Who is Kimberley Conrad? Wiki Bio
Kimberley Conrad was born in Moulton, Alabama USA, on 6 August 1962, so her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds American nationality. She is a model and an actress, best known for her association with “Playboy” magazine and former marriage to Hugh Hefner.
Early life and education
Kimberley moved to Reno, Nevada with her family when she was four, and they moved a second time, to British Columbia, Canada, when she was twelve. Her mother was a hairdresser and got her interested in modeling and beauty pageants from an early age.
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Kimberley attended a local high school, where she was physically active, and upon matriculation, pursued a career in modeling rather than enrolling at college.
Career as a model and actress
She began modeling at the age of seventeen, working for John Casablancas Elite Model Management. Her modeling career took off when she was invited to pose for “Playboy” by local photographer Ken Honey, and was named Playboy‘s Playmate of the Month in January 1988 and Playboy‘s Playmate of the Year in 1989. The same year she made her debut TV series appearance in an episode of “Highway to Heaven”, and played a side role as a waitress in the popular drama series “Falcon Crest”.
Kimberley has been featured in numerous “Playboy” videos, and even had a “Playboy” newsstand special edition dedicated to her. As a vegetarian and animal rights supporter, Conrad has worked for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and various animal rescue groups in Los Angeles, California.
Love life and marriage with Hugh Hefner
Kimberley garnered a lot of media attention in 1989 when she married the owner and publisher of “Playboy”, Hugh Hefner. She was his second wife, and they have two sons together, Marston Glenn Hefner and Cooper Bradford Hefner.
During the first nine years of their marriage, Kimberley transformed the Playboy mansion into a more conservative house, allegedly not allowing Hugh to host parties in their house.
However, the two separated in 1998 but didn’t formally divorce. Hugh Hefner was quoted on the situation ‘I would’ve been happy to divorce her when we separated, but she wanted to remain married for our boys.’ Kimberley moved into a house next door to the Playboy Mansion, but after living in separate houses for 11 years, she filed for divorce stating ‘irreconcilable differences’ in September 2009 after their youngest child turned 18. The divorce was finalized in March 2010.
Hugh Hefner was paying Kimberley $250,000 a year after the divorce, however, reports say that she later filed a lawsuit against him in connection with $5 million that came from the sale of a home they owned together. Hefner reportedly stated that Kimberley cheated on him during their years together, although he (allegedly) remained faithful.
Since the divorce, Kimberley has kept out of the public eye and not much is known about her love life. She seems to be living a peaceful life with her children, and there are no rumors related to her personal matters.
Hobbies and other interests
Kimberley is a lover of animals and has in her free time volunteered at animal rescue centers. She has adopted three dogs and spends a lot of time taking care of them – she isn’t a big fan of cats. She enjoys cooking, and is a fan and follower of Jamie Oliver, finding excitement in trying out new vegetarian and vegan recipes.
She also enjoys reading, with her favorites being classic novels such as “Pride and Prejudice”, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Anna Karenina”.
Appearance and net worth
Kimberley is 57 years old. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, weighs 120lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-24-36; she wears dress size three and shoes size 8. As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at $1.5 million, while Hugh Hefner’s net worth was reputedly $110 million at the time of his death.
Who was Hugh Hefner? Wiki bio
Hugh Marston Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 9 April 1926 – his zodiac sign was Aries and he held American nationality.
"I believe that a society that emphasizes the individual and his freedom, is based upon reason, and has happiness as its aim, is an ideal society and one to be strived for."
-Hugh M. Hefner pic.twitter.com/XKcmgYypqn
— Hugh M. Hefner (@hughhefner) October 17, 2019
He was a magazine publisher, most popular for being the founder and editor-in-chief of “Playboy” which was founded in 1953. He died on 17 September 2017 at the age of 91.
Hugh was the first child of Glenn Lucius Hefner, an accountant, and his wife Grace Caroline Hefner (nee Swanson) who worked as a teacher. His parents were from Nebraska, and he had a younger brother Keith. Hugh went to Sayre Elementary School, and then switched to Steinmetz High School. Reportedly his IQ was 152, though his academic performance was generally unexceptional. However, he was the president of the student council, and founded a school newspaper.
Hugh served two years in the US Army as a noncombatant towards the end of World War II, and was discharged in 1946. He studied at the Chicago Art Institute for one summer before enrolling at the University of Illinois,Urbana-Champaign where he majored in psychology. Hefner earned his bachelor’s degree in 1949, then immediately married his first wife, Mildred Williams. He later did a semester of graduate school work in the area of sociology, focusing on sex research.
In January 1952 Hugh left his job as a copywriter at “Esquire” magazine, and the following year he took a loan to launch “Playboy”, which was initially supposed to be called “Stag Party“.
Hefner had a minor stroke in 1985 at age 59. After reevaluating his lifestyle, he made several changes. The wild,…
The first issue of “Playboy” was released in December 1953, and featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude photoshoot on the cover. Hugh became a popular public figure, and was featured in several TV shows such as “The Simpsons”, and “The Girl Next Door“ which he also co-created.
After divorcing his first wife, he went public about his relations with numerous women, and stated to have dated ten women at the same time. He died at his home at Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California at the age of 91 due to an E. coli infection.