Pamela Anderson's back for last nude Playboy edition

Playboy released teasers of the 48-year-old actress.
Playboy released teasers of the 48-year-old actress.PHOTO: TWITTER

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Canadian model and actress Pamela Anderson is back in Playboy for the final "nude" edition before a redesign of the magazine as a "safe" publication.

Playboy on Thursday released teasers with photos of the lingerie-clad 48-year-old actress, who first appeared in the magazine in 1990.

"I don't think of myself as beautiful, but I know I have a deep, sensual drive," Anderson says in an interview accompanying the photo spread.

"People respond to that more than physicality because your spirit never ages. I'm a bit of an exhibitionist, and I like being playful and having fun."

Playboy announced in October it will stop publishing nude photos in its iconic magazine for men, throwing in the towel in the face of rampant online pornography.

Playboy, which broke lifestyle taboos in the 1950s with bare-breasted pictures in a magazine for the mass market, said the publication will see "a top-to-bottom redesign" that will be unveiled with its March 2016 edition.

Playboy said it would include "sexy, seductive pictorials of the world's most beautiful women" but without nudity, and that it would "remain committed to its award-winning mix of long-form journalism, interviews and fiction."

The move marks a remarkable turnabout for a magazine that launched in 1953 with a sultry Marilyn Monroe on its cover, breaking the taboo of showing women au naturel.

Anderson, who also appeared in the Baywatch television series, will be on the cover of the magazine for the 14th time and hers will be the final photo spread to feature nudity in the publication, Playboy said.

The edition will be sold starting Dec 11.