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Hugh Hefner (born 09.04.26) Hugh Hefner is an American magazine publisher and the chief creative officer for Playboy Magazine.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Hugh Hefner has a net worth of 43 million USD.
Childhood: Hugh Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois to teachers Grace Caroline and Glenn Lucius Hefner. Hefner studied at Sayre Elementary School before moving on to Steinmetz High School. Between 1944 and 1946, Hefner served as a writer for a military newspaper. Following this, Hefner studied a B.A. in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Career Hefner: began working as a copywriter for 'Esquire' magazine, but left them in 1952 due to payment issues. The following year, he mortgaged his furniture and gathered together investors to help him fund 'Playboy' magazine. The first issue was published in December 1953, and featured images from Marilyn Monroe's 1949 naked photo shoot, which drew in a huge number of readers. The magazine continued, steadily gaining a reputation for the infamously informative interviews and it's determined stance on racial, sexual and gender equality, although this was often overshadowed by the more obvious pornographic aspects of the magazine. While respected throughout the 1960s, the magazine was soon viewed as little more than a porn magazine, leading to it being banned in several countries. In addition to the magazine, Hefner hosted his own variety and talk show, 'Playboy's Penthouse', which first aired on 24th October, 1959. The show ran for two seasons, ending in 1961. The show was followed up by 'Playboy After Dark' which first aired in 1969 and again ran for two seasons. It took on the same variety and talk show format of 'Penthouse', and the combined two shows earned Hefner as star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Personal Life: In 1949, Hefner married university student Mildred Williams, and the couple had two children called Christie and David, before divorcing in 1959. In 1989, he married Kimberley Conrad and they remained together until 2010. Conrad had been 'Playmate of the Year' the year before their marriage, and the couple had two children, Marston and Cooper. On 31st December, 2012, Hefner Crystal Harris, despite their 60-year age difference. In addition to his three wives, Hefner has had several partners. Between 1969 and 1976, Hefner dated Barbi Benton. He then dated Brande Roderick for a year in 2000, before dating Tina Marie Jordan from 2001 to 2002. Hefner then dated Holly Madison from 2003 to 2008.
The magazine published what it said would be its final naked pictorial last year.
Playboy magazine has announced it’s bringing back naked models, one year after declaring the era of nude pictorials had come to an end.
The magazine’s chief creative officer Cooper Hefner, has admitted the decision to stop using naked models was ‘a mistake’ and says the brand is now ‘taking our identity back’.
Continue reading: That Didn't Last Long: Playboy Is Going Back To Featuring Naked Models
After 63 years, Playboy will end its practice of featuring explicit nude photographs in 2016.
Playboy will no longer be publishing nude photos of women. As of next year, as part of the magazine’s redesign, no explicit nude photographs will appear within its pages. Feminists across the World may be celebrating the shift away from such images – the battle still wages with The Sun over its Page Three – but Playboy’s decision does not appear to have been made with quashing sexism in mind.
Hugh Hefner at the Playmate of the Year ceremony at the Playboy Mansion in May 2013.
Continue reading: Playboy Will Stop Publishing Nude Photos As Of 2016
The Playboy founder has hit back following the shocking claims made by his former girlfriend in her new book.
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has hit back at his former girlfriend Holly Madison and the allegations she’s made against the 89 year old in her autobiography, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.
Holly Madison dishes on life at the Playboy mansion in Down the Rabbit Hole.
The book, which hits US newsstands on Tuesday, chronicles Madison’s time at the Playboy mansion, which she now describes as a ‘nightmare’. According to US Weekly in the memoir the 35 year old claims Hefner offered her a Quaalude in 2001, during their first meeting in a club.
The former playmate dated Playboy boss Hugh Hefner for seven years and starred in reality series ‘Girls Next Door'.
Holly Madison, the former girlfriend of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is lifting the lid on her life inside the famous mansion in her tell all memoir Down The Rabbit Hole. In the book the now 35 year old reveals she once contemplated suicide as her life as one of Hefner’s girlfriends became unbearable.
Holly Madison releases her autobiography this June
"Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare," US Weekly reports the book’s promotional material as stating. "After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.”
No playboy cover for Robbie...
Margot Robbie has come a long way from the quiet Australian suburban paradise that is Neighbours – the former Ramsey Street resident recently starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in Martin-Scorcese-directed The Wolf of Wall Street, and is, as you can imagine, in quite some demand.
Margot Robbie is in demand following The Wolf of Wall Street
The confident actress isn’t willing to do anything though. For instance, just because she appeared nude in Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated 3-hour debauchery festival, doesn’t mean she’s stripping off for anyone, as Hugh Hefner found out when she flat-out rejected the chance to do a Playboy spread.
Continue reading: Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie Rejects Playboy Cover Offer
The heiress wore Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry outfits to celebrate the spooky holiday.
It's tough enough settling on one Halloween costume idea for most people, let alone affording multiple outfits for different parties but this is apparently what heiress Paris Hilton has chosen to do, starting with a Miley Cyrus ensemble at Hugh Hefner's legendary Halloween Playboy Mansion party.
Paris Rocked Up In Miley Cyrus' Infamous VMAs Bear Leotard.
Though Paris, 32, is known to relish donning outrageous and revealing costumes each year, it looks like she's outdone herself in 2013 with a reported $5,000 spent on Halloween gear which will also include a custom-made jungle outfit like the one worn by Katy Perry in her 'Roar' music video, according to The Daily Mail.
Continue reading: Paris Hilton Shells Out $5000 To Look Like Other Celebs This Halloween
Hugh and Crystal Hefner celebrated Halloween on Saturday (26th October) by dressing as Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. Paris Hilton also showed up dressed in an outfit inspired by Cyrus' grey teddy.
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke inadvertently created a horror story three months before Halloween. Their performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August has inspired the costumes of Hugh Hefner and his wife Crystal Harris at the Playboy Mansion's Halloween party on Saturday 26th October.
Paris Hilton's costume was inspired by Miley Cyrus' outfit at the MTV VMAs.
Hefner posted two photographs on his Twitter: one a selfie of the couple with Crystal holding a giant foam hand up to the camera; and the other with Crystal bending over in front of her husband. Hefner added the hash tag "twerking". Crystal, despite being a former 'Playmate' and glamour model, dressed more modestly than Cyrus had at the VMAs. She wore a short yellow dress as opposed to Cyrus' decision at the awards in August to wear a flesh coloured bikini. Hefner wore a striped suit with Thicke style sunglasses. It appears the costume was actually a prison outfit which Hefner had adapted with sunglasses, a gold chain and a microphone.
Carla Howe, Melissa Howe and Hugh Hefner - Carla Howe of the Howe twins is seen around the Playboy Mansion and with Hugh Hefner and her twin sister Melissa Howe - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 30th July 2013
The first trailer for 'Lovelace' gives the first look at a hugely talented cast.
The first trailer for Rob Epstein and Jeffrey's Friedman's biopic of 1970's adult movie star Linda Lovelace has rolled out online. Lovelace, stars Les Miserables actress Amanda Seyfried in the lead role, with the excellent Peter Sarsgaard playing her sleazy and abusive husband Chuck Traynor.
Peter Sarsgaard [L] as Chuck Traynor and Amanda Seyfried [R] as Linda Lovelace
Though the movie is set in the nostalgic era of sideburns, flower dresses, flares and sexual exploration, 'Lovelace' is a grimy film about the 'Deep Throat' star who became a battered, broken woman at the hands of a monster of a man.
Raquel Pomplun has been named this year's Playmate of the Year, winning $100,000 and a Jaguar lease.
Raquel Pomplun, a biochemistry major and classically trained ballerina, is Playboy's Playmate of the Year for 2013. Hugh Hefner's pick for the iconic honor shot a pretty steamy photo-shoot for the new issue, though insists she was under the weather. "Honestly, I'm thinking I'm so grateful that they look OK because I had a fever in these pictures," the 25-year-old model said.
"I can't begin to describe how excited I am to receive this honor and be given the opportunity to represent Playboy as its first Mexican-American Playmate of the Year," Pomplun said in a statement. "Playboy has taught me a side of myself I didn't know before. It's been a year of wonderful surprises!" The model first appeared in the iconic magazine as the April 2012 cover girl, posing alongside R&B star Bruno Mars for the Sex and Music issue.
Raquel Pomplun With Playboy Guru Hugh Hefner
Continue reading: Biochemistry Major Raquel Pomplun Is Playboy's Playmate Of The Year 2013
Cooper Hefner, Raquel Pomplun, Hugh Hefner and Jaclyn Swedberg - Playboy Magazine's 2013 Playmate of the Year ceremony held at the Playboy Mansion. - Holmy Hills, California, United States - Thursday 9th May 2013
There was only really ever one woman for Hugh Hefner, despite his many years surrounded by beauties at the Playboy mansion. The magazine mogul was left devastated this week following the death of his long-time secretary Mary O'Connor. The Playboy founder, 86, announced the sad news of O'Connor's passing on Twitter, saying, "Mary passed away today. We loved her more than words can say."
The two worked closely for over 40 years, with O'Connor even making appearances on his hit E! show The Girls Next Door. "Hef and everyone at the mansion are taking this really hard," an insider tells US Weekly magazine. Though the cause of the death is unknown, O'Connor was known to have been in poor health. Hefner recently tweeted, "Crystal [Harris] is going to visit Mary O'Connor, who is not doing very well. Mary has our prayers. We all love her." Hefner married Harris on New Years' Eve, though had it not been for O'Connor, the couple would likely have stayed apart following the breakdown of their engagement in June 2011. "It's Mary O'Connor that brought Crystal Harris back," Hefner explained on Twitter last June. "Crystal was miserable & said so. Mary told Crystal to write and tell me, which she did."
Kendra Wilkinson, one of the most famous Playboy bunnies of recent times, tweeted, "RIP Mary O'Connor. She was an amazing person who helped me through so much." Mary's husband 'Captain Bob' passed away around nine months ago.
Continue reading: Hugh Hefner Devastated As Secretary Mary O'Connor Dies, 82
Date of birth
9th April, 1926
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Rest in peace, my friend. https://t.co/q8TJCaIzJy
My love & prayers go out to Janet’s family at this sad time. Rest in peace, Janet.
As a Playmate, Janet was the original Girl-Next-Door and she will forever be a part of Playboy's legacy.
I’m deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend & early Playboy colleague, Charlaine, better known to the worl… https://t.co/HN2sfq3EIT
My thoughts and love go out to Marilyn and the rest of Victor’s family at this very sad time.
Victor lived the life reflected in the pages of the magazine and with that panache, helped build the success of the Playboy Clubs & Casinos.
I am deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend and longtime Playboy executive, Victor Lownes.
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A visit from Ali. R.I.P. https://t.co/d5cBHrW3Eo
The big bunny #scrapbooksaturday https://t.co/2fBgeHTtga
Tonight's Mansion movie is "Money Monster." https://t.co/hm5pFJwh9G
Hear hear! #movienight #playboymansion https://t.co/OXn1lVuTWJ