HEFNER AND GLORIA STEINEM ALMOST DATED These days, the feminist activist is more likely to be criticizing the Playboy founder (in fact she called the NBC series a "net minus") but back in the day, Hefner says they had a much warmer relationship."Gloria and I go back a long ways," he notes wryly of the woman who went undercover as a bunny then wrote about her experience, "but it's more personal than you probably know.But luckily for Hef, either Karissa or Kristina has a small mark on her neck that helps him crack the bombshell code. Or is the world's most legendary bachelor just getting that old?Maybe it's the age difference; we know we can't always tell friends' babies apart, and there's a much shorter time span between us and newborns and Hef and his babes.) — Hugh tied the knot with Crystal Harris in 2012. MORE: Kendra Wilkinson Believed False Reports Claiming Hugh Hefner Was Dead — Plus Their Throwback Pics!Though they've been flying under the radar in recent years, as Hef's health declines, they are still together and going strong.Hefner is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a former journalist for Esquire.
Forever a ladies' man, Hugh Hefner has had many girlfriends throughout the years!It’s a stunning archive detailing almost every aspect of his life, done with a deliberateness that indicates Hefner knew early on he wanted a legacy.It contains the good, the bad and the ugly: photos of Hefner at the beginning of Playboy, which he started in Chicago in 1953 after scraping together a few thousand dollars for a magazine that would have been called if the title hadn’t been taken; a copy of the famous nude Marilyn Monroe photo that graced the first issue, which sold 54,000 copies; critical articles about the death of Dorothy Stratten, a Playmate of the Year who was shot to death in August 1980 by her estranged husband, Paul Snider; and, somewhat weirdly, a psychologist’s assessment of her lover, director Peter Bogdanovich — a scathing Hefner critic — whose origins not even the archivist can explain.Because Hef has never been a one-woman man, there's a lot of overlap.Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926) is an American men's lifestyle magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy.