The Biggest Beauty Moments of 2013: #10 Kate Moss's Playboy Cover

by Patrick Rogers

MARCJACOBS.COMMARCJACOBS.COMIn her much-anticipated pictorial in December, 40-year-old Kate Moss made Playboy seem ground-breaking, sophisticated and actually sexy for the first time in years. The pictures--dozens of them--were erotic, not crass, classic but not cliché, and already the stuff of posters and a T-shirt by Marc Jacobs (left).

But we must admit Kate had us scratching our heads. Don't get us wrong; we're huge fans. She's been on the cover of Allure no fewer than 9 times. But Playboy? Take a look at the list of the 50 or so other celebs who have answered the call to bare all for the men's magazine over the years, and it's not hard to imaging the thought process: Some arguably had something to prove (Farrah Fawcett at age 48), some were perhaps seduced by vanity (Denise Richards, Carmen Electra), and one in particular (Pamela Anderson, who has appeared a total of 13 times) clearly had nothing else better to do.

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What did Kate Moss, a free-spirit, a mother, and still a model very much in her prime, have to prove? To show the others how it's done.

Every day until the new year, we'll be counting down 2013's most memorable moments in beauty. Stay tuned!

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