Playboy Covers: The Most Iconic of All Time

Arielle

Playboy is not just a historical platform where women can freely express their sexuality, body, and mind, but a literary work of art. Featuring some of the most prominent writers of our time on subjects far less trivial than other magazines tend to cover, Playboy is truly a magazine to celebrate.

Here’s a look back at what founder and Editor-in-Chief Hugh Hefner has accomplished since 1953:

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When Playboy was a mere 50 cents, and all full body shots on the cover were not yet suitable. Look closely at this cover, and in the corner you’ll spot the original Playboy bunny.

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1970: The issue costs a whopping dollar and nipples become suitable for cover shoots.

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1971: Playboy blurs the lines between white and black, making this cover forever iconic.

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1970: Playboy debuts their first ever set of Playmate twins on a cover.

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1985: Madonna graces the cover of Playboy. We’re guessing she styled herself for this cover shoot.

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1994: Red hot Anna Nicole Smith takes the grunge ’80s look and flips it upside down with a whole new kind of woman. Smith appeared on the cover of Playboy three times.

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1995: One more reason to love Drew Barrymore. How adorable is this cover?

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2007: Mariah Carey looks major on this almost modern-day cover of Playboy.

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2008: Playboy‘s international editions are just as juicy. Had to include the retro Lily Cole cover.

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2008: We can’t forget Playboy‘s latest and greatest Girls Next Door. After all Bridgett, Kendra, and Holly won Hugh’s heart and probably all of those who watched at home with a jealous eye.

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2009: Carmen Electra doing what she does best, looking drop-dead sexy this past year.

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2009: The only cool thing Heidi Montag has ever done.

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2009: Playboys latest collectors edition cover has us cracking up. How cute is Marge?

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