21 Celebrities Who Bared Their Bodies For Playboy
It’s the end of an era.
Earlier this year, Playboy announced that it would stop publishing nude photographs of women — and no, that’s not a typo.
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The New York Times is reporting that, due to stiff competition from the Internet and poor sales, the iconic American magazine has lost its shock value over the years, resulting in Hugh Hefner and top editor Cory Jones taking the publication in a different direction.
In an appropriately fitting bon voyage, Playboy has revealed veteran Pamela Anderson will be featured on the cover of the January/February 2016 issue, along with a 12-page pictorial shot by Ellen Von Unwerth.
"To close out this era in the magazine’s history, it only made sense to put the most famous Playmate in Playboy history on the cover: Pamela Anderson," wrote the Playboy staff. "Not only will Anderson appear on her record 14th Playboy cover, she also took part in her 15th pictorial for the publication. It will be the final photo spread to feature nudity within the pages of this publication."
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While fans patiently anticipate the double issue, which hits newsstands on December 11th, we’re taking a look back at 21 other big-name celebs who have also graced the cover of Playboy:
The 35-year-old reality TV star posed for the December 2007 issue.
The 48-year-old singer and "Wayne's World" star posed for the January 2003 issue.
The 44-year-old model posed for the May 2001 and November 2004 issues.
La Toya Jackson
The 59-year-old singer posed for the March 1989 and November 1991 issues.
The 40-year-old actress posed for the January 1995 issue.
The 29-year-old actress posed for the January/February 2012 issue.
The 45-year-old supermodel posed in the December 1999 issue.
The 45-year-old actress posed for the June 2004 issue.
The 75-year-old actress posed in the December 1979 issue.
The 62-year-old actress posed for the February 1983 issue.
The 47-year-old supermodel posed in the March 1991 and February 1993 issues.
The 43-year-old model and actress posed in the April 2003 and January 2009 issues.
The 43-year-old model and actress posed for the June 1994, July 1996, December 1996, September 1997, January 2005 and July 2012 issues.
The 44-year-old actress posed for the March 1994 and December 2003 issues.
The 51-year-old model posed in the May 1994 issue.
Dita Von Teese
The 43-year-old burlesque performer posed for the December 2002 issue.
The 57-year-old actress posed in the July 1990 and December 1992 issues.
The 49-year-old supermodel posed in the July 1988, May 1996 and October 1998 issues.
The 57-year-old pop star posed nude before becoming famous. Playboy published the images in its September 1985 issue, and featured Madonna on the cover.
The 36-year-old model posed in the September 2010 issue.
The 46-year-old model posed in the April 2004 issue.