We may see actresses on the big screen, some even receiving awards for their great performance. But did you know some of Hollywood's biggest names posed for the American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine Playboy? Yes, some of them even posed nude in front of the lenses and the flashes. Here are the hottest actresses to ever grace the cover of Playboy. Let us know how hot this list is through the comment section below!
Katarina Witt is a retired German figure skater who won Olympic gold medals for East Germany at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. She was also a four-time World Champion and two-time World silver medalist. After retiring from skating, Witt began her career in film and television. She even posed for the December 1998 Playboy magazine issue which eventually became the second ever sold-out issue of the magazine. Witt said that she intended to "change people's perceptions" of the "cute, pretty, ice princess image" of figure skaters.
Jayne Mansfield was one of the early Playboy Playmates, and a major sex symbol in Hollywood during the 1950s and early 1960s who was also known as the "Working Man's Monroe". She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in February 1955, then posed for the Playboy calendar shortly afterward. One of Hollywood's original blonde bombshells, Mansfield was also a nightclub entertainer and a singer aside from being an actress in film, theater, and TV. Some of her films include The Girl Can't Help It, The Wayward Bus, and Too Hot to Handle.
Cindy Crawford was one of the most famous supermodels during the 1980s and the 1990s and was a presence in fashion campaigns, on magazine covers, and on runways. She has walked the runways of some of the biggest fashion names in the world such as Dolce & Gabbana, Hermes, Versace, and Ralph Lauren. Crawford was featured on the cover of different magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Allure, and has posed nude for Playboy magazine in 1988 and 1998.
Leeann Tweeden is an American model, radio broadcaster, and sports commentator. She hosted a number of segments of the Fox Sports Network show Bluetorch TV, and was a correspondent for the network's The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Tweeden also became the third hostess of NBC's Poker After Dark. In 2017, she become a part of the Los Angeles morning radio show McIntyre in the Morning on KABC, 790 AM as a news anchor. The model also had an appearance on the cover of Playboy magazine twice (1996 & 2011), and on the cover of the final printed US issue of FHM magazine.
Charisma Carpenter is an American actress who is best known for her portrayal of the role Cordelia Chase in the world-renowned supernatural drama television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She also starred on the 2004 fantasy drama series Charmed as Kyra and a number of other roles both for television and film. Carpenter was placed 31 out of 99 Most Desirable Women of 2002 on AskMen.com. She has also appeared on the cover and in a ten-page nude layout of the June 2004 Playboy magazine.
Drew Barrymore, born in 1975, is an American filmmaker, actress, author, entrepreneur, and model. A part of the Barrymore family of actors, she was fist lauded as a child star for her role as Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Barrymore portrayed numerous roles and in 1995, she and Nancy Juvonen built Flower Films production company. When she was 19, she appeared nude for the January 1995 issue of the American men's magazine, Playboy. In 2004, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo, also known as Tia Carrere, is a Hawaii-based American actress and singer who was widely known as a regular on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. She also portrayed several roles in the span of her career, including Cassandra Won in Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2, Nani Pelekai in Lilo & Stitch, Cha Cha in Curb Your Enthusiasm, among others. In 2003, Carrere posed nude for Playboy magazine's January issue.
Jo Raquel Tejada, also known as Raquel Welch, is an American singer and actress who became known for her appearance in the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage. Her film stills from One Million Years B.C. in a doe-skin bikini became a hit poster, turning Welch into a global sex symbol. Welch appeared on the December 1979 issue of Playboy magazine but never shot in full nudity. Hugh Hefner, the Playboy magazine founder, later said "Raquel Welch, one of the last of the classic sex symbols, came from the era when you could be considered the sexiest woman in the world without taking your clothes off. She declined to do complete nudity, and I yielded gracefully. The pictures prove her point."
Tricia Helfer is a former model, actress, and voice actress famous for portraying the role of the Cylon model Number Six in the 2004 Battlestar Galactica, and Charlotte Richards on the FOX series Lucifer. She walked for some of the fashion industry's household names such as Christian Dior, Givenchy, and Dolce & Gabbana. She was also the cover model of Playboy magazine's February 2007 issue. After retiring from her modeling career, Hefter appeared on a few TV series and films and played a handful of video game roles, most notably as the voice of Sarah Kerrigan in the StarCraft video game series.
Denise Richards is an American actress, TV personality, and a former fashion model. She was known for her roles as Carmen Ibanez in Starship Troopers, Kelly Van Ryan in Wild Things, and Christmas Jones in The World is Not Enough. As a model, Richards became the cover girl for a number of magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and GQ. She also posed naked for Playboy magazine's December 2004 issue and semi-nude for the July 2006 issue of Jane Magazine.
Jenny McCarthy is an American actress, author, model, TV host, screenwriter, and activist. Her career started when Playboy magazine offered her $20,000 to pose naked its October 1993 issue, which she accepted and became the Playmate of the Month. McCarthy eventually went on to become Playboy's 1993 Playmate of the Year. She then got to be a part of the MTV game show Singled Out as a co-host and then starred in films such as BASEketball, Diamonds, Santa Baby, and Scream 3.
Jessica Hahn is an American actress model who received public attention after she accused televangelist Jim Bakker of rape. After the Bakker scandal being revealed to the masses, Hahn posed for the American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine Playboy, revealing the entirety of her body. She was also a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show throughout the late 80s up to the 00s.
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