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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.



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Hugh Hefner Responds To Claims Made By Holly Madison In Autobiography 'Down The Rabbit Hole'


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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 MadisonHolly 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.

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Holly Madison Reveals Dark Side Of Life At The Playboy Mansion In Memoir 'Down The Rabbit Hole'


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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 MadisonHolly 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.”

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Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie Rejects Playboy Cover Offer


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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 RobbieMargot 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.

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Jenny McCarthy's Halloween Costume: Miley Cyrus' Tongue!


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Miley Cyrus has inspired more than one celebrity costume this Halloween. On Saturday (26th October) Hugh Hefner and his wife Crystal dressed as Robin Thicke and Cyrus at the MTV VMA's whilst Paris Hilton attended the same Playboy party dressed in Cyrus' VMAs teddy. The Cyrus - and Playboy- theme was continued by former Playmate Jenny McCarthy. The 40-year-old dressed as Cyrus' tongue!

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Jenny McCarthy dressed as Miley Cyrus' tongue for Halloween this year.

For anyone who has missed Cyrus' favourite pose, it includes the 20-year-old sticking her tongue out as far as possible. McCarthy's costume consists of a large mouth surrounding, complete with a set of teeth and a large pink tongue which surrounds her head and ends around the middle of her thigh. The costume is brilliant but probably not the most practical. 

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Paris Hilton Shells Out $5000 To Look Like Other Celebs This Halloween


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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.

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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.

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Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke Inspire Hugh Hefner & Paris Hilton's Costumes At Playboy Halloween Party


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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.

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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. 

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Tis The Season For A Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke Costume With Hugh Hefner Leading By Example


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Every year around Halloween, there are ten or so pop culture costumes you just can’t avoid – this year we’re likely to see a lot of Daenerys Targaryens, the poorly thought out Amanda Bynes getup here and there, and of course the inevitable scantily clad playboy bunnies in various colors.

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Hefner and Thicke do have a lot in common.

Speaking of bunnies, the original playboy himself, Hugh Hefner, didn’t miss out on the fancy dress action this year. Although he could have been a bit more creative - Hef went for the other trending topic this year – the 87-year-old Playboy boss and his current ladylove, Crystal Harris, decided to dress up as latex-clad Miley Cyrus and stripy Robin Thicke.

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Kate Moss Will Bare All For Playboy's 60th Anniversary Edition


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Kate Moss turns 40 soon, and so to celebrate that she is doing something that few other 40-year-old women would consider; stripping down to her birthday suit for a front cover shoot for Playboy magazine. The iconic model has agreed to bare all for the magazine's 60th Anniversary edition, which will hit shelves in December.

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Kate usually gets paid thousands to put clothes on

The British supermodel reaches the landmark birthday on January 16, just before her nude body is printed and published across the world for the celebratory issue of Playboy. Moss, who regularly commands seven-figure sums for her modelling duties, was confirmed as the cover model for the diamond anniversary edition of the magazine on Tuesday, by magazine founder Hugh Hefner himself. He told the Los Angeles Times, "She's a worldwide celebrity and iconic and crosses the boundaries from sexual imagry to upscale modelling."

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Hugh Hefner at Disneyland

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner - Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner ride mobility scooters through Disneyland Park - Anaheim, CA, United States - Thursday 5th September 2013

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Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner

The Howe twins visit the Playboy Mansion

Carla Howe, Melissa Howe and Hugh Hefner - The Howe twins, Carla and Melissa, visit the Playboy Mansion - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th September 2013

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Carla Howe, Melissa Howe and Crystal Hefner
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Carla Howe at the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Hefner

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

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Carla Howe
Carla Howe

Lovelace: First Look At Amanda Seyfried As Linda Lovelace [Trailer and Pictures]


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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.

LovelacePeter 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. 

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Biochemistry Major Raquel Pomplun Is Playboy's Playmate Of the Year 2013


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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.

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Playmate of the Year

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

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Cooper Hefner
Cooper Hefner
Cooper Hefner

Hugh Hefner Devastated As Secretary Mary O'Connor Dies, 82


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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.

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