Pamela Anderson Covers Playboy’s Final Nude Issue

January/February collector's item hits newsstands Dec. 11.

Great choice. Today, Playboy has revealed the identity of the magazine’s final fully nude U.S. edition marquee participant. She is, essentially, in the publication’s annals, the modern-era successor to original pin-up Marilyn Monroe.

From the announcement:

Not only will Anderson appear on her record 14th Playboy cover, she also took part in her 15th pictorial for the magazine. It will be the final photo spread to feature nudity within the pages of this publication.

Anderson is 48 years old, one of the many other reasons to celebrate this watershed media moment. The January/February double issue issue hits newsstands Dec. 11.

And as if James Franco doesn’t already have enough on his plate, he was the one chosen to interview Anderson about her myriad of Mansion experiences and her thoughts now on an Ambition she shared for her Playboy data sheet in 1990 (‘To win an Oscar.’) The magazine has very generously pre-posted the conversation. An excerpt:

FRANCO: What’s the craziest thing that has happened to you at the Mansion?

ANDERSON: Oh dear, so much. But you know, when people kiss and tell, they’re usually lying. I don’t want to get too detailed, but I’m sure one of my sons was conceived there. [laughs]

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.