Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who died yesterday at age 91, brought several models from Ohio to the pages of the magazine he founded in Most of the women who have appeared in the magazine hailed from the Cleveland area but at least four women from the Dayton area have posed for Playboy as has one from Columbus and Cincinnati, according to HubPages. In , Springfield police officer Barbara Schantz became the second area woman to appear in Playboy. Her appearance in the May issue sparked some controversy in Springfield, according to an Associated Press report at the time. Kathy Showers from Brookville was the third woman from the Dayton area to appear in Playboy. Tina Bockrath was the fourth woman from the Dayton area, hailing from Huber Heights. She appeared in the May issue and has also appeared in a movie and TV series, according to HubPages. Crista Nicole from Springfield was the fifth woman from the Dayton area to appear in Playboy. She was featured in the May issue, making her the most recent area model to appear in the magazine.
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Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Sign up for The Complex Newsletter for breaking news, events, and unique stories. Over the years a lot of hot, nude women have graced the pages of Playboy. And as much as warm-blooded folks all like getting a peek at the Playmate—dreamed up by Hugh Hefner to be the girl next door, stripped bare for your convenience—nothing has the gawk factor of celebrity skin. Playboy launched in December with a celebrity on the cover and in the pages—Marilyn Monroe who didn't actually pose for the mag —but the magazine really didn't trade in famous nudity for its first couple of decades. The girls in Playboy usually had names like Phyllis and Melba, and though they were supreme beauties, they weren't famous outside of the brand.
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Others, like Jessica Alba, took legal action to avoid appearing in its pages. Marilyn Monroe was famously the first model on Playboy's cover and probably the single most famous woman to appear in the magazine. But she didn't appear in it the most. Keep reading for a look at the most famous women who graced the cover, and some who appeared in Playboy more than once. Electra became most well known after her role in "Baywatch" during and , but her American covers came out much later. Account icon An icon in the shape of a person's head and shoulders. It often indicates a user profile. Login Subscribe. My Account. World globe An icon of the world globe, indicating different international options.