various sex tapes, but apparently we just couldn't get enough!
2. Pamela Anderson
Pamela and her DDD's have appeared on the cover of Playboy
12 times, which makes her the most popular Playboy model. She was the February 1990 Playmate of the Year and appeared completely nude on the May 2004 cover, which was a first for her. It is reported that Pamela's very first pose for Playboy
was a little more revealing than the magazine normally provides so they were forced to airbrush a certain area. Wink wink.
1. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn was the very first nude model for Hefner. Her and her bits were featured in the first issue of Playboy
in December 1953. Very scandalous for that time, Marilyn had no shame and admitted to the scrutinizing public, that it was indeed her in the pictures. When she first talked to the media about her spread, it was reported that she answered the reporter's question, "What were you wearing?" with a witty, "Chanel No. 5."
Who is your favorite celebrity Playboy bunny? Make a comment!
Story by Erin Demchak
Starpulse contributing writer