Classic Nudes: Stacey Dash in Playboy [August] 2006
40 year old actress-talk show host Stacey Dash in Playboy [August] 2006
Everybody thought I did Playboy so I could boost my career, but in actually it wasn’t. I did it for myself. I’m a woman who just entered my 40’s per say and I wanted to feel sexy. It wasn’t to heighten my career. I don’t need playboy for that. It was strictly for me.
Posing for Playboy was a liberating experience.
I was always thought to be the innocent, conservative actress. Playing school girls… LOL… And when I did the shoot for Playboy, it was like a burden was lifted off me like I’m not the innocent actress anymore… lol
From Bronx babe to big-screen beauty. We first saw Stacey Dash’s impossible green eyes in Clueless in 1995, when she played the sharp-tongued super-hottie Dionne. Dash was in her late 20s at the time but played a bouncy 17-year-old alongside Brittany Murphy and Alicia Silverstone. She was back shortly after that in the TV edition of Clueless and has stacked her resume with several other TV and movie appearances, including Illegal in Blue, a low-budget, highly erotic film starring Stacey as a nightclub singer, with “Clueless star reveals all!” printed across the top of the cover.
In 2006 she was featured in Playboy. Her stunning features have only gotten sharper with age, with People magazine including her on a list of people who look half their age. In an interview with Latina magazine, she credits her clean-eating habits—no bread, mostly fruit, veggies, and brown rice—and regular workouts.
She also explained a bit about what her Mexican ancestry means to her (she’s also part Afro-Barbadian).
“Right now I’m learning Spanish because I never learned it growing up,” she said. “Hopefully I can get to do more roles if I get my Spanish right.”
Stacey has been married three times. Her first husband, Brian Lovell, is the father of at least one of her two children. She’s currently dating Rick Leventhal, a senior news correspondent at FOX, where Stacey is a contributor for cultural analysis and commentary.
Stacey turned her celebrity status toward the political when she endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, bringing the Clueless star back into the public spotlight and creating what might become a second career on the screen.