Playboy was first released in December 1953 after Hugh Hefner obtained a $1,000 loan from his mother.
The men’s publication has gone on to be one of the most well-known magazines, featuring beautiful women they made famous and celebrities that stripped down for publicity.
Let’s take a look at the celebrities that have posed nude for Playboy!
A few of the stars in our list actually rose to fame after posing nude for Playboy, but many took it all off later in the careers.
Let’s check them out!
Jenny McCarthy first appeared in Playboy in 1994. She graced the cover almost two decades later for the July/August 2012 issue. This was her sixth Playboy cover.
McCarthy said of the experience, “Knowing yourself and your body is so important,” she told the mag. “Because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence. It’s a very male-dominated world to begin with, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman.
Charlize Theron posed for the May issue of Playboy in 1999 when she first made her way into acting.
Reality star Kim Kardashian stripped down for the men’s magazine in 2007, but didn’t show us more than we already saw in her sex tape with Ray J.
Gavin Rossdale’s love child, model Daisy Lowe, posed in the September 2011 Playboy issue.
Charlie Sheen’s former “goddess”, porn star Bree Olsen, used her 15 minutes of fame to strip down for the August 2011 issue of Playboy.
Daryl Hannah stripped down for the men’s publication in 2003, in between playing the role of Elle Driver in the “Kill Bill” movies.
Pamela Anderson has posed for more Playboy covers than any other woman. Anderson’s career with Playboy has lasted over 20 years.
“E.T.” star Drew Barrymore was already doing just fine with her acting career before she decided to strip down in January 1995 for Playboy.
Former Breck Shampoo girl Kim Basinger stripped down in 1983 as she promoted her Bond Girl film role in “Never Say Never Again”. Basinger went on to land an Oscar for “L.A. Confidential”.
Shannen Doherty has always had a reputation as a “bad girl” so it didn’t come as a shock when she stripped down for the magazine in March 1994. She posed a second time in the Dec. 2003 issue with a 10-page pictorial.
Former ‘Danity Kane’ singer Aubrey O’Day, who P Diddy fired from the group in 2008, took it all off for Playboy in March 2009.
Jaime Pressly first was seen as Violet in the movie “Poison Ivy: The New Seduction”. She posed nude for Playboy in 2004 and landed her role as Joy on “My Name is Earl” in 2005.
“Liz & Dick” actress Lindsay Lohan has seen her share of trouble in the past several years. Lohan posed nude for the January/February double issue of Playboy in 2012. Lindsay’s photos were a tribute to Marilyn Monroe.