Over the history of the most successful men’s magazine ever published, there is a lot to choose from when compiling a list of ten actresses that have posed for Playboy. The legendary Marilyn Monroe was the magazine’s first cover model and stands alone as the ultimate actress ever to appear in its pages. Here in alphabetical order is a list of ten of the most famous actresses—other than Marilyn—to display their flesh for the entire world to see and enjoy.
- Drew Barrymore. Early in her career, the uninhibited former child actress bared all in Playboy. Since then, Drew Barrymore has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses to pose for Playboy.
- Kim Basinger. Back when she was a virtual unknown, Playboy featured this beautiful “Bond girl” both on the cover and in a pictorial as well. Kim Basinger eventually went on to win an Oscar, but at the time the actress appeared in Playboy, she was considered little more than eye candy.
- Joan Collins. She was a cougar long before the word became a popular term for an older woman who likes to chase younger men. Well into her 40s, Joan Collins appeared on the cover of Playboy as well as in a pictorial showing that some women age like fine wine. At the time, her nude layout was controversial, but it opened the doors for many older actresses who have since posed for Playboy.
- Bo Derek. She was the perfect ten in the movie “10” and then proved it with a hot Playboy spread. Her career never really took off after that, but Bo Derek will always be remembered as one of the most beautiful actresses ever to pose for Playboy.
- Farrah Fawcett. This ‘70s icon appeared on the cover of Playboy at the height of her popularity, but didn’t do her first nude spread until many years later at the age of 50.
- Jayne Mansfield. The '50s platinum-blond bombshell did her first Playboy spread as a Playmate of the Month. Jayne followed that up by appearing in several more pictorials making her one of the most popular actresses who have ever posed for Playboy.
- Jane Seymour. After she first appeared as a “Bond girl” in Playboy, men were apparently intrigued by this British beauty and said they wanted to see more, making her one of the more frequently featured actresses who have posed for Playboy.
- Sharon Stone. She has never shied away from appearing nude in film and sizzled in “Basic Instinct” as well as in other movies. As her pictorials clearly show, Sharon Stone is also one of the sexiest actresses ever to pose for Playboy.
- Charlize Theron. One of the most beautiful women ever to walk the planet, Charlize Theron showed off her assets in Playboy before her career really took off. Winning the Best Actress Oscar in 2004, she joined Kim Basinger as Academy Award winning actresses who have posed for Playboy.
- Vanessa Williams. Miss America 1984, the gorgeous Vanessa Williams appeared nude in Playboy and her crown was subsequently taken away. She rebounded pretty well, though, becoming a top-selling recording artist as well as a successful actress, earning her a spot on the list of ten actresses who have posed for Playboy.
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