Hugh Hefner's unabashed on-screen appearances, from Sex and the City to The House Bunny
Hugh Hefner, founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, passed away on 27 September. The magazine mogul had a long illustrious career and was known for his lavish lifestyle and debauched parties — all held in his luxurious Playboy Mansion. Being the unabashed personality Hefner was, his film and television appearances were equally feisty. Here are a few glimpses of his on screen performances over the years:
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Hefner appeared as himself in the ninth episode of season four of this American sitcom. Starring Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid among others, the episode saw Hillary (in the above photo) getting invited to the Playboy Mansion. Hefner, needless to say, was in all his glory, dressed in his statement silk pajamas and red robe.
Sex and the City
Kink queen Samantha Jones meets her idol Hugh Hefner at a club and is invited by Hefner to the Playboy Mansion. This episode is one of those rare episodes where Samantha actually fawns over someone that's not her (or a cute guy).
The House Bunny
In what could be called his most notable performance, Hefner, once again made a cameo appearance as himself in The House Bunny. Based on a former Playboy bunny (played by Anna Faris) the film had the flamboyant editor-in-chief in his element, surrounded by his 'bunnies', again.
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
The biographical documentary chronicles the life of Hugh Hefner, with a closer look at the hedonist founder of the Playboy industry. From his battle with the U.S. government, right wing and militant feminists, the documentary brings forth the highs and lows of Hefner's life, with the man in the lead role.
Hefner once again plays inspiration to Tucker Cleigh's character (played by Trevor Moore). On meeting the real Hugh Hefner in his mysterious mansion, Tucker finds himself stumped by the tycoon's sheer magnificence. Hefner, dressed in a red silk robe, sits on a brown leather chair, dishing out advice to the two young lads.
Updated Date: Sep 28, 2017 13:15 PM