Lindsay’s cover, or at least one version of it, leaked online today (Dec. 7) in a sneak attack worthy of Pearl Harbor Day.
The 25-year-old actress is nude, but artfully concealed by a fire-engine red chair shaped like the magazine’s iconic bunny logo.
But there is enough space between the rabbit’s ears to get a tantalizing look at Lohan’s ample cleavage. Only that and a pair of black high heels conceal her.
Lohan’s hair is dyed platinum blonde in an apparent homage to Playboy’s first cover girl Marilyn Monroe. But Lindsay’s hair is far longer than Monroe’s shoulder length cut.
She’s also wearing bright red lipstick on her fish pout lips.
Lohan’s movie career has been all but ruined by her wild-child antics, and long-running legal problems that go back to a 2007 arrest for drunk driving.
Her legal situation was complicated when she was accused of stealing a necklace from a jewelry store. She eventually pleaded no contest to the charge.
Her inability to stay out of rehab or complete the terms of her probation, including a couple of short stints in jail and rehab, have kept her legal problems front and center.
Lohan is not only be collecting a fee said to be close to $1 million for the shoot, but is also counting on the exposure to help relaunch her career.
She reportedly has been working diligently recently to comply with the terms of her probation, which include hundreds of hours of community service, to put her legal problems behind her once and for all.
Playboy owner and editor Hugh Hefner has taken a personal interest in the photo spread and ordered a second shoot after he was dissatisfied with the first.
“It’s a classic tribute, inspired by the original Tom Kelley nude pictorial of Marilyn Monroe.” he said of the spread. “Classy, very classy.”
Lindsay will also provide a much needed boost for the magazine, which has been struggling in the down economy.
Lindsay will have her choice of five covers, and Hefner will pick the final version, according to momager Dina Lohan.
The 25-year-old actress’s momager said the shoot was “tastefully done.” But that may be a matter of opinion.
For the fee she’s being paid, Lindsay will be showing frontal nudity.