Hollywood's favorite playmates
There have been literally hundreds of Playboy playmates of all—um—shapes and sizes over the years, and it's a good bet that almost every single one has wanted to become a movie star. Some achieved modest fame in B-movies (notably Claudia Jennings in '70s grindhouse films and Shannon Tweed in '90s direct-to-video "erotic thrillers") or on TV ("Dancing with the Stars" champ and "General Hospital" star Kelly Monaco), and a lucky few have come even closer to celluloid celebrity.
Beginning with Miss July 2006 Sara Jean Underwood [pictured]—who co-stars in the March 13 Playboy-themed comedy "Miss March"—here's a look at the Playboy centerfolds who actually got their shot in mainstream Hollywood films. —Geoff Berkshire, Metromix