Since its beginning, Playboy has been a pivotal part of culture. Hugh Hefner, the Playboy Mansion, and numerous Playmates have made appearances in both film and television at one time or another. But until now, there wasn’t a simple guide chronicling the iconic brand’s appearance on screen. We here at Playboy.com are setting out to change that by bringing fans an ongoing ultimate guide to Playboy in film.Is there a film or TV episode you think is worthy of our list? Speak up in the comments below.
Synopsis: After waking from a four-year coma, a man finds out that his high school girlfriend has gone on to pose for Playboy and travels to the Mansion with his sex-crazed best friend to attempt to win back her heart.
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Sara Jean Underwood
Synopsis: Bam Margera stars in Grind, a film that follows four aspiring skateboarders as they follow their idol’s summer tour, hoping to get noticed and become professional skaters.
Playmates: Summer Altice, Karen McDougal
Synopsis: Sexy lifeguards run around in slow motion for 11 seasons.
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Pamela Anderson, Erika Eleniak, Brande Roderick, Donna D’Errico, Carmen Electra, Traci Bingham, Kelly Monaco
Synopsis: The South Park creators star in their first live-action film, BASEketball, as two childhood friends who created the national sport
BASEketball who have to deal with a businessman who is trying to take over their league.
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Victoria Silvstedt, Jenny McCarthy
Starsky & Hutch
The House Bunny
Synopsis: Funny girl Anna Faris stars as a Playmate who gets tossed out of the Mansion and finds herself at a sorority that is in dire need of
a Mansion-sized makeover. Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Rumer Willis and Katharine McPhee also star.
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, Sara Jean Underwood, Lauren Hill, Hiromi Oshima
Beverly Hills Cop II
Synopsis: Eddie Murphy returns as Detroit police detective Axel Foley to bust a Californian robbery/gun-running ring which at one point leads him to sneak into a Playboy Mansion party.
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Carrie Leigh, Rebecca Ferratti, Alana Soares, Ola Ray, Venice Kong, Luann Lee, Kymberly Paige, Kymberly Herrin
The Girls Next Door
Synopsis: This hit reality show followed Hef’s girlfriends who live in the Playboy Mansion throughout six seasons, focusing on parties held at the mansion like Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fourth of July and Playboy events like the Playboy Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl.
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, Kristina Shannon, Karissa Shannon, Crystal Hefner
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Synopsis: Larry David visits the Mansion after becoming a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and switches his smoking jacket with Hef’s iconic one.
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt
Playmate Kendra Wilkinson’s life goes on after leaving the Playboy Mansion, and she has a camera crew following her every step of the way. Even though she left the wild and crazy life of a Bunny behind, it doesn’t mean that she’ll forget her roots! There are many cameos by Hef’s girls, too, so even if you aren’t a reality TV fan, the Playboy beauties will keep you watching!
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Brittany Binger, Holly Madison, Crystal Hefner
Synopsis: Holly Madison’s spin-off of the hit reality series The Girls Next Door follows the life of the Playmate as she makes the famous Las Vegas Strip her home.
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Claire Sinclair, Jayde Nicole, Bridget Marquardt, Crystal Hefner, Laura Croft, Holly Madison
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Synopsis: 'Fresh Prince' Visits Playboy Mansion
Will Smith is torn between going on a date with a girl or going to the Playboy Mansion after Hilary is asked to pose for the magazine. Guess which one he chooses?
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Tawnni Cable, Cady Cantrell, Samantha Dorman, Lorraine Olivia, Pia Reyes
Johnny Drama is convinced he’ll be able to get his lifelong ban from the Playboy Mansion revoked if he can only explain to Hugh Hefner that he wasn’t the one who let the monkeys who live at the Mansion out of their cages.
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt
Sex and the City
Samantha gets some boys into a Playboy Mansion party where she gets to meet her idol, Hugh Hefner.
History of the World: Part I
The Mel Brooks film takes a comedic look back to the beginning of the world, from the Old Testament to the rise of Greece.
Scary Movie 4
The fourth installment of the Scary Movie franchise spoofs horror films like Saw, The Grudge and The Village and stars Anna Faris, Carmen
Electra and Anthony Anderson.
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
Dancing with the Stars
In the eighth season Holly Madison made her way to Dancing with the Stars and danced her way through three rounds!
Playmates & Playboy Girls: Holly Madison