Playboy has long been synonymous with beautiful women, glamorous parties and sought after celebrities.
The magazine was founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and for decades, Playboy reigned as the wildest empire ever. But along with the glitz and glamorous, Playboy has been no stranger to scandals, dark secrets, controversial covers and even tragic deaths.
Even after Hefner’s death in 2017, dramatic details of what went on behind the gates of the famous Playboy Mansion continue to come out.
From the strict rules of the “Bunnies” had to follow to rumors of rampant drug use to the mag’s surprising cover stars, scroll through the gallery below to revisit some of Playboy’s biggest scandals, juiciest secrets and shocking moments.