40. Lisa Rinna
Probably most well-known for her roles on All My Children and Melrose Place, Lisa Rinna, caused quite a stir when she posed 6 moths pregnant for Playboy. Even more than that issue, Lisa created quite the buzz when she posed again in a full nude campaign for the May 2009 issue. Rinna, who has never hidden the fact that the pressures of aging in the Hollywood limelight have caused her to resort to some plastic sugery options, still looks great and this 47-year old mom of two can hold her own in any bikini.
39. Suzanne Somers
While she may have won hearts in the 70s with her role as Chrissy Snow, this foxy blonde has continued to reinvent herself and her career. Now at the young age of 67, Suzanne has pimped everything from her own career to the thigh-master and has been extremely successful. Her first date with Playboy came in 1980, when she was still struggling to make it and then again in 1984. In both issues, Suzanne posed fully-nude.
38. Goldie Hawn
She’s more than just Kate Hudson’s mother! THe start of Goldie Hawn’s career and an Academy Award Winning performance for her role in Cactus Flower, launched her into an 80s movie star. Successful movies, including Private Benjamin, Wildcats and Overboard made her a household name. Goldie posed for the cover of Playboy in 1985 and is still to date one of the top selling issues.
37. Denise Richards
Before she divorced Charlie Sheen and spent her days with an E! camera crew following her around, Denise Richards used her sex appeal to launch her career. Known for her sultry performances, Denise landed the role of a Bond Girl in the 1999 film, The World Is Not Enough and also made history by being ranked as one of the Worst Bond Girls in history, she went onto win a Razzie for her performace. In 2004, Denise again showed off her sexy-sdie by posing for the December issue of Playboy.
36. Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone will always be remember for her role in Basic Instinct, when she caused men worldwide to be intrigued and scared all within the same 5 minute scene but before Basic she already had a successful modeling career under her belt. In 1990, to coincide with the release of Total Recall, Sharon posed nude in Playboy, showing off her incredibly buff-body. Shortly after that spread, Sharon was named on of the 25 Sexiest stars of the Century by Playboy.
35. Tricia Helfer
Most nerds/guys will know Tricia from her work on Battlestar Galactica, but this hot Canadian export launched herself into the public eye long before that role. Tricia has modeled for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana and has graced the cover of nearly every major fashion magazine. In 2007, Tricia cemented herself in “Hottie History” when she posed nude for Playboy.
34. Tiffany Taylor
This 1998 Playmate of the month crossed over from The Hef’s fold and began working in the adult film industry but Tiffany Taylor still ranks as one of our favorites to grace the pages of Playboy. Tiffany, who graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Criminal Justice has been laying low for the past few years but definitely left her mark.
33. Candice Michelle
Another gem on our list who launched her career in the world of Professional Wrestling, Candice Michelle, posed for playboy in 2006. Like any marketing genius, the WWE incorporated her cover into their story-lines and catapulted her career to another level. Since her Playboy days, Candice has posed for numerous magazines, married her long-time boyfriend and given birth to her 1st child.
32. Kim Basinger
Before her marriage to Alec Baldwin sent her head spinning, Kim Basinger had a budding modeling career and fairly successful film career. To her credit, Kim in 1984 was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in The Natural. Kim posed nude in Playboy in 1983, in conjunction with her role in the James Bond series, Never Say Never Again. After taking some time off to raise a family, she made a comeback again in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential for which she won a Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and an Oscar.
31. Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields has been in the “business” since she was 11 months old. Pushed by her mother into show business, she has modeled, acted and now authored for the past 45 years in front of the entire world. Sheilds, who’s modeling has always generated some buzz, landed her at the youngest model to pose nude for Playboy, at just the tender age of 10. While we aren’t recognizing Brooke for that shoot, she makes our list based on her work in 1986, when she was 21.