Playboy is a magazine that needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular and read magazine not only in the US but the world also. Since its inception in 1995, it has been featuring sensuously hot female figures on its cover, at times posing nude. The magazine is the world’s most famous brand. Besides flagship magazine in the US, some nation-specific versions of the magazine are also published in number of companies in the world. The magazine is famous as it publishes interviews of eminent personalities from a wide variety of fields, including singers, actors, economists, novelists, directors, cartoonists, playwrights and journalists, to name a few. Magazine is known worldwide for its eye-catching covers, some of them even created controversies that took a long time to extinguish. Here is a list that mentions the Top 10 Playboy covers. Have a look!
List of Best Playboy Covers
- December 1953
- June 1962
- May 1964
- October 1971
- November 1972
- July 1990
- September 1979
- August 1994
- November 1980
- November 2008
10 Best Playboy Covers – Overview
1. December 1953
The very first issue of Playboy had cover of a smiling Marilyn Monroe. The cover page has a heading “First time in any magazine the famous Marilyn Monroe nude”. The first edition of the magazine became a huge hit as a number of copies were sold within a few days of its release.
2. June 1962
Image and caption of June 1962 seemed to be made for each other. The bikini on Merissa Mathes’ gorgeously amazing body was captured beautifully by photographer Glenn Otto. Millions of copies were sold after the magazine hit the selves.
3. May 1964
The cover attracted a huge number of eyeballs when an 18-year-old Donna Michelle recreated the famous rabbit head logo. No matter how many bought this issue, but one thing is sure that everyone somehow managed to have a glimpse of this issue.
4. October 1971
Darine Stern wrote a new chapter in history by becoming the first African-American model to be featured on the cover of Playboy. She was photographed by Richard Fegley. This Playboy cover gets fifth position in the list.
5. November 1972
November 1972 issue of Playboy created history and became best selling ever. The Swedish model Lena Soderberg photo on the cover helped sell over 7 million copies. Readers from all over the world made it a point to own the copy of this issue.
6. July 1990
This sizzling cover finds 6th place in the list of The Top 10 Playboy Covers. A sultry Sharon Stone with an ice cube set the cover on fire. On the inside pages she sophistically showed off the toned body.
7. September 1979
The September 1979 issue was unforgettable one. It had a newspaper-like look with over 30 photos spread on the cover. This scintillating cover is considered one of the best covers Playboy has come up with so far.
8. August 1994
New York City police officer Carol Shaya for the very first time posed for the August 1994 issue. She had to face a lot of controversy, and no sooner the magazine come into market, she got fired from her job.
9. November 1980
In November 1980, Playboy released an issue featuring women in the government. Soon after the issue hit the selves, court martial proceedings were initiated against two female US Navy personnel for posing for the issue.
10. November 2008
Playboy Mexico received severe public criticism after publishing a December issue with model Maria Florencia Onori closely resembling to the character of the Virgin Mary. It attracted billions of eye-balls from all corners of the globe.