THEY are the glamorous women who’ve bared it all on the covers of Playboy magazine.
But don’t be fooled by their sultry smiles – some of these Playmates have served time for savage crimes.
The model was accused of murdering Thomas Burchard, a 71-year-old psychiatrist believed to be her sugar daddy, in 2019.
According to prosecutors Turner, who was 25 at the time, and her then-boyfriend Jon Kennison brutally bludgeoned Californian Burchard to death after he stopped paying the rent on their home.
His bloodied body was found in the boot of her car, which had been left abandoned in the Las Vegas desert.
Turner never pled guilty but accepted a deal on a second-degree murder charge that guaranteed she would be eligible for parole in 10 years.
Kennison pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, admitting he battered the victim with a baseball bat and helped hide the body, and was ordered to serve 18 to 45 years in July last year.
Turner is not the only former playmate who fell foul of the law – here we reveal the pin-ups who ended up in prison.
‘I shot my husband’
In 2010, Victoria Vetri, now 78, who was Playboy Playmate of the year in 1968, shot her husband Bruce Rathgeb in the back.
The pair were high on drugs and had been drinking when a fiery row ensued.
Testifying in court, Bruce said he left their apartment in West Hollywood after she accused him of cheating.
As he waited for the lift doors to open, Vetri approached and fired the gun – given to her years earlier by film director Roman Polanski following the murder of his wife, Vetri’s friend Sharon Tate, at the hands of Charles Manson in 1969.
In 2011, Victoria was sentenced to nine years in prison for the crime after pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter.
In 2018, Bruce claimed Vetri shot him after becoming delusional, believing he was her “tormentor”, cult leader Manson.
He told the Daily Mail: “Even after being shot I still loved her… Her fear of Manson didn’t come out at the trial because she plead no contest.
“We used to exchange the occasional letter and I last spoke to her in 2013. In 2016 she sent me divorce papers completely out of the blue. I signed them because I thought it was the best thing to do.”
Prison break plot
One-time Playboy cover girl Marissa Christopher was sentenced to 24 months in prison for her role in the attempted prison break of Radovan Krejcir, a Czech gangster, from a South African jail.
The elaborate £12million plot involved an armed gang infiltrating the prison grounds and a private jet to whisk Krejcir – who shared a cell with former professional sprinter Oscar Pistorious – off to a new life in Argentina.
The scheme came crashing down, however, when prison guard uniforms, weapons and a plan of the jail were found in the gangster’s cell following a raid.
In her plea explanation, Marissa, who was the plan’s paymaster, revealed she was Krejcir’s mistress at the time and had agreed to help him escape.
In 1992, Tanya Beyer was selected as Playboy playmate for the month of February and posed in a series of revealing outfits for the magazine.
Almost 10 years later, she turned herself in to cops in March 2010 after being on the run for six months and was held on a $100,000 bond.
According to prosecutors, she was working as part of a drug trafficking operation and had become addicted to painkillers.
She was busted when she started doctor-shopping for Oxycodone, which she would go on to sell illegally.
Prosecutors reduced her bond to $15,000 on a charge of trafficking in oxycodone, and $3,000 on a second charge of withholding information from a practitioner – crimes that together carry punishments of up to 30 years in prison.
English model Louise Glover bagged a spot in the magazine when she met Playboy founder Hugh Hefner at a party.
While on a night out in Brighton with her husband, however, she assaulted a woman who she believed was flirting with her man.
According to court documents, Louise first threw a drink at the woman, then followed her into the bathroom where she slammed her head into a wall.
Louise, originally from Sutton, St Helens also tried to push her victim’s head down the toilet and was later found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Although the assault left the woman covered in blood with bruising and scratching on her arms and legs, Louise walked free with a 30-week suspended prison sentence.
She was also ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid community work and banned from contacting the woman for 10 years.
When Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend Holly Madison called time on their relationship, the mogul replaced her with twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon.
The now 33-year-olds moved into the Playboy Mansion and had a centerfold in an edition of the magazine – but it later emerged that they had gotten in trouble with the law.
In January 2008, they were charged with aggravated battery after they beat up a waitress with a beer bottle following an argument.
After pleading no contest, the twins – who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2012 – were put on probation and ordered to pay restitution.
Further legal trouble came in 2016 when Kristina was arrested for driving under the influence while on her way to get a nipple piercing.
The following year Karissa was arrested for felony domestic violence while Kristina was nabbed for misdemeanour violence after assaults against each other.
After a stint in the Playboy mansion, Valerie Mason was arrested in 2019 when the drug methamphetamine was found in a car she was travelling in.
According to the arrest report, cops found two grams of suspected meth in a container in the passenger door panel and found a hypodermic needle cap in the backseat.
All three people in the car, including Valerie, said they were not the owners of the items found.
Valerie was taken into custody but released the following day on a $3,000 bond.
Colleen Shannon was crowned Playboy’s 50th anniversary Playmate in 2004 and appeared in a number of videos for the lad’s magazine.
Her run-in with the law came in August 2012 when she smuggled her Canadian boyfriend, Robert Skojo, into the US.
Her man had previously been in trouble with the law and could not legally travel into the country.
In 2013 she pleaded guilty to ‘illegally transporting an alien’ and was sentenced to four months in prison and ordered to cough up $5,000.
Trio’s jail time
In 2017, playmates Lauryn Elaine, Elif Celik and Marie Brethenoux said they were locked inside a Mexican jail for 24 hours.
They said they were arrested after police stormed Playboy’s Music Fest in Merida, and believed they were working at the event without visas.
The beauties insisted that they were only at the party as volunteers and were not getting paid for their services.
Recounting their ordeal, they said officials were “so mean” and claimed they had to beg for food and water.