This documentary series exposes the hidden truths behind the Playboy empire and the complex world Hugh Hefner created through archival footage and exclusive interviews with insiders from all facets of the Playboy world.

Series One, Episode Nine: The Shadow Mansions

During the 1990s, Playmates like Pamela Anderson and Anna Nicole Smith had reached peak fame and young women flocked to Los Angeles in hope of being the next centrefold. Yet for those not deemed attractive enough for the magazine, men in Hefner’s inner circle set up ‘shadow’ mansions where women were exploited.

Secrets Of Playboy – New Episode – Monday, 13 February at 9.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (12 Parts)