Playboy doesn’t have quite the cache anymore that it used to, but it’s still a great barometer for female hotness, even today. With that in mind we’re taking a look at our choices for the 50 hottest women to ever appear in Playboy throughout it’s long and glorious history. Some were cover girls, and some might not have even posed nude, but these are our favorite 50 (bearing in mind the impossible nature of making a list such as this – the choices are a little overwhelming). Enjoy!
50. Dolly Parton
While it may shock you to think of Dolly Parton has a young-sexy woman, this 64-year old did in fact pose for Playboy years ago. While she has been offered numerous times a centerfold spot, Dolly has only posed for the cover in the official Playboy Bunny outfit in 1978.
49. Adrianne Curry
Winning the first America’s Next Top Model launched Adrianne Curry into the spotlight but posing for Playboy in 2008 helped keep her there. Posing for both the cover and a nude spread this former ‘My Fair Brady’ star reminded us all that models can in fact take their clothes off.
48. Olivia Munn
You may know her from hosting gigs on the G4 network and now as correspondent for The Daily Show but the beautiful Olivia Munn also showed off her rock hard body in 2007. While she didn’t take it all-off Olivia also graced the cover in 2009.
47. Brittany Binger
This Buckeye-native rose to fame when she was named Playmate of the month in June 2007. Brittany has also appeared on the Girls Next Door, alongside Kendra Wilkinson and Amber Campisi.
46. Christy Hemme
Christy Hemme may have risen to fame from her work in professional wrestling but she became a household name with her modeling work in Maxim, Playboy and Rolling Stone. To try and boost her acting career, she also appeared in music videos for country star, Trace Adkins and rockers Blink -182.
45. Aubrey O’Day
Aubrey O’Day made her rise to fame when she appeared on the P-Diddy produced series ‘Making the Band’ when she was placed in the group Danity Kane. After some outbursts and and O’Day wanting to take her career in a direction of her choosing, she was ousted from the girl group. She has appeared on Broadway since her departure from Danity Kane and of course appeared in every magazine that will have her, including Playboy in 2009.
Before becoming ‘Sable’ in the world of Professional Wrestling, this blonde-bombshell modeled for every major brand under the sun. When she retired from the world of wrestling in 2004, she and hubby Brock Lesnar decided they would spend time focusing on their family. During the height of her WWE fame, in 1999, Sable covered Playboy. Her issue still ranks as one of the Top-Selling issues to date.
43. Tiffany Selby
This former Miss Hawaiian Tropic claimed her title as Playmate of the Year in July 2007. Tiffany has modeled since her days with Playboy but for her amazing body, we’ll put her at number 43 on our list.
42. Kelly Carrington
This ‘Gator’ made headlines when she landed on the cover of Playboy while attending the University of Florida but with a head-line regarding the Hottest girls of the Big Ten Conference. Kelly was quoted as saying she appeared because she was hotter than any girls in the Big Ten. We’ll let you be the judge of where Kelly should rank.
41. Dasha Astafieva
Dasha took the title of 2007 Playmate of the Year in the Ukraine but made her mark here in the US in 2009. In addition to her modeling she was also a member of a Ukrainian Pop Music group and has appeared in AskMen.