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Next The Hottest Celebrities Who’ve Posed For Playboy

Issue: January/February 2012

America had mixed emotions when the news broke that Lindsay would be posing for Playboy. Her reckless lifestyle, they said, was ruining her looks, and the pictorial could be a train wreck. Well, that just wasn’t the case, and Lindsay’s tribute to Marilyn Monroe was perfectly sexy.

 

Issue: January/February 2012

America had mixed emotions when the news broke that Lindsay would be posing for Playboy. Her reckless lifestyle, they said, was ruining her looks, and the pictorial could be a train wreck. Well, that just wasn’t the case, and Lindsay’s tribute to Marilyn Monroe was perfectly sexy.

 

Issue: May 1985, April 1988

You have to hand it to Prince—dude knows beauty when he sees it. He discovered  Denise Matthews, gave her a cool stage name, and put her in a group called Vanity 6 (they had a hit with the song “Nasty Girl”). It all eventually landed Vanity, as she was called by The Purple One, a couple spreads in Playboy.

Years later, another Prince protege, Carmen Electra, would prove even more successful.

 

Issue: June 2011

In the real world, Mick Jagger would probably punch your lights out for wanting to see his daughter naked. Thanks to Playboy, you can do this without the confrontation. As a bonus, you can see her mom Jerry Hall’s own spread from 1985.

 

Issue: December 1995, July 1997

Farrah was an icon of the ’70s thanks to a poster that sold 12 million units and the alpha-babe role on Charlie’s Angels, but she resisted requests for nudity all her career—until, at age 48, she decided to get naked for Playboy. (She had appeared on the cover 17 years earlier, but was not nude in the interior pages.)

 

Issue: August 2005

In the 21st century, celebrity can be a tricky thing to define, especially in light of reality TV and lad-mag-inspired model fanaticism. So, Diora Baird, a woman famous for being stunningly beautiful and enthusiastically naked.

She got the cover of Playboy seven years ago and turned in one of the best pictorials of the era, all based on the faith that she was going to be a huge star. She’s not a huge star by any objective measure, but she’s a huge star to us.

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