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30 Celebrities Who Have Graced the Cover of Playboy

Nov 13 2015 - 8:00pm

Playboy magazine announced this week that after 62 years, they will no longer be publishing naked photos of women [1]. While the magazine will still feature photos of women in provocative poses, the massive change came as a shock to many. The new policy, which will start being implemented next March, was the result of the Internet. "You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free," Playboy CEO Scott Flanders told the New York Times [2]. "It's just passé at this juncture."

While the magazine's dynamic is changing, it's history has spurred many famous faces to strip down to their underwear (or less) [3] and pose for the cover. Keep reading to see which stars have channeled their inner bunnies.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey [4] looked hot on the March 2007 cover. Inside she posed for nonnude photos.

Charlize Theron

Nude photos of Charlize Theron [5] graced the cover of the May 1999 issue, but the rising actress later claimed that she never intended for the photos to be published.

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone [6] posed for the July 1990 issue to help raise publicity for her new movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger [7], Total Recall.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton [8] graced the cover of the March 2005 issue, although she was not too happy about it, because she reportedly never actually posed for the magazine.

Lisa Rinna

While six months pregnant, Lisa Rinna posed for the September 1998 issue of Playboy.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan [9] sat on a strategically shaped bunny chair for her December 2011 cover.

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler got cheeky on the December 2009 issue, although her pictorial inside was not nude.

Shannen Doherty

Beverly Hills, 90210 bad girl Shannen Doherty has posed nude several times for Playboy, in 1993, 1994, and 2003.

Tara Reid

Tara Reid [10] showed off her assets on the cover of a January/February 2010 issue.

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett was playful on the December 1987 cover of Playboy and would later do another pictorial in 1997 at the age of 50.

Kim Kardashian

Mom Kris convinced Kim Kardashian [11] to pose for the December 2007 issue, and the photo shoot was documented on their family's reality show.

Heidi Montag

Heidi Montag [12] literally got dirty in the September 2009 issue.


In 1985, Playboy published nude photos of Madonna [13] that she had taken earlier on in her career.

Anna Faris

The House Bunny star channeled her movie character when she chose to pose for the cover of Playboy in September 2008.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars became the 10th guy and the first Latino man to pose on the cover of Playboy when he appeared on the April 2012 cover.

Vanna White

A 1987 issue of Playboy featured photos of Vanna White before she became a star on Wheel of Fortune.

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks was the cover model for Playboy's April 2015 issue and she did not hold back in her interview [14].

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman [15] appeared on the September cover of Playboy in 1996.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss [16] wore the iconic bunny suit during her feature in Playboy's 60th anniversary issue [17] in January 2014.

Taryn Manning

The Orange Is the New Black star appeared on the April 2011 cover, and inside the issue, she opened up about her career.

Cindy Crawford

For her October 1998 cover, Cindy Crawford [18] only wore a sarong and beach hat.

Dita Von Teese

The Queen of Burlesque has been featured in Playboy three times: in 1999, 2001, and 2002.

Elizabeth Jagger

Mick Jagger's daughter graced the cover of Playboy in June 2011. Her mother, Jerry Hall, previously appeared in the magazine in October 1985.

Steve Martin

Steve Martin [19] was on the January 1980 cover of Playboy.

Dolly Parton

Back in October 1978, Dolly Parton sported some bunny ears for the cover.

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra [20] has graced the cover of Playboy three times, and her initial nude pictorial in 1996 helped raise her public profile.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson's Playboy career has spanned over 22 years from 1989 to 2011.

Denise Richards

Inside the 2004 issue, Denise Richards [21] posed nude, just five months after giving birth.

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy [22] first graced the pages of Playboy in 1993 and has posed for the magazine for a total of seven times.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore [23] posed nude for the January 1995 issue. Her godfather, Steven Spielberg [24], later sent her the shots with clothes photoshopped on for her 20th birthday, along with a note reading, "Cover yourself up."

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