“In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.”
Hugh Hefner, the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy, the magazine that became notable for its images of nude and semi-nude models, lived an interesting life to say the least.
The silk bathrobe-clad man with his infamous mansion served to be an inspiration for people all over the globe, including Felix Dennis, the founder of Maxim.
His lavish life and lifestyle seemed to be an enviable one, with him being continuously surrounded by his gorgeous Playmates, and he even hosted a television show called ‘Playboy’s Penthouse’ along with creating and starring in ‘The Girls Next Door’, which was a reality television series that focused on the life of his Playmates in the Playboy Mansion.
He was born on April 9, 1926 and passed away in September last year at the age of 91, leaving behind the legacy of having championed sexual freedom in his own sometimes controversial way, and now lies in the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe’s, who was put on the cover of the very first issue of the magazine in 1953.