Animals’ Favorite Playboy Playmates

Published by Alisa Mullins.

It’s the end of an era: Playboy has announced that it will stop publishing photos of nude women when it launches its new, redesigned format in March as part of an attempt to differentiate itself from NSFW Instagram accounts and websites. But while Playboy is saying au revoir to au naturel, we at PETA will continue to prefer birthday suits to wool suits. In memory of Playboy‘s 62 years of titillating every “man between the ages of 18 and 80,” as founder Hugh Hefner (now 89) once wrote, we offer this retrospective of Playboy Playmates who wore their hearts on their sleeves—and little else.

  1. Pamela Anderson

Our favorite lifeguard saves animals, too.

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  1. Joanna Krupa

This real housewife is real serious about helping animals.

Joanna Krupa "I'd Rather Go Naked" ad

  1. Holly Madison

There’s nothing glamorous about fur, according to this girl next door.

HOLLY MADISON: I'D RATHER GO NAKED PSA

  1. Kim Basinger

The L.A. Confidential star was one of the first to appear in PETA’s now-famous “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ad series.

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  1. Karina Smirnoff

This sexy Dancing With the Stars pro isn’t shy about criticizing the cruel fur industry.

  1. Jenna Jameson

“[W]e need to help [animals] practice safe sex—by spaying and neutering,” says the former adult-film star.

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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind