The blondes thank you, Hugh Hefner.
Hundreds (thousands?) of women have stripped down for Playboy over the years. For some, it led to a thriving career as a Playmate, girlfriend, or fleeting reality TV personality -- for others, superstardom!
Both Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy can thank the mag for launching them into fame, but they aren't the only stunners Hef made into international sex symbols.
As a tribute to the founder's passing, see which celebs got their start in Playboy...