Fast forward to today and the empire has expanded to encompass much of the world, publishing in just about every medium. Some of the Playmates have been famous simply for their physical beauty, others for their career and still others for their shenanigans in the media. Better known as a bustier version of Marilyn Monroe, February Playmate Jayne Mansfield was also considered a sex symbol in the 50s and 60s. With a self-deprecating wit, she knew that she was popular due to her ample chest assets and made sure that she was the center of attention because of them. Enjoying a film, TV and music career, her life was cut short at the age of 34 after a car crash. Coincidentally, every semi-tractor and trailer is required to have an underride guard, named the Mansfield guard, due to the fact that she was partially decapitated in the car accident. Her death, arguably, brought this Playmate more fame than her spread did as her life has been the story of at least two movies in the early 80s. Stratten has the dubious honor of being one of the youngest Playmates to have died — a case of the good die young? As one of the only Playmates to have a legitimate entertainment career after her Playmate appearance in April , Kelly Monaco has created a viable career out of her acting chops.
10. Shanna Moakler
To an outsider watching The Girls Next Door , life inside the Playboy Mansion seemed like a silicone-enhanced sorority or perhaps a silicone-enhanced Sister Wives. But to nobody's surprise, Mansion living had a seamy underbelly. Some of it wasn't pretty, but in our interview, Madison focused on the blonde and bouncy aspects and shared some outrageous beauty moments. Hair seems to be a big deal at the Mansion. How far did that go? All of the other girls wore extensions. But when a new girl auditioning for Playmate showed up with waist-length hair, I decided I would cut mine.
9. Jayne Mansfield
The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year. Bettie Page April 22, — December 11, was an American model who became famous in the s for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She has often been called the "Queen of pinups". Her look, including her jet black hair and trademark bangs , has influenced many artists. She was also one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine. One of the leading blonde sex symbols of the s, Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, hourglass figure and cleavage -revealing costumes. Mansfield had been a Playboy Playmate of the Month and appeared in the magazine several additional times.
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died Wednesday at the age of In the early days of Playboy, the magazine was must-buy material for anyone seeking titillation and female nudity. By the '60s, what had started as a men's magazine had transformed into a burgeoning lifestyle brand with nightclubs, and its own homegrown celebrities. And later, for Hefner, it also included a rotating roster of gorgeous girlfriends. Its website stopped publishing nude photos in August , and its print edition followed suit until early when Hefner's son, Cooper, said " removing it entirely was a mistake. She later changed her name to Barbi Benton at the behest of Hefner and became a major face of Playboy. Here, Victoria Silvstedt celebrates her cover and title. Silvstedt was featured in a page pictorial. Why not create yourself?