The 5 Most Iconic ‘Playboy’ Covers of All Time

3 min readSep 29, 2017


The founder of a multimillion company has died at the age of ninety one. Hugh Hefner began the magazine company with solely $600 dollars. Hefner revolutionized the world with over 60 years of mens adult entertainment, with the first issue printed in December of 1953. As well he was a big influencer through the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Hefner constructed his small magazine into a global enterprise.

1. July 1955

This wasn’t the first bikini on a playboy cover, however it was the first time the swimsuit was modeled in such a outstanding style (however the swimsuit was washed ashore — the cover model wasn’t wearing it). The model on the beach towel is Janet Pilgrim, who additionally appeared as that years’s Playmate of the Month.

2. October 1971

By placing its first African-American model on the cover — the radiant Darine Stern — Playboy was serving to to shift the requirements of mainstream beauty within the nation’s tradition. Although the magazine had already featured two black Playmates by this time–March 1965’s Jennifer Jackson and October 1969’s Jean Bell — nude African-American models had been primarily seen in publications produced for and by the black community. This cover turned such a groundbreaking picture that it was chosen by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2005 as one of the 40 most essential magazine covers of the previous 40 years.

3. June 1993

Anna Nicole Smith first appeared on playboy’s March 1992 cover. In months, she was named Miss May 1992 and the Guess denims spokesmodel. She went on to be named playboy’s 1993 Playmate of the Year (featured on this cover), and appeared on three extra playboy covers: February 1994, February 2001, and May 2007.

4. November 2013

Playboy has lately returned to operating the extra artwork-impressed idea covers that the magazine was identified for within the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Photographed by Tony Kelly and artwork directed by Mac Lewis, this “Lips” cover was lately awarded “Cover of the Day” by the Society of Professional Designers.

5. January/February 2014

Playboy magazine celebrated its 60th anniversary with this issue, which features Kate Moss in an surprising 18-page pictorial and a cover appearance photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.




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