Saturday 21 April 2018

9 of the most shocking things Holly Madison said about life at the Playboy Mansion

Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison pose with a snake as they arrive at the 10th Annual Safari Brunch on October 16, 2004 at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison pose with a snake as they arrive at the 10th Annual Safari Brunch on October 16, 2004 at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Hugh Hefner has called Viagra 'God's little helper'.
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (2nd L) and his friends Bridget Marquardt (L), Holly Madison (3rd L) and Kendra Wilkinson (R) pose for a picture during a party to celebrate his 80th birthday, and 50 years of Playboy, at Villa Miani on June 1, 2006 in Rome, Italy. (Photo Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)
Playboy's Hugh Hefner poses with Playmates Holly Madison (L), Bridgett Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson (R) at a special screening of Dennis Hopper's "The Last Movie", newly restored, at the Playboy Mansion on May 31, 2005 in Holmby Hills, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Hugh Hefner poses with Kendra Wilkinson (L) Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison (R) before a screening of Bonnie and Clyde at the Playboy Mansion June 18, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
A view of the Grotto is seen at the 35th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival news conference at the Playboy Mansion
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

She was the former ‘main girlfriend’ of Hugh Hefner and seven years after leaving the Playboy Mansion, Holly Madison is finally lifting the lid on what really happens there.

While her former boyfriend, the Playboy publisher has hit back at her memoirs as an “attempt to stay in the spotlight”, excerpts from her book,Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny show a very different side to that shown to the public.

Here are nine things we’ve learned so far:

1. On the Bedroom Activity: "Two huge television screens projecting graphic porn lit up the otherwise dark bed. In the middle, a very pale man was tending to his own business…and puffing on a joint before passing it around to the nearest blonde. The girlfriends, in various stages of undress, were sitting in a semicircle at the edge of the bed, some kneeling, some standing, some lying down."

2. On having sex with Hef: "I have never had a more disconnected experience. There was zero intimacy involved. No kissing, nothing. It was so brief that I can't even recall what it felt like beyond having a heavy body on top of mine."

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Playmate Holly Madison, publisher Hugh Hefner, playmate Bridget Marquardt and playmate Kendra Wilkinson arrive at Columbia Pictures' premiere of "House Bunny" held at the Mann Village Theater on August 20, 2008 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

3. On former Playmate and fellow girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson: "Kendra and I haven’t spoken since, and I have to say, I don’t miss her."

4. On the cattiness from the other girls: "According to their ruthless taunting, I was the ‘hick girl’ from Nowheresville, USA. They found my optimistic attitude corny and my confidence threatening, so they did whatever they could to tear me down."

5. On drug use: She writes that Hugh Hefner offered her drugs early on - "Would you like a Quaalude…in the ‘70s they used to call these pills thigh openers."

6. On Hef’s obsession with youth: “He wasn’t interested in women over 28. None of us were from a big city or affluent backgrounds. None of us had ever seen the darker side of the entertainment industry.”

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"Playboy" magazine founder Hugh Hefner poses with his six girlfriends (L-R) Sheila Levell, Izabella St. James, Zoe Gregory, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Cristal Camden on the red carpet after seeing the international gala premiere of Cirque du Soleil's new show "Zumanity" at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in this September 20, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Ethan Miller/Files

7. On keeping up with appearances: Girlfriends were expected to adopt a certain look and avail of his open account at the José Eber Salon in Beverly Hills, where they could avail of any beauty treatment available.  They were given a clothing allowance of $1,000 per week and plastic surgery was encouraged.

8. On standard décor in the Playboy Mansion: Every room in the mansion was equipped with a jar of Vaseline, baby oil and Kleenex, she says.

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A view of the grotto during Playboys 2015 Playmate of the Year Ceremony at the Playboy Mansion on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Playboy)

9. On speaking out now: "I’m done being afraid of people. I don’t have any loyalty to Hef. I haven’t talked to him in four years, so there’s no reason to reach out now. Besides, it’s the truth."

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Holly Madison with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner in 2008

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