20. Grace Kim
This California girl was named Playmate of the Month in November 2008. While Grace may be beautiful, she’s not just all body. This bunny is a UCLA Alum, graduation in 2001 with a BA in English. Grace also appeared as the lead in the Guitar Hero press series. Posing with guitars and of course her Playboy work, Grace is now cemented on the internet as a top Playboy Bunny.
19. Bridget Marquardt
If this was just a popularity contest, it would be hard to deny the fame and success of Bridget Marquardt. While Bridget was never technically a Playmate, she has appeared several times on the cover of the magazine and of course was featured on the E! reality series, Girls Next Door. The series followed Bridget and several of Hugh Hefner’s other “girlfriends” and the goings-on at the Playboy mansion. In 2009, Bridget posed along-side her co-stars for the “Farewell to the Girls Next Door Issue” and has since moved on to her own television series, Sexiest Beaches, on the Travel Channel.
18. Kim Kardashian
No one has capitalized more on homemade sex tapes and revealing photo shoots that celebutante, Kim Kardashian. Kardashian posed nude for Playboy in 2007 and has since secured her own reality show on the E! network. Kim, who has managed to bring her sisters along for the ride, tweets and constantly stays in the spotlight. Never fear, you will continue to get your Kim Kardahsian fix, as long as there is a forum for her to remind you how beautiful she really is.
17. Raquel Welch
With the title of the “Most Desirable Woman of the 1970s, Raquel Welch, was one of the sexiest women of the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to her work in Playboy, the posters for One Million Years BC is still is one of the most recognizable posters, to date. Raquel has appeared in everything from commercials, television series, films and Broadway. She won a Golden Globe in 1974 for her work in The Three Musketeers. In 2010, Raquel published a book chronicling her life, titled Beyond the Cleavage.
16. Brande Roderick
Brande Roderick rose to fame when in 2001, she was named Playmate of the Year. From her Playboy success, Brande worked on her acting career, appearing in the BayWatch series as well as a few other small roles in films. In 2007, Brande married NFL linebacker, Glenn Cadrez and the couple had their first child in March of 2010. Brande has also appeared in several reality tv series, including Celebrity Apprentice and hosting a gameshow on the Playboy network.
15. Sara Jean Underwood
Sara’s first appearance in Playboy came as a feature for the Oregon State Beavers, in a spread all about the schools of the Pac-10. While attending college at Oregon State, Sara was featured as both Playmate of the month, in July 2006 and Playmate of the Year in 2007. In addition her hew own success, Sara is credited with discovering another Playmate of the Year, Ida Ljungqvist, while shopping on Rodeo Drive.
14. Kelly Monaco
In 1997, Kelly Monaco landed on the pages of Playboy and also, on the series Baywatch. After that, Kelly created her own career, appearing on the Soap Operas Port Charles and All My Children. In 2005, Kelly appeared as part of the cast from the 1st season of the ABC reality series, Dancing With the Stars. Kelly famously had a wardrobe malfunction, during the final performance and ultimately won the first title. Kelly is one of the most featured bunnies of the late 90s, also appearing in several special editions for Hugh.
13. Kendra Wilkinson
Paired with Bridget Maquardt and Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson became a household name when she began appearing in the reality television series, The Girls Next Door. Like Bridget, Kendra was technically not a Playmate but did appear on 3 separate covers. In 2009, Kendra left High and the life at the Playboy Mansion and the E! cameras went with her, documenting her own show “Kendra.” Now married to Indianapolis Colts player, Hank Bassett and a mom, Kendra is still filming her reality series as well as pimping her first book, Sliding into Home.
12. Karen McDougal
In 2001, Karen was named the #2 Sexiest Playmate of the 1990s, for her work in 1997 and her Playmate of the year honors in 1998. After her Playboy days, McDougal became the first female to appear on the cover of Men’s Health magazine and threw herself into Fitness and health awareness. Over the years she has returned for international Playboy work but is rarely in the public eye.
11. Traci Bingham
Known best for her role on Baywatch and appearing on the MTV series “The Surreal Life” Traci Bingham was a 90s girl. Appearing in the Good Vibrations video for Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and small roles on 90210 and The Fresh-Prince of Bel Air, Traci capitalized on her then-success. Bingham posed numerous times for Playboy but most notably in the 1998 “Babes of Baywatch” issue.