List of the sexiest women ever chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month. (This list only applies to Playmates, not simply women who have appeared in Playboy. That means no celebrities who have done nude shoots, random girls from pictorials or Playboy Cyber Girls from the website, fellas.) These beautiful women have made the best Playboy covers, while some ladies even dated Hugh Hefner himself. Each month, Playboy Magazine selects a gorgeous women as that month's Playmate and centerfold. Once a year, the best Playmate is selected from the previous twelve months and awarded the coveted Playmate of the Year title. Many of these Playmates have gone on to successful careers as models, actresses, and celebrities, including the late Anna Nicole Smith, Pamela Anderson, Shannon Tweed, Jenny McCarthy and, most recently, Sara Jean Underwood. You might recognize some of these names from their time as Playboy bunnies.
Votes on the list and rankings on re-ranks should be based on the beauty of the Playmates at the time they were featured in Playboy Magazine, not present day. Obviously, a Playmate from last year may be more attractive today than a Playmate from the '70s, but this is a comparison that makes little sense. We're looking for the most beautiful Playmate at her peak hotness.
arthurd added Cynthia Wood
Cynthia Lynn Wood is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in February 1973, and the 1974 Playmate of the Year. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar. ...moresee more on Cynthia Wood