"It's all about money": how the first Playboy model looked like and how her fate turned out. Photo with a difference of 50 years
Marilyn Cole was a British model and journalist who rose to fame in the 70s by being the first to pose nude for the iconic Playboy magazine. Later the woman admitted that she agreed to pose in lingerie and even without it solely for money, because for one such shoot she could get 300 times more than her weekly salary.
Today, the model who made a real revolution in the history of the tabloid is 74 years old. OBOZREVATEL decided to show how she has changed and tell how her fate was formed.
Marilyn's career started when she was 21 years old. She came from London, where she worked as a waitress-"rabbit" in the British restaurant Playboy. There, the beauty was noticed by Victor Lones, head of the European branch of Playboy, who later became her husband.
After that, Cole moved to Chicago, USA, where she had already met Hugh Hefner, in whose mansion she soon settled.
"What surprised me most about Hugh Hefner was his age, it makes a difference. I was 21 years old, and he was 46, but he had boyish manners," - said the model.
For one nude photo Marilyn was paid 5 thousand dollars. At the time, working in a restaurant, she earned only 15 dollars a week.
"It was all about the money. I went into it purely for the money. Maybe some people had other aspirations, but it was a time when women didn't make a lot of money," the star later admitted.
Relationship with Victor Lones, surprisingly, did not develop rapidly. The man decided to invite the beauty on a date 10 months after meeting, but after the first non-working meeting, the head of Playboy Europe and the model realized that they could not live without each other.
They lived in marriage for 33 years, until Victor's death in 2017. Lawns left his beloved an inheritance of $610,230.
As a Playboy model, Marilyn also continued to work at the magazine's club. There she met and got acquainted with his star visitors, including Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Roman Polanski and others.
Supported the girl's new way of earning money and her parents. Cole recounted, "They had mixed feelings. My parents were pretty cool and non-judgmental. They were always on my side. Even if they didn't approve, they were on my side. It wasn't a tragedy when my daughter posed for Playboy."
It is known that after finishing her modeling career, Marilyn worked as a journalist. She wrote about sports, in particular, since 2000 covered the news of professional boxing.
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