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Brooke BurkeSeth Poppel/Yearbook Library
Carmen ElectraSeth Poppel/Yearbook Library
Sharon StoneSeth Poppel/Yearbook Library
What a difference a professional photographer, some glamour lighting, and oodles of post-pubescent confidence made for these ladies, as they grew from girls next door to Hef’s cover-worthy babes. Our friends at Snakkle look back on some of the most surprising celebs turned Playboy centerfolds.
Madonna 1985 Playboy cover girl
In 1985, Jim might have been desperately seeking Susan, but Hef was definitely seeking Madonna. Madge stripped down for Playboy, like a virgin, posing for Hugh for the very first time. Madonna’s cover got plenty of attention and turned lots of heads.
Brooke Burke 2004 Playboy cover girl
Brooke Burke may have been a Valerie Bertinelli look-alike back in the day, but this “Dancing with the Stars” alum and co-host is proof that you can still be a mom and be sexy (even without Jenny Craig). In 2004, she graced the cover of Playboy. Va-va-voom, Brooke!
Carmen Electra 2009 Playboy cover girl
“Baywatch” gal Carmen Electra posed for Playboy in the 90s and gained attention for her sexy figure and seductive eyes. In 2009, she graced the cover of Hugh Hefner’s mag for the special 55th anniversary issue. Just take one look at her picture and it’s obvious why Hef chose her for the coveted role.
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Sharon Stone, 1990 Playboy cover girl
Sharon Stone posed for the Playboy cover in 1990, proving that—despite your “Basic Instinct” —32 is not too old to bare it all. She timed her sexy shoot to coincide with the release of her hit move “Total Recall.”
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