As Playboy says no to nudes, here are the magazine’s most iconic covers and models

 As Playboy says no to nudes, here are the magazine’s most iconic covers and models

Hollywood sex symbol Marilyn Monroe on the December 1953 debut issue of Playboy. The magazine helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms. (Playboy via AP)

This image released by Playboy shows Janet Pilgrim on the cover of the July 1955 issue of the gentleman's magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy's print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

Janet Pilgrim on the July 1955 cover of Playboy. The magazine said that the print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

This image released by Playboy shows Playmate of the Year Donna Michelle on the cover of the May 1965 issue of the gentleman's magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy's print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

Playmate of the Year Donna Michelle on the cover of the May 1965 issue of the gentleman's magazine, fully clothed but in the classic Playboy pose. (Playboy via AP)

This image released by Playboy shows the cover of the June 1965 issue of the gentleman's magazine featuring a redhead in head-wrap, staring intently above her sunglasses. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy's print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

The June 1965 issue of the gentleman's magazine features only a redhead woman's face in a head-wrap, staring intently above her sunglasses. (Playboy via AP)

This image released by Playboy shows Barbi Benton on the cover of the July 1969 issue of the gentleman's magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy's print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

Barbi Benton graced the cover of the July 1969 issue of the magazine in a racy, topless photograph. (Playboy via AP)

This image released by Playboy shows Darine Stern on the cover of the October 1971 issue of the gentleman's magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy's print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

Darine Stern posing on the 'Playboy' chair on the cover of the October 1971 issue. (Playboy via AP)

This image released by Playboy shows Playmate of the Year Anna Nicole Smith on the cover of the June 1993 issue of the gentleman's magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy's print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

One of the more popular Playboy Playmates, Anna Nicole Smith on the cover of the June 1993 issue. (Playboy via AP)

This image released by Playboy shows Jenny McCarthy on the cover of the January 2005 issue of the gentleman's magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy's print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

Jenny McCarthy poses with the 'Playboy bunny ears' on the cover of the January 2005 issue. (Playboy via AP)

This image released by Playboy shows the cover of the November 2013 issue of the gentleman's magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy's print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

The cover of the November 2013 issue featured no women but merely bright red lips with a smoking match-stick. (Playboy via AP)

This image released by Playboy shows Kate Moss on the cover of the January/February 2014 60th anniversary issue of the gentleman's magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy's print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

Renowned model Kate Moss poses in a bunny suit on the cover of the January/February 2014 issue which was also the 60th anniversary issue of Playboy.. (Playboy via AP)

This cover image released by Playboy shows the October 2015 college issue of the gentleman's magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and ’60s by bringing nudity into America’s living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. (Playboy via AP)

The October 2015 issue was known as the college issue and featured a young girl, seemingly representing college students. (Playboy via AP)

In this Nov. 15, 2007 photo, Hugh Hefner smiles while signing copies of the Playboy calendar and Playboy Cover To Cover: The 50's DVD box set in Los Angeles. Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign of the decades-old magazine, according to a news report Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Executives for the magazine company told The New York Times that the change will take place in March 2016. Playboy editor Cory Jones contacted founder and current editor in chief Hugh Hefner recently about dropping nude photos from the print edition and he agreed, the Times reported. (Ian West/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

File photo showing Playboy chief Hugh Hefner signing copies of the Playboy calendar and Playboy Cover To Cover: The 50's DVD box set. (Ian West/PA via AP)

 

Updated Date: Oct 14, 2015 11:42:36 IST



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