Generally, a female singer doesn’t have to only sound good, she also has to look good.And these singers have done it.
Not only that they look good, but they did it on the cover of Playboy with men all over the world watching and appreciating them.
These ladies treat their bodies as a temple, like most women out there does.
It’s quite easy to understand why. They like being the talk of the world and being praised, not only for their exquisite voice but for their beautiful body too.
And although some of them needed some time to do this, we’re glad that these famous singers could gather all their courage (when needed) and posed for Playboy. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did:
Madonna in Playboy
Cover Model: 09.1985
Madonna, born in 1958, is an American Icon of Pop music. By her real name, Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, was born in Bay City, Michigan. Being the third child from a total of six taught Madonna how to behave properly when she had a clear objective in her mind.
Sadly, her life was struck by a tragedy, when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Madonna was only 5 years old when her mother couldn’t keep on living and passed away at the age of 30, in 1963. Her motherless life was a hard one.
Madonna’s father would soon remarry, but the new step mother couldn’t compare to her real one. Not agreeing with the new rules imposed by her step mom is what made Madonna be the rebel she was: wearing revealing outfits and rejecting any religious beliefs that have been imposed onto her up until that point.
In her high-school years she was a perfect student, a straight A student. And yet her only real passion was dancing. She was offered a full scholarship in 1976 at the University of Michigan for their dance program. During her years there, Madonna had the opportunity to perform alongside Pearl Lang, a famous choreographer in 1978. She was easily persuaded into dropping out of college to continue with her true passion, dancing, in New York.
Madonna started off as a dancer in the early stages of her career and it’s been a few years until she signed with a record company, as a singer, in 1982. Since then she has been a very busy woman and made a hit out of almost every song she wrote, produced or sang.
Through her life, she was and still is a singer, a songwriter, an actress and the idol for almost every girl out there.
The photos used in the Playboy issue of 1985 were actually taken several years back. They were taken in 1978, in a period when Madonna needed money and didn’t think of the consequences. Although they caused an uproar in media, Madonna didn’t even flinch. She didn’t care what the media thought of her or her past.
List of Madonna’s Albums
|Madonna Released in 1983||Like a Virgin Released in 1984||True Blue Released in 1986|
|Who’s That Girl Released in 1987||Like a Prayer Released in 1989||I’m Breathless Released in 1990|
|Erotica Released in 1992||Bedtime Stories Released in 1994||Evita Released in 1996|
|Ray of Light Released in 1998||Music Released in 2000||American Life Released in 2003|
|Confessions on a Dance Floor Released in 2005||Hard Candy Released in 2008|
MDNA Released in 2012
List of Movies with Madonna
|A Certain Sacrifice 1979 as Bruna||Vision Quest 1985 as Club singer||Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 as Susan|
|Shanghai Surprise 1986 as Gloria Tatlock||Who’s That Girl 1987 as Nikki Finn||Bloodhounds of Broadway 1989 as Hortense Hathaway|
|Dick Tracy 1990 as Breathless Mahoney||Madonna: Truth or Dare 1991 as Herself||Shadows and Fog 1991 as Marie|
|A League of Their Own 1992 as Mae Mordabito||Body of Evidence 1993 as Rebecca Carlson||Dangerous Game 1993 as Sarah Jennings|
|Blue in the Face 1995 as Singing telegram girl||Four Rooms 1995 as Elspeth||Girl 6 1996 as Boss #3|
|Evita 1996 as Eva Perón||The Next Best Thing 2000 as Abbie Reynolds||Swept Away 2002 as Amber Leighton|
|Die Another Day 2002 as Verity||I’m Going to Tell You a Secret 2005 as Herself||Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 as Princess Selenia|
Cover Model: 05.1995
Nancy Sinatra, the daughter of Frank Sinatra, was born in 1940, and is an actress and singer of American citizenship.
Her best known hit is the 1966 “These boots are made for walking”. She also had a duet with her father, Frank Sinatra, for the hit “Somethin’ Stupid”. The song was later covered by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman.
- The Guardian posted an article with Nancy Sinatra where she talks about sex, men and marriage. Click on the link and start reading
Apart from this, she had other hit songs like “You only live twice” the title song for the James Bond movie with the same name, a cover of Cher’s song “Bang Bang” and many others.
She posed for Playboy at the age of 54, in 1995, and her photos stirred the media, not in a good way. All in all, she said that her father was proud of her photos and didn’t oppose it.
List of Nancy Sinatra’s Albums
|Boots Released in 1966||How Does That Grab You? Released in 1966||Nancy in London Released in 1966|
|Country, My Way Released in 1967||Sugar Released in 1967||Nancy Released in 1969|
|Woman Released in 1973||One More Time Released in 1995||Sheet Music Released in 1998|
|For My Dad Released in 1998||How Does It Feel Released in 1999||California Girl Released in 2002|
|Nancy Sinatra Released in 2004||Shifting Gears Released in 2013|
List of Movies with Nancy Sinatra
|For Those Who Think Young 1964 as Karen Cross||Get Yourself a College Girl 1964 as Lynne||Marriage on the Rocks 1965 as Tracy Edwards|
|The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini 1966 as Vicki||The Last of the Secret Agents? 1966 as Micheline||The Oscar 1966 as Herself|
|The Wild Angels 1966 as Mike||Speedway 1968 Susan Jacks|
La Toya Jackson
Cover Model: 03.1989, 11.1991.
Pictorials: 03.1989, 11.1991.
In the early stage of her career, she was in the shadows of her brothers’ group Jackson 5. Upon launching her first solo album she wanted to leave the Jackson name out of her artist’s name, but at her father’s demands she didn’t.
In her desire to break out from the family’s grasp and show the world her independence, she posed for Playboy in 1989. Because one time wasn’t enough to prove herself her freedom, she did another photo shoot in 1991.
List of La Toya Jackson’s Albums
|La Toya Jackson Released in 1980||My Special Love Released in 1981||Heart Don’t Lie Released in 1984|
|Imagination Released in 1986||La Toya Released in 1988||Bad Girl Released in 1991|
|No Relations Released in 1991||From Nashville to You Released in 1994||Stop in the Name of Love Released in 1995|
Cover Model: 03.2009
Aubrey is an American singer, born in the year of 1984. She was at one time under the tutelage of P. Diddy, in the girl group Danity Kane. She has done modelling jobs, performed on Broadway and even appeared on realty TV shows.
List of Aubrey O’Day’s Albums and Singles
|Danity Kane 2006, with “Danity Kane”||Welcome to the Dollhouse 2008, with “Danity Kane”||Automatic 2011, Single|
|Wrecking Ball 2012, Single|
Cover Model: 04.1988
Pictorials: 05.1985, 04.1988
Vanity, under the real name of Denise Matthews, was the lead singer of the group Vanity 6. She was born in 1959 in Canada.
She started first as a model in Toronto, to later move in New York. There, she received a lot of fame and appreciation for her modelling skills.
- Check out this interview with Vanity who was also known as the collaborator of Prince
The year of 1980 was when Vanity first debuted in Music. At an award ceremony she met Prince who insisted on her being part of Vanity 6.
The Vanity 6 group consisted in 3 women, Susan Moonsie Brenda Bennett and Vanity. The three of them didn’t last long together, from 1981 until 1983.
In 1994 she had a near death experience, after which she gave up everything Vanity and Hollywood related and decided to devote her life to evangelism. She threw away all her memories from her life as a celebrity and renounced every penny that the name Vanity would bring her. She totally devoted her life to her savior, Lord Jesus Christ. Now, she’s spreading His word all across America and even the world.
List of Vanity’s Singles and Albums
|Vanity 6 1982, album with Vanity 6||Wild Animal 1984, solo album||Skin on Skin 1986, solo album|
|He’s So Dull 1982, single with Vanity 6||Nasty Girl 1982, single with Vanity 6||Drive Me Wild 1982, single with Vanity 6|
|Pretty Mess 1984, solo single||Mechanical Emotion 1985, solo single||Under the Influence 1986, solo single|
|Animals 1986, solo single||Undress 1988, solo single|
List of Movies and TV Shows with Vanity
|Terror Train 1980 as Merry||Tanya’s Island 1980 as Tanya||The Last Dragon 1985 as Laura Charles|
|Never Too Young to Die 1986 as Danja Deering||52 Pick-Up 1986 as Doreen||Miami Vice 1987 as Ali Ferrand|
|Mike Hammer 1987 as Holly||Deadly Illusion 1987 as Rina||Action Jackson 1988 as Sidney Ash|
|Friday the 13th 1989 as Angelica||Booker 1989 as Tina Maxwell||Memories of Murder 1990 as Carmen|
|Tales from the Crypt 1991 as Kathrine||Sweating Bullets 1991 as Maria||Neon City 1991 as Reno|
|Silk Stalkings 1992 as Chantel||Lady Boss 1992 as Mary Lou Morley||Highlander 1992 as Rebecca Lord|
|Counterstrike 1993 as Sandra||Da Vinci’s War 1993 as Lupe||South Beach 1993 as Jennifer Derringer|
|Kiss of Death 1997 as Blair|
Tiffany Renee Darwish
Cover Model: 04.2002
Tiffany Renee Darwish, born in 1971, is a former American teen icon. Her pop music inspired a lot of teens. She had several attempts for a comeback in different genres but nothing that would suit her right.
- Songfacts.com posted an awesome article with many facts about Tiffany’s life and career mixed up with an awesome interview with her, click on the link and start reading
Tiffany posed for Playboy in 2002 for a simple reason. To make people forget she was a teen icon, to make them remember that she’s a woman now.
List of Tiffany’s Albums
|Tiffany Released in 1987||Hold an Old Friend’s Hand Released in 1988||New Inside Released in 1990|
|Dreams Never Die Released in 1993||The Color of SilenceReleased in 2000||Dust Off and Dance Released in 2005|
|Just Me Released in 2007||Rose Tattoo Released in 2011|