The iconic publisher had his fair share of girlfriends and wives over the years, including actress and model Barbi Benton.
The news of Hugh Hefner’s death at the age of 91 has made many of us think of his legacy, not least of which was his groundbreaking – and often controversial – magazine, Playboy.
Hefner was born to strict Methodist parents in 1926.
Playboy magazine is known for its sensuous covers and hot pictures. During a 2012 interview with CBS Los Angeles, he admitted he would have loved to have dated her.
Hefner was 42 when the pair started dating.
Denise Van Outen has revealed that she turned down the chance to pose for Playboy back in the 1990s due to her concerns about going nude for the shots. “Happy birthday Hef!” she wrote at the time. “By the second one, I just let it all hang out”.
WireImage Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson.
Mourners also traveled to the Playboy Mansion to pay their respects at the gates, where Star Track Tours owner Jeff Napshin said tourists were moved to grief when they learned of Hef’s passing.
In 2011 he told The Hollywood Reporter: “Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today?” The pair reconciled and eventually married in December 2012. She became an interior decorator, and the pair had two children, Alexander and Ariana.
“I don’t think there is anything inherently bad about nudity or even pornography but his idea of sexual liberation remained one in which women were objects with the objective of providing pleasure to men”. He sold the home for $100 million in 2016, but under the condition that he could still live there.
Hefner had once said that sex is “the primary motivating factor in the course of human history” and he embodied this motto in his business model all through the years. “He has hearing aids now and even then he can only hear out of one ear”, she told the publication at the time.