Hefner, Hugh

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Hefner, Hugh Gender: M
Hugh Marston Hefner
born on 9 April 1926 at 16:20 (= 4:20 PM )
Place Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 19°18' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°37 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°53'

Hugh Hefner (at age 81)
photo: Luke Ford, license cc-by-sa-2.5


An American entrepreneur, Hefner is a publisher, film producer, music publisher, book publisher and owner of a record company, theaters, model agency, gambling casinos, limo service and bunny paraphernalia. He started Playboy magazine in 1953 with $600 borrowed against his wedding furniture. In 1960 he started the first Playboy Club in Chicago, and by age 40 he was worth well over $100 million. In 1972 he started Oui, a magazine that runs a bit more raunchy layouts, to compete with Hustler. Hefner has two mansions, each with its own hostess, Karen Christie in Chicago (from 1971), and Barbi Benton in Playboy West, Los Angeles (from 1968). He was once quoted as saying that he'd made love to more than a thousand women.

"Hef" says that most of what he does is related to his childhood. He was raised in a typical Midwestern American Methodist Puritan home where there was no outward show of love or emotion, not so much as a kiss on the cheek. He did feel that he was loved, but there was simply no demonstration. His mom later invested $1,000 in Playboy, not because she believed in what the magazine meant but because she believed in her son, and his dad later came to work for him. His folks taught him tolerance, idealism, honest and lack of bigotry, but he wrote, "I don't think that they ever fully appreciated the positive impact that Playboy and my life have made on society." He married his first wife, Mildred, in June 1949 and had two kids with her; the marriage ended in divorce.

Hef reinvented himself in 1960 when he became Mr. Playboy and started living the life espoused by his magazine. He entered show business, bought the first Playboy mansion in Chicago and opened the first Playboy Club, all within six months. "I became the person I wanted to be. I started wearing the smoking jacket and using the pipe as a prop. I was driving around in a Mercedes-Benz." Hef had a setback when he suffered a stroke on 7 February 1985 at 2:00 AM that put him to bed for a whole two weeks. However he let up on business, turning the company reigns over to Christie. He met his second wife, Kimberly Conrad, in May 1987 and they married on 1 July 1989, eventually having two sons. In 1998 he and Kimberly separated amicably when he moved her into a house next door. He resumed his social life, entertaining as usual at home wearing silk pajamas (custom-made at $250 a pair), but also hitting the party circuit with Mandy, Brande and Sandy. At 77, he touts the benefit of Viagra and has given a nod to cosmetic surgery with "a little tuck on his neck in late 1998." He still has the winning recipe for a great party: Hollywood celebrities, his own chef and staff and his firm belief in a three-women-for-every-man ratio. He is quoted as saying, "My life is an open book. With illustrations."

At the Christmas holidays in 2010, Hefner became engaged to marry 24-year-old Crystal Harris. The wedding was scheduled for 18 June 2011 but a few days before, Harris cancelled, saying she was having second thoughts.

In 2013 Hefner announced that his youngest son, Cooper would succeed him and eventually help run the Playboy Empire.

Hefner died at his home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California on 27 September 2017, at the age of 91.

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  • associate relationship with Robertson, Cliff (born 9 September 1923). Notes: 1983 film "Star 80"
  • parent->child relationship with Hefner, Cooper (born 4 September 1991)
  • parent->child relationship with Hefner, David (born 30 August 1955)
  • spousal equivalent relationship with Marquardt, Bridget (born 25 September 1973). Notes: Partners, 2002-2009
  • role played of/by Franco, James (born 19 April 1978). Notes: Franco played Hefner in 2013 film "Lovelace"


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 8 November 1952 (Daughter Christie born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Start Business 10 December 1953 in Chicago (Started Playboy magazine)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 30 August 1955 (Son David born)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1959 (From Millie)
  • Work : Start Business 1960 (Started first Playboy Club in Chicago)
  • Social : Change of Lifestyle 1960 (Became the swinging Mr. Playboy himself)
  • Work : Start Business 1972 (Started Oui magazine)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person May 1987 (Future wife, Kimberly)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1989 (Moved wife and kids next door)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 9 April 1990 (Son Marston born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 4 September 1991 (Son Cooper born)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship December 2010 (Engagement to Crystal Harris)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship June 2011 (Harris ended engagement and plans to marry)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons

Biography: Gretchen Edgren, "Inside the Playboy Mansion" 1999


  • Family : Childhood : Memories Good (Solid, loving home but undemonstrative)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Second wife 36 years younger)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Parenting late more than 40 (Two sons in his 60's)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy (Worth over $100 million)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Quoted as saying he has had sex with 1000+ women)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Voyeur (Reported to have closed circuit tv in mansion)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (91 years old)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Record company, theaters, model agency, casinos...)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Owner of Playboy Magazine/Clubs)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Publisher of Playboy Magazine)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection