Bunny Yeager had her hand in all that was titillating in the 1950s: nude photo shoots, bikini swimsuits, and Playboy centerfolds. Fans of Bettie Page have her to thank for discovering the rule-breaking pin-up girl and outfitting her in animal skins. It was Yeager—a pioneering photographer with a certain knack for getting pretty women to take their clothes off—who snapped her way through the male-dominated industry to become the pioneering eye behind the classic centerfold.
Yeager was no stranger to the other side of Hugh Hefner’s magazine. She posed for it herself under the headline, “Queen of the Playboy Centerfolds.”
List of ever chosen as . (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.) Each month, Playboy Magazine selects a gorgeous women as that month's Playmate and centerfold. Once a year, a 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.
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.