The world lost another famous figure on Tuesday when Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Magazine, passed away peacefully in his home.
After featuring in the magazine's 1989 issue, Anderson went on to become Playmate of the Month in February 1990.
Meanwhile, actress Jenny McCarthy, who starred on the cover of Playboy before launching her film and TV career, shared a snap of her cover shot and wrote: "RIP #Hef Thank you for being a revolutionary and changing so many people's lives, especially mine". Hefner often worked the room in a red smoking jacket with a pipe hanging from his mouth.
While sharing her experience shooting for Playboy, she reveals that it was nothing less than a luxury paid vacation. Nancy Sinatra posed for Playboy in 1995.
A pioneer for the straight sexual liberation movement, Hefner was also one of the early advocates for gay rights tracing back to the 1950s. In fact, he's been called a revolutionary for his promotion of African American activists and entertainers-including Martin Luther King Jr., who did his longest print interview with Playboy, according to The Daily Beast. He made me the person I am today, ' she said in a statement.
To some, Hugh Hefner was the man who launched their careers, to others, he was a savvy and polarizing publisher who changed the industry and to many more, he was simply the face of what they considered an aspirational lifestyle. Hugh leaves behind his wife, Crystal, and children, Cooper, Christie, David, and Marston. The magazine was an instant success, starting the cultural empire that is the Playboy brand. "You had a piece of paper in your pocket you showed me - with my namePamela with a heart around it".
Sharing the snap with her millions of followers, Katie can be seen cuddling up to Hugh on a red sofa with her ample cleavage on full display.