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Life in the Playboy Mansion: Crystal Hefner opens up about emotional and physical ordeal

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Newstalk ZB,
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Sun, 18 Feb 2024, 11:58AM
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner attend Playboy Mansion's Annual Halloween Bash at The Playboy Mansion on October 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Photo / Getty Images
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner attend Playboy Mansion's Annual Halloween Bash at The Playboy Mansion on October 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Photo / Getty Images

Life in the Playboy Mansion: Crystal Hefner opens up about emotional and physical ordeal

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 18 Feb 2024, 11:58AM

Crystal Hefner, widow of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, has opened up about her life with the infamous tycoon.

In 2008, psychology graduate Crystal Harris moved into the Playboy mansion as one of Hefner's live-in girlfriends.

Within months, Crystal had advanced to becoming Hefner's third and final wife- he was 86, Crystal was 26.

Several years after his death, Crystal has exposed the toxic, controlling and misogynistic environment she lived in through  her memoir Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself.

She revealed to ZB's Francesca Rudkin that she was expected to follow Hefner's rules about appearance and behaviour- to the point where she had an evening curfew.

"He wouldn't like it if we gained any weight, he would say- wear a more colourful shirt, wear the flag, which is the Playboy bunny logo, he would tell us what kind of nail polish to have, my roots couldn't be showing."

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