While Hugh Hefner had seen his reputation somewhat tarnished by Playmate Holly Madison‘s tell-all about life in the Playboy Mansion, Down the Rabbit Hole, and the subsequent sale of the Playboy Mansion, his life was about far more than what people tuning into The Girls Next Door or readers of Madison’s book might suspected. For one thing, in a 2011 interview with The Hollywood Reporter Scott Flanders, CEO of Playboy, admitted there was no succession plan for leadership of the company. Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois, picking up the nickname “Hef” while in high school.
As the news hit the world that Playboy founder Hugh Hefner had passed away , people began reminiscing on the 91-year-old’s many magazine covers. Originally pinned as a magazine for men, Playboy magazine kickstarted in 1953 with a photo of Marilyn Monroe on the makeshift cover. Over the years, Hefner featured his beloved Playmates along with some of the world’s top celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Charlize Theron and Madonna. Top models have also graced the cover (think British names Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss) as well as Marge Simpson and President Donald Trump . Yes, the actual President of the United States was once a Playboy cover model. Nude or fully clothed, here are the most iconic covers in the magazine’s 64 year history. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Iconic Playboy models re-enact famous covers – decades after first shooting them Gwyneth Paltrow poses semi-nude in mud for Goop’s first magazine cover The ultimate power couple magazine covers
Over the years, Playboy has featured some of the world’s most iconic beauties. As a reminder that beauty is truly ageless, the magazine invited seven former Playmates to recreate their famous cover looks.
Carl’s Jr. unveils a new ad strategy pushes that guy (Carl Jr.) out of the office and does away with all those hot girls eating burgers in their bikinis.
Newly single Scarlett Johansson says she doesn’t think it’s “natural” for people to have just one romantic partner at a time. The Hollywood stunner, who recently split from her husband of two years, Romain Dauriac, sat down with Playboy magazine to discuss her views on love — revealing what she truly thinks of monogamous relationships. Although married twice, this isn’t the first time Johansson has expressed her skepticism towards monogamy.
When Miley Cyrus posed for Annie Leibovitz in 2008, her fans went nuts. The provocative spread for Vanity Fair, which featured Cyrus semi-nude wrapped in a sheet, effectively squashed the Disney image the star had built up. Millions began to see her in a different light.
In October 2015, Playboy announced that it will no longer publish full nudes —and today on Twitter, Playboy announced that Pamela Anderson will be the last full nude in the January/February 2016 issue, photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth, well known for her work in high-fashion erotica. This will be Anderson’s 14th time on the cover of the magazine, from her first cover in October 1989 half-dressed in a schoolboy blazer to the iconic June 1998 cover featuring the four babes of Baywatch. Anderson admitted herself that Hugh Hefner’s ideal of the “girl next door” posing nude is outdated.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford, shot by legendary fashion photographer Herb Ritts, on the July 1988 cover of Playboy. For 62 years, the men’s lifestyle publication well known for its nude centerfolds, has played with the trope, “I read Playboy for the articles.” It has published authors like Arthur C. Clarke, Chuck Palahniuk, Haruki Murakami, Ian Fleming, and yes, feminist Margaret Atwood. It was where Jimmy Carter admitted to cheating on his wife, Metallica admitted to being dysfunctional, and John Lennon granted his last interview — which was published when he was murdered. As reported by The New York Times, in 2013, Playboy made its website “suitable for work” (SFW) in order to draw attention to its quality content and to separate itself from other men’s magazines like Penthouse.