Top 11 Flicks Linked to Playboy

House Bunny joins illustrious company
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2008 4:18 PM CDT

(Newser) – With The House Bunny hitting theaters, Entertainment Weekly looks back at history’s greatest films with Playboy connections:

  • The Asphalt Jungle: Marilyn Monroe debuted here a couple years before gracing Playboy’s first cover.
  • Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!: Directed by Russ Meyer, the Playboy photographer sometimes called “King Leer.”
  • Macbeth: Roman Polanski and Hugh Hefner’s friendship ended over this Playboy-produced adaptation.

  • History of the World: Part I: Hefner cameos as an Ancient Roman version of himself.
  • They All Laughed: Then-playmate of the year Dorothy Stratten co-starred, but was murdered before the film came out.
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Was based on a book first excerpted in Playboy.
  • Star 80: A biopic about Stratten.
  • A Bunny’s Tale: Made-for-TV movie about a feminist going undercover as a playmate.
  • Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley infiltrates the mansion.
  • Scary Movie 4: Stars House Bunny’s Anna Faris and other playmates.
  • Iron Man: Stan Lee cameos dressed as Hef.