Before images of naked women could be easily accessed on the Internet, teenage boys treated Playboys like first editions of great works of literature. They protected them from sunlight -- albeit hidden underneath the bed -- and rarely let anyone aside from other collectors admire the detail.

Obviously, this created a connection between Playboy devotees and the ladies portrayed in that most important middle section, featuring the fold-out of that month's Playmate.

So if you happen to be one of those guys still feeling that connection, and want to know what your favorite Playmates have been up to lately, we highly encourage you check out the gallery below. We also plan to archive it, which will save some room in your favorite hiding place.

Playboy Playmates - Where Are They Now?

    Pamela Anderson Then: As Miss February of 1990, Anderson listed "winning an Oscar" among her ambitions.

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    Now: Pamela has yet to win an Oscar, but has set the acting standard in the celebrity sex tape genre.

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    Jenny McCarthyThen: McCarthy's reign as 1994's Playmate of the Year put her on the fast track to C-list stardom.

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    Now: Today, Jenny dates A-lister Jim Carrey, and is the spokeswoman for an autism advocacy organization.

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    Shannon Tweed Then: Tweed sledded down from Canada and captured Playmate of the Year in 1982.

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    Now: The long-time soft-core erotica queen has been in a relationship with KISS rocker Gene Simmons since 1985, but there has only been reality TV documentation of their love since 2006.

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    Kelly Monaco Then: Monaco, Miss April 1997, listed "succeeding in the land of make believe" as one of her ambitions.

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    Now: Monaco's make-believe success is marked by two Daytime Emmy nominations, and she added "reality" to her list of accomplishments by winning the inaugural season of "Dancing With The Stars."

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    Brande Roderick Then: As Miss April 2000, Roderick listed negative people as one of her turnoffs.

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    Now: Roderick will appear on next season's "Celebrity Apprentice," and we can only imagine how much she'll be turned off if she gets the ultimate neg from The Donald.

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