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Top 10 Playboy Playmates of all time [SLIDESHOW]

Nearly 60 years ago in a kitchen in Chicago, lightening struck.

With a $1,000 loan from his mother, Hugh Hefner started the magazine that has become one of the most recognizable names in publishing, brimming with Playmates, fiction and journalism. Since it’s inception, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. has developed an impressive presence in nearly every medium.

Now, the quintessential Playboy has announced that the entire back catalog as well as new issues of Playboy magazine will become available in its uncensored form on the iPad beginning in March, 2011. We sincerely hope Apple possesses the ingenuity to not rain on Playboy‘s parade, though Steve Jobs once said that he absolutely does not want to allow porn on the iOS platform.

In honor of the back catalog soon to be available via touch screen, we’re taking a look back at the ten most famous Playboy playmates of all time, with three honorable mentions:

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  • Pamela Anderson. (Photo: Splash News)
  • Shannon Tweed. (Photo: Splash News/INF)
  • Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson. (Photo: Splash News)
  • Marilyn Monroe. (Photo: Splash News)
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  • Anna Nicole Smith. (Photo: Splash News)
  • Farrah Fawcett. (Photo: Splash News)
  • Jayne Mansfield. (Photo: Splash News)