After a couple months of speculation, Kate Moss has finally been confirmed for the January/February cover of Playboy–which just so happens to be the 60th anniversary issue.
Why this is a big deal, we’re not entirely sure–Moss has done more nude shoots than just about any model of her profile we can think of and, moreover, plenty of other fashion models have gotten naked for Hugh Hefner‘s equally beloved and reviled lad mag. Let’s take a look!
Ed. Note: The list is obviously not safe for work, because it includes covers of foreign editions of the magazine, which have a devil-may-care attitude about visible breasts. Also, the final entry is disturbing (but censored).
We should probably start with Cindy.
The great Herb Ritts shot the great Cindy Crawford–the biggest model in the world at the time–for the July 1988 issue.
Claudia Schiffer had the May 1997 cover duties.
Proving her versatility yet again, Bianca Balti transitioned from high fashion catwalks to the pages of French Playboy.
In 2011, Daisy Lowe had the cover.
Joan Severance may not be much of a household name now–but she was a hugely successful model in the 70s and 80s (the scout who discovered Linda Evangelista told her she resembled Severance). Here’s Severance on the January 1990 issue.
Kylie Bax is one of the few women in the world with Vogue and Playboy covers under her belt.
Angie Everhart has multiple Playboy covers–and Elle and Glamour covers, too.
Okay, so maybe Adrianne Curry doesn’t quite count–but she did win America’s Next Top Model.
Anouck Lepere sure counts, though–the model dominated catwalks in the ’00s and posed for French Playboy several times.
Ten more ahead, including some bonafide supermodels…